Susannah Marie Vasu & Andrew Ford Dacey

Above: The bride and groom with their families

Drew and Susannah met while vacationing with their families on Nantucket. Susannah was downtown for dinner and was about to go home but decided to meet a friend for a nightcap at Straight Wharf. Drew was at the table with her friend who introduced them. They chatted, exchanged numbers and have been by each other’s side ever since.

The pair dated for two years before getting engaged while on vacation in Charleston, South Carolina. The Rev. Terence Elsberry officiated at the ceremony at Winged Foot Golf Club, where the reception followed.

The bride, daughter of William Vasu of Roxbury and Linda Vasu of Cos Cob, graduated from Greenwich Academy and the University of Vermont. Susannah is the founder of V Public Relations.

The groom, son of Mack and Carol Dacey of Norwalk, graduated from New Canaan High School and Franklin & Marshall College. Drew works for Maybank Kim Eng Securities in New York City.

The couple honeymooned in California Wine Country and San Francisco. They recently bought a home in New Canaan.

Photographs: Michael Shauk / Iris Photography

Flower girl Camilla Lichter
Flower girl Camilla Lichter
Bill and Rinda Bishop
Bill and Rinda Bishop
Sister of the bride, Emilie Vasu; Susannah; mother of the bride, Linda Vasu
Sister of the bride, Emilie Vasu; Susannah; mother of the bride, Linda Vasu
The newlyweds
The newlyweds
Fabulous flowers
Fabulous flowers
Winged Foot Golf Club
Winged Foot Golf Club
The bride with fellow Greenwich Academy alumni
The bride with fellow Greenwich Academy alumni

 

 

Isabella Beatrice Spyrou & Andrew Joseph Leahy

PhotographsIRIS Photography

Andrew and Isabella first exchanged glances while attending Cornell, but did not become a couple until they were properly introduced in New York City through mutual friends. They dated for just over a year before getting engaged on the dock in Harbor Point, Stamford.

The bride’s brother performed the Stefana, a Greek Orthodox tradition where crowns are exchanged three times between the groom’s and the bride’s heads and the couple are then introduced as king and queen of their household. Although the ceremony was Episcopalian, the couple felt this was a beautiful way to include the culture of Isabella’s family.

Father Richard Van Wely officiated at the ceremony at the Field Club in Greenwich, where the reception followed.

The bride, daughter of Amanda Spyrou and the late George Spyrou of Greenwich, graduated from Greenwich Academy, Cornell University and Bank Street Graduate School of Education. Isabella is a teacher at Trinity School in New York City. 

The groom, son of Jim and Sharon Leahy of New York, graduated from The Park School of Buffalo, Cornell University and Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Andrew is an entrepreneur.

The newlyweds honeymooned in the Maldives. They call Greenwich home.

Alina Zolotareva, Peter Spyrou, Charlotte Malloch
The newlyweds
Marianna Fanshawe, Amanda Spyrou, Alexia Florman
The wedding cake
Anya Leist, Michelle Romano, Patrick Kennedy
Jim and Sharon Leahy

JULIETTE ROSALIE BRINDAK & CHRISTIAN JOSEPH BLAKE

Even though Juliette and Christian both grew up in Greenwich, they attended different high schools and did not meet until after college when their best friends introduced them. The pair quickly learned they had a ton in common. Their first date was one of those perfect lazy fall football Sundays in New York City when the rat race seems to slow down for an afternoon. Three and a half years later, while on a walk around Tod’s Point, Christian proposed. Family and friends were waiting back at Juliette’s house to celebrate with the couple over brunch and champagne.

Brain Wells officiated at the ceremony at Larchmont Yacht Club, where the reception followed.

The bride, daughter of Paul and Hermine Brindak of Old Greenwich, graduated from Greenwich High School and Washington University. Juliette is the cofounder of Miss O & Friends, a website for young girls.

The groom, son of Pat and Krissy Blake of Greenwich, graduated from Brunswick School, Princeton University and is currently studying at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

The newlyweds honeymooned in Thailand before returning home to Philadelphia.

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Princeton alumni
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Flower girl, Eloise Eischick
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The send-off
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(back) Oscar Loynaz, Alexandra Combias, Michael Flanagan, Natasha Kingshott (front) Olivia Cohen, John Cunningham, Meg Beimfohr
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The wedding party
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The newlyweds

Krista Nicole Tenaglia & James Patrick Millard

While studying abroad in Prague, Jamie and Krista found more than just culture—they found each other. Upon returning to the States, Jamie went back to Middlebury and Krista back to Boston College for their senior years. And so began five years of long-distance dating. Once the pair decided to call Boston home, Jamie popped the question.

The bride’s uncle, Reverend Brian Flatley, officiated at the ceremony at the Church of Saint Joseph in Garden City, New York. A reception followed at Lawrence Beach Club in Atlantic Beach, New York, where the bride and her family have been members for twenty years. 

The bride, daughter of Patti Tenaglia, and the late Michael Tenaglia, of Garden City, New York, graduated from Garden City High School and Boston College. Krista works for Clavis Insight in Boston.

The groom, son of Peter Millard of New York and Kathleen Millard of Florida, graduated from Brunswick School and Middlebury College. Jamie is a credit analyst
at Delaware Life in Boston.

The newlyweds honeymooned in Santorini, Mykonos and Prague. They live in Boston.

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Jaquelyn and Patti Tenaglia, Krista and Jamie, Caroline and Joe Tenaglia
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Laura Pyne, Welyn Craig, Ellie Erdman, Sarah Hall, Jennifer Coxe
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The cake
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The bride and groom
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The groom with his groomsmen
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The bride with her grandfather, Dr. Frank Pomer

Allison Bucklin Henze & Lucas Peter Roger Coléon

Above: Sue and Ray Henze, Allison and Lucas Coléon, Celeste Schenck, Philippe Coléon

Allison and Lucas both attended the American University of Paris, but did not meet until they were living in New York City and were introduced by a mutual friend. They connected over a shared love of Paris, the city where Lucas, a French-American, had grown up and where Allison had spent eight years. They dated for two and a half years before Lucas proposed in a garden in New York City. The pair then jetted off to Turks and Caicos.

