From Miles to Smiles

From Miles to Smiles 1500 1000 adam Michaels

Mary Alice and Spencer met at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. They knew one another as classmates, then friends, and even co-editors until FINALLY they realized they were a perfect match! In 2015, they unexpectedly struck up a long-distance relationship that has crossed 5,542.62 miles between Connecticut, New York, Ohio, D.C. and Villa Maria, Argentina. In a turn of events, 2020 was remarkably less distant; Spencer, MA, and Mookie (their dog) probably spent 365 days within feet from one another. On one of those 365 days, over champagne and takeout ramen from their favorite DC restaurant, Spencer asked Mary Alice to marry him, and she said yes. Although they wouldn’t have anticipated this turn of events from when they were a freshman and sophomore at Kenyon, they couldn’t wait to get together with everyone to celebrate what an amazing trip it’s been, and all the adventures that will come next.

The beautiful couple got married at Riverside Yacht Club in Connecticut. Mary Alice and Spencer’s special day was beautifully captured by Eryc Perez de Tagle Photography! Everything was set in place on the big day by Sara W. Davis and Riverside Yacht Club. Before Mary Alice started down the aisle, the pianist from Around Town Entertainment played “The Wind” by Cat Stevens! Everyone saw Spencer first see Mary Alice 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 one of their favorites, “Limelight” by Rush. 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 Altitude Band played the most perfect song to get the party started: “Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac. The bridal party skipped into the room jamming it out to the most requested wedding band in Connecticut, the Altitude Band. Spencer and Mary Alice had their first dance as husband and wife to “Bless The Telephone” by Labi Siffre as an ode to their once long-distance relationship, and the dance party kicked off!

The Altitude Band played many of Spencer and Mary Alice’s favorite songs throughout the night such as, “New York, New York” by Frank Sinatra! It was truly a night to remember and we’re so happy to have been part of Spencer and Mary Alice’s special day extra memorable!