Rick and Kelly are getting hitched!
Welcome to our wedding website, we can’t wait to celebrate our special day with you. We’ve created this website as a convenient and interactive way to share all of the important details with you in the lead up to our wedding.
You can also read more about our love story, get to know our awesome bridal party, and check out our registry information too. So, have fun and take a look around!
Finally – thank you for your ongoing love and support. We are so excited to share this day with you and look forward to dancing the night away with all of our favorite people!
How we met
The official journey toward “The Forte’s” all started on April 10, 2016 when Rick and I met for dinner in Old Town Alexandria. We had started talking and texting through an online dating site a few days prior to meeting up for the first time. Dinner turned into dessert, dessert turned into drinks and after several hours of talking and getting to know one another, we both knew a second date was in order.
Some flirtatious banter was exchanged back and forth over the next few weeks and we began learning more about all of the unique similarities between us. We even discovered that we had previously worked close by one another and had belonged to the same gym at one time. Within the first few weeks, we both knew that we had found something special and wanted to continue to explore the relationship. As they say, the rest is history!
After almost 3 years’ worth of memories and several Mets games later, Rick proposed on July 30, 2018 during a quiet dinner at home. The proposal was simple, intimate and I said “yes” before he could finish asking. We can’t wait for this exciting new chapter to begin!
About the Bride
Kelly grew up in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, where she studied Elementary Education. Currently, Kelly is in her tenth year of teaching and serves as a reading specialist with Loudoun County Public Schools. In her free time, Kelly enjoys reading, crafting, cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and spending time with family and friends.
About the Groom
Rick is from Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. After attending NYU for an Associate of the Arts, Rick decided to transfer to the University of New Haven to study Fire Science. In 2009, he began his career with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue where he currently serves as a Fire Investigator. In his free time, Rick enjoys off-roading, working on his Jeep, attending Mets games with his father Andy, and spending time with Kelly and their dog Cooper.
Katelyn Livingston (Maid of Honor, sister of the bride)
Lindsay Johnson (Bridesmaid, cousin of the bride)
Jacqueline Litz (Bridesmaid, friend of the bride)
Marianna Sharbaugh (Bridesmaid, friend of the bride)
Erica Pavlovic (Bridesmaid, friend of the bride)
Sarah Ciaramella (Bridesmaid, cousin of the groom)
Daniel Ciaramella (Best Man, cousin of the groom)
Cory Livingston (Groomsmen, brother of the bride)
Mike Neu (Groomsmen, friend of the groom)
Kirk Karczewski (Groomsmen, friend of the groom)
Tim Donaghy (Groomsmen, friend of the groom)
Jason Swayze (Groomsmen, friend of the groom)
First Date: April 10, 2016 – Old Town Alexandria, VA
Engagement: July 30, 2018 – at home in Ashburn, VA
Shower: March 9, 2019 – Farrante’s Lakeview 6153 State Route 30, Greensburg, PA 15601
Rehearsal: May 3, 2019 – SCI Pavilion 257 Stroudsmoor Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Wedding: May 4, 2019 – Terraview at Stroudsmoor 221 Stroudsmoor Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Rick and Kelly will be registering at Macy’s and Amazon for their registry gifts.
Click here for Rick and Kelly's honeymoon registry
RSVP by 4/1/19
Welcome to our wedding . . .
|2:30-3:00||Please arrive for the ceremony in the Garden at Terraview – enjoy the prelude by Penn Strings Ensemble|
|3:00||Wedding Processional Begins – The Ceremony officiated by Mr. Michael Glenn|
|3:30||We begin our happily ever after – our guests begin to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in Terraview where Penn Strings continues to entertain|
|4:30||The Dining Room will open – please be seated for the introductions of the Bridal Party|
|5:00||Dinner is served – accompanied by Gruppo Nostra Ensemble|
|6:00||Dance the night away entertained by DJ Gary Smith – with a small interruption for the cutting of the cake|
|8:30||The Terraview Reception ends|
|9:00||The after-party begins at the SCI Pavilion – all are welcome to join us|
|11:00||Good-night to our guests – thank you for join us on our wedding day|
Off-site Hotel Transportation:
A Coach has been arranged for our guests staying at an off-site hotel. It will arrive at the hotel for boarding at 2:15 PM. Please assemble in the lobby of the hotel if you wish to ride the shuttle to Terraview at Stroudsmoor for the Ceremony. If you prefer to take your own vehicle, there is reserved parking adjacent to Terraview. The Coach will return guests to the off-site hotel between the hours of 8:00 and 11:30 PM.
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) – 3 Brewster Road, Newark, NJ 07114
Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) – 3311 Airport Road, Allentown, PA 18109
Martz Trailways Bus Terminal – 1082 Foxtown Hill Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. Transportation to and from the major cities, including New York Port of Authority and Philadelphia. Pick-up from the Delaware Water Gap Station can be arranged with advance notice.
Limousines for Less – 315 Clermont Avenue, Stroudsburg, PA 18360 – 570-424-6913
Enterprise Rent-a-Car – 1425 North 9th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360 – 570-424-9442
Should you require additional information or assistance with your travel plans please email email@example.com and we will gladly assist you with your travels to the Inn.
A room block for the Livingston – Forte wedding has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Stroudsburg, PA. Their contact information and Group Booking Code appear below. Please contact them directly to make a reservation.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1863 West Main Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Group Booking Code: LFW
Please contact our Spa Manager to arrange your spa and salon services by calling (570) 421-6431, Ext. 501 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org – reference the Livingston/Forte Wedding.
- Early morning coffee and a sweet is available in the Breezeway of the Inn for our house guests from 7:00 to 8:30 AM.
- Breakfast is served in the Main Dining Room for all our house guests from 8:30 to 10:00 AM.
- Contact our Restaurant Concierge at (570) 421-6431, Ext. 406 for lunch and dinner reservations.
- Visit Stroudsmoor Inn Towne our bakery café for great panini and sweet treats open daily – 570-517-0663.
- The Natatorium – our indoor pool and fitness center is open from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily – pool towels for our house guests are available at the Front Desk.
- Stroudsmoor 1-mile Loop – take a one mile hike along the Stroudsmoor Mountain – trailhead at the base of our Woodsgate Event Venue. Trail map is available at the Front Desk.
- Lawn Games are available – cornhole, quoits, ladder golf and shuffleboard – see the Front Desk for more information.
- The Spa at Stroudsmoor – for reservations dial 501 on the house phone.
- The Mahogany Lounge – located in the Main Inn open from 11:45 AM to 10:00 PM.
- Necessities – available in the Stroudsmoor Shop at the Main Inn – Walmart is located 2-miles from the Inn at 355 Lincoln Ave, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.
- Serious Shopping – visit the Crossings Outlets 1000 Premium Outlets Dive, Tannersville, PA 18372
- Gaming – Mt. Airy Casino, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono, PA 18344 or Sands Casino, 77 Sands Blvd, Bethlehem, PA 18015