Match made in IKEA: Newark couple marries in furniture store

Newark couple marry in the same IKEA department they met eight years ago
Very sweet.

For nearly an hour, mom and daughter skulked through the departments the man was in, trying to figure out if he was single. Unafraid, Jashirele introduced herself and asked for his number.

“I panicked,” said Shirley Stewart, who works at AAA.

On Saturday morning, Shirley Stewart, and Berkeley “Rashid” Smith, who now live together in Newark, returned to that fateful spot in the IKEA’s frame department. He wore a tux; she wore a white wedding dress.

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.