Leona Stein of Greensboro, Vt., and Hasan Siddiqui of Fenton, Mich., were united in marriage on Oct. 6, 2012, at the Green Mountain Monastery in Greensboro, Vt., with reception dinner at Fellowship Hall of the United Church of Christin Greensboro. Hasan's father, Tahir Siddiqui officiated. Morgana Mellet was the maid of honor and Abdul Siddiqui, brother of the groom, was best man. Flower girls were Georgia O'Meara-Allen, Lina Ayan, Nura, Amina and Leila Darr and ring-bearer was Ira Karp. Music before and during the ceremony was provided by the Rev. Abigail Stockman, harpist.
The bride was given in marriage by her father and mother. The ceremony and reception incorporated elements of Muslim, Christian and Jewish traditions, all in the heritage of the bride and groom, as well as their own personal touches. The halls were colorfully decorated with saris loaned by Child Haven (donated to fundraise for orphanages in India, Bangladesh, and Tibet). Flowers came from friends' gardens. Musical entertainment at the reception was provided by friends of the bride and groom.
Leona is the daughter of Karl Stein and Judy Carpenter of Greensboro Bend, Vt., and the granddaughter of Alice Carpenter of St. Johnsbury and the late Dick Carpenter. Hasan is the son of Saliha and Hans Jaquish of Boulder, Colo., and Tahir and Karima Siddiqui of Fenton, Mich.
Leona attended Lakeview Union Elementary School in Greensboro, and Hazen Union High School. She graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts in 2003 and attended Concordia University in Montreal. She is employed as a private tutor in Fenton, Mich. The groom graduated from Boulder High School in Boulder, Colo., in 2002. He is employed by In the Spotlight, Inc. in Fenton. The couple resides in Fenton and they are members of the Naqsbandi Sufi community there.