Monsignor Clement Connolly officiated at the ceremony in Greenwich at the home of the bride’s parents, where the reception followed.

The bride, daughter of Raymond and Susanne Henze of Greenwich, graduated from Greenwich Academy and the American University of Paris. Allison is an interior designer at Marcia Tucker Interiors in Greenwich.

The groom, son of Philippe Coléon and Celeste Schenck of Paris, graduated from the American University of Paris and NYU Stern School of Business. Lucas is a senior investment manager at Ardian in New York City.

The newlyweds honeymooned in East Asia. They live in New York City.

Photographs: Ann Billingsley

The Newlyweds
The Newlyweds
Lighting up the night with a sparkly send-off
Lighting up the night with a sparkly send-off
The cutting of the cake
The cutting of the cake
Stephanie Brag Enestrom, Pete Enestrom, Amy Brag
Stephanie Brag Enestrom, Pete Enestrom, Amy Brag
Andrew Miller, Billy and Nelle Norberg, Patty Miller
Andrew Miller, Billy and Nelle Norberg, Patty Miller
The father-daughter dance
The father-daughter dance

 

 

Farrell Moore Crowley & Benjamin John Miller

Above: The wedding party

Ben and Farrell met the old-fashioned way, through mutual friends. When Ben decided to move to New York City from California, his college friends insisted he meet a lovely East Coast gal, Farrell. They hit it off and dated for three years before becoming engaged during a sunrise walk on the beach in East Hampton.

Rev. Father Kirkland Russell officiated at the ceremony at St. John’s Anglican Church in Harbour Island, followed by cocktails at The Ocean View Club and dinner and dancing on the beach.

The bride, daughter of James and Martha Crowley of Greenwich, attended Greenwich High School and graduated from Tilton School and Southern Methodist University. Farrell is the special projects director for Tory Burch in New York City.

The groom, son of Jeffery and Barbara Miller of California, graduated from Palos Verdes High School and the University of Southern California. Ben works for Southern Wine and Spirits in New York City.

The newlyweds honeymooned in Portugal and Mallorca. They call New York City home.

Photographs: Olivia Rae James

Farrell Moore Crowley & Benjamin John Miller
Meet the Millers
Farrell Moore Crowley & Benjamin John Miller
Ashley Crowley and Cynthia Grace Crowley
Farrell Moore Crowley & Benjamin John Miller
The beach reception
Farrell Moore Crowley & Benjamin John Miller
Farrell and her mother, Martha, at the rehearsal dinner
Farrell Moore Crowley & Benjamin John Miller
St. John’s Anglican Church
Farrell Moore Crowley & Benjamin John Miller
Farrell and her father, James
Farrell Moore Crowley & Benjamin John Miller
Erica Jaconi, Laura Vassar, Sarah Lanni, Cynthia Smith, Farrell, Hillary Hogan, Connie Pavlovich, Hillary Janneck, Kate Werlein, Hayley Bloomingdale at the rehearsal dinner

 

 

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Wesley Charlotte Royce & Patrick John Conlisk

Above: The newlyweds with their wedding party

In a way, Wesley and Patrick were both late for their blind date—they just didn’t know it. By the time each arrived to the Yale School of Management orientation picnic at Lighthouse Point Park, all of the tables were taken, so they grabbed a spot on the jetty and got to know each other. A few days later, Patrick asked Wesley out on a real first date. They both arrived on time and have been together ever since. The couple dated for two years before becoming engaged.

After spending Thanksgiving with the bride’s grandparents in California, Wesley and Patrick set off to explore Napa Valley, where Patrick would propose among the grapevines of the Round Pond Estate vineyard. The Rev. Dr. James Lemler officiated at the ceremony at Christ Church in Greenwich. The wedding party arrived to the Riverside Yacht Club reception via the father-of-the-bride’s boat, Aphrodite. Wesley and her mother surprised the groom and guests with a fireworks display over the Sound.

The bride, daughter of Chuck Royce of Riverside and Karen Royce of Greenwich, graduated from Greenwich Academy, Brown University and the Yale School of Management. Wesley is the digital project manager at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.

The groom, son of Pat and Addie Conlisk of New York, graduated from Ward Melville High School, Boston College and the Yale School of Management. Patrick works for PepsiCo in White Plains.

The newlyweds honeymooned in Athens, Crete, Mykonos, Santorini and Paris before returning home to New York City.

Photographs: Charlotte Jenks Lewis

Chad Royce and his daughter Sydney hit the dance floor
Chad Royce and his daughter Sydney hit the dance floor
The bride with her parents, Karen and Chuck Royce
The bride with her parents, Karen and Chuck Royce
Wesley and Patrick with their mini wedding party
Wesley and Patrick with their mini wedding party
That kiss!
That kiss!
Deborah and Sydney Royce
Deborah and Sydney Royce

 

 

Heather Anne Traynham & Michael George Buscher

Above: Mary Thompson, Amy Storck, Colby Kohler, the bride, Laura Hayes, Sarah Handler, Kelly Lasky

Heather was a registered nurse at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center when she helped Michael navigate his internship there. He tried to repay her with a dinner date, but when the bill came, he realized he had forgotten his wallet. Heather paid for the meal and accepted a second date, on him. After four years together, Michael proposed on the beach in St. Barth’s.

Dave Norris, the former Mayor of Charlottesville, officiated at the ceremony at Keswick Hall in Charlottesville, Virginia. Guests danced the night away before retiring to the hotel pool for a dip and late-night s’mores.

The bride, daughter of Joan and John Traynham of West Virginia, graduated from Walsingham Academy and Virginia Commonwealth University. Heather is a nurse at Greenwich Hospital.

The groom, son of Michelle and Michael Buscher of New Canaan, graduated from New Canaan High School, Williams College and Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Michael works at Bridgeport Hospital as an attending physician in critical care medicine.

The couple spent their honeymoon in the Maldives. They live in Darien.

