In August 2019, Livia Santoro and Eric Schweppe connected at Columbia University. Eric, who had previously graduated from West Point and served three tours in Afghanistan, was attending medical school there while Olivia was enrolled in a business program. They met one other while pursuing their jobs because they were both successful and motivated individuals who knew precisely what they wanted in a partner.
In the summer of 2019, Morgan Martin and Chris Boyle were planning their wedding. The couple met through a dating app, but there was no swiping involved. It was a mutual friend who did the matchmaking, introducing Ms. Martin and Mr. Boyle to each other at her apartment in New York before they went on their first date to a Brooklyn Nets game. Ms. Martin said that after their first date, she and Mr. Boyle were inseparable for two years when “he proposed to me behind my favorite spot on Long Island in Montauk!”
The couple chose the Inn at Longshore in Westport because it’s amazing and charming,” Ms. Martin said. “Our vision was a classic chic wedding.” For their ceremony which took place outside on the lawn beside water views, they added their touches for an intimate affair with family and friends.”
Morgan Martin and Chris Boyle met through a dating app, but there was no swiping involved.
Morgan and Chris met on a dating app called Coffee Meets Bagel. They started dating in 2017, and after a year of seeing each other on weekends, they decided it was time to take the next step together.
They got engaged in February 2018 at the home where they grew up together: Morgan’s parents’ house in Greenwich Village!
It was a mutual friend who did the matchmaking, introducing Ms. Martin and Mr. Boyle to each other at her apartment in New York before they went on their first date to a Brooklyn Nets game.
- Ms. Martin and Mr. Boyle met through a mutual friend who introduced them to each other at her apartment in New York before they went on their first date to a Brooklyn Nets game.
- They were inseparable for two years until Mr. Boyle proposed behind Ms. Martin’s favorite spot-on Long Island in Montauk (a surprise!)
Ms. Martin said that after their first date, she and Mr. Boyle were inseparable for two years when “He proposed to me behind my favorite spot-on Long Island in Montauk!”
The couple met through a mutual friend and dated for 5 months before he asked her out, getting down on one knee while they were visiting the beach with their friends at sunset (a location he knew she loved). Mr. Boyle had decided that this would be his only chance at proposing he had been saving up money so he could buy something special for his girlfriend since getting engaged was out of the question due to financial constraints and knew just how much Ms. Martin loved Montauk because it was where they spent most of their time together during those two years together before getting married!
Inn at the Longshore in Westport
The couple chose the Inn at the Longshore in Westport, Conn., because it was “amazing and charming,” Ms. Martin said. “Our vision was a classic, chic wedding.”
The venue is known for its iconic location on the shoreline of Long Island Sound and features terraces with views of New Haven Harbor, a gazebo for outdoor ceremonies, and an open-air courtyard for cocktail receptions. The team at Inn at Longshore worked closely with Ms. Martin to craft an elegant celebration that reflected their style as well as guests’ expectations about Connecticut weddings: “We wanted it to feel like everyone had just stepped out of a magazine.”
The bride wore an off-the-shoulder dress from Bridal Bliss ($1,250). Her shoes were Christian Louboutin heels ($2,000). For her bouquet, she chose hydrangeas from Chelsea Flower Show ($150), which were accented by simple silk blooms from Garden Breeze Flowers ($50). She chose fairy lights strung across each table setting so guests could see each other easily throughout dinner service; these were provided by Outright Events who also handled all other decorating details including flowers & lighting fixtures & linens etcetera…
An Intimate Affair with Family and Friends
For the ceremony, which took place outside on the lawn of the Inn at Longshore beside water views, the couple added their touches for an intimate affair with family and friends. The bride wore a simple dress by BHLDN that had been in her family for generations. Her bouquet featured white lilies and hydrangeas that were tied together with ribbons made from feathers from her grandfather’s old hunting jacket (the groom’s father).
The bride carried a small bouquet made up of daisy poms wrapped in a blue ribbon, which she said was an homage to their first date when they went on picnics together as children growing up in Connecticut. She said she wanted something “pretty” but also simple enough that guests would be able to recognize it as hers if they saw it again later on down memory lane.”
Classic does not Always Mean Fussy
A simple ceremony can be very elegant. The couple’s personalities should shine through in their choice of music and other elements: a classical string quartet playing a romantic piece may be more appropriate than an orchestra playing something more modern, while an acoustic guitar played by the groom might make him feel like he’s walking down the aisle again with his first love.
The same goes for the vows themselves; if you want to include something personal, that’s fine but don’t go overboard with it! They’re supposed to be meaningful, so choose words that will resonate with both yourself and your partner on their special day. Looking back, Olivia recalls, “The entire event was held at my childhood home and consequently embodied me on a very personal level.” Very precious people from all over the world attended, including close family members, childhood role models, friends, and coworkers.
The ceremony was beautiful and the couple’s wishes were fulfilled. It was an amazing day!