How We Met
Chris and I work together at Merrill
Lynch. Our groups had drinks one
night after work and the magic
Within four months we were
"officially" dating, falling madly in
love with each other. Nine months
later we were engaged and planning
When we got engaged
April 9, 2005
Natalie & Christopher
August 6, 2006 -- MAY 27 - Ten formal dance lessons couldn't kill the
jitters or four left feet of Natalie Caricola and Christopher Licini. "We
planned a combination of the fox trot and waltz, but we got nervous and
ended up improvising," says Caricola of their first dance to Frank
Sinatra's "The Way You Look Tonight." Despite dance-floor missteps,
Caricola, a business manager at Merrill Lynch, and Licini, a prime broker
there, had an elegant wedding. After tying the knot at Blessed Sacrament
Church in Staten Island, the wedding party adjourned to the Westmount
Country Club in West Paterson, N.J., where a 10-piece band waited. And
the hoopla didn't end there. Says Caricola, "We held a large after-party at
the hotel until 5 a.m."
First met: introduced by their boss at Merrill Lynch
Gown: a strapless, sweetheart Vera Wang
Honeymoon: four nights in Rome and a 10-day Mediterranean cruise
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Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, West Brighton was the setting May 27 for the marriage of Natalie Caricola and
Christopher Licini. The Rev. Michael P. Morris performed the afternoon ceremony, which was followed by a
reception in the Westmount Country Club, West Patterson, N.J.
The newlyweds will live in Westerleigh after a honeymoon cruise to the Mediterranean and a stay in Rome, Italy.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Minogue Jr. of West Brighton and was given in marriage by her
father. She selected Amanda Andruzzi-Boivon as the matron of honor. The bridesmaids were Breanna Campitiello
and Samantha McIntire. The flower girls were Nicole Turner and Camille Licini.
The bridegroom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrea Licini of Woodridge, N.J.
Angelo Licini and Steven Licini were the best men for their brother. The ushers were James Caricola and Jason
Caricola. Steven Licini Jr. was the ringbearer.
Mrs. Licini is a graduate of Curtis High School. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics from New York
University, and received a certificate in management from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. She is a business
manager in the Global Markets and Investment Banking group at Merrill Lynch, Manhattan.
Mr. Licini is a graduate of Paramus (N.J.) Catholic High School, and earned a bachelor of arts degree in finance
from Rutgers University, Newark, N.J. campus. He is an associate in prime brokerage group at Merrill Lynch.