Introducing Mr. and Mrs. McElroy!
Ryan was born and raised in Atlanta, while Greg is from New Jersey. The two met at Williams College, where they were both swimmers. Both NCAA competitors, they met in the pool following a swim meet. As Ryan tells the story, it took Greg three years to come up with the line, “We should hang out some time.” Of course, we are certainly glad Ryan took him up on that offer!
Greg proposed on the beach on their first day on a trip to Barbados. He had designed the ring with his grandmother’s diamond, making it extra special for the two of them. Because they were there with family, they had a great engagement celebration following the proposal.
These two lovebirds were married on November 11, 2017 in Eden Gardens State Park, and their special day could not have been more perfect. The weather was gorgeous, and the entire day radiated a laid-back feel with love in the air.
The ceremony was nearly as beautiful as the couple. They had family friend act as their officiant, and it was a wonderful scene to witness as Ryan and Greg stood in front of the marriage tree in Eden exchanging their vows. Of course, the ceremony would not have been complete without another unique and memorable moment…when their niece Annie pulled off the bride’s veil. Who knows, maybe she wanted to wear it herself! Of course, we had to capture that moment.
Surrounded by family and friends, the reception was a blast. Like the ceremony, it maintained that relaxed feel, and everyone had a wonderful time. With amazing food and the Forrest Williams band, it was night of full bellies, laughter, dancing, and celebrating marriage. The next morning, the couple had brunch with their loved ones, making it the perfect way to get to see everyone as they headed out.
Now back from their honeymoon in Belize, we are excited for them to begin their next adventure!
Planner: Serene Occasions
Caterer: Townsend Catering
Florist: Florals by the Sea
Dress: Nordstrom by Hailey Paige
Bridesmaid Dress: The Reformation
Musician: Forrest Williams Band
Makeup Artist: Morgan King
Hair Stylist: Jennifer Flaminio