If you met Lissy and James separately, you might not instantly recognize just how perfect they are for one another. In many ways they seem like opposites. In fact, when they met for the first time at their college reunion, they even looked like opposites - James dressed in a suit, Lissy wearing jeans and a tank top. But when they started to talk that night, they discovered that they had quite a number of things in common, the most important being their shared desire to see each other again.
As they began dating, they discovered that their opposing sensibilities helped them. They balanced each other out. They introduced each other to new things. Most of all, they made each other laugh. A lot. If there’s one thing you notice about Lissy and James when you see them together, it’s that they make each other deliriously happy. As a couple, they are a pure, concentrated joy. You can’t help but smile when you’re with them, not just because they’re probably making you laugh, but also because you know that in seeing them together you are witnessing something special.
That was never more evident than when you heard Lissy and James exchange their vows. Personal, funny and incredibly touching, when Lissy and James promised forever to each other in front of their family and friends the room went silent. Everyone wanted to hear what they had to say, because they knew it would be amazing. In his vows, James didn’t promise that he would love Lissy. He didn’t have to, he said, because it was an undeniable truth that he will love her. That he will always love her. I don’t have to tell you that when he said those words it wasn’t just Lissy who wiped away tears (it may have been me too).
The celebration that followed was exuberant, with Lissy and James in the center of the floor, wowing their guests with their incredible dance moves. They danced the way only two people so clearly in sync can do - so full of life and love that you couldn’t take your eyes off them.
Pre-Ceremony Location: The Study at Yale in New Haven, Connecticut Hair & Make-up: DD Nickel Bridal Gown: Sarah Seven Bridal Salon: Lovely Bride in New York City Shoes: Pelle Moda Venue: The New Haven Lawn Club Florist: Fleur de Lys in New Haven, Connecticut Band: The Stingers Cake: Lucibello’s Italian Pastry Shop in New Haven, Connecticut