The choice of venue was especially significant for Tina’s father, a longtime Ritz-Carlton guest. The morning after the wedding, the hotel’s director of food and beverage presented Mr. Romero with a crystal decanter and cocktail glasses as a memento of the celebration.
The entire event exceeded the couple’s expectations — and that of their parents and planners. “Our styles are different; Ricky and I are more bohemian,” Tina says. “Everyone ended up being thrilled.” And the neighborhood they once thought might be too preppy is now one of their favorite spots for a date in the city they love.