April 23, 2016
Kelley McGlynn and Colin Kearney met for the first time at a minor league baseball game when they were nine years old. Colin is Kelley’s cousin’s best friend so they were around each other often while growing up. Kelley’s cousin reintroduced them in April of 2013 at a nightspot in Scranton, Pennsylvania and there was instantly an undeniable spark. At the time, Colin was working in Bangladesh and Kelley was living in Washington, D.C. They began communicating over emails and remained pen-pals for approximately six months until they took a weekend trip to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware with Kelley’s cousin and his wife. “Ever since our beach weekend we have been inseparable,” says Kelley. January 2015 marked a little over a year from when the couple started dating. While on vacation in Belize Colin decided to pop the question. After a long day of sightseeing both were relaxing on a hammock, listening to music. “Out of nowhere Colin pulled a box with a beautiful custom ring out of his pocket,” says Kelley. “I believe he was a little bummed I didn’t make more of a fuss over the amazing wood ring box that he made, but like any girl I was far too focused on being engaged to the man of my dreams and, of course, the gorgeous sparkly ring!”
“We wanted our wedding to be a timeless, elegant affair,” says Kelley. • The ballroom was filled with ivory and blush- colored blooms with plenty of greenery to create a romantic setting • The room glistened with mercury glass, mirrors, gold-beaded chargers and a warm glow from the candlelight. • “We remember walking into the ballroom for the first look of our reception space and we were in total shock,” she says. “The décor and floral arrangements turned out better than we could have dreamed. It was the perfect official start to our lives as husband and wife.”
Kelley surprised Colin with a groom’s cake. With inspiration from Bangladesh, the cake featured a mini rickshaw made with the couple’s boxer Ralph sitting on it wearing a bowtie and top hat. • At the end of the reception, as the band started to pack up their equipment, the couple had one last dance. It has become a tradition among weddings involving Colin’s friends. The best man emerged from the side of the stage carrying an acoustic guitar and everyone joined together in a large circle for one last song.
Photographer: Kiki Creates Photography Ceremony: Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church Reception & catering: One Ocean Resort & Spa Hair: Ten Salon Makeup: Carrie Wilson Makeup Wedding Gown & Veil: Madison James Bride’s Jewelry: BHLDN Shoes: Benjamin Adams London Bridesmaid Dresses: Social Bridesmaids Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Attire: Joseph Abboud Rings: Ascot Diamonds, Washington, D.C. Cake: One Ocean Resort & Spa Flowers & décor: Rose of Sharon Invitations: William Arthur Wedding Planner: Day of Coordinator, Christina Kreations Music: The RiverTown Band Videographer: JKS Film