Whitney and Jay Bounty, Michael Buscher, Lauri and Kyle Bounty
Whitney and Jay Bounty, Michael Buscher, Lauri and Kyle Bounty
Lindsay and Nick Ferrer
Lindsay and Nick Ferrer
John Sentz, Colin Morawski, Graeme Sanderson, the groom, Nick Ferrer, Nelson Traynham, Phil Dimon
John Sentz, Colin Morawski, Graeme Sanderson, the groom, Nick Ferrer, Nelson Traynham, Phil Dimon
The bride and groom
The bride and groom
Joan and John Traynham, the newlyweds, Michelle and Michael Buscher Sr.
Joan and John Traynham, the newlyweds, Michelle and Michael Buscher Sr.
Reception at Keswick Hall
Reception at Keswick Hall

 

 

Nancy Thompson Godfrey & A. Lee Lundy Jr.

Above: Meg Godfrey, Katherine Lundy, Bonnie Thompson Dixon, the bride, Marian Rigney, Nicole and Alexandra Walko

It didn’t take long for Nancy and Lee to realize they had found love, again. (Perhaps Nancy’s years as a Weddings editor for Moffly Media helped hone her ability to spot true love.) It was only five months from when the pair first “met” via phone to when they became engaged. Nancy was working on collecting information for the fiftieth reunion book for Smith College when she called Lee to talk about his late wife. Nancy had lost a spouse too, and they quickly formed a bond. Many emails and long conversations later, they met in person on Thanksgiving. They sure are thankful Nancy picked up the phone and called Lee on that fateful day.

Reverend Margaret Dawedeit officiated at the ceremony at Peru Congregational Church, and a reception followed at the bride’s family home in Vermont.

The bride, daughter of the late Kenneth Thompson and Marian Rigney of Vermont, graduated from Hendrick Hudson High School and Smith College. Nancy runs a corporate communications company.

The groom, son of the late Audie and Blanche Lundy, graduated from Marks High School, Yale University and Columbia Law School. Lee is a lawyer in Baltimore, Maryland, where the Lundys are living.

Photographs: Crickett Polis

Bride and groom’s first dance
Bride and groom’s first dance
Tobin Dominick, Bea Walko, Bob Dixon, Nancy
Tobin Dominick, Bea Walko, Bob Dixon, Nancy
Recessional “All You Need Is Love”
Recessional “All You Need Is Love”
Nicole, Alexandra, Stephen and Christopher Walko
Nicole, Alexandra, Stephen and Christopher Walko
Wedding party, family and friends at the reception
Wedding party, family and friends at the reception

 

 

Elizabeth May Lovejoy & Chistopher Glenn Kinner

Above: Elizabeth and Christoher Kinner, Joshua Foote, Carolyn Stegall, Alexander Mersereau, Avery Garland,
Christina Hanscom, Ryan Kinner

Christopher and Elizabeth sailed into each other’s lives many years ago. Their parents, both longtime members of Riverside Yacht Club, were “neighbors” in the marina, and the families grew up sailing together every summer.
 Life, however, took them in different directions during high school and college. But one fateful evening, they crossed paths at Barcelona restaurant and became reacquainted. A childhood friendship soon blossomed into romance. The couple dated for two and a half years before getting engaged on a snowy February evening in Binney Park.

Reverend Richard Bond officiated at the ceremony at Riverside Yacht Club, where the reception followed.

The bride, daughter of Allen and Lorain Lovejoy of Old Greenwich, graduated from Greenwich High School and the University of Louisville. Elizabeth works for CRT Capital Group in Manhattan.

The groom, son of Stephen and Michele Kinner of Greenwich, graduated from Green Mountain Valley School and Harvard University. Christopher works for Cycling Sports Group in Wilton.

The newlyweds honeymooned in Kauai and Maui. They live in Greenwich.

Photographs: Keith Claytor

Allen and Lorain Lovejoy, Elizabeth, Christopher, Michele and Stephen Kinner
The wedding cake
The newlyweds
J. R. and Cooper Garland
J. R. and Cooper Garland
Nancy Sadock, Lorain Lovejoy, Katie Mackey, Susan Allen
The send-off

 

 

Francesca Elena Bonaiuto & Alexander John Gochal

Above: The bridesmaids with Francesca

Little did Alexander know that going to his best friend’s thirtieth birthday party would be the beginning of the rest of his life. He had crossed paths with Francesca before (he had known her for years), but on this night love was in the air. The pair dated for two and a half years before becoming engaged on Block Island surrounded by family.

Father Peter Fink officiated at the ceremony at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York, and the reception followed at Greentree Country Club in New Rochelle. Getting to the reception was a bit of a challenge. The bus carrying the wedding party broke down on the highway—the couple has never been so thankful for Uber.

The bride, daughter of Joseph and Maria Bonaiuto of Riverside, graduated from Rye High School and Sacred Heart University. Francesca works for JUB International in Manhattan.

The groom, son of Glen and Teresa Gochal of North Carolina and New York, graduated from Xavier High School, Johns Hopkins University and New York Law School. Alexander works for KPMG in Manhattan.

The newlyweds honeymooned in Paris. They live in Manhattan.

Photographs: Amy Rizzuto

The newlyweds
Marcella, Maria and Joseph Bonaiuto, Francesca and Alexander, Glen, Teresa and Anthony Gochal
Francesca’s engagement ring
The groomsmen with Alexander (center)
Gorgeous heels
Confetti showers the happy couple

 

 

Asya Varshisky & Michael Robert Geller

Above: Katie Kessler, Layla Lisiewski, Katherine Rowe, Asya, Ashley Lyddane, Betsy Ferrell

It was kismet that Michael and Asya would one day be together. The couple’s paths almost crossed at a house party in Greenwich when Michael was in college and Asya was in high school. She was standing underneath the basketball hoop and Michael asked his friend, “Who is that?” Although they never spoke, Michael was impressed.

Fast-forward to a decade later, when they bumped into each other at a friend’s engagement party. This time Michael was not going to let Asya slip away. He introduced himself and the relationship was set on course. The couple dated for just over a year before becoming engaged. Rabbi Brian Leiken officiated at the ceremony at the Greenwich Polo Club, where the reception followed.

The bride, daughter of Michael and Marina Varshisky of Greenwich, graduated from Greenwich Academy and Cornell University. Asya works for Sotheby’s in Manhattan.

The groom, son of Stephen and Susan Geller of Greenwich, graduated from Brunswick School and Skidmore College. Michael is the CEO and founder of Mike’s Organic Delivery

The newlyweds honeymooned in Turks and Caicos before returning home to Greenwich.

