Geiger-Root Wedding


Photo courtesy of Paul Simon / Forged in the North Photography

Anna Geiger and Benjamin Root were married Jan. 14, 2023 at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. Rabbi Rebecca Hornstein, a first cousin of the groom, officiated. 

Anna is the daughter of Nancy and Glenn Geiger of West Palm Beach, Fla., and the granddaughter of the late Kay and Charlie Gieger, and the late Dorothy and John Kriz.

Ben is the son of Deborah Zimmerman and Jonathan Root of Clayton, and the grandson of the late Dolly and Herbert Zimmerman, and the late Evelyn and Arthur Root. 

Ben and Anna decided to have their siblings stand up for them at the wedding. The wedding party included Michael Root and Eve Root, the brother and sister of the groom, as well as Erik Geiger and Genevieve Geiger, the brother and sister of the bride.

Ben and Anna met the summer of 2019 while working at Sloan Kettering in New York City. They started their relationship by taking candy breaks together at the hospital but soon found they had so much more in common. 

“We knew Anna was the one when she watched every St. Louis Blues game during the Stanley Cup Playoffs,” the family noted.

After their wedding, Anna and Ben honeymooned in Japan. The couple resides in St. Louis.