Henry Munoz III and Kyle Ferari Exchange Beachside Vows In Bermuda
By Rob Giardinelli
Photography by Renata Bueche Photography
San Antonio residents Kyle J. Ferari, son of Lauren and Kevin Balliet, and Henry R Munoz III, son of the late Henry “The Fox” Munoz, Jr. and Elida Molina Munoz, recently wed on the island of Bermuda. The beachside wedding weekend was a festive one filled with over 200 friends and family members who flew to the island for the nuptials.
The couple first met two years ago, initially drawn together by their mutual love of animals, which they realized due to the striking resemblance of each of their terriers. As their courtship developed, on February 15, 2016 Henry proposed to Kyle atop the Empire State Building in Manhattan. The city is a favorite spot of the couple as their respective families enjoy spending Thanksgiving together there.
The weekend began with a welcome dinner at Bermuda’s oldest restaurant, Tom Moore’s Tavern. The couple greeted their guests, arriving at the 400-year-old tavern by powerboat. Family and friends of the duo took over the whole establishment bringing a strong feeling of camaraderie that perfectly set the tone for the entire weekend.
The hub for the destination weekend was the Hamilton Princess Hotel where all of the guests stayed for the weekend, enjoying the incredible amenities and services of this beachside oasis. The Southampton beach at the five-star resort was the setting for a stunning rehearsal dinner where the event planner Liza Hill helped wow guests with the creation of a single Continental-style table for 200 along the beach, creating an unforgettable backdrop for the event. The elegant three course dinner was prepared by the hotel chef and his culinary team.
The early evening wedding ceremony took place at Frick’s Point Beach, a magical setting with waves crashing against the boulders in the water. The grooms wore matching custom white Tom Ford suits that were the perfect compliment to the color theme of the wedding, which consisted of Bermudian blue, pink and yellow pastels. Instead of placing seats in traditional rows, the grooms opted for an Amor Eternal Triangle layout in honor two legendary things: the grooms’ commitment to one another and the Bermuda Triangle. The wedding ceremony itself was partially officiated by film star Melanie Griffith, who shared with the crowd the fairy tale story of how they met.
The reception, held at The World Heritage Center in St. Georges featured a five-star buffet-style meal by Chef Jason Dady, who flew in from San Antonio with his team, to work his magic. The menu consisted of an exquisite combination of Texas Barbecue and local Bermudian cuisines. The reception featured a series of top-flight musical talent and performers including Steve Tyrell, who created the music for Father of the Bride, followed by DJ Jarvis. For the final act of the weekend, Henry provided Kyle with an incredible surprise as one of his musical idols, MTV VJ Downtown Julie Brown spun tunes deep into the night. Guests danced into the wee hours of the morning, closing down the celebration, as the last bus left at 4:30 am.
As for the honeymoon, that is still to come. Henry is currently planning a surprise trip for Kyle that they will be taking in the near future. The couple resides in San Antonio, New York City and Washington, DC. Henry is the Director of Munoz and Company in San Antonio and was elected Chairman of the Democratic National Finance Committee and Kyle serves as a board member of the Latino Victory Project.