The Wedding of…
Amanda Neto & Stefano Carlacci
Ceremony: Sts. Peter & Paul and St. Ursula Church
Reception: Glen Island Harbour Club
Gown: Eve of Milady, at Kleinfeld Bridal, NYC
Tux: Tom James Company
Groomsmen: The Black Tux
Photographer & Cinematographer:
Photography by Alfonso
Bride's Makeup: Monica Duarte Makeup
Bridal Party Makeup: Monica Duarte Makeup,
Lisamarie Guaragna Makeup, Essie Cohen Makeup
Bride's Hair: Lilly_Hair
Bridal Party Hair: Contempo Hair Design
Cake: Glen Island Harbour Club
DJ: DJ Serg Entertainment
Transportation: Silver Star Transportation
Decor: BDAZZLED EVENTS
Stationery & Favors: Forever More Inc
Bride Headpiece: Christie Lauren Headpieces
"Where Dreams Come True"
Stefano and I met working at Glen Island Harbour Club at the beginning of our senior year of college. He was a bartender and I was a bridal attendant. The first time we locked eyes was in the kitchen and we truly believe it was love at first sight, because we've been inseparable ever since. Six years later, Stefano pulled off the most perfect and romantic proposal in Sintra, Portugal. Standing on a cliff overlooking a gorgeous beach, we were engaged! We ended the night with a dinner where he surprised me with both of our families being there!
Since meeting at Glen Island Harbor Club, it has always held a special place in both our hearts. Deciding to be married there was the perfect place to continue our love story, and their team made our dream wedding come true. We worked closely with Rocco Agostino, general manager, and it was an incredible experience. His passion for providing couples with memories to last a lifetime is evident in the work he produces. He was kind, communicative, professional, and responsive. We didn’t worry about a thing from beginning to end, thanks to his expertise.
In addition to an incredible staff, Glen Island Harbour Club is absolutely beautiful. With waterfront views, a stunning ballroom, and an elegantly designed cocktail lounge, our guests were raving about the timeless class of our wedding. We were married in the church where I grew up, surrounded by our closest family and friends. Our mass included readings in both Portuguese and Italian. Stefano's cousin, Sarah, who is an opera singer, sang a beautiful version of Ave Maria.
As our guests arrived at Glen Island, they were greeted at the door with music from a live harpist. Inside, a pianist filled the cocktail hour room with more beautiful music. The food was delicious, with favorites like the raw bar, the made-to-order sushi, tomahawk steak from the carving station, and the Italian and Portuguese stations. The atmosphere was completed with Glen Island Harbour Club’s panoramic waterfront views that our guests could take in from the outdoor seating.
Our reception was in the Terrace Club, and we were in awe when we walked in on the day of our wedding. Our dais table was a sight to behold, lined with white flowers, accented with pillar candles in glass vases, candelabras on lucite columns at both ends, and a white backdrop bursting with flowers. We had two types of centerpieces on alternating tables. One was white hydrangeas and white Hawaiian orchids placed in a champagne blenko vase, with floating candles around each arrangement. The other was curly willow branches with white dendrobium orchids and a collar of white hydrangeas. Teardrop orb candles were suspended from each arrangement.
Our dance floor was packed all night thanks to our phenomenal DJ and live drummer. He provided fireworks, set up LED lights around the room, and used a monogram on the dance floor and room. He even shot confetti into the dancing crowd, which added so much fun.
Our five-course dinner featured a duo of filet mignon and lobster tail. Both we absolutely delicious. Our five-tier wedding cake was devil’s food cake with chocolate mousse and raspberry jam. Accompanied by an extensive Viennese hour provided by Glen Island Harbour Club, it was the perfect cap to a top-notch dining experience. The night continued with more spectacular food at our after-party, as well as a cigar roller and a single-malt scotch bar! The attentiveness and courtesy of the staff were beyond belief. The entire evening, Louisa, my bridal attendant, and Jorge, our maître d’, were both there for anything and everything we needed throughout the night.
Thank you to our parents for making this all possible. To all our amazing vendors, thank you for understanding our vision and turning it into a reality. Thank you to our family, bridal party, and friends for their unconditional love and support. We would pick Glen Island over and over again with no hesitation. It really is a 5-star venue. This was a day we wish we could relive over and over. We are forever grateful Thank you to everyone at Glen Island for your compassion, dedication, and an unforgettable day!
Glen Island Harbour Club
New Rochelle, NY, 914.636.6500, gi-hc.com