Photographs: Nathan Smith of Ira Lippke Studios

The ceremony
The ceremony
Ella Lisiewski, Abigail Kessler, Olympia Oveissi
Ella Lisiewski, Abigail Kessler, Olympia Oveissi
Anna Varshisky (maid of honor), Hadley Smith
Anna Varshisky (maid of honor), Hadley Smith
Stephen and Susan Geller, Michael and Asya, Marina and Michael Varshisky
Stephen and Susan Geller, Michael and Asya, Marina and Michael Varshisky
Michael Varshisky (father of the bride)
Michael Varshisky (father of the bride)
Jeff and Cai Pandolfino
Jeff and Cai Pandolfino
Sean Rogers, Jeffrey Moore, Michael, Seth Olney
Sean Rogers, Jeffrey Moore, Michael, Seth Olney

 

 

Christina Peluso Lefebvre & Eric Zachariah Evans

Above: The wedding party

Fate stepped in one starry night when Eric stopped by the local bar in Ludlow, Vermont, on his way home from work. Christina was there with a mutual friend who introduced them. The pair enjoyed each other’s company right from the start and dated for the next two years. Eric proposed during a cozy night at home watching movies.

Reverend Monsignor Alan Detscher officiated at the ceremony at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Riverside, and the reception followed at Burning Tree Country Club.

The bride, daughter of the late Albert and the late Carol Lefebvre of Greenwich, graduated from Greenwich High School and Southern Connecticut University. Christina is a special education teacher at Ludlow Elementary School.

The groom, son of Robert and Karen Evans of Vermont, graduated from Proctor High School and Campbell University. Eric is the manager at Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont.

The newlyweds honeymooned in Paris and Calabria, Italy, before returning home to Vermont.

Photographs: Jennifer Randall

Christina and Eric
Christina and Eric
Kathy Churchill, Robert Evans, Christina and Eric, Kristen and Richard Deleandro
Kathy Churchill, Robert Evans, Christina and Eric, Kristen and Richard Deleandro
The wedding cake from DiMare Pastry Shop
The wedding cake from DiMare Pastry Shop
(front) Colette Cleary and Charlotte Cowles; (back) Carolena Lefebvre
(front) Colette Cleary and Charlotte Cowles; (back) Carolena Lefebvre
Sondra Murphy, Tobias Cowles
Sondra Murphy, Tobias Cowles
The groom dancing with his mother, Karen Evans
The groom dancing with his mother, Karen Evans

 

 

Katherine Teresa Fong & Owen Clark Biglin

Above: Meghan and Michael Hayden, Katie, Owen, Heidi Fong, Ellen and Spiker Hayden

After Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on New York City, Cupid worked his magic on Owen and Katie. The pair met while recovering from the storm at a local Happy Hour. They hit it off and the rest is history. Two years later Owen proposed in Grand Central Station, and in true New York fashion they were serenaded with a round of applause from passersby.

Reverend Maxwell Grant officiated at the ceremony at the Second Congregational Church in Greenwich, and the reception followed at Indian Harbor Yacht Club.

The bride, daughter of Robert and Heidi Fong of Greenwich, graduated from Greenwich High School and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Katie is the CEO and creative director of Katie Fong, a custom design fashion line with a store in Greenwich.

The groom, son of Peter and Jane Biglin of Colorado, graduated from J.K. Mullen High School and Miami University. Owen works for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Manhattan.

The newlyweds honeymooned on the Great Exuma Island in the Bahamas. They live in Cos Cob.

Photographs: Kevin Kelley

Clare and Andy Kilgore
Clare and Andy Kilgore
Thomas and Robert Fong
Thomas and Robert Fong
The wedding cake by St. Moritz
The wedding cake by St. Moritz
Sophia Gangei
Sophia Gangei
The newlyweds
The newlyweds
Richard O’Connor and guest
Richard O’Connor and guest
Jeffrey and Michael Fong
Jeffrey and Michael Fong
Shelly and James Lawrence
Shelly and James Lawrence

 

 

Gillian Elizabeth Antell & Paul James Balanoff

Above: The bride with her bridesmaids

Gillian and Paul met in Colorado the old-fashioned way, through mutual friends. The pair dated for a year and a half before Paul proposed inside The Art Institute of Chicago.

The groom’s uncle, The Honorable Robert Balanoff, officiated at the ceremony at the Silverado Resort in Napa where the reception followed on the golf course under the oak trees. To add to the sweetness, the couple’s French bulldog, Layla, served as “flower pup” by meandering down the rose petal strewn aisle.

The bride, daughter of Dr. Darrick and Lisa Antell of Greenwich, graduated from The Lawrenceville School and the University of Southern Califorina. Gillian works for SalesForce in Chicago.

The groom, son of James and Rebecca Balanoff of Illinois, graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Paul is a senior case manager at Balanoff and Balanoff Law Offices in Chicago.

The newlyweds honeymooned in Argentina before returning home to Chicago.

Photographs: Meg Messina Photography

The Balanoffs
The Balanoffs
Dr. Darrick Antell
Dr. Darrick Antell
The groom with his groomsmen
The groom with his groomsmen
Layla the flower pup
Layla the flower pup
The proposal
The proposal
Ann Lockyer, James Antell
Ann Lockyer, James Antell
Darrick Antell, Jr., Leslie Antell, Dr. Darrick Antell, Gillian and Paul Balanoff, Lisa, Meredith and Greer Antell
Darrick Antell, Jr., Leslie Antell, Dr. Darrick Antell, Gillian and Paul Balanoff, Lisa, Meredith and Greer Antell
Jumping a rope made of dinner napkins
Jumping a rope made of dinner napkins

 

 

Brooke Suzanne Botsford & William Christopher Sinclair

Above: William and Brooke with their wedding party

Brooke and William met at Le Bilboquet on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Brooke was having dinner with her college roommate, Paige Pedersen, who grew up with William in Greenwich. William happened to be seated at the table next to them. The pair hit it off immediately. After two years of dating, William proposed to Brooke on a beach in Osterville, Massachusetts, where the bride’s family has a summer home.

Reverend John W. Rick III officiated at the ceremony at St. George’s Chapel in Newport, Rhode Island. He had also married the parents of the bride thirty-seven years ago. The reception followed at the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court.

