Fox Hollow Inn wedding reception of Brittany & Kevin | Woodbury, Long Island

More from Brittany & Kevin’s New Years Eve wedding…

When was the moment you knew you wanted to marry your spouse?
Kevin: About three or four months into dating, I chose to start passing up things that I would normally never pass up (aka late nights out with friends) in order to spend more time with Brittany.  I always pictured this was some sort of major sacrifice that would be extremely difficult for me to make. But once I fell in love with Brittany – it wasn’t some sort of sacrifice, but a conscious choice to spend time with somebody you love.  Once that happened, I knew she was the one.
Brittany: It’s funny because I had a very similar thought process that happened after three months or so of dating… I guess this explains we are married today.

How does it feel different being married?
Kevin: AWESOME
Brittany: Hahaha, I’ll echo Kevin’s sentiment of it being awesome.  I can’t really say that much has changed for me personally, other than the new last name.  Kevin and I have been living together for over 3 years, have a dog (for the past 2.5 years), and own a condo in Philly.  We may have done things a bit out of order, but I think all of those things fell into place before getting engaged/married because we had a shared sentiment of wanting to spend the rest of our lives with each other.

What was the one thing you were most stressed about before the wedding and how did it turn out?
Kevin: That a mix of alcohol and various personalities mixing for four hours would cause some type of disturbance.  Nothing at all happened (or if it did we didn’t notice) – everyone was there to have a good time.
Brittany: Weather was a big concern for the few months leading up to the wedding, given that we picked New Years Eve for the big day. We really lucked out though with the warm front that came in the week before the wedding.  Not a snow flake in sight day of the wedding.:)

Now that you’re married, and you’ve been through planning a wedding together, what advice would you give to other couples who are just starting the process?
Kevin: Try to pace yourself and work together as a team.  There’s a desire to get things out of the way and do all the planning at once, but it’s a process and things take time.  Also, be able to compromise – there are going to be a number personalities involved in the process.  Being able to compromise where needed is necessary.
Brittany: Talk about what you both want out of the day! Big or small, venue, music… make sure you are on the same page as your significant other and it will save you a lot of unnecessary stress.

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Tell us about your cake.
Kevin: The cake was beautifully decorated and also very delicious.
Brittany: It was a four-tier cake – two tiers of white cake with chocolate pudding, 2 tiers of chocolate cake with whipped cream, and yes it was delicious!  The colors of the cake matched my dress – bone / off-white.

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What was your favorite part of planning your wedding and why?
Brittany: Choosing the band. The band was probably one of the wedding items that we spent the most time with. We wanted a band that would kill it day of the wedding, and they did. Kevin and I went to see the Drop Dead Sexy on his birthday and we had a bunch of friends join. Everyone was blown away by them and could not express how excited they were that this was our wedding band.

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What’s next for the two of you?
Finish my MBA (Brittany), complete my CFA studying (Kevin), buy a house, and few concerts sprinkled in the middle (Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen).

NYE wedding at inn at fox hollow

Venue: Inn at Fox Hollow – Woodbury, New York
Dress shop: Pronovias – New York, New York
Suit: My Suit – New York, New York
Hair & make up: GC Salon and Spa – New York, New York
Flowers: Pedestals Floral Decorators – New York, New York
Cake: Francesco’s Italian-American Bakery – Hicksville, New York
Officiant: Jimmy Dunbar
Band / DJ: Drop Dead Sexy – Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
Invitations: Carolyn Verdi – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

New York wedding photographer – Leslie Barbaro

Inn at Fox Hollow wedding of Brittany & Kevin|Woodbury, New York

A beautiful bride and groom, surrounded by a few hundred awesome guests ready to party down for their New Years Eve wedding – what more could I ask for?!

About the couple…
Brittany: Kevin and I have been a together for more than four years and we’ve lived together for more than three years with our beagle named Levon. We were both college athletes – he played lacrosse at Lafayette and I played lacrosse at Columbia. We’re both very active and we’ve run many marathons and half marathons together. We’re both originally from Long Island (we actually grew up a town apart from each other) though we did not meet until our early 20s when we were both working in NYC. We started dating in New York, both moved to Philadelphia for work and moved in together. We just recently moved back to New York and now live together in Astoria. This happened rather unexpectedly – I got a job offer from the NFL that I could not turn down.­

How did you meet?
Brittany: Kevin and I were introduced by one of my bridesmaids Ann. She was working in NYC with Kevin and was convinced that Kevin and I would get along well. It took a few months before she could finally arrange a meet-up.
Kevin and I met at a bar on the Upper East Side – Session 73. It was a Saturday night in September 2011, we had our first date the Wednesday after and were dating shortly afterwards. We hit it off right away.

Who proposed and how?
Brittany: Kevin proposed on December 12, 2014. He loves the holidays, so this proposal was very him. It was a Friday, Kevin called me at work that afternoon around 3pm telling me he was very sick and had to leave work early. He asked if I could come straight home after work to help out with the dog. This was very out of character for him – to say he was sick I assumed this had to be serious. I left work around 4:30 and stopped to pick up soup and ginger ale for him. I arrived home around 5pm, with soup in hand. Walking up the stairs from our front door I could see pink lighting on the ceiling, but the rest of our condo was dark. I got to our living room and Kevin had secretly put up lots of Christmas lights and decorations. Our dog Levon was in a Christmas sweater, Kevin was standing there in his suit and my favorite Van Morrison song (“ Into the Mystic”) was playing. And he proposed! The rest is history.

Tell us about your wedding dress, attire, accessories, etc.
Brittany: My wedding dress was from Pronovias, I wanted something that would really stand out, given the day we got married. It was absolutely gorgeous, but boy was it heavy.  It had beautiful lace and beading work – form fitting with a bit of a vintage feel to it. Kevin got an awesome custom-made tux – navy blue with black lapels. The bridesmaids wore beautiful long black J Crew dresses and the groomsmen were in black suits.

