6th Annual Veterans Day Wedding Giveback Raises More Than $60,000

The 6th Annual Veterans Day Wedding Giveback was a true success, thanks to the support and dedication of our neighboring business partners and volunteers.

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Boatswain Mate First Class Patrick Rogers, 34, of Manorville, and fiancée, Jessica Peters, 30, of Sayville tied the knot on Sunday, November 12 in honor of Veterans Day.

Photo by: Dear Stacey Wedding Photography.

Greenport, NY - November 21, 2016 - The 6th Annual Veterans Day Wedding Giveback was a true success, thanks to the support and dedication of our neighboring business partners and volunteers.

Peconic Landing and Brecknock Hall are honored to announce that more than $60,000 worth of goods and services was donated from 31 vendors, making this the most generous wedding giveback to date. Highlights of this special day can be seen on our YouTube channel.


Photo courtesy of Dear Stacey Wedding Photography.

Boatswain Mate First Class Patrick Rogers, 34, of the United States Coast Guard and his fiancée, Jessica Peters, 30, of Sayville tied the knot on Sunday, November 12 in honor of Veterans Day.

Patrick Rogers, of Manorville, is currently serving aboard the Cutter KEY LARGO, out of Gloucester, MA. Patrick has served in the United States Coast Guard for the past 13 years and has received more than 15 honors and awards throughout his military career, including a Commendation for his part in rescue and recovery efforts during the 2009 Hudson River plane crash.

“Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the vendors that gave their time and services for this great cause. The flowers, photography, music, and food – just to name a few – were absolutely incredible,” said Patrick. “I loved how all the vendors came together to put together such a great day.”

Jessica, who works as a producer for the Telecare network, added this about the couple’s special day.

“Each and every vendor donation, whether it was someone's time or a contribution big or small meant the world to us and we are so grateful for the generosity that helped make our wedding day more than we ever could've imagined,” said Jessica. “We hope that the entire Veterans Day Wedding Giveback reminds us all of the selfless love in this world – shown through the participating vendors, and our military that keep our communities safe.”

Sponsored by Peconic Landing, the annual Veterans Day Wedding Giveback began in 2011 as an opportunity to thank our military personnel and recognize them for their service. Now in its sixth year, it has become a community affair, made possible through sponsorship and contributions from local businesses and organizations who donate the time, talents and services that help to make the dream day a reality.

“We would like to wish Patrick and Jessica congratulations on their marriage, and a lifetime of happiness moving forward,” said Robert J. Syron, President and CEO of Peconic Landing. “I would also like to thank the many sponsors and business partners for their support. This would not be possible without you.”

Vendors and volunteers who contributed to the 6th Annual Veterans Day Wedding Giveback include: A Flippin' Good Time; Allison G. Pressler Professional Skin Care; American Tent Company; Dina Reilly, Beautiful by Katy & Dina; Chaplain Clayton Jones, LT, CHC, USN; Christine Henry; Christopher Michael Catering; Dangene: The Institute of Skinovation; Dear Stacey Photography; East End Events Catering; East End Expressions; Fire Monkey Hair Design; Go! Bespoke; Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.; Greenporter Hotel; Griswold Terry Glover Post 803; Ivy League Flowers; Jill Doherty, Councilwoman; Kim Jon Designs; Leanne's Specialty Cakes; Macari Vineyards; Mattituck Environmental Services; Moments In Time Floral Design; Moriches Main Street Flowers; NY Tent Company; Southold Fish Market; Southold IGA; SPINA Bride; Times Review Media Group; Southold-Mattituck-Greenport ROTC; Tommy's Tunes Entertainment.

Southold Town Councilwoman Jill Doherty, who has donated her time helping bartend for the past two years, said she enjoyed working with everyone to make the day a success.

“Everyone just helps each other to make it the best day for the bride and groom and their guests,” Ms. Doherty said. “It's a small part in comparison to what they have sacrificed for us. I walk away thinking how lucky we are to have Peconic Landing and so many others who don’t hesitate to give back make it happen every year.”

Stacey Kaufmann of the Cold Spring Harbor-based Dear Stacey Wedding Photography captured images of the special day.

“Each vendor went above and beyond to make their day magical. I'm so grateful to experience and witness so much joy, love, and happiness; not only with the couple but with their family and friends,” Ms. Kaufmann said. “My service was donated to honor and observe all Veterans who are our great nations heroes. Their endless sacrifice to protect and serve is something that should be recognized as often as possible.”

Chris Richards of East End Events Catering and CJ’s Place of Mattituck said “my father was in the Coast Guard and my brother was in the Navy. To be able to give back in this way meant a lot to us. We had five staff members, and a chef volunteer to help us and they did a great job. This was about giving.”

For more information about the Veterans Day Wedding Giveback or to apply for next year’s 2017 Veterans Day Wedding Giveback visit www.BrecknockHall.com or contact Valerie Tirelli, Brecknock Sales & Events Coordinator email.

Peconic Landing is a nationally recognized, equity-based Continuing Care Retirement Community overlooking the breathtaking Long Island Sound. Located on the North Fork of Long Island, our 144-acre campus is bordered by grapevines and golfing greens, situated on a half-mile of private Sound beach.  The organization works on a mission of being the retirement community of choice for individuals age 62 and better by encouraging our members to enjoy a vibrant lifestyle and presenting ample opportunity for members to pursue their interests and passions to the fullest.