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About Our Wedding

Our Story

Melissa and Rich met on one chilly night in Hoboken, NJ. She was acting as the wing-woman for one of her good friends (thanks Patricia!), and he was trying out some delicious Hoboken fare for Restaurant Week. They came together at the Wicked Wolf Tavern with some live rock-pop playing in that background, and the rest was history.

Since that fateful meeting they have had some amazing experiences around the country: the post-Irene rattled Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, multiple trips to Disney World (yea Epcot!), an exhilarating UF vs. LSU game in Gainesville, ziplining through the cold mist of Massachusetts, dramatic graduation ceremonies in Rhode Island, and a whole host of other delectable experiences.

After a year and a half, Rich proposed to Melissa in one of the most memorable proposals ever witnessed by all of mankind. After a fierce day-long scavenger hunt around northern NJ (with the help of Carly and manicures), Rich proposed to Melissa on the shores of the Hudson river against the lights of the New York skyline.

When they're not watching a cadre of their favorite TV shows (Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Rainbow Bright), you can bet Rich and Mel are out trying new adventurous restaurants or are planning their next trip to the land where dreams true (not Amsterdam!).

The Ceremony and Reception

The ceremony and reception will be held at the Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club in St. Petersburg, Florida. The ceremony will commence at 4:00pm, followed by cocktail hour at 4:30pm, and the reception from 5:30 - 9:30pm.

6000 Sun Boulevard West
St. Petersburg, FL 33715

Complimentary transportation to and from the Tradewinds Resort will be provided both prior to and immediately following the festivities at Isla Del Sol.

Bridesmaids & Groomsmen

  • Carly Gelormine
    Maid of Honor, Sister of the Bride
  • David Mason
    Best Man, Friend of the Groom
  • Aimee Giordano
    Bridesmaid, Friend of the Bride
  • Will Jayne
    Groomsman, Friend of the Groom
  • Jen Phillips
    Bridesmaid, Friend of the Bride
  • Tim Lease
    Groomsman, Friend of the Groom
  • Meredith Gonzenbach
    Bridesmaid, Friend of the Bride
  • Pete Plate
    Groomsman, Friend of the Groom
  • Erica Romanski
    Bridesmaid, Friend of the Bride & Sister of the Groom

Wedding Location

We hope you will be able to join us in beautiful St. Petersburg, FL at Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club!

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Honeymoon Destination

We will be heading to California for our Honeymoon! Plenty of wine, beach, and Disney for us!

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Photo Album

We've uploaded some beautiful pictures of the Wedding Party and of our parents. Why don't you check them out!?

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