Madeline and Eric met in August 2015 while both attending the special master’s program at Georgetown University. On the first day of orientation, several fellow SMP’ers found out they were living in the same apartment complex. A fellow classmate suggested that the group meet up and walk to the Georgetown bus together before the first day of orientation. Eric just so happened to sit next to Madeline on the bus ride to Georgetown that morning… and the rest is history! 😉
Madeline fell in love with Eric’s kind-hearted nature and generosity, and found his endless perfectionism to be endearing. Eric, on the other hand, fell in love with Madeline’s intelligence and great looks, but moreover adored her competitive spirit. Although they suffered through a rigorous academic course load that year, they also made sure to properly celebrate every exam with new friends and all in all, made countless memories together.
In the midst of a global pandemic, Eric knew that he wanted to propose before starting the next phase of their careers. He planned a bike ride that ended at gravelly point (a park that the couple went to on one of their first dates) and had enlisted friends from their time together at Georgetown to set up a picnic under a beautiful blooming tree. He got down on his knee under the blossoms, and she said yes!
Madeline and Eric celebrated their big day at Gurney’s Star Island Resort in Montauk, NY. The ceremony took place on the Villa Lawn, with a beautiful ocean view and music from Around Town Entertainment’s pianist. Madeline looked radiant as she walked down the aisle to Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect,” Eric stood at the end of the aisle with the biggest smile on his face! After the couple exchanged their vows, their friends and family erupted into applause as they happily walked back up the aisle to a joyful rendition of “All You Need is Love” by The Beatles.
Ready to begin the party, everyone gathered on the lawn for cocktail hour! Drinks were poured and toasts were made as Around Town’s Jazz trio played everyone’s favorite jazz hits. The perfect way to get the party started!
When it came time for the reception, everyone was greeted in the Waterfront Ballroom by The Authority Band. The energy was high from the start, as the bridal party entered the ballroom to Ke$ha and Pitbull’s “Timber,” each member of the party getting a chance to show off their wonderful dance moves! Madeline and Eric made their beautiful entrance to “Higher Love” by Whitney Houston, receiving thunderous applause from their guests.
The happy couple then began their first dance to John Legend’s “Conversations in the Dark.” Madeline and Eric danced so gracefully together, they were so in sync, and very clearly in love! After the slow dances concluded, it was time to get everyone on their feet to party! The Authority Band rocked the night away with hits like “Never Felt a Love Like This” by “Galantis” and a crowd favorite, the Isley Brothers’ “Shout,” which had everyone dancing the night away.
Thanks, Madeline and Eric for having the Authority Band help you celebrate your big day!