The Happy Couple

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Jennifer Meere

I know, I know, it's very cliché; however, Ryan and I met one night during the summer of 2011 in a bar and the rest of course is history.

It was the beginning of June and a friend of mine wanted to introduce me to some new friends of hers, and there I met Ryan and his sister, Caitlin. Believe it or not, I spent majority of the night talking with Caitlin! Toward the end of the night, Ryan sweet talked his way in with thoughts of flowers, a touch of ``Ryan sensitivity``, and of course his contagious laughter and smile. I must say that I was sold.

At the time, I had one year left at SUNY Cortland where I received my Masters in Literacy Education. While I was away at school, Ryan and I would text one another everyday for hours. During a long weekend in October, I decided to come home and Ryan asked me to see a movie as our ``first date``. I'd say the date went pretty well. I couldn't tell you much about the movie though because Ryan and I spent the whole time talking to each other (which the lady to the left of us was not happy about). After break, I went back up to school where Ryan visited me in mid November for Cortaca. Even though he showed up a tad late for the daytime event, we still had a great time together and I felt as though I'd known him my whole life. And yes, Cortland beat Ithaca that year. Go Red Dragons!

It wasn't until Thanksgiving break that we finally decided to make it ``official``. Ryan Carroll asked me out at 11:00 PM on November 25, 2011, but we decided to round up and make it November 26, 2011 because of Thanksgiving the following year. From that point on, Ryan and I have been pretty much inseparable. Little did we know, four years later, Thanksgiving would land on our anniversary day and Ryan would propose at Rockefeller Center two days later on November 28, 2015.

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Ryan Carroll

The second I knew I wanted to be with Jen happened over the course of two weekends in the fall of 2011.

As Jen will tell you, our first encounter alone ended up being a movie, Moneyball. Of course throughout the film, Jen and I spent the entire time catching up on what has been going on in our lives. Once the movie let out, I walked Jen to her car. She was going back to school but really wanted me to come up and visit her the next weekend for a house party. I told her I would see what I could do because I had to work that weekend. As we were about to say our goodbyes, I leaned in to give her a kiss on the cheek, and to my surprise she pulled a move. Jen did a little head wiggle and I ended up landing right on her lips. It was at the point that I was seeing fireworks and she had me hooked.

The next weekend I was able to get out of work early and drove up to see Jen in Cortland. There I met her sister, roommate and friends, and we were all ready to go out. Toward the end of the night we had detached from the group and walked back to Jen's place on our own. As we were leaving, there was a hot dog stand outside one of the bars and so we grabbed a bite to eat. As we were walking home up this HUGE hill (and I’m not exaggerating), Jen tripped on an uneven sidewalk and her hot dog ,that was covered in mustered, went flying towards me. In the end, she landed in my arms and we were both laughing hysterically due to the fact that I was now a mess wearing an assortment of hot dog condiments.

After the past two weekends, I couldn’t stop thinking about all the fun I had with her. For four years we went out and became inseparable. I had realized that I couldn’t live without this smart, beautiful girl in my life and so I bought a ring. I decided to propose at Rockefeller Center, a spot which I had secretly picked out three years earlier while in the city with her, and of course she said 'yes'.

WEDDING EVENTS

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    June 25, 2017 2:30 pmPrivate Event
    Our wedding ceremony will be held at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Warwick, NY. Mass will begin promptly at 2:30 PM…
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    June 25, 2017 6:00 pmPrivate Event
    Our cocktail hour will be held at the Grand Cascades Lodge in the stunning Rotunda. Cocktail hour will begin at…
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    June 25, 2017 7:00 pmPrivate Event
    Our wedding reception will be held at Grand Cascades Lodge in the Emerald Ballroom.  Reception will begin at 7:00 PM.…

ACCOMMODATIONS

Welcome to our wedding venue, Crystal Springs Resort!

The Meere-Carroll wedding is set for June 25, 2017 at the Grand Cascades Lodge with rooms set aside just for you! You may chose from either of the following Crystal Springs Resort hotels:

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    Below is a list of available rooms and rates for both the Grand Cascade Lodge and Minerals Hotel and Spa that ...
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    The Grand Cascades Lodge is the epicenter of our wedding. This hotel is directly connected to our wedding reception. It’s ...
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    Minerals is a short drive away from our wedding venue, it’s literally right down the road! I’d say 5 minutes ...

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BRIDESMAID & GROOMSMEN

  • Missy

    Melissa Meere

  • Shannon

    Shannon Meere

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    Caitlin Carroll

  • sarah

    Sarah Mannino

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    Matthew Paci

  • Brendan

    Brendan Carroll

  • Mikie

    Michael Meere

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    Michael DeRose

"Marriage is getting to have a sleepover with your best friend,
every single night of the week."

- CHRISTIE COOK -

GIFT REGISTRIES

Click the links below to see our gift registry details

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Reception Map

We are pleased to announce that we have chosen our wedding venue! Crystal Springs Resort is just outside of Vernon, New Jersey in Hamburg. You will find it intertwined with Mountain Creek Ski Resort and with various hotels to chose from.