Four Seasons Hotel in Midtown welcomed 260 guests to witness the marriage of Samantha Krantz to Jacob Schoeb, high school sweethearts from Canton and Woodstock Ga., on June 25.
Krantz said, “The Four Seasons was a beautiful and welcoming wedding venue that had it all. They went over and beyond with every aspect of our wedding to make sure it was the best day. From the ceremony on the rooftop overlooking the Atlanta skyline, to our reception that still had over 200 people on the dance floor for the closing song.”
Both bride and groom bring personal meaning to this new union. Krantz attended the College of Charleston Honors program, graduating with two majors. While there she served as president of the campus Hillel.
Through the Klapper Jewish Studies Fellowship and with help from Anita Zucker, a renown South Carolinian entrepreneur and philanthropist, she brought the Atlanta-based non-profit, Am Yisrael Chai Daffodil Project, to Charleston by helping to plant over 22,000 daffodils at more than 20 locations. The Daffodil Project is dedicated to planting 1.5 million daffodils worldwide in memory of the children who perished at the hands of the Nazis.
After graduation, Krantz took a job with the Charleston Jewish Federation as the Remember Program associate and a position as research specialist on epilepsy at the Medical University of South Carolina. Through working at the CJF, she ensured that more than 10,000 students listened to speaking engagements with a Holocaust survivor or a child of a survivor. She also helped co-create a high school program for teens, to learn about the Holocaust and led three Yom HaShoah programs.
Currently, Krantz is on a presidential scholarship at Life University to achieve her Doctorate in Chiropractic medicine while continuing her job obligations.
Schoeb grew up in Woodstock and met Krantz in middle school. He came from a Lutheran family. When he met Krantz, he quickly gravitated toward Judaism and converted. He attended Georgia Institute of Technology and graduated, with the highest honors, with a degree in biomedical engineering. He works as the head developer at a start-up biomedical engineering company, striving to make a difference in the lives of people living with COVID and cancer.
Krantz’s gown was crafted by Israeli designer Birenzweig with elegant pearl and Swarovski beading. The groom’s tuxedo was light blue with pearls lining the shirt.
The couple wanted a summery elegant look with flowers and decorations by Stems Atlanta. The arrangements included vibrant summer blooms in shades of pink and orange and included ranunculus, garden roses, anemone and other lush blooms, creating an enchanting vibe.
The first dance was “All of Me” by John Legend which was the song that the couple listened to on their first date in high school. The cocktail hour had interactive taco and drink stations.
The dinner menu was spinach salad with seasonal berries, Georgia honey and grain mustard, roasted Scottish salmon and filet mignon with red wine reduction. Each meal came with charred broccolini and rosemary fingerling potatoes. Cake was by Frosted Pumpkin and dessert towers were done by Four Seasons.
Two rabbis led the service: Rabbi Larry Sernovitz and Rabbi Steve Lebow of Temple Kol Emeth in Marietta. Rabbi Sernovitz’s inspirational charge during the ceremony was, “All the things in our life are built on sand, only our relationships to other people will endure. Sooner or later the waves will come and knock down what we worked so hard to build up in life. When that happens, the person you hold hands within life will be able to laugh.”
Rabbi Lebow said during the ceremony, “If the couple leads their lives well, and fortune smiles upon them, that if G-d wills it to be so, at the time of the wedding, the two souls become one, and that the two are Bashert.”
The honeymoon was planned by Camille Cutrone, with Vista Travel Consultants Inc., and included a nine-day trip starting in Positano, Italy, at the Il San Pietro di Positano Hotel; then to Venice at the J.W. Marriott, ending in Milan at the Chateau Monfort. The trip included visiting the Jewish ghetto in Venice and learning about the couple’s Italian-Jewish heritage, cooking classes and relaxing by the ocean.
Krantz summed it up: “We love that we both have so much fun shopping, which is hard to find! Also, we love that we both have a mission to repair the world through Tikkun Olam.”
Venue: Four Season Midtown
Photographer: HellenCo Photo
Florist/Decorator: Stems Atlanta
Band: Party Nation Band
Ceremony music: Celebration String Quartet
Photobooth: Robot Booth
Lighting/special effects: Up Light Your Event
Drapery/Crystals: Geri Sims Weddings & Events
Dancers: Heidi Romeo with Espeute Productions
Hair: Mia Mia Montiel Hair and Becky Moore with Native Salon
Make-up: Amanda Morais
Tuxedo: Bridals by Lorie
Bridal Gown: Bridals by Aimee
Wedding Planner: Storybook
Plates, silverware, napkins: Prissy Plate Company
Seating chart: Milieu Décor
- STYLE Magazine
- Macia Caller Jaffe
- Four Seasons Hotel
- Samantha Krantz
- College of Charleston
- Klapper Jewish Studies Fellowship
- Anita Zucker
- Am Yisrael Chai Daffodil Project
- Charleston Jewish Federation
- Remember Program
- Medical University of South Carolina
- Yom HaShoah
- Life University
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- John Legend
- Rabbi Larry Sernovitz
- Rabbi Steve Lebow
- Temple Kol Emeth
- Camille Cutrone
- Vista Travel Consultants
- Il San Pietro di Positano Hotel
- Chateau Monfort
- HellenCo Photo
- Stems Atlanta
- Party Nation Band
- Celebration String Quartet
- Robot Booth
- Up Light Your Event
- Geri Sims Weddings & Events
- Heidi Romeo with Espeute Productions
- Mia Mia Montiel Hair and Becky Moore with Native Salon
- Amanda Morais
- Bridals by Lorie
- Bridals by Aimee
- Prissy Plate Company
- Milieu Décor
- Jacob Schoeb