above: Amanda and Matthew having fun with family and their wedding party
Amanda and Matthew met while undergraduates at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and remained close friends for a number of years until they finally began dating. Once the spark was ignited the couple dated long distance before buying a house together in Philadelphia (a house that truly became a home with the addition of their beloved Saint Bernard, Seamus). Soon Matthew proposed on Cape Cod in front of Amanda’s family.
The couples friend, Nelle Miller Norberg, officiated at the ceremony at the home of the bride’s parents in Cos Cob. A reception followed at the Belle Haven Yacht Club.
The bride, daughter of Cornelius Lighthall John Bates III and BK Bates of Greenwich, graduated from Greenwich Academy, Hobart and William Smith Colleges and New York University. Amanda works in real estate at Houlihan Lawrence in Greenwich.
The groom, son of Bruce Goodro and Nancy Gunning of Massachusetts, graduated from Saint John’s High School, Hobart and William Smith Colleges and New York Law School. Matthew works in the Office of the Bronx District Attorney.
The newlyweds live in Ossining, New York.
Photographs: Matt Licari