Dave and Kristen met through an online dating site in December, 2014. They dated for two and a half years, living over an hour apart, while Kristen finished up graduate school. Since they lived in different states (Kristen in Connecticut and Dave in Rhode Island), they spent a lot of time driving to see each other and made every weekend count. When Kristen graduated, they knew it was time to put an end to all the driving and move in together. Two weeks after moving to Massachusetts, Dave surprised Kristen by proposing to her at one of her favorite places, Harry Potter World at Universal Studios, Florida, in front of Hogwarts castle. She of course said yes, and they had an amazing day before embarking on a week-long cruise through the Caribbean.
They planned their wedding over a two year period. When Kristen began dress shopping with her mom, she knew that she wanted a ballgown with some sort of ruffles. She tried on many beautiful dresses at Mariella Creations in Rocky Hill, CT, and could not get over how she felt in style #2168, a flowy ballgown with horsehair cascading ruffles and a lace top. Once she added a belt and put a veil on, she couldn’t stop crying and knew this was her dress!
Dave and Kristen got married at Lake of Isles in North Stonington, CT on June 22nd, 2019. It was a magical day filled with love.
DJ/Lighting/Photobooth: Tom Conte, Conte Sound Productions, RI
Officiant: Betty J Allard, Justice of the Peace, Oakdale, CT