Nicole Deanne Saponare and Robert Michael Zeoli were married on June 25 at St. John Roman Catholic Church in Old Saybrook.

The guests of their wedding were transported by a trolley to the reception at the Saybrook Point Inn and Spa. The bride is the daughter of Joseph and Lucille Saponare of Westport and the groom is the son of Michael and Cyndi Zeoli, also of Westport.

She graduated from the University of Delaware in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in marketing. She works at World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. in Stamford in talent brand management. He graduated from Lehigh University in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in international relations and a minor in Spanish. He is the business manager of Zeoli Building Inc. and 3,4 Open The Door, LLC, of Westport. The couple honeymooned throughout Italy for two weeks before returning to their home in Stratford.

The couple's fathers, both natives of Saugatuck, were friends growing up and together with their wives years later had active roles with the Westport Sons of Italy. Despite going to Staples High School and graduating within one year of each other, the bride and groom did not formally meet until after college when they were set up by family and friends.