Our Story
Clare & Vincent's Story

Clare Elisabeth McKenna and Vincent Daniel Dollard have known each other since they were around 10 years old. Michele & Anthony Cioffi (Vincent's mother and step-father) lived (and still live) around the corner from Holly & Christopher McKenna (Clare's mother and father) in Albany, New York, and the two crossed paths while Clare's brother Peter played baseball with Vincent and the neighborhood boys in the street.

Years later, both Clare and Vincent attended Bishop Maginn High School in the heart of downtown Albany. It wasn't until their junior year that they really got to know one another, and then in their senior year, while taking an art class together, grew to be very good friends. One thing led to another, and just a few days after their last day of classes at the high school, Clare and Vincent started dating.

They have been through a lot since those early days in 2009, but have remained very close and love each other very, very much. After nearly eight years of dating, about 9 months living together, 5 months after adopting a dog, and countless conversations of marriage, they have decided to take the plunge and become Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Dollard. Here's to the next adventure for Clare & Vincent!

The Proposal

Clare & Vincent picked out a ring in December of 2016. It arrived in the mail a couple of weeks later.

Vincent held on to the ring until January 24th, Clare's 26th birthday, and after she opened his original gift to her (a camera that her parents had also just gifted to her), Vincent laughed and told Clare, "Good thing I have a backup plan." And he dropped to one knee and popped the long-awaited question. So happy and excited, and after being together for nearly EIGHT years, Clare said YES!

The couple is so thrilled to announce their engagement, their wedding plans, and can't wait to start their marriage and lives officially together.

The Wedding

Saturday, June 30, 2018
4:00 PM
Attire: Semi-formal
Ceremony and Reception
Indian Ladder Farms
342 Altamont Rd, Altamont, NY 12009, USA
Wedding Party

Cailin McKenna - Maid of Honor

Clare's little sister.

Camilla Reis - Bridesmaid

Clare's best friend from Austria.

Adah DeRosier - Bridesmaid

Clare's best friend from her former job.

Clara Cox - Bridesmaid

Clare's best friend since childhood.

Molly Cox - Bridesmaid

Clare's best friend since childhood.

Bianca Cady - Flower Girl

Vincent's niece.

Kenny Salmeri - Best Man

Vincent's childhood best friend.

Tom Sica - Groomsman

Vincent's best friend from high school.

Mike Knight - Groomsman

Vincent's good friend from high school.

Peter McKenna - Groomsman

Clare's younger brother.

Aidan McKenna - Groomsman

Clare's youngest brother.

Alex Reyes - Ring Bearer

Vincent's nephew.

Other Events

Post-Wedding Brunch
Sunday, July 1, 2018
11:00 AM
Holly & Chris McKenna's Home
31 Van Schoick Avenue, Albany, NY, United States

Join us post-wedding for a big brunch hosted by the parents of the bride!