Real Wedding: Kerry & Eric
For Kerry Dvorin and Eric Dorfman, life together has been one surprise after another. The surprises started with their first meeting, when a mutual friend introduced them, and the two New York City residents realized that not only had they grown up on opposite coasts of Florida but also that Eric’s father had actually been one of Kerry’s mom’s graduate school professors.
The next surprise was how right they were for each other. “At first we seemed like opposites, but as the years went by, we realized we were the perfect match — and the perfect foils for each other,” says Kerry.
Eric even managed to make his proposal a surprise, in spite of the fact that he’d recently taken Kerry engagement-ring shopping. Just before a planned trip to California — where Kerry fully expected Eric to pop the question — Kerry came home from work to an apartment full of glowing candles and Eric down on one knee. Of course, Kerry managed to surprise Eric right back: Her subway train was held up at the station, and he had to wait 90 minutes longer than expected for her to get home.
So it’s no surprise that when it came time to plan their wedding, Kerry and Eric had plenty of surprises in store for their guests. The only thing that wasn’t a surprise was the location. Kerry and Eric are avid snowboarders who’d fallen in love with Stowe, Vermont, where Kerry’s aunt and uncle had a vacation house. At first Kerry imagined their wedding taking place outside, “but once the magic of a winter wedding got in my head, we were sold,” she says.
Kerry and Eric planned four days of fun for their 65 guests, who participated in everything from snowboarding to brunching. Eric’s parents surprised guests with horse-drawn sleighs at the welcome party to celebrate the more than 12 inches of fresh snow that had fallen, as if on command, for the wedding. As the weekend pressed on, the wedding guests had the opportunity to forge new friendships; by the time the ceremony rolled around, everyone felt
like old friends.