Though Ms. Belson said that “from the beginning, we just liked each other,” she knew Mr. Rojas was the one before he felt that way about her. “It was just a feeling like, ‘This is my guy,’” she said, describing Mr. Rojas as someone who “always lives in a state of hope.”
“He enjoys every moment,” she added. “Everything feels joyful.”
Mr. Rojas cited Ms. Belson’s displays of thoughtfulness as a reason he fell in love with her. In August 2021, to celebrate his birthday, “she prepared an itinerary of events,” he said. “I thought, ‘This is a person who really cares.’”
On Dec. 23, 2021, just six months after they met, he proposed at South Pointe Park in Miami, while they were on vacation with some of his family. For his proposal, Mr. Rojas again showcased his creativity with words by making an acrostic for Ms. Belson, with certain letters spelling out, “Jackie marry me.”
He also presented her with a rose gold band 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 were wed June 9 at Kanopi, a rooftop events space at The Opus, Westchester hotel, in White Plains, N.Y. The ceremony, which included readings and blessings in Hebrew, Spanish and English, was led by Rabbi Allen Block of Westbury, N.Y., and Msgr. Jim Lisante of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic church in Massapequa Park, N.Y., who solemnized the marriage.