Congratulations to Cara DeAngelis and Mark Olesnevich!
By Lisa Lelas. Photos by Tim Brown, www.tabphotographic.com
The grass is sometimes greener right in the middle.
Cara grew up on one side of West Hartford and Mark on the other side, so when the couple first met near the town center, they couldn’t believe they had never met before.
Their courtship was grounded by many friends they had in common, the love of family, tradition and just loving life. Mark knew how much Cara loved Newport, and it was there on the beach, as Cara collected seashells, that he knelt down on one knee and popped the question.
The bride is the daughter of John “Jordy” DeAngelis Jr. and Patricia “Patty” Foley DeAngelis, of West Hartford. Cara graduated from Northwest Catholic High School and earned her BA in early childhood education from the University of Saint Joseph. She is currently employed as a first grade teacher at St. Brigid School in West Hartford. The groom is the son of Ken and Linda Olesnevich, of West Hartford. Mark graduated from Hall High School and earned his Bachelors in political science from the University of Connecticut. He works at Bank of America as a senior mortgage underwriter.
The October wedding took place at Saint Timothy Church in West Hartford with a formal reception that followed at the Hartford Hilton. Their cake centerpiece was topped with two mini Adirondack chairs and a yellow lab … representing their many beach memories and Cara’s pet dog, Hope. After a mini-honeymoon in Newport, the couple set up their current home in West Hartford.
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Originally published in our sister publication, West Hartford Magazine, Nov. 2014. To view our full issue please view West Hartford Magazine here.