Sometimes it takes a real-life Fairy Godmother to make a love connection. And in this case, Dorothy Edwards, Godmother to both Nico and Nora, was up to the task. Dorothy, who was Nico’s mom’s college roommate and Nora’s parents’ next door neighbor, knew the pair would hit it off. She spent a year encouraging them to meet since both were living in Washington, D.C., after college. It turns out Nico’s kind heart and sense of humor were a perfect match for Nora’s high-spirited nature. Just a week after the couple met, Nico got a job in Chicago. The two kept in touch and eight months later Nora moved to Chicago. Nico proposed on the shore of Lake Michigan after four-and-a-half years of dating.
Father Dale Wunderlich officiated at the ceremony at the Shrine of
St. Joseph’s in St. Louis, and a reception followed at The Caramel Room at Bissinger’s (an old chocolate factory).
The bride, daughter of Kevin and Christine Feely of West Hartford, graduated from University City High School, Clark University and is currently at student at the University of Chicago.
The groom, son of Abelardo Curdumi and Isabel Rodriguez of Old Greenwich, graduated from Greenwich High School, University of Michigan and is currently a student at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Nico works in advertising for Google.
The newlyweds honeymooned in Normandy and Paris before returning home to Chicago.
Nina and Hugh met in Montauk, New York. Nina was in town for a friend’s bachelorette weekend and ironically met her own groom-to-be. The couple dated for four years before their engagement, when Hugh proposed with his grandmother’s ring on the coast of California.
Reverend Will Vaus officiated at the ceremony at The Meadow at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont, where the reception followed. Nina and her father arrived in a horse-drawn carriage and after the ceremony a bagpiper led the guests to the reception where a New Orleans band played into the late hours of the night.
The bride, daughter of Charles and Karen Daugherty of Greenwich, graduated from Greenwich Academy and Middlebury College. Nina works at Stanwich Advisors in Stamford.
The groom, son of David and Mary McKee of Toronto, graduated from Upper Canada College, Princeton University and Western University in Canada. Hugh is a finance lawyer at Mayer Brown in New York and a franchise partner with WOW 1 DAY PAINTING.
The newlyweds honeymooned in Maine before returning home to Harlem.
Above: The bride and groom with their wedding party
This was a romance a long time in the making. Billy and Elizabeth first met as classmates at Eastern Middle School and became good friends during their time at Greenwich High School. The pair kept in touch through college, until the timing was right and they realized they had feelings for each other. They dated for a year-and-a-half until Billy proposed on bended knee at Tod’s Point.
Reverend Rolando Arias officiated at the ceremony at St. Mary Church. The church holds special meaning for the bride, as her parents and grandparents were married there and her father’s funeral was held there in 2015. Elizabeth’s older brother Michael walked her down the aisle. A reception followed at Indian Harbor Yacht Club.
The bride, daughter of Susan Wynne and the late Michael Wynne of Riverside, graduated from Greenwich High School and Fordham University. Elizabeth is the assistant manager at Hermès in Greenwich.
The groom, son of Richard and Helen McStravick of Greenwich, graduated from Greenwich High School and Loyola University in Maryland. Billy works at J.P. Morgan in New York City.
The newlyweds honeymooned on Maui and in Napa Valley before returning home to New York City.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.