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West Hartford Wedding: Kathy Colello & Mark Nixon

Kathy Colello & Mark Nixon on their wedding day. Photo courtesy of Luke Wayne

West Hartford Magazine celebrates local weddings in its printed pages and is pleased to showcase them on We-Ha.com as well. Congratulations to Kathy and Mark. Please enjoy this feature, including bonus photos.

Photos by Luke Wayne, www.lukewayne.com

Kathy Colello and Mark Nixon met on the golf course in 2008 when Mark spontaneously shared his golf clubs with Kathy for her very first lesson, and the rest is history.

Seven years after they met, Mark surprised Kathy with a proposal at her favorite spot in Newport, RI. The couple was married at Holy Family Retreat Center in West Hartford and it is the first marriage for Kathy and Mark’s second.

Kathy says the “most important part” of their wedding story is “that Mark and I adore each other and truly are best friends and soul mates. We feel very blessed to have found each other at this stage in life …”

See the New York Times’ “Mini Vows” section for more of their story.

Kathy is a senior remote booth coordinator for ESPN, and a marketing and development specialist at Holy Family Retreat Center in West Hartford. Kathy and Mark were married by the retreat center director and dear friend, Fr. David Cinquegrani, in the Center’s chapel.

Mark is the owner of the Stark’s Express, a trucking company in East Hartford.

During the ceremony, soloists Kevin Hadyka and Jennifer Serpliss sang a moving tribute to Kathy’s late parents and Mark’s late father, as well as to Kathy’s late sister-in-law, Aileen Colello, who had passed away one year before the wedding.  They sang Josh Groban’s “To Where You Are” and were accompanied by Kathleen Schiano, cellist, and Alex Belair, organist.

For their honeymoon, the couple traveled to Riviera Maya, Mexico. They live in West Hartford.

Thank you to Oscars Tux and Argelia Novias Bridal for sponsoring weddings in West Hartford Magazine. To submit your own wedding, please see the instructions and form at this LINK. Content originally published in our sister publication, West Hartford Magazine, 2018. To subscribe, please click here.

Kathy Colello of West Hartford on her wedding day. Photo courtesy of Luke Wayne

Kathy Colello & Mark Nixon on their wedding day. Photo courtesy of Luke Wayne

Mark Nixon (center) with his son Mark Nixon Jr., and Kathy’s nephew Joseph Colello. Photo courtesy of Luke Wayne

Joseph Colello, Mark Nixon, Jr., Mark Nixon, Kathy Colello, Dr. Lauren Hoogewerff, and Nicole Nixon. Photo courtesy of Luke Wayne

Kathy’s longtime media pals from Channel 3 and 30 – Elizabeth McGuire, Christine Negroni, Mary Meggie, Shelley Solomon, and Joanne Nesti – performed a special song at the reception, sung to the theme from the Mary Tyler Moore Show. Kathy is a former producer at WFSB. photo courtesy of Luke Wayne

Bride Kathy Colello with her Matron of Honor (and her niece) Dr. Lauren Hoogewerff and Bridesmaid (Mark’s daughter) Nicole Nixon. photo courtesy of Luke Wayne

Mark and Kathy with their wedding party and family members (including Mark’s mother Barbara Nixon to his right and Kathy’s brother John Colello is at her left). Photo courtesy of Luke Wayne

Mark Nixon and Cathy Colello on their wedding day. Photo courtesy of Luke Wayne

Wedding of Kathy Colello and Mark Nixon at the chapel in Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford. Photo courtesy of Luke Wayne

Mark Nixon and Kathy Colello’s wedding at the Holy Family Retreat Center Chapel, Fr. David Cinquegrani presiding. Photo courtesy of Luke Wayne

Newlyweds Mark Nixon and Kathy Colello were introduced to the Beatles’ “When I’m 64.” photo courtesy of Luke Wayne

Wedding reception for Mark Nixon and Kathy Colello. Photo courtesy of Luke Wayne

Memorial table to Kathy’s parents Betty and Bud Colello, Mark’s Dad Bob Nixon, and Kathy’s sister-in-law Aileen Laudano Colello. Photo courtesy of Luke Wayne

At Mark Nixon and Kathy Colello’s wedding, the Poodle-pumpkin cake topper was custom-made for the couple’s endearing nicknames for each other. Photo courtesy of Luke Wayne

Kathy and Mark’s first dance was to “When I Fall in Love” by Celine Dion and Clive Griffin. Photo courtesy of Luke Wayne

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