Circuit Judges Stanford Blake and Bertila Soto performed the ceremony for Tinkler Mendez at her Sunny Isles Beach condominium. In front of more than 130 friends, family and colleagues, the bride wore a white dress for the Jewish ceremony. Strom, who retired from the medical field, stomped on a glass in keeping with Jewish tradition.
"It's a miracle to have such a beautiful relationship at this stage of life," said Tinkler Mendez, who was previously married for 21 years.
Strom struck a light note in his vows, remarking that Tinkler Mendez would have adopted his name, but she already has three names as it is. Besides, his Scandinavian name would likely only draw a few voters in South Florida.
Tinkler Mendez, of course, doesn't have to worry about voters since she was re-elected without opposition and is starting her seventh year as a judge in the criminal division. She previously worked as a special assistant public defender.
No honeymoon is planned for the couple until spring as Tinkler Mendez is about to begin a major trial.