Winning her heart through her way with words
Although Ms Belson said ‘from the start we liked each other’, she knew Mr Rojas was the one before he felt that for her. “It was just a feeling like, ‘He’s my guy,'” she said, describing Mr Rojas as someone who “always lives in a state of hope”.
“He is enjoying every moment,” she added. “Everything is happy.”
Mr Rojas cited Ms Belson’s displays of thoughtfulness as the reason he fell in love with her. In August 2021, to celebrate her birthday, “she prepared an itinerary of events,” he said. “I thought, ‘He’s a person who really cares about me.'”
On Dec. 23, 2021, just six months after they met, he proposed at South Pointe Park in Miami, while they were vacationing with some of his family. For his proposal, Mr. Rojas again showed his creativity with words by making an acrostic for Ms. Belson, with certain letters spelling out, “Jackie marry me.”
He also gave her a rose gold ring containing 17 diamonds. The amount of stones, Mr Rojas said, is “a prime number, to symbolize that our love can never be divided from this moment on”.
In front of 105 guests, all of whom were asked to take Covid tests, the couple tied the knot on June 9 at Kanopi, a rooftop event space at the Opus Hotel, Westchester, in White Plains, NY. , which included readings and blessings in Hebrew, Spanish and English, was led by Rabbi Allen Block of Westbury, NY, and Msgr. Jim Lisante of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Massapequa Park, NY, who performed the wedding.