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Carolyn and Rosario - 06.28.2015

By Katelyn Londono
Photography By Park Ave. Studio

With a little help from Match.com and fate, Rosario and Carolyn had their Batman and Catwoman themed wedding. Rosario and Carolyn held their “holy batrimony” on June 28, 2015 at the Bourne Mansion in Oakdale, NY. These two met on Match.com and after three weeks of trying to get together, they finally met face to face for a Thursday night dinner. It was on their first date when they realized that their children dated in high school, yet Rosario and Carolyn had never met. 

Three years after their first date, Rosario proposed to Carolyn, in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. He arranged a romantic sunset dinner in a private cabana on the beach. A red carpet led Carolyn to the cabana where the table and floor was covered with rose pedals and their favorite song, “I Can’t Hold Back” by Survivor, playing in the background. During their dinner, Rosario presented Carolyn with a photo album that consisted of pictures of the couple over the past three years. The last photo in the album was of the beach where Rosario wrote, “Will you marry me?” in the sand.

“As she just sat and stared at me, I recited a heart filled poem and with tears running down my cheeks,” said Rosario. “I dropped to one knee and handed her a beautiful rose, which was actually a ring box, and as she opened it she saw the engagement ring inside.”

 

 

The couple’s ceremony took place outside on the bay front of the Bourne Mansion. Some light rain had dampened the morning of the wedding, forcing the couple to make a quick decision of either continuing the ceremony outside or inside. Rosario left the decision to his soon-to-be wife whom decided to “go for it.” Minutes before the ceremony, the sun came out shinning and the rain had stopped. 

 

 

“The sunlight just came beaming as my future wife was gracefully walking down the brick walkway with her Father,” said Rosario. “And myself, pulling up across the lawn to the ceremony in an original batmobile.”

Mr. and Mrs. Cassata’s reception took place in the grand turn of The Century Banquet Hall of The Bourne Mansion. The groom, Rosario, planned the theme of the ceremony and reception, which was the 1960’s Batman television show. The wedding included the original batmobile, the bat helicopter, and the bat motorcycle, all paired along with authentic batman characters.

 

 

 

Their wedding cake was a three layered, two-sided cake with one side themed as Gotham City and the other was white linen draped. Batman and Catwoman stood on top of the cake while other characters from the show were placed on the tiers of the cake.


“Life is short so make this day one of meaning, love and happiness,” said Rosario. “Most of all, be the best of friends and marry him or her and just have fun.”


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With a little help from Match.com and fate, Rosario and Carolyn had their Batman and Catwoman themed wedding. Rosario and Carolyn held their “holy batrimony” on June 28, 2015 at the Bourne Mansion in Oakdale, NY. These two met on Match.com and after three weeks of trying to get together, they finally met face to face for a Thursday night dinner. It was on their first date when they realized that their children dated in high school, yet Rosario and Carolyn had never met. 

Three years after their first date, Rosario proposed to Carolyn, in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. He arranged a romantic sunset dinner in a private cabana on the beach. A red carpet led Carolyn to the cabana where the table and floor was covered with rose pedals and their favorite song, “I Can’t Hold Back” by Survivor, playing in the background. During their dinner, Rosario presented Carolyn with a photo album that consisted of pictures of the couple over the past three years. The last photo in the album was of the beach where Rosario wrote, “Will you marry me?” in the sand.

“As she just sat and stared at me, I recited a heart filled poem and with tears running down my cheeks,” said Rosario. “I dropped to one knee and handed her a beautiful rose, which was actually a ring box, and as she opened it she saw the engagement ring inside.”

 

 

The couple’s ceremony took place outside on the bay front of the Bourne Mansion. Some light rain had dampened the morning of the wedding, forcing the couple to make a quick decision of either continuing the ceremony outside or inside. Rosario left the decision to his soon-to-be wife whom decided to “go for it.” Minutes before the ceremony, the sun came out shinning and the rain had stopped. 

 

 

“The sunlight just came beaming as my future wife was gracefully walking down the brick walkway with her Father,” said Rosario. “And myself, pulling up across the lawn to the ceremony in an original batmobile.”

Mr. and Mrs. Cassata’s reception took place in the grand turn of The Century Banquet Hall of The Bourne Mansion. The groom, Rosario, planned the theme of the ceremony and reception, which was the 1960’s Batman television show. The wedding included the original batmobile, the bat helicopter, and the bat motorcycle, all paired along with authentic batman characters.

 

 

 

Their wedding cake was a three layered, two-sided cake with one side themed as Gotham City and the other was white linen draped. Batman and Catwoman stood on top of the cake while other characters from the show were placed on the tiers of the cake.


“Life is short so make this day one of meaning, love and happiness,” said Rosario. “Most of all, be the best of friends and marry him or her and just have fun.”


Wedding Professionals:
Photography & Videography: Park Ave. Studio
Ceremony & Reception: Bourne Mansion - Lessing's
Engagement Ring/Wedding Bands: Bloomingdale's
Mens Formalwear: RSVP Tuxedos
Honeymoon Travel Agency: Ship to Shore Travel