Martha Lee Civitillo and David Hunter Burnham were married in a beautiful ceremony at the Asylum Hill Congregational Church on September 19, 2020.
After dating for more than two years, Dave had secretly been designing a custom ring with a family diamond from his Great-Aunt Hazel. He had asked Martha’s Father and Mother for their blessing at Christmas, which, of course, they gave with happy tears of joy. Dave proposed on a beautiful weekend, with both the Civitillo and Burnham families present, in the rose garden at Martha’s parents’ home. “It was so incredible to be able to celebrate with both of our families right there, cheering and popping champagne!” Dave said.
Martha’s father, Bill, passed away in January 2019, so Marth’s brother, Wiggs (William), walked her down the aisle, and the couple had multiple elements to honor Bill throughout the event, including that two of Martha’s friends wore neckties from Bill’s collection, and that a layer of Bill’s favorite flavor of ice cream was added to both of the wedding cakes.
Martha and Bill are living in New Canaan and loving married life.
“From the moment Martha and her mom walked through the door, I knew I wanted her as an ALSW bride. Equal parts sweet and beautiful, we connected over a mutual love of the world of bridal and about her upcoming wedding. We styled her gorgeous Suzanne Neville gown with a matching lace topper, and think she looked absolutely stunning on her wedding day.”