The bride, daughter of Alan and Susan Botsford of Boston, graduated from St. George’s School and the University of Virginia. She is the president and chief operating officer of InsideHook, a digital media company in New York.

The groom, son of Christopher and Margaret Sinclair of Greenwich and Palm Beach, graduated from Brunswick School, Wake Forest University and received an MBA from Columbia Business School. He is an executive director at J.P. Morgan in New York.

The newlyweds honeymooned in Paris and the Amalfi Coast before returning home to New York.

Photographs by Bello Photography

The newlyweds
The newlyweds
Vows time
Vows time
Under the stars in Newport
Under the stars in Newport
James, Catherine, Chris, Margaret, William and Brooke Sinclair, Alan, Susan, Libby and Trip Botsford
James, Catherine, Chris, Margaret, William and Brooke Sinclair, Alan, Susan, Libby and Trip Botsford
The reception
The reception
The send-off
The send-off

 

 

Juliana Louise Serraillier & John Robert Conte

Above: Donelle Moffatt, Elizabeth Fina, Elizabeth Lupo, Juliana, Megan Renna, Jessie Guest

John and Juliana both went to Greenwich High School, but it wasn’t until their college breaks that the pair began spending time together. They had been dating for six years when John proposed on a winter night over a romantic home-cooked dinner.

Kelly Lemons officiated at the ceremony at The Garden House at The Keeler Tavern Museum in Ridgefield, where the reception followed.

The bride, daughter of Marcel and Vivian Serraillier of Stamford, graduated from Greenwich High School, Simmons College and Fairfield University. Juliana is a projects manager for Fairfield House & Garden.

The groom, son of John and Kimberly Conte of Greenwich, graduated from Greenwich High School and Bucknell University. John is a civil engineer at Redniss & Mead in Rowayton.

The Contes spent their honeymoon in Kennebunkport, Maine. They live in Rowayton.

Photographs: Divine Light Photography

Juliana and John
Juliana and John
Ben, Vivian and Marcel Serraillier with Juliana, John, Kimberly, John and David Conte
Ben, Vivian and Marcel Serraillier with Juliana, John, Kimberly, John and David Conte
John and his groomsmen
John and his groomsmen
Anna Carta, Suresh and Sarah Samuel, Sally Carta
Anna Carta, Suresh and Sarah Samuel, Sally Carta
The cake
The cake
Hunter Moffatt, Claire Tully, Katie Sudbey, Chris Richichi
Hunter Moffatt, Claire Tully, Katie Sudbey, Chris Richichi

 

 

Kaitlyn Leigh Delaney & Andrew Harrison Hall

Above: The wedding party

The evening started on two separate boats, but it was smooth sailing for Kaitlyn and Drew once a friend introduced them at the Captain Harbor Friday Night Series at Old Greenwich Yacht Club. After a year of dating, Drew proposed while on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. He arranged a private dinner on the beach and popped the question at sunset. The Reverend Daniel Love officiated at the ceremony at Rye Presbyterian Church, and a reception followed at Riverside Yacht Club.

The bride, daughter of Christopher and Jamie Delaney of New York, graduated from Rye High School and Indiana University. Kaitlyn works in finance in Greenwich.

The groom, son of Kenneth and Estelle Hall of Riverside, graduated from Greenwich High School and The Landing School. Drew works in building management in Stamford.

The Halls recently bought their first home in Stamford.

Photographs: Peter Oberc

(back row) Amanda Vogt, Blake Connor, Caitlin Levys (front row) Ann Cipoletti, Blair Adams Soden, Lauren Parry Faulkner
(back row) Amanda Vogt, Blake Connor, Caitlin Levys (front row) Ann Cipoletti, Blair Adams Soden, Lauren Parry Faulkner
Michael Levy, Christopher Kinner, Andrew Hall, Oliver Repenning, Michael Alpago
Michael Levy, Christopher Kinner, Andrew Hall, Oliver Repenning, Michael Alpago
Kenneth, Estelle, Andrew and Kaitlyn Hall, Jamie and Christopher Delaney
Kenneth, Estelle, Andrew and Kaitlyn Hall, Jamie and Christopher Delaney
Handmade needlepoint belts for the groomsmen from The Village Ewe in Old Greenwich, owned by groom’s mother, Estelle Hall
Handmade needlepoint belts for the groomsmen from The Village Ewe in Old Greenwich, owned by groom’s mother, Estelle Hall

 

 

Elizabeth Brewster Gates & Kenneth John Aulet

Above: The wedding party

Ken and Liz met during their first year of law school, where as fate would have it, the two were placed in all of the same classes. Ken earned high marks from Liz for his baby blue eyes and excellent sense of humor, which she couldn’t help but notice after each class. He always made a point to dash out and meet her at the door. A few years after graduation, Ken proposed to Liz on Christmas. The Reverend Richard Van Wely—who had baptized Liz twenty-eight years earlier—officiated at the ceremony at Wave Hill, a sprawling country garden overlooking the Hudson River in New York.

The bride, daughter of Charles and Catherine Gates of Greenwich, graduated from Horace Mann School, Columbia University and Columbia Law School. Liz is an attorney with Sidley Austin in New York.

The groom, son of William and Elizabeth Aulet of Belmont, Massachusetts, graduated from Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Law School. Ken is an attorney with Hughes Hubbard in New York.

The newlyweds honeymooned in Japan before returning home to New York.

Photographs: Brian Dorsey Studios

The newlyweds
The newlyweds
Cathy Gates, Ken and Liz Aulet, Charlie Gates
Cathy Gates, Ken and Liz Aulet, Charlie Gates
Love was in the air
Love was in the air
Lisa and Bill Aulet
Lisa and Bill Aulet
Leslie Lee, Gillian Opatrny Muralles, Scott Gates
Leslie Lee, Gillian Opatrny Muralles, Scott Gates
Kathy Plimpton, Karin Crooks, Cathy Gates, Sharon Phillips, Lin Lavery
Kathy Plimpton, Karin Crooks, Cathy Gates, Sharon Phillips, Lin Lavery

 

 

Keely Ann Gillen & Colin Andrew Thune

Above: The Thune family: Mason, Richard, Naomi, Caroline, Keely and Colin, Lindsey, Richard, Shannon and Spencer Thune

Keely and Colin’s relationship started on a high note. Mutual friends introduced the pair at the Governor’s Ball Music Festival in New York City. After a courtship lasting a year and a half, Colin proposed to Keely on bended knee. Monsignor Robert Masset officiated at the ceremony at St. Louis Cathedral and a reception followed at Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans. In keeping with local tradition, the newlyweds and their guests danced through the streets of the French Quarter, led by The Paulin Brothers jazz band.

