Local Wedding: Kirkwood – Reiss

Amy Pezzicara of Pezz Photo

Sarah Ann Kirkwood and Crutcher Eaves Reiss met at the University of Virginia while earning their undergraduate degrees. Sarah was on the varsity volleyball team while Crutcher was on the football team. The two were friends and began dating while attending a graduate business program at the McIntire School of Commerce at UVA. In August 2012, Crutcher took Sarah on a skydiving day trip in New Jersey. Crutcher landed before Sarah did, and he was waiting for her to touch down so he could pop the question. Sarah ran over to Crutcher so excited from the jump, and she wasn’t expecting Crutcher to drop down to one knee and propose. Of course Sarah immediately said “yes!”

After the reception, Crutcher and Sarah spent a week at the Viceroy resort in Anguilla. The couple resides in Manhattan, N.Y., where Crutcher is an associate credit analyst at J.P. Morgan. Sarah attends the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and coaches for the New York University volleyball program.


Bride: Sarah Ann Kirkwood

Groom: Crutcher Eaves Reiss

Bride’s parents: Mr. and Mrs. Peter Thomas Kirkwood

Groom’s parents: Mr. and Mr. James Joseph Reiss Jr.

Date of wedding: March 16, 2013

Ceremony location: Outdoor Courtyard at the Don CeSar Resort in St. Pete Beach, Fla.

Reception location: Main Ballroom of the Don CeSar Resort

Wedding planners: Laura Walsh Events and One Fine Day

Celebrant: Rev. Dr. John Turley DeBevoise

Ceremony music: The Dillingham Quartet

Wedding gown: Danielle Caprese beaded lace gown featuring a sweetheart neckline and chapel train

Maids of honor: Allison Lind Kirkwood and Emily Fay Kirkwood

Bridesmaids: Lady Reiss Fuller, Taylor Carlyle Russo, Michelle Kathleen Ellison, Blair Northen Williamson, Alisha Louise McCarthy and Alyssa Evans Getzel

Bridesmaids’ dresses: Amsale French blue floor-length dress of silk crinkle chiffon

Flower girl: Raclynn Jo Byrd Bevis

Ring bearers: James Joseph Reiss IV and James Dunton Fuller

Groom’s attire: Hugo Boss black tuxedo with black bow-tie and cummerbund

Best man: Baldwin Richard Justice

Groomsmen: James Joseph Reiss III, Cole Bishop Halpern, Remington Ralph Barclay Below, Jonathan Bush deLaureal, Michael Thomas Santi, Andrew Lygon Dewey and John Matthew Phillips

Greeters: Tatum Lady Reiss and Brooke Coleman Reiss

Groomsmen’s attire: Tuxedos with black bow-ties and cummerbunds

Rings: Adler’s

Florist: Designer Ian Prosser with Botanica

Favor: A donation to The Humane Society of Tampa Bay, Fla., to honor Penny Lane, their shelter dog.

Caterer: Courtney Blount, Director of Catering and Conference Management, Don CeSar Resort

Wedding and groom’s cakes: The Cake Zone

Photographer: Amy Pezzicara of Pezz Photo

Videographer: Hearts Video

Hair: Brian David Daigle and Lauren Hurlesss

Music: Ceremony: Dillingham String Quartet, Reception: Groovetown

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