Caitlin Carey (Bride)
Taurus. Excel Master. Interpretive dancer. Cheese aficionado. Meatball eating champ.
Jeremy Garzoli (Groom)
Halloween baby. Jig dancer extraordinaire. Words With Friends champ. Master Chef. Lousy web designer.
October 21, 2011
First date at Wine Bar in the East Village of NYC, followed by a "bit" more wine at 'inoteca in the Lower East Side.
October 23, 2011
Second date (a day-date) walking around Chinatown, eating dumplings and, because it's NY, happening upon a quidditch tournament on Chrystie Street.
October 31, 2011
Jeremy surprises Caitlin with the fact that it is his birthday! She didn't even know how old he was but she scrambles to find a dinner reservation...in the West Village...during the New York Halloween parade. Dinner was a success for the couple and for the fully costumed bear and deer sitting next to them.
November – December 2011
Caitlin and Jeremy get to know each other over many-a-bottle of wine (thanks, Nick!), pounds and pounds of cheese and delicious meals.
December 31, 2011
Jeremy meets Caitlin's family (and ALL of her high school girlfriends!) while in Massachusetts to attend a friends New Year's Eve wedding. The wedding was a blast and Jeremy scored rave reviews from the Carey family, no easy task!
March 9, 2012
Caitlin and Jeremy set off on an amazing 10 day vacation in Hawaii! The first stop was the Big Island where they snorkeled, went paddle boarding for the first of many times, took a helicopter tour over the Kilauea Volcano and incredible waterfalls and imbibed with the locals at "Humpy's" bar. The second leg of their vacation took them to Maui via 8-seater puddle jumper. Not the smoothest ride, but they got there safe and sound. More adventures were in store in Maui, including surfing, whale watching (3 times, worth it each time!), kayaking, more paddle boarding and snorkeling, close encounters with green sea turtles, jumping into the incredible Olivine Pools on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, terrifying but beautiful car rides along the edge of the island and feasting on lots and lots of local ahi tuna.
April 8, 2012
Having made it through the "vacation test," Jeremy decides it's time to introduce Caitlin to his family, which he does over Easter weekend. Caitlin meets the Garzoli clan, including Jeremy's niece Sophia, and wins them all over...without even trying. Pssssh.
July 4, 2012
Jeremy and Caitlin head up to Caitlin's grandmothers house on Lake George where Jeremy meets more of the extended Carey family. Their few days at Lake George are spent frog hunting with Owen (Caitlin's nephew and one of the ring bearers), paddle boarding (again!) and hiking.
Mid-July-ish (we're not sure!)
After a bit of reorganizing, Jeremy and Caitlin move in together in Caitlin's studio apartment in the West Village. It's around this time that Jeremy starts ring-scheming with Meghan (Caitlin's sister and maid-of-honor).
August 4, 2012
Jeremy, quite bravely, goes on vacation with the Carey family in Maine (one brother missing but 10 adults and 3 kids in one house!). Meanwhile, engagement scheming continues...with Meghan secretly figuring out Caitlin's ring size.
August 11, 2012
After two abandoned proposal attempts, Jeremy pops the question in the kitchen of their apartment. After Caitlin stops hyperventilating and confirms that he is, in fact, serious, she says "YES!"
February 23, 2013
We are thrilled to be getting married at the Artists for Humanity Epicenter surrounded by our incredible family and friends. Thank you all for your love and support throughout the years, we would not be who we are without you. In the wise words of four year old Owen, "It's a competition for the luckiest!" and we won!