We met… Three years ago, on the same day as Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade! We were introduced by a close mutual friend. The luck of the Irish was clearly on our side that day!
The proposal… Bret proposed to me at the annual Suzanne Donlin Kelly Memorial Golf Tournament; an event founded in honor of his late mother. The proceeds of the tournament go directly to a scholarship in her name at Boston College High School. Just as the field of 150 golfers (our closest friends and family) were about to tee off, Bret commandeered the microphone and asked me to be his wife. We like to think that Bret’s mother was there in spirit, as this is an all-day event celebrating family, friends and sport!
The wedding venue… Our wedding took place on June 20, 2014, in Cohasset Massachusetts. The Reception was held at Atlantica, a location that boasts beautiful views of the harbor and the moored lobster boats. In essence, we had the quintessential New England backdrop for our special day!
We incorporated VV into our special day by…. In every way possible! The vineyard vines apparel and accessories embody our relationship – fun, whimsical, and full of life! It wasn’t even a question that we wanted to have our entire wedding party outfitted in VV. The bridesmaids’ dresses & flower girl’s dress, with their nautical strip and mixed patterns, gave us the platform and theme for our entire wedding/reception: nautical chic! The men’s Polka Dot Whale Ties complimented the wedding colors: navy, white and raspberry! Finally, if there was one thing we knew our wedding would involve, it was going to be a whole lot of dancing! Our guests did not disappoint. My bridesmaids and I were all too happy to slip into our navy blue and white polka dot VV flip flops at the reception!
Photo Credit: Matt Stone Photography