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Lenore and Lawrence
While on vacation in France with her boyfriend, Larry Ward, in 2001, Lenore Welby was lying on the bed in her hotel room, exhausted from a day of sightseeing. Suddenly she felt something drop onto her stomach. She opened her eyes to see a small box and her boyfriend on his knee about to propose. "I couldn't believe it," says Lenore. "I thought there would be some big discussion and lots of planning, but then -- boom! -- here was this little box on my belly!"
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In the bride's bouquet, tiny pinecones and evergreen sprigs are ringed with marabou.
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The Maid of Honor
Lenore with her twin sister and maid of honor, Pauline Welby. For the reception, Lenore removed her chiffon shrug and clipped on a silk flower made by her mother.
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The bride and groom kneel during their traditional Roman Catholic nuptial mass. Lenore's mother made the veil, edging it with lace from the veil she had worn at her own wedding 30 years earlier.
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The couple's family gathers outside the New York Academy of Sciences, where the reception was held.
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A small tree at the entrance to the reception greets guests; glass compotes hold the favors -- ornaments made from vintage Christmas postcards.
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Above the mantle hangs a monogram made from glittered pinecones dusted with powdered snow ("LW" happens to be both the bride's and groom's initials); below it are glass cylinders filled with mini pinecones and candles.
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The winsome wedding cake is decorated with paper trees and "snowballs" piped from frosting and topped with a marzipan snowman and snow-woman holding a replica of Lenore's bouquet.
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The First Dance
Larry shows off his new moves with his bride during their first dance.
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Reception Site: New York Academy of Sciences
Event Designer: Aaron Michael Caramanis
Bouquets, Favors, and Consulting: Treen Woodward Studio, 401-437-4040.
Invitations and Programs: Twice Design, 401-261-5967.
Photography: Laura Moss Photography
Disc Jockey: Carol Moore of A Starry Night Elegant Disc Jockeys
Dance Lessons: Dance Manhattan
Ice Sculptures: Ice Fantasies
Catering: by Chef's Table@ NYAS, 212-838-0230, ext. 111
Wedding Cake: Amanda Graff, 203-255-6921