Meghan and Mario had an intimate and romantic fall wedding day at Arrow Park Lake & Lodge in Monroe, NY. Their elegant and modern wedding day included 50 of their closest friends and family celebrating their union tucked away in the woods at the secluded Arrow Park Mansion. Their wedding day was filled with hints of Spanish and Italian accents to represent their family heritages, including three Spanish guitarist serenading throughout cocktail hour and traditional Spanish figurines to represent Meghan and Mario. Their day included snow flurries and bright sunshine, but everyone was still able to enjoy an indoor/outdoor patio ceremony overlooking the river and valley below. After the ceremony, the guests and couple danced the night away.
Proposal was private and although I had some ideas on how and where, I carried the ring on me most of the time to find the perfect moment. I eventually decided to propose near a lighthouse on Cape Finisterre towards the end of a day trip. When we first landed in Spain, airport security nearly spoiled the surprise when I got pulled aside and had my carry-on searched. I had the discretely tell the agent (in Spanish) what was in the bag, including the pouch where the ring box was kept, as soon as I told him he was a good sport by hiding the contents out of plain sight.
Mario proposed to me during our trip to Spain. The entire trip was amazing but this particular day was just so much fun. We took a day trip driving along northern coast of Spain, stopping at certain areas that interested us like an old artist that spent his life living on coast and made sculptures with the rocks. We also found the most amazing white sand beach that was almost hidden behind pine trees! Our day ended at Cape Finisterre, which translates to 'end of the earth'. We were alone and sitting on top of a steep rocky cliff over Atlantic Ocean when Mario asked me a question in Spanish that I didn't understand at first (ha!) as he help me work through the translation I started to tear up and said YES!
Wedding Planning Tip:
“Don't get caught up in the hype to make you feel like you need everything, in the end it is your celebration and you will have a good time with friends and family”
Venue: Arrow Park Lake & Lodge @arrowparkny
Florist: Flowers by David Anthony @flowersbyda
Catering: Love + Rosemary
Cake: Sara Victoria Cakes @saravictoriacakedesign
Officiant: Bride’s Uncle
Invitations: Tony Skalicky at Remco Press @remcopress
Bridal Gown Designer: Jaehee Bridal @jaeheebridalatelier
Bridal Shoes: Nine West
Bridal Jewelry: Handmade Tiara Headpiece made by the bride
Groom's Attire: Ralph Lauren
Wedding Bands & Engagement Ring Designer: Vinhas Jewelers @vinhasjewelersinc
Honeymoon: Kauai, Hawaii