Staci & PJ’s story began well before their love story. The two met through Staci’s brother probably about 7-8 years ago. They’ve picked their brains numerous times to try and figure out where it was that they first met, but they couldn’t put their finger on it. It might have been at a Zog Sports kickball game in Central Park or at a bar in Murray Hill where PJ and Staci’s brother watched Sunday football. Approximately 5 years ago, Staci and PJ were on the same intramural kickball team in Central Park and Staci would jokingly ask PJ “how are we going to dance at our wedding?” Little did either of them know that just a few short years later this little joke would turn into a reality. It was during the summer of 2011 in Ocean Beach, Fire Island that their romance began. Since one of PJ’s best friends was Staci’s brother, he took it VERY slow and after about two months, finally asked Staci on a date. One date turned to two and then three and soon after, Staci and PJ knew their feelings for one another were different than anything they had ever felt before.
PJ says he knew it was love by how excited he would get to see Staci and how she made him smile just by being near him. Staci knew it was love when the pitter patters (what her mom always called them) never went away. Every time the two would hang out, whether it was for dinner and a movie, going out with friends or watching a Wisconsin Badgers football game (their alma mater) they always had a blast together and everyone around them could tell this was it…and it was!
Staci was coming home from a work trip in Boston and PJ told her to meet him inside Grand Central to walk home together. When Staci approached the information booth, she couldn’t find PJ, so called him, only to get interrupted by a police officer asking if she was looking for someone. Staci said, ‘Yes’, and the cop said, ‘Come with me’. Staci walked a few steps before looking up to see a banner on top of one of the famous Grand Central balconies that said “Will You Marry Me?” and then 5 random people held up signs of “S-T-A-C-I”. Staci saw the sign and looked down to see PJ standing there. PJ walked over, got on one knee…and the rest is history!
This is too good not to share!
Oh and you may be wondering why PJ decided to do this on a Tuesday, but he had a VERY good reason. Staci’s family was throwing a BBQ for her grandma, Bubbie, so what better night than before the BubBBQ!
The wedding took place September 13, 2014 at The Grove in Cedar Grove, NJ. The Bride was stunning in an Anne Barge gown and makeup by Jen Heinowitz, Jen.firstname.lastname@example.org. The couple celebrated with Hank Lane/ Michael Hart Band. The room was decorated beautifully with the help of Atlas Flowers.
Thank you Staci & PJ for sharing your incredible story and day with us!