Andrew and Isabella first exchanged glances while attending Cornell, but did not become a couple until they were properly introduced in New York City through mutual friends. They dated for just over a year before getting engaged on the dock in Harbor Point, Stamford.
The bride’s brother performed the Stefana, a Greek Orthodox tradition where crowns are exchanged three times between the groom’s and the bride’s heads and the couple are then introduced as king and queen of their household. Although the ceremony was Episcopalian, the couple felt this was a beautiful way to include the culture of Isabella’s family.
Father Richard Van Wely officiated at the ceremony at the
Field Club in Greenwich, where the reception followed.
The bride, daughter of Amanda Spyrou and the late George Spyrou of Greenwich, graduated from Greenwich Academy, Cornell University and Bank Street Graduate School of Education. Isabella is a teacher at Trinity School in New York City.
The groom, son of Jim and Sharon Leahy of New York, graduated from The Park School of Buffalo, Cornell University and Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Andrew is an entrepreneur.
The newlyweds honeymooned in the Maldives. They call Greenwich home.
Photographer: Iris Photography