“Robbie and Jess met on a hot September night in State College, Pennsylvania in 2012. At the time, they were both students at Penn State University and met when Jess needed a stand-in beer pong partner at her Equestrian Team party (They proceeded to win seven consecutive games and were forced to make conversation). After a brief period of dating, Robbie went to Parris Island to complete a childhood goal of joining the United States Marine Corps. Over the course of 2013, they corresponded mainly through letters, but Jess was there in June to see Robbie’s graduation. Over the next several years, it was Jess’s turn for an odyssey as she completed her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Many miles were logged between the two on the Pennsylvania turnpike until 2017 when the couple (and Jess’s loyal greyhound, Bain) moved in together after Jess accepted an internship in Pittsburgh (Robbie’s hometown). During a trip to Cuba in May of 2018, Robbie bent the knee and Jess said “YES!” against the steamy backdrop of the Havana skyline and ocean. They decided the wedding would take place at the Stage Neck Inn near York, Main, which happens to be Jess’s home state (She graduated from Scarborough High in 2009).
The day of the wedding could not have gone any better. Both families and friend groups came together to dance well into the night. The weather was a mild and breezy 77 degrees, and the couple was even gifted with an impromptu fireworks show across the beach.
Most importantly, the groom will never forget how beautiful his bride looked that night, how she beamed and laughed during their first dance, and the smiles and warmth of the family and friends that surrounded them.”
Ceremony and Reception Site: The Stage Neck Inn – Officiant: Rev. Michael Lowry – Coordinator: Dawn Whittemore
Florist: F as in Flowers by Lynn Curcio – Hair: Jenna Richardson – Makeup: Kristen Olko – Bridal Dressmaker: Martina Liana
Bridal Salon: The White of Dublin – Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie – Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Earrings: Statement Grey – Hair clip: Allure Wedding Jewelry – Stationer: Ashley DeMeyere – Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse
Desserts: Maryann Kane – DJ: Fred Pappalardo – Second: Kelsey