A Nautical, Summer Wedding at Guilford Yacht Club in Guilford, Connecticut
Jackie Gornik (32, a recruiter) and Adam Fackler (30, an equity research analyst) met working in the same office building—specifically when they found themselves heading home around the same time each night. "We became fast friends chatting as we walked to our cars," recalls Jackie. Over the course of their daily walks, they bonded over a love of the outdoors, hiking, traveling, sports, a dream of moving west, and a shared appreciation for good food, good music and a good martini. Adam proposed in the same spot they had their first date—on the top of Sleeping Giant in Hamden, Connecticut. "Sleeping Giant has been meaningful in Adam’s family for generations, so it was no surprise to us that on that cloudy, cold day, the sun came out just as he began to propose," says Jackie. Inspired by their love of nature and wide open spaces, the couple decided on an "outdoor chic" theme for their oceanside nuptials, following their sunny outdoor ceremony with an airy indoor reception. Nautical, DIY touches and a cheery color scheme of blue and yellow brought their lighthearted summer celebration to life.