“Amy was playing second base, and I hit a double and easily cruised into second,” says Kevin. “I tried to make a joke, but Amy’s team was losing at that point and she only scowled at me. That’s how it started.”
At some point, Amy says she had a crush on Kevin and “he finally looked in my direction.”
Amy and Kevin were Newagen Seaside
Inn’s first bride and groom of the 2010 season, tying the knot on May 22 in an
outdoor ceremony overlooking the blue
In between their meeting and their
marriage, these active New Englanders had become a couple sharing a love of
athletics – working out, running, biking and hiking together – and a love of
travel. Amy, who had traveled widely
since she was a kid, introduced Kevin to travel and he caught the bug. When they met they were both working for
Reebok, and after it was acquired by Adidas Group, they upped and moved to
They have traveled all over Europe
When they started looking at venues
for their wedding, they considered a destination wedding in Europe and looked
particularly at locations in
“We wanted to be sure we had all of our family and friends,” says Kevin. “After deciding that we wanted to marry in the States, we knew we wanted a place by the ocean. More importantly, we didn’t want to share a venue with strangers.”
They spent months searching online
They also liked the fact that they would have the flexibility to create the wedding they wanted. “We weren’t stuffed into a ‘package’ like some of the other places we looked at,” Kevin says.
They did create the wedding they wanted which highlighted their unique personalities and played on their shared passions. Travel was a theme of their weekend, with foods offered from around the world, favors presented to their guests of customized luggage tags, trip photo albums placed on the dinner tables and large photos of their adventures decorating the back porch.
They played up their individuality by choosing a menu of appetizers and entrées prepared “His Way” and “Her Way.” For example, appetizers included mini pizzas with meats (His Way) and with cheese (Her Way) and tzatziki with pita (His) and with veggies (Hers). Entrées include gourmet macaroni and cheese with chicken (His) and with five cheeses (Hers), pulled pork Cuban style (His) and Hawaiian style (Hers), and pasta with meat sauce (His) and vodka pomodoro (Hers).
Even the unique luggage tags were imprinted with slogans they each selected: “Live, laugh, love” and “There are no shortcuts to places worth going” (Hers) and “Next time I’m flying business” and “Do not leave me unattended” (His).
The international theme even made
its way into downtown
Tradition was personalized to include the German wedding cup as part of their ceremony while removing the usual DJ announcement of wedding party so as to not “bog down” the guests with formalities.
For their active friends and family
members, the weekend at Newagen included tennis, biking, rowing, and bowling in
The couple honeymooned in Africa,
“The wedding itself was perfect,” says Kevin. “The best part was that it was exactly as we wanted it. Not a single compromise. The reception and the after party were amazing, and most of it had to do with the location – stunning!”
“Honestly, when I look at pictures of our wedding weekend I still get choked up,” adds Amy. “It was just so perfect. I was never the type of girl to dream about her wedding day, a big white dress, etc. I really had no idea what I wanted other than to just be with Kevin. Our weekend was the best days of my life. Everything was just more than I could have ever imagined, dreamed, or wanted. I feel so truly lucky and blessed to have our memories of our day and the entire weekend!”
From the field to the seacoast to the mountain top, celebrating each other while uniting and committing to life as a team, Amy and Kevin are off on a remarkable journey, and Newagen is pleased to be a part of their memories.
Story written by Robin Beck. Guest Services Specialist and Rockin Reporter Extraordinaire.
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