Ashley Kammerer and Leiland Stevens
The newlyweds in Waveny Park
Photographs by Minush Krasniqi
Although they both attended the University of New Hampshire, Ashley Kammerer and Leiland Stevens didn’t start dating until six years after they graduated and Ashley returned to New York City after working in Chicago. The couple had been dating for two years when Lee took Ashley to a park and proposed. When she said yes, they hopped a flight to the Bahamas to celebrate in style.
They were married at United Methodist Church and the reception took place at Waveny House in New Canaan. Five-year-old flower girl Ruby Stevens—Leiland’s niece—stole the show at the ceremony when she decided that throwing the white rose petals in the air was preferable to tossing them on the bridal carpet.
The bride graduated with a bachelor’s degree in studio arts and now works as an interior designer at Lynn Morgan Design in Rowayton. She is the daughter of Glenda and Brian Kammerer of Rowayton. The groom graduated from Hofstra University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and is the head of foreign exchange options at Tullett Prebon. He is the son of Lyn Parker of North Reading, Massachusetts, and Leiland Stevens of Salisbury, Massachusetts. The couple, who spent their honeymoon in Aruba, live in Darien.
The groom's party with ringbearers Coltron and Lee Stevens
Brian Kammerer with his daughter
Daniel Maloney dances to The Short Bus