By Matthew Hacke + Katie Rosso | Photographs from Jackson Signature Photography

On New Year’s Eve 2011, three months into their relationship, Anthony Caruso told Kelly Pirring that he would marry her on the next New Year’s Eve that falls on a Saturday. Five years later, he did just that! The couple celebrated their nuptials at a private mansion on Fifth Avenue, the first wedding to be held at the venue. “Since our wedding was at a venue where one had never been held before, we had to be very organized,” says Kelly. “We wanted this entire process to show us as a couple and what we could create together.” As the couple’s vision came to life on their big day, Kelly made sure to throw in a few surprises as well, including one of her favorite moments of the evening. “I surprised Anthony with a private dinner before we got introduced as husband and wife at the reception,” says Kelly. “I wanted to have a moment with my husband to talk about our future and enjoy our first dinner as husband and wife.” This intimate and joyous moment is something that Kelly tells future couples to make time for. “Out of anything we did for our wedding, this was the best idea!” 


VENDORS

Cake: Giant Eagle Market District
Caterer: Just Ask Catering
Ceremony: St. Basil Church
Decorations: Mosaic, Inc.
Entertainment: Joe Michalski; Steven Vance; Michael Todd
Florals: The Farmer’s Daughter
Hair: Carol Piccolino
Jewelry: Kate Spade
Lighting: Joe Michalski
Makeup: Lauren Barth
Photographer: Jackson Signature Photography
Reception: A private mansion on Fifth Avenue
Rentals: Taylor Rental Party Plus
Stationery: Minted
Videographer: Light Motion Studios


“Anthony and I both loved every minute of wedding planning together. We are both positive people who like to be creative and think outside of the box,

“We didn’t have to decorate very much because the house spoke for itself,” Kelly says of the reception. “It’s so beautiful and every room tells a story.

The father of the bride built the bar to be a focal point at the reception. Today, it can be found in Kelly and Anthony’s game room!

“So many people helped us bring it all together,” Kelly says, looking back on their special day. “It was a true family and friend event.”

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  1. Sue Rectenwald
    September 19, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    I was fortunate enough to attend Kelly and Anthony’s New Years Eve wedding and reception which was truly quite an original and totally unbelievable event. From the sushi bar and Moscow mule signature drinks (with keepsake copper mugs) to the New Years Eve separate party with noise makers, champagne, and dancing while bringing in the New Year with the newly married couple and their guests. A wedding surely to remember!