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Kaitlyn and Richard met in February 2018 at Fraunces Tavern in New York City when their mutual friend Brad introduced them. (To this day, they argue over how to pronounce Fraunces.) Richard’s first thought when he saw Kaitlyn was, “Wow, she’s pretty.” Kaitlyn’s first thought when she saw Richard was, “Wow, he’s tall.” After hanging out most of the day, they went to Richard’s friend’s birthday party, where they played skee-ball all night.

Kaitlyn and Richard had their first date about a week later at Linen Hall. There was clearly a connection and they started dating. Kaitlyn’s dog, Bear, gave Richard the stamp of approval pretty quickly. While her cat, Hank, took a bit longer, he eventually approved of Richard too.

After about five months of NJ Transit rides, axe throwing, karaoke, and bottles of wine, Richard moved to Brooklyn. The much shorter commute across the East River allowed for more time spent together watching The Office, walking Bear, eating ice cream, and drinking (more) bottles of wine.

In early 2021, Kaitlyn and Richard planned a trip to Miami. Kaitlyn was convinced that Richard would propose on the trip, but he didn’t. Instead, he surprised her with a proposal two weeks before the trip, in Battery Park at sunset. Kaitlyn and Richard were so excited to get married and to celebrate with friends and family in June 2022 with Around Town Entertainment!

The beautiful couple got married at Battello in New Jersey. Kaitlyn and Richard’s special day was beautifully decorated with fresh blooms by Blue Jasmine Floral! Everything was set in place on the big day by Dominique Borzomati of Battello. Before Kaitlyn started down the aisle, the violinist and pianist from Around Town Entertainment played “Once in a Lifetime” by Landon Austin! Everyone saw Richard first see Kaitlyn start down the aisle, and everyone looked on with a smile. The two exchanged their vows and said their “I Do’s” and then skipped down the aisle singing along to the ever-fitting and celebratory song “Fire and the Flood” by Vance Joy. It was such an exciting moment, almost as exciting as the party after!

Then it was cocktail hour, where the guests were serenaded by the Around Town Band’s jazz trio featuring a bass, guitar, and piano! The trio perfectly underscored all the delicious hors d’oeuvre and bubbly drinks as the celebration kicked off. All the guests started to tap their toes along with many of the jazz classics the group played, getting excited to dance it out for the reception! 

As everyone entered the reception room, the Around Town Band played the most perfect song to get the party started: “Don’t Stop Me Now” by the legendary band, Queen. The bridal party skipped into the room jamming it out to the most requested wedding band in New Jersey, the Around Town Band. Richard and Kaitlyn had their first dance as husband and wife to “Wake Me” by Bleachers and the dance party kicked off! They even had a selfie photo booth from Selfie Booth Company!

The Around Town Band played many of Richard and Kaitlyn’S favorite songs throughout the night such as, “American Girl” by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, “Beggin’” by Maneskin, and “This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan.

It was truly a night to remember and we’re so happy to have been part of Richard and Kaitlyn’s special day extra memorable!