Cristina Poulos & Benjamin Romeo, III.

Above: Mary Vi Poulos, Ben, Cristina, Argery and Peter Poulos

When Cristina and Benjamin met at Zaza restaurant in Stamford, they realized that, having grown up near each other, they had likely already crossed paths. The pair bonded over similar childhoods and a shared love of all things Connecticut.

A year and a half into dating, the time came to propose. Benjamin took Cristina to the beach near her parents’ summer home in Mattituck, New York, and as the sun set, asked her to be his wife. They returned to the house and celebrated their engagement with friends and family, who were in on the surprise.

The wedding ceremony, held at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, was officiated by the Very Rev. Dr. George Poulos, the bride’s grandfather, who also celebrated his ninety-sixth birthday that day. A reception followed at the Country Club of Darien.

The bride, daughter of Argery and Peter Poulos of Stamford, graduated from Sacred Heart Academy and Quinnipiac University and received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University. Cristina is a chiropractor at Stamford Balance Chiropractic Studio.

The groom, son of Matilde and Benjamin Romeo of Greenwich, graduated from Greenwich High School and Villanova University. Benjamin is a trader at AXA Investment Management in Greenwich.

The newlyweds spent their honeymoon in Turks and Caicos before returning home to Stamford.

Photographs: Vicki + Erik

The newlyweds
John Paul and Marylena Antonelli, Ben, Cristina, Nino and Marc Antonelli
The ceremony
Mother of the groom, Matilde Romeo (center)
The ring bearer fading
The cake
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