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What was your favorite part of the wedding day?
Kevin: For me it was walking out together during the ceremony holding hands with Brittany and seeing all these faces from all different aspects of our lives.  As my dad would say,  “It’s the only time in your life that everyone will be in this room together.”
Brittany: For me it was the first reveal.  It was a special moment that I shared just with Kevin, and it served as a really great way to get the wedding started.

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Venue: Inn at Fox Hollow – Woodbury, New York
Dress shop: Pronovias – New York, New York
Suit: My Suit – New York, New York
Hair & make up: GC Salon and Spa – New York, New York
Flowers: Pedestals Floral Decorators – New York, New York
Cake: Francesco’s Italian-American Bakery – Hicksville, New York
Officiant: Jimmy Dunbar
DJ: Drop Dead Sexy – Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
Invitations: Carolyn Verdi – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

New York wedding photographer – Leslie Barbaro

Rockwood Park Carriage House wedding of Mallory & Sean| Wilmington, Delaware

Check out more from Mallory and Sean’s beautiful fall wedding and their very awesome LED light exit below!

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How does it feel different being married?
We have been together for almost a decade, but I have to say it does feel different being married – a good different. We are both so incredibly happy.

Tell us about your cake.
We had our cake done by Masters Baker. We chose four different flavors for the inside, but kept it simple on the outside. Our personal favorite was the pumpkin spice cake!

Tell us about your décor & flowers.
We went for a fall theme with black, burgundy, and gold as our colors. We couldn’t have pulled it all together without Simply Perfect Weddings and Expressions by M Design.

What was your favorite part of the wedding day?
We both wrote each other letters to read before the ceremony. That was a very special part of the day for us, but our favorite part of the day would have to be the dancing! It was so much fun to celebrate with all of our friends and family. We are blessed with amazing family and friends.

Thinking back to early in your relationship, when was the moment you knew you wanted to marry your spouse?
I don’t know if it was an exact moment, but everyday we feel happy and whole with each other. We are truly best friends.

Now that you’re married, and you’ve been through planning a wedding together, what advice would you give to other couples who are just starting the process?
Enjoy the planning and enjoy the day. Everything goes by so fast and you want to make sure you take it all in. Do not stress over the little things and make sure you have fun!

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Venue: Rockwood Park Carriage House –  Wilmington, Delaware
Caterer: The Greenery Caterers – Wilmington, Delaware
Wedding planner: Karie O’Neill at Simply Perfect Weddings & Events – Middletown, DE
Dress shop:  Claire’s Fashions – Wilmington, Delaware
Suit: Men’s Wearhouse
Hair & make up: Salon by Dominic  – Hockessin, Delaware
Flowers: Expressions by M Design
Cake: The Master’s Baker – Chester County, PA
Officiant: Eileen McCafferty at Journeys of the Heart
DJ: Silver Sound

Wilmington Delaware wedding photographer – Leslie Barbaro

 

 

Rockwood Park Carriage House wedding preparations of Mallory & Sean| Wilmington, Delaware

Some couples enjoy the wedding planning process more than others and of course, having an amazing wedding planner helps. Mallory met the challenge head on and used it as an opportunity to work closely with her mother during their weekly planning visits. All the hard work paid off with a gorgeous fall wedding at Rockwood Park Carriage House.

A bit about the couple…
Mallory met Sean in high school and they quickly became best friends. They would spend every day together after school –  just talking and enjoying time together – and later decided they liked each other more than friends. Mallory still remembers the butterflies she would get spending time with Sean. They dated throughout high school and college, and they have been together for almost a decade. Mallory is a 5th grade school teacher (her students call her Miss Awesome instead of Miss Austin) and Sean works for Amazon. They have a shared love of the outdoors and deep appreciation for their families.

Who proposed and how?
Sean proposed to Mallory at the same location where he asked her to be his girlfriend. When he asked her to be his girlfriend in high school, he used a ring pop. When he proposed, he first pulled out a ring pop, and then pulled out the real ring. Mallory was completely surprised and instantly called her parents.

About the wedding planning…
Mallory: I really enjoyed planning the wedding with my mom. We would meet every weekend to plan and it was something we will always remember.  And our wedding planner Karie has been amazing throughout this whole process – we could not do it without her!

What was the most challenging part of planning?
So many decisions! We are both very easy going and it is difficult for us to make decisions.

 How did you choose your venue?
We looked around at many venues, but the Carriage House had the right feel for us. It is the right mix of rustic and modern.

What was the one thing you were most stressed about before the wedding and how did it turn out?
Mallory: Surprisingly, we were both very calm the day of the wedding. Being with our friends and family throughout the weekend really helped with the stress. My sister and I actually went for a long run the morning of the wedding to help me feel relaxed.

What’s next for the two of you?
We are looking forward to going on our honeymoon this August. We are going on a hiking and mountain biking trip in Whistler, Canada. We also are planning to get a dog!

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Check back Thursday for more photos from the ceremony and reception!

Venue: Rockwood Park Carriage House –  Wilmington, Delaware
Caterer: The Greenery Caterers – Wilmington, Delaware
Wedding planner: Karie O’Neill at Simply Perfect Weddings & Events – Middletown, DE
Dress shop:  Claire’s Fashions – Wilmington, Delaware
Suit: Men’s Wearhouse
Hair & make up: Salon by Dominic  – Hockessin, Delaware
Flowers: Expressions by M Design
Cake: The Master’s Baker – Chester County, PA
Officiant: Eileen McCafferty at Journeys of the Heart
DJ: Silver Sound

Wilmington Delaware wedding photographer – Leslie Barbaro

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