Knowing that they had a common passion for real estate, mutual friends of Ashley Kaye Bernon and Kyle Leon Miller decided to set them up on a blind date. The two met at the Bristol in Boston and quickly connected. 

Their relationship proved that the best things come in twos: each had two children; they dated for two years, followed by a two-year engagement; and they effectively had two weddings!

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Because they wanted their actual wedding to be an intimate ceremony, Ashley and Kyle decided to have an engagement party with all the elements of a wedding day. On December 14, 2019, family and friends gathered at 583 Park Avenue in NYC, which had been transformed into a glamorous holiday wonderland accented by gold and cream tones. The couple added a personal touch by using rose petals from the many bouquets Kyle had sent Ashley over the years. The petals were under each place setting, along with a loving, personalized message for each guest. Everyone was touched that, during their celebration, Ashley and Kyle had gone above and beyond to make others feel special. 

The two affirmed their commitment to one another by exchanging vows in front of Father Joseph P. Parkes, who offered the doxology and prayers. As a gift to their parents, their four children sang “This Little Light of Mine.” This traditional song set the tone for the band’s selections, which included “Moon River” and “What a Wonderful World.” 

These songs, sung by Louis Armstrong, were a nod to Ashley’s love of her hometown, New Orleans. The city also appeared in other aspects of the engagement and wedding. Kyle had elements from St. Louis Cathedral and St. Patrick’s Church woven into Ashley’s custom-designed engagement ring, and on the day of the actual wedding Ashley incorporated the magnolia—Louisiana’s state flower—into her bouquet. 

Thanks to COVID, the engagement party and the wedding day ended up being spaced out quite a bit—so far that by the time they said “I do” on June 17, 2022, Avery-Morgan Kaye Miller, their beautiful baby daughter, had just celebrated her first birthday at Jazz Fest! Feeling fortunate to have this new addition, Ashley and Kyle chose to continue the lucky streak by marrying at an iconic place in northern Italy known among family and friends as a good-luck spot. Arriving by helicopter to the Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli, their breath was taken away by the stunning views surrounding them from all sides. 

Equally stunning was the beauty of the hotel itself, made all the more spectacular by the décor that the in-house team crafted for the wedding ceremony. After officially being pronounced husband and wife, the newlyweds enjoyed a tasting menu prepared by Villa Feltrinelli’s chef. 

Kyle and Ashley continued their Italian adventure with a relaxing honeymoon at Villa d’Este on Lake Como. They then returned to Boston, where Ashley is a Director for Client Relations in real estate law, and Kyle is a private equity and venture capital investor.  

Décor & Florals: Winstons (NYC); Villa Feltrinelli (Italy)
Coordinator: Gala Productions (NYC); Villa Feltrinelli (Italy)
Celebrant: Father Joseph P. Parkes (NCY); Alessandra Mappei (Italy)
Music: Hank Lane (NYC); Vivian Luo (Italy); Jared Hanrahan; New York Gospel Chior (NYC)
Wedding Gown: Carolina Herrera, Bergdorf’s
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Daniella Corte, local Boston designer
Groom’s Attire: Brioni, Richard’s in Greenwich
Groomsmen attire: Dolce and Gabbana Tuxedo
Engagement Ring: Zameer Kassam custom design
Wedding Bands: Zameer Kassam
Favor: Monogrammed candles by Lori Jane
Invitation: Fancy That
Caterer: 583 Park Avenue (NYC); Villa Feltrinelli (Italy)
Wedding Cake: Lena Hunter, Cakes by Design (NYC)
Photographer: Ron Lynch (NYC); Gabriele Donati (Italy)
Videographer: David Hayman, Regan Communications
Hair: Cruz Mesa and Sal Malafronte
Makeup: Robin Liebowitz