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

 

 

 

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