A Connecticut Country Club Wedding
James and Suzie were married in the Summer of 2021 at the Redding Country Club. I asked them if they’d be willing to share some info about how they met and what planning their wedding day was like. Here’s what Suzie had to say….
How we met:
Suzie and James went up to Upstate NY to celebrate Christmas with the Allens. They had enjoyed visiting the old family camp in the Adirondacks earlier in the year and had planned to make a winter trek in and maybe even spend the night.
They went up the day after Christmas. It was snowing pretty good on the three-mile walk through the woods. When they got to the camp, which stands on stills above the water, Suzie was pretty concerned about the water level as she had never seen it so high. James assured her that it was safe to spend the night and that he would warm up the camp from the 20 degrees it was to something nice and cozy. He suggested she pour some drinks and start to relax and enjoy what they love about visiting the lake – being surrounded by the beauty of nature and being disconnected from the world for just a little bit…
…After the cabin reached a toasty temperature, James suggested that they go outside to soak in the sun’s last rays as it set behind the frozen lake. James waited for the right moment and kneeled to ask Suzie to marry him. Suzie started crying and shouted yes before James had even finished asking her. James placed the ring on her finger, and two were engaged. They celebrated their engagement with dinner and wine, just the two of them, in the cabin in the woods!
Dating during covid:
We had 2 months of dating before COVID lockdowns hit. I went up to Westchester to have dinner with James and never left. In the third month we were dating we left NYC during COVID’s peak and lived with each other’s parents for a couple of weeks each. We fell hard and fast and feel so lucky that we met that night in December.