Francine Lobis, the daughter of Antoinette and Carmen Lobis of Bonita Springs, Fla., is to be married today to David Cole Wheeler, a son of Ann Berquist of Ordinary, Va., and Ellsworth Wheeler of Charleston, S.C. The Rev. Mary Tiebout, a Unitarian Universalist minister, will officiate at the Aldie Mansion in Doylestown, Pa.
Ms. Lobis, 34, works in New York as the personal assistant to Maureen White, the finance chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. The bride is also a music and movement teacher for infants and toddlers in the Gymboree program in New York. She graduated from Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Wheeler, 40, is an actor and musician based in New York. He performed recently with the Lexington Group, an acting troupe, at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston and at the New York International Fringe Festival. He is also a freelance illustrator. He graduated from San Diego State University. The bridegroom's previous marriage ended in divorce.
The couple met in September 1999 at the Squeeze Lounge in New York. The bridegroom, a member of a comedy duo, Ward & Wheeler, was host to a variety show, and the bride was performing with the guest act, SwingSet, a vocal trio.
Photo (Naomi Barr)