"Charm & Class"
I was out with my friend in Hoboken for the day when we decided to go to one last bar before heading home. When we walked in, Ryan bumped into me. I said, “Excuse me,” and we went inside. There was a photo booth in the bar and my friend asked his friend for money to take a picture. We all ended up in the photo booth together and shortly after that Ryan and I went on our first date.
We became inseparable after that, spending nearly every night together. We briefly moved to Washington state for a year, and on a drive across the country he proposed to me! We were at Yellowstone Park by the multi-colored grand prismatic springs and he waited until no one was around. After that, we drove to a hotel and got a bottle of wine to celebrate.
Beacon, NY has a special place in our hearts because Ryan first told me he loved me at a cute Airbnb there. We started looking in the area and when we saw The Roundhouse, we knew we had found the place for us. Ryan is from Spokane, Washington, where there is a huge water mill. The Roundhouse, an old mill factory full of charm and class, felt like fate. The sales and events team were wonderful. They kept us on a timeline and were so cool and calm. They made the whole process stress-free. We were planning from across the country and I don’t know how we would have done it without them. They had great suggestions on style and were always there to answer our questions.
Our ceremony was at The Roundhouse on the most perfect day. We had amazing weather, the aisle looked like a meadow, and Ryan and I built our triangle arch together. My good friend from high school officiated, my 90 year-old grandfather walked me down the aisle, and we had a “best pug” walk down the aisle in a tuxedo!
Our cocktail hour was inside and outside, with food and drinks available in both places. Everyone could decide where they wanted to be, mingling and enjoying the views. The food was amazing, everyone said great things about the duck satay, the taco station, and the Italian station. The arancini balls were incredible!
We’re very in touch with the outdoors, and I’m a very natural, earthy person. We like vintage things and went for a 1920’s-Gatsby garden party look. We used wildflowers, greenery, and candles down the staircase. We wanted the indoors to feel like outside and we had that presence in the ballroom. The brick walls and tall windows showing the foliage outside were perfect for our vibe. The rustic tables were eclectic and we had a 40-person head table. My huge Italian family loved it and we loved that everything felt uniquely us. We had a phenomenal DJ and seriously feel he was the best wedding DJ ever. He listened to us when we told him what we liked and created something we loved with an amazing playlist.
For dinner, I had the roasted day boat cod over roasted red pepper risotto. It was gluten-free and I appreciated that it wasn’t an afterthought. It was as delicious as the other option, a steak with rice and potato-creamed spinach. The first course was a pasta with a roasted tomato bucatini, and we had our mixed berry salad at the end of dinner. All the food was phenomenal!
Thank you to all our guests for spending an amazing night with us. Thank you to everyone at The Roundhouse. Thank you to my mom, Julie Ferolie, and to George Castellano. This wouldn’t have been possible without you. Also, special thanks to my grandparents Larry and Jeanne Ferolie and to Suzy Abramson for being the best maid of honor a girl could ask for.
The Roundhouse, Beacon, NY