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22/09/2014

Operation Wedding is a successful mission

For Sarah and Trevor Trovato, love isn’t a battlefield.

Love is a battleship.

The groom is an Army officer. The bride has plans to become an Army officer. They met at SUNY Brockport State, where they were both involved in ROTC. And when they got married Aug. 9, they held their wedding reception on the USS Little Rock.

Just to make the military picture complete, they posed for a photo that looks just like the famous photo taken at the end of World War II, the photo that shows a sailor kissing a nurse.

Amazingly, Sarah Trovato said the photo was unplanned. It was a spur-of-the-moment inspiration on the part of the photographer, Ellen Brabo.

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“She’s fantastic. She’s a good friend,” Sarah Trovato said. “The photo came out fantastic. She said to my husband, ‘Give her a kiss.’ Then she got down on her knee, took the picture, and said, ‘This is it.’ She was an Army brat,” she added. “She’s going to be commissioning into the Army in May. She’ll be an officer as well. Most of the party was Army.”

Though the photo was impromptu, the rest of the wedding was a carefully coordinated group maneuver.

“We wanted to stick with a military theme, so I did research,” said Sarah, who grew up in the Springville area. “My parents have a boat in Buffalo. We’ve driven by the ships, with their big, beautiful lights. We saw they were having parties up there. We started doing digging, and found out that you can rent out the ships.”

Operation Wedding went forward smoothly. Sarah’s parents, who have been married 27 years, deployed to the USS Little Rock the night before their daughter’s big day and decorated it with lights and tulle fabric. The next afternoon, more close friends and family members missed the ceremony so they could set the tables and take care of other last-minute touches. “It was a huge team effort,” Sarah said.

The wedding took place at Forestville Methodist Church, where the bride’s grandfather is pastor and heard the couple’s vows. A school bus took guests afterward from the church to the ship.

“We came up the service elevators,” Sarah laughed. As twilight fell, the lights blinked on. “The weather was perfect that night. I got lucky. I had a perfect night with the perfect groom.”

In typical Buffalo style, the whole waterfront got involved. “Everyone at Liberty Hound was watching us, hooting and hollering with us,” Sarah laughed. “And we kept making jokes because we had wedding crashers. They kept seeing how much fun we were having and kept wanting to get on the ship and party with us.

“It was the most incredible night we could have had.”

The bride’s parents are Dan and Christine Hankey of Lawtons. The bridegroom’s parents are Ginger and Kirk Nelson, and Joseph and Tammy Trovato of Fulton.

The bride is a graduate of North Collins High School. She earned a health science administration degree from Brockport State. The bride is a health administrator at Gulf Coast Medicine. The groom is a graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton. He earned a criminal justice and military science degree from Brockport State. He is an explosive ordinance disposal officer for the Army.

The couple will make their home in Savannah, Ga.

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18/09/2014

CBS Sports zooms in on football wedding story at Wagner College

This morning's football practice at Wagner College had a little more pizzazz than usual.

A television crew from CBS Sports was on Grymes Hill producing a story about head coach Walt Hameline's acrobatic schedule-juggling because of daughter Kelly's upcoming wedding.

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Hameline called his Monmouth counterpart, Kevin Callahan, about switching the date of their game from Sept. 20 (the date of the wedding) to Sept. 13 (Monmouth won last Saturday's showdown 21-16 at West Long Branch, N.J.)

Callahan, an old friend, crunched the numbers and saved Hameline from a monumental family predicament.

Wagner is idle this weekend which clears up the cluttered calendar for Saturday's wedding.

"It's nice for my daughter, it's good stuff," said Hameline. "I guess it's good publicity for the college too."

Hameline said the team's bye week means that Thursday's practice will be the final one until next Monday as the players get the weekend off before returning to prepare for the Lafayette game. He added that he'll appreciate the brief break as he focuses on the wedding.

"To be honest with you, thank God for my wife when it comes to the wedding because if I didn't have her I wouldn't know what was going on," said Hameline.

Spoken like a true Father of the Bride.

Wagner assistant athletic director of media relations John Beisser said CBS Sports indicated the feature will run between 3-4 p.m. during Saturday's pre-game show prior to the Alabama-Florida national broadcast.

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16/09/2014

Who wants a multi-million dollar diamond-encrusted wedding dress?

Fashion designer Julien Macdonald unveiled the gorgeous creation at London Fashion Week last weekend.

Marchesa brought red carpet glamour to London Fashion Week on Saturday with romantic gowns in lace and silk embroidered with exquisite floral threadwork, as Julien Macdonald unveiled a multi-million-dollar diamond-encrusted wedding dress.

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The luxury label Marchesa normally shows in New York but returned to its British roots for a one-off show to mark its tenth anniversary with a Spring/Summer collection inspired by “modern-gypsy Woodstock spirit”.

US Vogue editor Anna Wintour, US film producer Harvey Weinstein and British singer Paloma Faith were in the front row as models floated past in a string of knock-out dresses in black, gold, white and fuchsia.

Multi-coloured embroidered flowers trickled across silk tiered ruffles and billowing sleeves, while black silk frocks and dresses were hand-painted with yellow birds.

“It’s a more languid feel but with the detailing, the beadings we always do. We wanted to have an ease to the collection,” said Georgina Chapman, one half of the team behind Marchesa and Weinstein’s wife.

Speaking to AFP backstage at Banqueting House in London, the royal palace where the show took place beneath a 17th-century Rubens ceiling, Chapman and her partner Keren Craig, both British, said it was “very exciting” to be back.

“We’re back home. It’s 10 years since the inception of Marchesa which we dreamed up here, so it seemed like an appropriate occasion,” Chapman said.

Earlier, London Fashion Week regular Macdonald wowed the crowd with a wedding dress embroidered with diamonds and pearls that he said was worth more than US$6.5mil.

It was the finale of a collection of slim-fitting dresses with bold patterns incorporating flower and tattoo shapes, showcased in the conservatory of the Royal Opera House.

“My bride is a mermaid that swims in the sea, covered in treasure,” Macdonald said, explaining the inspiration for the wedding gown. “She takes the buried treasure and translates it into her dream ethereal wedding dress – diamonds, pearls, expense, lace, glamour. It’s the most important day of a woman’s life and why not have the most expensive dress in the world?”

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