Hollen and Adam, met in 7th grade at the tender age of 12, in an English class in New Haven, Connecticut. The friendship was instant and the flirtation soon followed. A few years later they were dating and about a decade later they made it official. They decided to wed at Adamâ€™s grandmotherâ€™s home, where the family had gathered on many special occasions. In addition to offering views of the Long Island Sound, it was the site of Adamâ€™s parents wedding, and the June 16, 2012, wedding date was the anniversary of his grandparentsâ€™ nuptials. Howâ€™s that for a classic wedding steeped in tradition and the love of generations of family?
Totes emblazoned with a design by Mr. Boddingtonâ€™s Studio were stuffed with maps, information on local attractions, candy, snacks, and water. Also included were, pre-stamped postcards from the town hall of Madison, Connecticut, the groomâ€™s home town, on which guests wrote their favorite moments from the wedding weekend and mailed back to the couple. Hollen and Adam received them when they returned from their honeymoon in Greece.
The duoâ€™s monogram was stamped on to drink stirrers (and napkins) by ForYourParty. Guests sipped wines and a signature cocktail, named the â€śBrodyâ€™s Breezeâ€ť after the newlywedâ€™s beloved pup, and made of Ketel One vodka, seltzer, and mango, peach, and passionfruit juices.
The couple was lifted in chairs as guests danced the traditional Jewish wedding dance, the horah. â€śIt felt as though my head almost hit the top of the tent,â€ť Hollen said. â€śBut I still loved every second of it.â€ť When they were back on solid ground, they danced their first dance to â€śStars Go Blueâ€ť by Ryan Adams.
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