The Wedding of ...
Nicole Cicero & Gregory Mallardi
Ceremony: Church of the Guardian Angel
Reception: Glen Island Harbour Club
Gown: Allure Bridals from RK Bridal
Bridesmaids: Nouvelle Amsale from Bella Bridesmaids
Photography: Ein Photography and Design
Cinematographer: Mike Zhu Films
Makeup: Dunique Wonderland Beauty & Fashion
Hair: D. Anthony Hair Studio
Florist: Arcadia Floral, 914.777.2800, www.arcadiafloral.com
and Johnny’s Florist
Cake: Glen Island Harbour Club
Band: Marcus Reid Band, Hank Lane Music, 212.767.0600, www.hanklane.com
A Personalized Menu
I met Greg while he was working at a bar in Nyack, but honestly the timing for a relationship didn’t match up. About a year and a half later, we both started working at a different bar called Nyack Pour House, where I realized how patient, helpful, and kind he was. Eventually, I agreed to give him a chance and go on a date with him. Over the next five years, we traveled a lot together. One summer, we had two trips planned – one to Cancun with his parents and another to Thailand with just the two of us. The Cancun trip came first, and on our third day there, Greg and I went off on our own for a romantic day at the spa and then dinner.
During dinner, Greg asked the waiter to take a picture of us, secretly turning his phone on video mode to capture him getting down on one knee and proposing! We celebrated with his parents the last day of the trip and when I got back home, my mother had decorated my bedroom with a big “Congrats” sign and lots of engagement goodies.
Greg and I wanted a waterfront wedding venue with delicious food. The whole atmosphere at Glen Island was the perfect fit for us. You can see the gorgeous waterfront views outside as well as from the floor-to-ceiling windows inside. Rocco Agostino, the general manager, was amazing to work with. He was professional and friendly, making it very easy to talk to him and rely on him.
Our ceremony incorporated special elements for both of us. We chose the church where Greg’s parents got married and where Greg also works as a Catholic school teacher. The priest who performed my sacraments growing up officiated the wedding. The church also happened to be a block away from the restaurant where we had our first date, so we stopped by there for pictures before heading to Glen Island.
We thoughtfully selected our food stations to create a menu that was a “taste of us.” Because we met working at a bar, we had the Glen Island pub station serving classics such as sliders and French fries. As a tribute to our engagement destination, we had a Mexican Fiesta station with traditional fajitas. The Imperial Asian station was a dedication to our Thailand trip later that summer, where we celebrated our engagement.
Our ballroom décor was simple and romantic, lit with many candles. Our centerpieces were filled with white flowers and greenery, surrounded by pillar and votive candles. We would recommend our band a thousand times over. They were phenomenal and kept the dance floor packed from the first song to the last.
Dinner started with a harvest salad and gnocchi alfredo, followed by several entrée options: filet mignon; chicken Sorrentino Napoleon with prosciutto, eggplant, and mozzarella; or sesame-crusted Atlantic salmon. Dessert was a duet of a vanilla cheesecake and an apple tart, topped with vanilla ice cream. We were so grateful when Rocco surprised us with a cognac bar to complement our cigar bar.
A huge thank you to our parents and our bridal party for their love and support and for helping us put together our dream wedding. Thank you to all our incredible vendors (and a special shout out to our photographer, Tim, and videographer, Mike, timing and executing every shot perfectly). Finally, thank you to everyone at Glen Island, especially Rocco for treating us so special.
Glen Island Harbour Club
New Rochelle, NY, 914.636.6500, www.gi-hc.com