Karen Ann Kelly and Christopher Michael Micka

Above: Bride and bridesmaids in nautical colors holding pink bouquets

Through the power of hope, and perhaps the persistent verbalization of a familiar nursery rhyme, the predicted rain did not fall on Karen Kelly and Chris Micka’s wedding day. The couple had been dating for two years when Chris proposed in a somewhat hallmark fashion. He popped the question, literally, with a bottle of Champagne with the four-word query on the bottle’s label and a custom-made ring crafted by Russ Hollander, Master Goldsmith. They were married at the Stamford Yacht Club with the sun shining against an idyllic seaside backdrop. Reverend Peter Smolik officiated the ceremony, which was adorned with peonies, the bride’s favorite flower, and featured music entertainment by harpist Erin Hill during the cocktail hour. The evening culminated with a dinner inside the club, lots of dancing and smiles all around.

The bride is the daughter of Peter and Betty Kelly of Mamaroneck, New York. She graduated from Fairfield University with a bachelor’s degree in English and marketing. She works for Moffly Media and is the proud publisher for Stamford magazine. The groom is the son of Eugene and Catherine Micka of South Salem, New York. He graduated from Loyola University with a bachelor’s degree in business. He then received his MBA from Northeastern University. He is the media product manager for Interpublic Group in New York City. The couple honeymooned in Barbados and call Stamford home.

Photographs: Bruce Plotkin

Reverend Smolik officiates the ceremony
Love boat
All smiles on the yacht club dock
Dapper groomsmen with the groom
(front) Groom’s parents applaud the newlyweds
Father and mother of the bride
Bride and Hobbs
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