The bride, daughter of Gerry and Christy Gillen of Louisiana, graduated from St. Scholastica Academy and Louisiana State University. Keely is a handbag buyer for Saks Fifth Avenue in New York.

The groom, son of Richard and Lindsey Thune of Greenwich, graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy and the University of Pennsylvania. Colin works in finance for BlackRock in New York.

The newlyweds honeymooned in Greece before returning home to New York.

Photographs: Beebe Tran

 

Keely and Colin Thune
Keely and Colin Thune
Keely and Colin Thune
The newlywed
Lynn and Langdon Cook, Joanne Roach, Steven Wolowitz
Lynn and Langdon Cook, Joanne Roach, Steven Wolowitz

Keely Ann Gillen & Colin Andrew Thune

Charlie Glazer, Douglas Weeden, Conrad Rolling, Jordan Wolowitz, Spencer, Richard, Colin and Mason Thune, McComb Dunwoody, Adam Fisher, Sean Jennings, Garrett Overlock
Charlie Glazer, Douglas Weeden, Conrad Rolling, Jordan Wolowitz, Spencer, Richard, Colin and Mason Thune, McComb Dunwoody, Adam Fisher, Sean Jennings, Garrett Overlock
The groom’s cake
The groom’s cake
The Wedding Cake
The Wedding Cake

 

Sarah Ziering & Alexander Marshall Katz

Above: Ali Burakoff, Emily Ziering, Sarah, Stella Zyman and Rachel Forman

After a chance meeting at a birthday party, Alex and Sarah received the gift of a lifetime—each other. The two became a couple and dated for four years when, during a picnic at the Cloisters, Alex made a unique proposal. He had placed the engagement ring in Sarah’s tuna fish sandwich. One bite and he had her, hook, line and sinker (and thankfully she didn’t swallow the ring). Dr. Sheldon Moss officiated at the ceremony at The Estancia LaJolla Hotel & Spa in California, where the reception followed.

The bride, daughter of Dr. Robert and Barbara Ziering of California, graduated from Frances W. Parker School and the University of Michigan. Sarah works in marketing for IMG Worldwide in New York.

The groom, son of Stuart and Suzanne Katz of Greenwich, graduated from Greenwich High School, Boston University and Yeshiva University. Alex works in accounting at Ernst & Young.

The newlyweds honeymooned in Antigua and the south of France before returning home to New York.

Photographs: TRUE PHOTOGRAPHY

The groom and bride
The groom and bride
David Druker, Harrison Katz, Alex, Jeff Aser and Seth Forman
David Druker, Harrison Katz, Alex, Jeff Aser and Seth Forman
Stuart, Alex and Suzanne Katz
Stuart, Alex and Suzanne Katz
Sarah with her father, Bob Ziering
Sarah with her father, Bob Ziering
Alex with his grandmothers, Lee Katz and Rhoda Shemin
Alex with his grandmothers, Lee Katz and Rhoda Shemin
Seth and Rachel Forman with their son
Seth and Rachel Forman with their son

 

 

Paper Flowers

Coral Pheasant
Modern Rose laser cut suite; starting at $3,000 for 100.
New Haven; coralpheasant.com

 

GM-W-PaperFlowers-2
Paperless Post
Pivoine; starting at $1.45 each.
paperlesspost.com

GM-W-PaperFlowers-3
Roseville Designs
The Litchfield Suite; $428 for 100.
Milford; rosevilledesigns.com

GM-W-PaperFlowers-4
The Persnickety Bride
Josephine by Bella
Figura; $425.00 for 25 invitations.
Sandy Hook; thepersnicketybride.com

GM-W-PaperFlowers-5
Minted
Banner and Branches; starting at $2.34 each.
minted.com

GM-W-PaperFlowers-6
That Girl Press
The Rosewood; $514 for 100 invitations.
thatgirlpress.com

All images courtesy of designers/brands. Roseville designs: Kate Maxwell Photography. 

Brooke Carolynn Mifflin & Ralph F. Gaiss Jr.

Above: Ken, Devon and Marsha Mifflin, Brooke and Ralph Gaiss, Genevieve Mifflin, Julianne, baby Grace and Dan Austin

Like something out of a Hollywood script, Ralph and Brooke first locked eyes in the elevator of their Manhattan apartment building on one fateful afternoon. They struck up a friendly conversation and Ralph introduced himself on the ride up. He later asked the doorman to deliver a handwritten note to Brooke’s mailbox. On their first date, they went to J.G. Melon and the rest, as they say, is history. One year later, Ralph proposed in Central Park during a picnic on a beautiful spring day.

Father George Witt and Reverend Dr. James Lemler officiated at the ceremony at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan. Guests were transported in double-decker buses to The Pierre hotel for the reception.

The bride, daughter of Kenneth and Marsha Mifflin of Greenwich, graduated from Greenwich Academy and Vanderbilt University. Brooke works for JPMorgan Chase in Manhattan.

The groom, son of Ralph and Dolores Gaiss of New York, graduated from Fayatteville-Manlius High School, Fairfield University and Cornell University. Ralph works for Goldman Sachs in Manhattan.

The newlyweds honeymooned in Maui and Napa Valley. They call Manhattan home.

Photographs: Christain Oth Studio

Brooke and Ralph
Brooke and Ralph
Giovanna Miller, Cricket Lockhart, Ellen Richman
Giovanna Miller, Cricket Lockhart, Ellen Richman
John Coyle, Marsha Mifflin, Jill Coyle
John Coyle, Marsha Mifflin,
Jill Coyle
Ralph and Dolores Gaiss
Ralph and Dolores Gaiss
The wedding party
The wedding party

 

Rachel Elizabeth Barsuk & William David McGirr

Above: The groomsmen supporting the groom

Rachel and William met in Manhattan at a birthday party for Rachel’s brother, Max. The couple dated for three years before William proposed on the Highline on a beautiful fall day followed by a surprise gathering of family to celebrate the newly engaged.

