The fresh blanket of snow outside Melissa and Sean’s winter celebration seemed like just another planned detail. Melissa and Sean both grew up in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, but didn’t start dating until Melissa moved in with Sean’s sister after college. She started spending more time with Sean, and soon the two realized they made a perfect match.
The Bride Melissa Bauer, 29, director of public relations at The Knot
The Groom Sean Dowling, 32, works in finance
The Date December 20
Surrounded by twinkling lights, Sean proposed on December 22 on the roof of the Gramercy Park Hotel in Manhattan. Melissa and Sean got married the next December and let the season influence their wedding style.