The lovely and charming Christina and Nick were married in Greenwich in June and I was lucky enough to have been there to document their grand day. Perfect weather (I specialize in that), beautiful bride, dressed in her Anne Barge from our friends at The Plumed Serpent (the bridesmaids dresses from J Crew). Their reception was at one of my all-time favorite country clubs, the legendary Winged Foot, in Mamaroneck, New York, home to the US Open Golf Tournament five times. The Jay Stollman band totally rocked the joint (probably know one’s ever referred to Winged Foot before as a joint), their flowers were by House of Flowers in Mamaroneck and their cake by Lulu Cake Boutique in Scarsdale. And a special shout out to their fantastic wedding day planner Kerri-Lynn Orsini Mulhearn of Stella Day Events, who made all of our jobs that much easier.
But to really capture the essence of Christina and Nick, two very special people, a few words from Christina herself.
“How we met:
In the beginning of the Summer of 2010 my friend Suzanne (Nick’s sister-in-law) asked me if I had any nice friends that might like to meet her brother-in-law Nick. She went on to describe his personality and how nice he was. At the end of the conversation I said, “How about introducing me?” Suzanne had a big smile on her face like her mission was accomplished. I came to find out later on that asking me if I had any friends to introduce Nick to was a part of her master plan. Nick was taking a class that summer and was “too busy” to meet me in person. Yes, he was too busy…all summer! We chatted via email and Facebook a few times and seemed to have a lot in common. Finally, Labor Day weekend 2010, Suzanne hosted a BBQ at her house so Nick and I could finally meet in person.
When I got to the party and saw Nick I immediately though to myself; he’s pretty cute 🙂 His nephews and niece were hanging all over him and I thought, wow, he likes kids too!
At the end of the evening, Nick asked me if I’d like to have dinner sometime and I accepted the invitation. We had our first official date on September 10, 2010 at Molto Restaurant in Fairfield. Fast forward a few months to the holidays. Nick was brave enough to join my family for Thanksgiving and for a week in Vermont from Christmas to New Years. My whole family immediately loved Nick, most especially my late grandmother adored him. Nick could make Mima laugh harder than anyone else we know!
After a few months of dating, Nick told me that he is “old fashioned” and wanted to date for at least one full year before ever getting engaged. “OK”, I said. About a month after our one year anniversary, after asking me to go out to dinner several times (I kept saying I was too tired during the week), we went to Molto for dinner again. We happened to get the same booth from our first date. At the end of dinner, I was antsy to leave. I looked away for a second and when I turned back Nick was sitting there with a huge smile on his face and an open ring box! The rest is history.
We had our wedding ceremony at Second Congregational Church in Greenwich and were married by our friend Chris, the associate pastor there. We were so blessed to have him perform the ceremony. Our reception was at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, NY. Suzanne and I know each other from growing up together going to Winged Foot with our families while our fathers played golf. So, in addition to the fact that it is a beautiful setting, it seemed appropriate to have the reception at a place that gave us a connection long before we even knew it!”
One more round of congratulations to Christina and Nick! Thanks to both of you.