The Wedding of ...
Allison Coyle & Kyle Krannich
Ceremony & Reception: SkyView Golf Club
Gown: Stefan Jolie, at Bijou Bridal
Tux: Men's Wearhouse
Photographer & Cinematographer:
Anthony Ziccardi Studios
Makeup & Hair: Verve on Location
Florist: Chester Floral and Design
Cake: A Little Cake
DJ: Posh DJs
Kyle and I met at my friend Maria's birthday party. Maria was playing matchmaker and Kyle was invited because she thought we’d make a great couple. Amidst the crowded chaos of the NYC bar, Kyle and I were only able to talk for a moment, but he managed to get my number. He texted me to go for drinks and our first date was at End of Elm in Morristown, NJ. From the second I walked up to Kyle, I knew something special was happening. He waited for me outside the restaurant in the December cold, smiling from ear to ear. He gave off such a welcoming energy that I couldn't wait to get to know him. We spent four hours at the restaurant, talking, laughing, and igniting the spark to our forever.
A few years later, Kyle and I were living in Morristown together, blocks from where we had our first date. It was the end of June and Kyle insisted we walk to dinner, even though the heat was oppressive. I agreed, completely bewildered by his insistence that we not take a car. Kyle knows I love all the historic buildings in Morristown, so when we got to the Thomas Nast house, Kyle wanted to tell me a “fun fact" about Thomas Nast. Kyle got down on one knee and told me his fact, which was that Thomas Nast “invented” the illustration of Santa Claus and that every day since he’s known me has felt like Christmas morning. He then asked me to be his wife. His mom and sister were hiding across the street and captured my shock and our shared joy on camera.
When we began looking at wedding venues, I knew I wanted a mountain backdrop and a venue with plenty of outdoor space. When we visited SkyView Golf Club, we fell in love. Hildegard Power, banquet sales associate, walked us through what the day would look like in such vivid detail that we were able to visualize a picture-perfect wedding. Kyle is an avid golfer, so SkyView had the mountains for me and the greens for him. The large bridal suite where a group of 12 girls could comfortably get ready, and a pub where the groomsmen could unwind before the ceremony, were other SkyView highlights for us. We booked a June wedding.
The wedding date we planned became impossible due to Covid. SkyView worked with us to postpone our wedding. We pushed it to November, and later pushed it to June of the following year. Rafael Payano, general manager, and his office assistant, Jenn Ruchalski, worked with us to ensure that we would be happy with all the changes, and they graciously allowed us to move our wedding celebration to ensure a safer environment. Amid a ton of uncertainty, Kyle and I decided to get legally married at his family’s home on Martha’s Vineyard in a small family-only ceremony. Kyle’s sister, Taylor, officiated our wedding on the bluff in East Chop, and we became legally husband and wife.
Our ceremony at SkyView was in front of the gorgeous arbor that overlooks the greens and the mountains. We had a gorgeous day for an outdoor ceremony — sunny and 80 degrees. We adorned the arbor with hydrangeas, white roses, blue thistle, and natural greenery. The aisle was sprinkled with white rose petals. Guests looked on as our good friend, Cody, officiated the wedding.
The cocktail hour was in a beautiful room with floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors, all of which we kept open for the entire hour. There were cornhole boards outside and Adirondack chairs to lounge in. Guests went in and out of the cocktail hour room, which featured a pasta bar, a carving station, tables of charcuterie, fruit displays, and more. There were passed hors d’oeuvres as well, and among the favorites were chicken Hawaiian and bacon-wrapped dates. Guests still tell me that the cocktail hour at SkyView was one of their favorites of all time. The room was decorated with personal touches, but even without those details, SkyView’s furniture and design create a modern rustic look that complements the venue’s natural beauty.
For the main event, we were in the ballroom, which features a fireplace, beautiful natural light, and a chandelier. The room felt grand, elegant, and warm. Posh DJs provided the entertainment and guests danced all night. In addition to a DJ, there was an interactive drummer and a sax player, both of whom created a fun party environment for our guests.
For dinner, guests were served a duet of chateaubriand and chicken française. Towards the end of the night, guests were served vanilla cake filled with cannoli cream. There was also vanilla ice cream with seasonal berries and cookies. As guests exited the venue, they were served a “Jersey Breakfast” of freshly prepared egg sandwiches and donuts. It was the perfect send-off.
We are incredibly thankful to everyone at SkyView who worked with us and made sure the day ran smoothly. A special thank you to our maitre d’, Michael, who made sure we had fun throughout the night. I am eternally grateful to my beauty team who made me, my mom and mother-in-law, and all the bridesmaids look beautiful. Thank you to our DJ for putting on such a fun party, and a huge thank you to our photographers for capturing our day. We are also so thankful to our parents, who made the event possible and to all our friends and family who stuck with us. We look back on our wedding journey knowing that our day turned out as it was always meant to.
SkyView Golf Club, Sparta, NJ, 973.726.4653, skyviewgolfclub.com