September 18, 2021

3 days 15:8:43

New York, NY

Our Story

It started with a swipe


Alex and Shawna have a typical Silicon Valley meet cute. After both swiping right on Tinder, Shawna captured Alex's attention with a bear meme asking "is it Friday yet?" He fired back with "tell me about it; I'm bearly surviving" - perfect response. On their first date, they had easy conversation and laughs over charcuterie and even though Shawna left the date to apply for a job in Ireland, she was cautiously optimistic about this one.

Adventure Time


They share a love of exploration and have traveled to over 10 countries together so far. Their first big trip was to Japan over Christmas in 2016. This was Shawna's introduction to Alex's LOVE of walking. After 13 miles on day 1, her boots were relegated to evening use only. Whether road tripping through New Zealand and Western Europe, giving belly rubs to kangaroos or finding themselves on an accidental dive bar crawl through the Castro (and now the Lower East Side), there is always fun to be had and memories to be made.

The Ring


After traveling for 15 hours, Alex sent Shawna out to pamper herself with a manicure and massage ahead of their going away party the next night. Little did she know that in 24 hours they would be celebrating more than their departure from the West Coast. Alex spent the big day pacing, waiting for the sun to come out and paint to dry on the water tower. In true SF fashion, Karl (the fog), did not cooperate but none of that mattered to Shawna when she turned around to find him down on one knee. We are forever thankful we were able to celebrate this moment with our families and friends.

Baby Gets a full size oven

Stoop Life

Alex and Shawna set foot in NYC on March 1st 2020, excited about the adventures they would embark on. They landed the perfect place in the East Village, ensuring that Alex got the full size oven he'd need to fully realize his dream of being a pizzaiolo. Even as everything shut down around them, they found a sense of community on their block that has continued to thrive through to today. Summer and fall nights usually ended on the stoop, where they have lovingly earned the nickname "the cage couple." While this isn't the NYC experience they were expecting, they've had a blast so far and can't wait for what's next!

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The Weekend

Friday 17th

New York-night-out attire

Welcome Dinner (FAMILY ONLY)

atย Royale


Welcome Cocktails

atย Royale


Saturday 18th

Cocktail attire

Ceremony (FAMILY ONLY)


Party Time

atย Turk's Inn


Sunday 19th

Outside attire

Farewell Bites (NEW LOCATION)

atย Stuyvesant Square Park (West of 2nd Ave), 9 Rutherford Pl, New York, NY 10003


* All events 21 and over *


For the "out of towners" AKA 95% of you, here's the scoop.

Blocks of rooms have been reserved at Moxy NYC East Village, which will act as the main hub. It's within walking distance of our apartment with easy access to trains (the L will take you straight to the venue).

Rooms have also been reserved at the W Union Square, and for those looking for something different, we've included a couple location recommendations for AirBnB.

Moxy NYC East Village


112 East 11th Street

New York, NY 10003

(212) 288-6699

Queen & Double beds rooms are available and rates vary by type. Use the link below or be sure you mention the Carney/Bonine wedding block to receive the group rate. Rooms must be booked by 8/18 to take advantage of the group rate.

0.5 miles to Shawna & Alex (11 min walk)

7.4 miles to Turks Inn (22 min L-train or car)

9.7 miles to LGA (~30-45 min car)

14.1 miles to EWR (~30-55 min car)

16.9 miles to JFK (~35-55 min car)


W New York - Union Square


201 Park Avenue South

New York, NY 10003

(212) 253-9119

King bed rooms are available. Use the link below or be sure you mention the Carney/Bonine wedding block to receive the group rate. Rooms must be reserved by 8/19 to take advantage of the group rate.


East Village


New York, NY 10009

For those wanting the genuine "East Village experience" check out AirBnBs walking distance to us, the L train, and about 20ish minute car ride to Turks Inn.




Brooklyn, NY 11237

For those who are only able to join for the big day, check out AirBnBs closer to the venue.

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Things to...




  • ๐Ÿฅฏ Brooklyn Bagel
  • ๐Ÿฅช Katz's Delicatessen
  • ๐Ÿœ Hanoi House
  • ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Hearth
  • ๐Ÿซ• Raclette
  • ๐Ÿจ Mikey Likes It Ice Cream


  • ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • ๐Ÿž๏ธ Central Park
  • ๐Ÿ™๏ธ The High Line
  • ๐ŸŒ‰ Brooklyn Bridge
  • ๐Ÿ—ฝ Staten Island Ferry & Statue of Liberty


  • ๐ŸŽท Rue B Jazz Bar
  • ๐Ÿถ Decibel Sake Bar
  • ๐Ÿฅƒ Big Bar
  • ๐ŸŒฎ Pinks
  • ๐Ÿน Tio Pepe
  • ๐Ÿธ PDT


Click below to let us know if you're going to be celebrating with us in September.

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ยฉ 2021 Lemur Dev