Carol Marie Salomonson, known as “Carol Sharks” professionally, married Kevin Guthrie Santacroce on March 9 in a ceremony officiated by Stake President Barrett L. Richards of The Church of Latter-Day Saints at the Breakwater Yacht Club on Bay Street in Sag Harbor. The bride, wearing a white Victoria Beckham design knee-length dress purchased at the LVIS in East Hampton, was attended by Adam Aleksander of Manhattan, Harriet Stubbs of Manhattan, London and Los Angeles and Jessica Pilot of Manhattan and Los Angeles. The groom was attended by Jason Payne of Sagaponack and Michael Mazzaraco, of Amagansett.
The ceremony was followed by a reception at the yacht club featuring wine, champagne and crudité. A second reception was celebrated at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, with pizza from Sam’s Restaurant on Newtown Lane in East Hampton, a chocolate fountain with strawberries, fruits, peppers and marshmallows, enjoyed while the band Little Head Thinks performed along with DJ Prince Terrance from Manhattan. Dried flowers were tossed in the air as the bride and groom made their exit that evening, reuniting with family for brunch in the Map Room at Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor the next morning. The couple will depart for Japan later this month to take in cherry blossoms as they visit Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.
The wedding date and bride and groom’s choice for the reception were made naturally — the couple met when Ms. Salomonson, a Sag Harbor resident originally from Maryland, was DJing at the Talkhouse where Mr. Santacroce has worked as a sound engineer for the past 13 years. The couple would reconnect two years later while Ms. Sharks was on a sabbatical in Montauk. Their first date was on March 9, 2016 at Hither Hills Overlook where the couple enjoyed a brisk walk, a tradition they would keep each March 9 until their wedding day this year.
Ms. Salomonson, a licensed real estate salesperson at The Corcoran Group in Sag Harbor and avid musician and DJ, is the daughter of the late Peggy Lucille Salomonson and Vince Victor Salomonson, a senior scientist (emeritus) of the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and a research professor at the University of Utah.
Mr. Santacroce, a native of East Hampton and the owner and mix engineer at Shark Studio in Sag Harbor, is the son of Donna Cosgrove, a longtime preschool teacher at the Rocking Horse Nursery School and The Rainbow Preschool in Sag Harbor. His fathers are Peter Santacroce, a Hampton Bays resident and a retired psychotherapist at Long Island University’s Southampton campus, and Kennith Cosgrove, a landscaper at JCP Landscaping in Sag Harbor. Mr. and Mrs. Cosgrove are East Hampton residents.