Although the wedding day brought sub-zero temperatures, the skies were clear and the venue, encased in windows, offered gorgeous views of the Hudson and the setting sun. Rabbi Roger Ross officiated at the ceremony at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan.

The bride, daughter of Edward and Janis Barsuk of New Jersey, graduated from Tenafly High School and the University of Wisconsin. She currently works in advertising.

The groom, son of David and Maggie McGirr of Greenwich, graduated from Brunswick School and the University of Pennsylvania. William works in finance.

The newlyweds honeymooned in the Maldives. They live in Manhattan.

Photographs: Sarah Merians

The newlyweds
The newlyweds
Ed and Janis Barsuk, the bride and groom, Maggie and David McGirr
Ed and Janis Barsuk, the bride and groom, Maggie and David McGirr
Katherine Nix, Lucy and Lizzie McGirr
Katherine Nix, Lucy and Lizzie McGirr
Charlie, Corrine and Benjamin Barsuk
Charlie, Corrine and Benjamin Barsuk
Dana McAvity, the groom, Brigitta Boensch, Britt Olsen-Ecker, Eliott Rauh
Dana McAvity, the groom, Brigitta Boensch, Britt Olsen-Ecker, Eliott Rauh

 

 

Riley Jeppesen Pruett & David Sheridan Keating

Above: The newlyweds with their friends

When David Keating became friends with Cyrus Gentry at Cornell University, little did he know the friendship would lead to David meeting his bride. After graduation David and Cyrus moved to New York, where Cyrus introduced David to his cousin Riley. The new friends hit it off and began dating. Three years later David took Riley on a walk down the beach at his family’s home in John’s Island, where he proposed on the beach. The bride’s uncle, Hans Isbrandtsen officiated at the ceremony at Riverside Yacht Club, where the reception followed.

The bride, daughter of Robert and Andree Pruett of Old Greenwich, graduated from Greenwich High School, Northeastern University and Columbia University. She works for Credit Suisse Securities in New York City.

The groom, son of Thomas and Karen Keating of New York, graduated from The Hotchkiss School and Cornell University. He is a student at Cornell Tech in New York City.

The newlyweds spent their honeymoon in Australia before returning home to Brooklyn.

The bride and groom with Uncle Hans officiating
The bride and groom with Uncle Hans officiating
Meagan Fisher, Haley Clark, Riley Keating, Kelly Siegrist, Anne Keating
Meagan Fisher, Haley Clark, Riley Keating, Kelly Siegrist, Anne Keating
Homemade wedding cake
Homemade wedding cake
Rob and Andree Pruett, Tom and Karen Keating
Rob and Andree Pruett, Tom and Karen Keating
The bride’s grandfather Jakob Isbrandtsen (seated), Rob and Andree Pruett
The bride’s grandfather Jakob Isbrandtsen (seated), Rob and Andree Pruett
Cyrus Gentry, Bobby Pruett, David Keating, Adam Casella, Henry Blackford
Cyrus Gentry, Bobby Pruett, David Keating, Adam Casella, Henry Blackford
And they’re off!
And they’re off!

Lily De Jongh Downing & David Morris Yudain

Above: Frank LePera, Harry Herbert Hill III, Thomas Dailey, Robyn Grant Geddes, George Rush

When Lily de Jongh Downing and David Yudain first met, their conversation almost immediately went to horses. Lily had grown up riding and David, a lifelong amateur equestrian, was competing in local hunter paces and equestrian events. After inviting her to revisit riding for the first time in thirty years at his barn, the two realized they had more in common than just the four-legged beauties. Two and a half years into dating, David asked Lily’s son and daughter for permission to marry their mother. With both kids on board, David popped the question on Thanksgiving eve. The couple and their children had a private ceremony at Christ Church Greenwich with Reverend James Lemler officiating. Six months later they celebrated with friends and family at an intimate reception at Indian Harbor Yacht Club.

The bride, daughter of Mary Osborne Witherbee and James Bedford Downing, Jr. attended Princeton Day School and the University of Vermont. Lily is a partner at Downing Yudain LLC, fine art dealers and consultants in Stamford.

The groom, son of the late Bernard and Jean Sinsheimer Yudain, attended, Greenwich Country Day School, Choate School, Georgetown University and Antioch College in London. David is a partner at Downing Yudain LLC in Stamford.

The family lives in North Stamford with five dogs and three horses.

Photographs: Mary Alice Fisher

Lily and David Yudain
Lily and David Yudain
Lily, Lael Bairstow Yudain, Rachel Yudain Kuchinad, Amar Kuchinad, David
Lily, Lael Bairstow Yudain, Rachel Yudain Kuchinad, Amar Kuchinad, David
Richard de Jongh Osborne, Mary Osborne Witherbee
Richard de Jongh Osborne, Mary Osborne Witherbee
Twins Mary Elizabeth Burke (Libby), John Stephen Burke IV (Jackson)
Twins Mary Elizabeth Burke (Libby), John Stephen Burke IV (Jackson)
Father of the bride, James Bedford Downing Jr.
Father of the bride, James Bedford Downing Jr.
Marion Murphy, Katherine Bruce Dawson, Robin Murphy (front), Marnie Dawson Carr, William Dawson
Marion Murphy, Katherine Bruce Dawson, Robin Murphy (front), Marnie Dawson Carr, William Dawson

 

 

Natalie Rose Bos & Albert Edwin Betteridge IV

Above: The wedding party

Natalie and Win met at the King Cole Bar in the St. Regis Hotel. They hit it off immediately, discovering a shared curiosity for travel and culture. Their thirst for knowledge shaped many of their dates–every weekend visiting a new museum or tourist site, from the Frick to the Bronx Zoo. Three years into their courtship, Win proposed with a special section in greenwich magazine during a getaway at the Ocean House in Rhode Island. Dinner was brought to their suite along with the latest issue of Greenwich, which featured Win on bended knee with a note asking Natalie to marry him.

Senior Pastor Chuck Davis officiated at the ceremony at Stanwich Congregational Church, and the reception followed at Greenwich Country Club.

