Tamara Cox and Steven Kalin’s Country Club Wedding

Darien, CT

Tamara and Steve wanted their guests to be the stars of their June 2 wedding last summer at the Woodway Country Club, where they are members. “It was for our friends and families,” says the bride. “We wanted them comfortable, interacting and dancing!” Steve, who runs a money-management firm, and Tamara, who oversees a family wine business, both lost their spouses before being introduced by a friend of her late husband. “Short romance, short engagement, long marriage” says Tamara. “It was apparent to us that we were meant to be together.”

Photo credit: Bruce Plotkin

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Tamara and Steve, who have homes in Wilton, CT, and Norwalk, CT, took their children on a two-week “familymoon” in Burgundy and Paris after the wedding.

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In lieu of wedding gifts, guests were asked to make a donation to the charity of their choice. “It was heartwarming to receive the lovely cards detailing the causes that meant so much to them,” says Tamara.

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Will, the groom’s son, gets ready for the main event. The wedding party also included the bride’s children, Jason, who escorted his mother down the aisle, and Alexandra, her maid of honor.

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Steve dances with his daughter, Maddie, to his bride’s favorite local band, The Short Bus.

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Barefoot bowling? Bring it on, says Tamara. “We wanted everyone to have fun,” so the party included Woodway’s downstairs lanes.