Above: Curtis and Kathleen Smith, Patrick, Kristin, Barbara Kupfer-Sinko and Stephen Sinko
When Kristin and Patrick met at a rooftop party in Washington, D.C., on the 4th of July, fireworks didn’t just fly in the sky. They quickly began dating and spent their free time in the countryside of Virginia enjoying a shared passion for equestrian sports and wine tasting. After two years together, the pair took a vacation to the Provence and Rhone wine regions of France, where Patrick proposed to Kristin on the steps of the Palais des Papes in Avignon.
Fr. Daniel Velez-Rivera officiated at the ceremony at Historic Rosemont Manor in Berryville, Virginia, where the reception followed. With Hurricane Florence predicted to make landfall nearby, there were some tense days leading up to the wedding. But Mother Nature cooperated, and the sun broke through the clouds just in time for the outdoor ceremony.
The bride, daughter of Stephen Sinko and Barbara Kupfer-Sinko of Greenwich, graduated from Greenwich High School and the College of William and Mary. Kristin works remotely for Ventera Corporation based in Reston, Virginia.
The groom, son of Curtis and Kathleen Smith of Sarasota, Florida, graduated from Mashpee High School and George Washington University. Patrick works for Google in New York City.
The newlyweds spent their honeymoon in Capri, Rome and Florence. They live in Stamford.
Photographs: Leandra Brown Photography