The bride, daughter of Carey and Helen Bos of Winter Park, Florida, attended Trinity Preparatory School in Florida and University of Pennsylvania. Natalie is the founder of JewelsduJour.com.

The groom, son of Terry Betteridge and Perry Johnston of Greenwich, attended Groton School and Georgetown University. Win is the chief marketing officer for Betteridge Jewelers.

The newlyweds honeymooned in Italy and Greece before returning home to Greenwich.

Photographs: Elmer Escobar

Natalie’s something borrowed, Vintage Mauboussin diamond bracelet from Betteridge
Natalie’s something borrowed, Vintage Mauboussin diamond bracelet from Betteridge
Carey and Helen Bos with Nick Bos (middle)
Carey and Helen Bos with Nick Bos (middle)
Mathieu Lemieux-Blanchard, Coco Siebert, Veronica Lemieux-Blanchard, Terry, Win, Natalie and Diana Betteridge, Amanda Siebert, Brooke Betteridge
Mathieu Lemieux-Blanchard, Coco Siebert, Veronica Lemieux-Blanchard, Terry, Win, Natalie and Diana Betteridge, Amanda Siebert, Brooke Betteridge
Perry Johnston with her son, the groom
Perry Johnston with her son, the groom
Win and Natalie
Win and Natalie
Natalie’s something blue
Natalie’s something blue
The first dance
The first dance

Just Add Sparkle

The Alexis Bittar store, located at the bottom of the avenue (371 Greenwich Avenue) is a jewelry boutique with a lot of personality, sparkle and something for everyone. When you first stroll into the shop, you will be greeted by a blue moose and a turquise unicorn, and the fun doesn’t stop there–get ready for some eye candy.


Just Add Sparkle

This cuff is a show-stopper! One on each wrist with a black-tie dress and you will be the hit of the party. Or dress it down with a white oxford and the perfect pair of distressed jeans. Think Superwoman meets Diana Vreeland.


Just Add Sparkle

Bittar is most known for his Lucite bangles, a stack of these on your arm and you will go from totally blah to tres glam.


Just Add Sparkle

Every jewelry box needs a statement piece necklace. For those nights when you just want to stay home and binge watch Scandal but you have to hit the town, throw this beauty on and you will be good to go!


Just Add Sparkle

These “shoulder dusters” are a real gem. They have so much movement and sparkle you’ll never want to wear a boring stud again.


Just Add Sparkle

This little guy speaks for himself. Slip this cat onto your paw and you are bound to look purrfect.

 

 

Sarah Donovan Hurley & Joshua Hopkins King

Above: Vijay and Kathryn Bhirud, John and Liz Carr, Bill and Mary Hurley, Sarah, Josh, Molly and K. C. King, Sally and Adam McBride, Liam and Julia Hurley with baby Alice and flower girl Margaret

Josh and Sarah first met during their freshman year at Bowdoin College, yet it took some time for the pair to become an item. Sophmore year they had a class together, which blossomed into a friendship. But it wasn’t until the fall of their senior year that they began dating. Four years later while on a vacation at Josh’s parents’ house in New Hampshire, he proposed outside of a small chapel overlooking Stone Pond.

Reverend John J. Unni officiated at the ceremony at St. Cecilia Church in Boston, and the reception followed at the Harvard Club.

The bride, daughter of William and Mary Hurley of Massachusetts, graduated from Milton High School and Bowdoin College. Sarah is an account manager for March Communications in Boston.

The groom, son of K. C. and Molly King of Greenwich, graduated from St. Mark’s School and Bowdoin College. Josh works for Ridgeway Partners in Boston.

The newlyweds spent their honeymoon in Zermatt, Prague and London before returning home to Boston.

Photographs: Sarah Bastille

Groomsmen
Groomsmen
The newlyweds
The newlyweds
(standing) Chris and Chrissy Ward, John Belton, Jon Weigel; (seated) Louise, Anne and Howard Ward, Deborah Huffard
(standing) Chris and Chrissy Ward, John Belton, Jon Weigel; (seated) Louise, Anne and Howard Ward, Deborah Huffard
The bridal party
The bridal party

 

 

Hollis Ann Haertel & James Porter Hill

Above: Larry Haertel, Jr., Michele and Larry Haertel, Holly and Porter Hill, Alexandra Breed, Doug and Ramsay Hill

Holly and Porter met while teaching third grade at Greenwich Country Day School. Since it’s hard for teachers to go incognito, the “news” quickly became public as the couple was spotted at restaurants by GCDS families. After four years of dating, Porter proposed to Holly on a beach in Weekapaug, Rhode Island (where the bride’s family has a summer home), with a sapphire and diamond ring that once belonged to his grandmother.

Reverend Robert Grabill officiated at the ceremony at First Congregational Church in Old Greenwich, which was adorned with candles and holly, and a reception followed at Greenwich Country Club. Guests enjoyed traditional Christmas carols sung by the Greenwich Academy Madrigals.

The bride, daughter of Lawrence and Michele Haertel of Greenwich, graduated from Greenwich Academy, Middlebury College and Bank Street College. Holly is a teacher at Greenwich Academy.

The groom, son of Douglas Hill and Alexandra Breed of New Hampshire, graduated from Deerfield Academy, Bowdoin College and Stanford University. Porter is a teacher at Greenwich Country Day School.

The Hills honeymooned in Sonoma. They call Greenwich home.

Photographs: Melani Lust

The newlyweds
The newlyweds
Ramsay Hill, Katie Griffith, Clare Bergan, Holly Hill, Gillian Brautigam, Carroll Ratpojanakul
Ramsay Hill, Katie Griffith, Clare Bergan, Holly Hill, Gillian Brautigam, Carroll Ratpojanakul
A table setting
A table setting
Alan Breed holding Hunt Breed III
Alan Breed holding Hunt Breed III
Stephanie and Austin Lehn, Marshall and Stephanie Spooner
Stephanie and Austin Lehn, Marshall and Stephanie Spooner
Fay Venetsanos, Connie Blunden, Rachel Bock
Fay Venetsanos, Connie Blunden, Rachel Bock
The bride’s grandparents Faye and Greg Egiziano
The bride’s grandparents Faye and Greg Egiziano