Collectors tie the knot amid works of art

 In Art & Gallery News, Cruise Art Auctions at Sea

Park West collectors Randi and Mark recently tied the knot while on board one of their favorite cruise ships, the Allure of the Seas. To brighten up the onboard chapel, the couple enlisted the help of Park West auctioneer John Block to brighten up the room and help express their personalities and mutual love of art.

Mark and Randi

Mark and Randi

“Art is a common interest that we share and such a big part of our cruises and new life, we thought it was very appropriate to include art at our wedding,” said Mark. “When we got on board I couldn’t believe what I saw. So much art from our favorite artist. John, Erhard and Chris, the Park West Gallery team on the ship, really made us feel like VIPs.”

Art is a common interest of Randi and Mark. The couple met online five years ago through their shared love of cruising. Since then they have traveled on 15 cruises together. Their first art collecting experience began with Romero Britto’s “Honeymoon at Sea,” a purchase that would foreshadow not only their honeymoon but also their wedding date.

“February 14 was supposed to be a family cruise, but February 22 worked better for the wedding,” said Mark.

While Randi and Mark were deciding on their wedding date, they noticed a coincidence— “Honeymoon at Sea” was numbered 222. Their wedding date (2/22) had been in front of them the entire time.

“That sealed the wedding date!” said Mark. “We call that bshert! Yiddish for ‘meant to be.'”

Randi and Mark posing with sculptures by Peter Max

Randi and Mark posing with sculptures by Peter Max

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