When Ms. Brozak returned to her native New York in January, she took more than souvenirs and a few leftover euros. She also took Mr. Autret.
“Our original plan was to live in France,” she said. “As it happened, Matthieu was still searching for a job when I was accepted to law school here,” said Ms. Brozak. She said she was accepted to several law schools in the city and hasn’t yet decided which to attend.
Mr. Autret said he “really enjoys living in New York.” They live together on the Upper East Side. He completed his pilot training at the Florida Flight Training Center in Venice, Fla., and received European and American flight certifications in England, Germany and Spain.
“I would be happy living just about anywhere,” Mr. Autret said, “as long as it is with Sonia.”
The couple were engaged during a ski tour on Dec. 31, 2020, at the top of the Tour glacier in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France. Mr. Autret was the first to reach the summit. When Ms. Brozak arrived, he dropped down on one knee, ring in glove, and proposed.
They were married in Pound Ridge, N.Y., on March 26 at the summer townhouse of the bride’s parents, Elizabeth Kavaler and Stephen Brozak. Matthew Brotmann, a justice of the peace for the town of Pound Ridge, officiated.
The groom’s parents, Stephanie Autret and Bertrand Autret, were unable to attend because of coronavirus restrictions, which also forced the bride and groom to scrap their original wedding plans. They had planned to marry in France, in the home garden of the groom’s parents.
“Our families have never met,” the bride said, “but when this virus finally disappears, that will change very, very quickly.”