Taryn & Gary

Taryn & Gary met in 8th grade math class! Enough said!

When asked what made you realize it was love…
“For Gary it was when I went to visit him in Arizona in 2009. For me, it was when my mom got sick and Gary never left my side.”

Taryn & Gary

Taryn & Gary

Taryn & Gary

Gary proposed to Taryn on the balcony of the Museum of News in D.C. when the museum closed.

Taryn & Gary

Taryn & Gary

Taryn & Gary

The Wedding took place on August 2, 2014 at Harbor Links Golf Course in Port Washington. Atlas flowers helped create a beautiful ambience for both the Ceremony and Reception! The bride was absolutely stunning in a Maggie Sottero gown!

Taryn & Gary

Taryn & Gary

Thank you Taryn & Gary for sharing your special story and day with us!

Shira & Zack

Zack grew up in Florida and Shira grew up in New York. Shira had always known who he was since one of her best friends in high school grew up next door to Zack in Hollywood, Florida. The summer after 11th grade (summer of 2009), Shira met her best friend LeeLee Borzak who went to high school with Zack.

Shira & Zack

Shira & Zack

Shira & Zack

Fast forward to Passover of 2010 (they were seniors in High school) Zack and Shira met up in Jerusalem where they were both spending Passover with their families. They instantly became friends, which quickly turned into becoming “best” friends. After high school they both spent a year in Israel before going on to college. They were incredibly close. Finally in June 2011, they took the leap and decided to try out dating, and as they say “the rest is history!”

Shira & Zack

Shira & Zack

Shira & Zack

Zack proposed in Riverside Park, which happened to be very symbolic to them. During their freshman year of college they always went to Riverside Park when they wanted to be alone (Shira attended Barnard and it was right down the street). One night Zack told Shira they were meeting his dad for dinner. Since they had some time to kill, they decided to go to their old stomping grounds in Riverside Park. They took a seat on a bench and Zack gave her a photo album. The album had pictures of them with little messages. Finally at the end was a blank spot for a picture and it said, “and here is a picture from the night I asked you to marry me…” Shira looked up and Zack was down on one knee!

Shira & Zack

Shira & Zack

Shira & Zack

The Wedding took place August 17, 2014 at the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation. The Caterer was Ram. The coupled danced the night away to Aaron Tetelbaem band and DJ Mark Del Rosario. Birch Event Designer helped create a gorgeous space. The bride’s hair was styled by Tamara New York and her make up was done by Chante Cutter. The bride looked like a modern princess in her Rosa Clara Aire gown that was purchased at Designer Loft.

Thank you Shira & Zack for sharing your special day with us!

Dana & Scott

“Law School Sweethearts”…

Dana & Scott met in law school. They would generally study next to each other in the library. Eventually, Scott asked Dana out on a date. The location of their first date was Popeye’s. Somewhere between Scott’s spicy mashed potatoes and Dana’s medium sized coke, love blossomed.

Dana & Scott

Dana & Scott

Dana & Scott

The Proposal took place on The Fourth of July. Scott took Dana out to dinner with plans to propose at the fireworks following dinner. Clueless as to what was about to happen, Dana told Scott she was tired and would prefer to go straight home. Scott then initiated a contingency plan. He called their mutual friend and asked to decorate the apartment with flowers, candles, and general romantic paraphernalia. Scott proposed at the apartment when they got home.

Dana & Scott

Dana & Scott

Dana & Scott

The wedding took place July 25, 2014 at Glen Island Harbour Club. Arcadia Flowers helped to create a beautiful space. JPI Films captured the special evening on video and the couple rocked out to Hank Lane- Pete Saunders Band.

Dana & Scott

Dana & Scott

Dana & Scott

Thank you Dana & Scott for sharing your special story with us!

Susanna & Tony

Susanna & Tony met almost nine years ago in July of 2005 and started dating October 2005. There was construction being done at Susanna’s house and Tony’s dad was the owner of the construction co. Tony would often go to work with his dad and the two would spend hours talking while he was technically “on the job.” They started a friendship and then began dating. When asked what made you realize it was love Susanna said. “I think we realized it was love when we both saw how comfortable we were with each other. We would spend hours talking on the phone and there were days that we would spend all day together (and not get sick of one another lol).”

Susanna & Tony

Susanna & Tony

Susanna & Tony

In September 2012 the couple got engaged. It was a beautiful fall day in September and Tony told Susanna he wanted to go to the Wax Museum (this was something on their to do list). Susanna wasn’t feeling well that day and was being stubborn about going, but he convinced her to go. They were on the train and he skipped the stop for the Wax Museum and continued the ride to Central Park. At that point she was confused, but he explained that he really wanted to see the park (another thing on their list to do). He explained that if he told her they would be outdoors, she wouldn’t go, so he lied and said they would go to the museum and be indoors. They walked around, took some pictures, and had lunch in Central Park. They also went on a boat ride, which led Susanna to get a little suspicious because she didn’t want to go on the boat and he forced her to. However, she did get thrown off because there was no bulge from a ring box in his jean pockets and he wasn’t wearing anything to hide a box. Finally around 5, o’clock Susanna started to complain and they went home. The train ride home was silent, as she was mad from being dragged out, and he wasn’t “feeling well from the food”, but really it was just nerves for what was about to happen. They got home and her parents were casually sitting on the couch watching TV, and Susanna ran to get changed into comfortable clothes. As she opened the bedroom door, there were roses EVERYWHERE and a collage of photos of the two through the years. The poster said, “Will you marry me?”, and when she turned around he was on his knee with the ring out. Afterwards family and friends came over to celebrate. Susanna said, “It was a magical day and worth dragging me out for”!

Susanna & Tony

Susanna & Tony

Susanna & Tony

Susanna & Tony

The Couple was married July 12, 2014 at Westmount Country Club. Dazzling Affairs helped coordinate the affair. Pedestals created a beautiful room. The Bride was stunning in a Kenneth Pool gown paired up with Sergio Rossi shoes. The groom was wearing Christian Louboutin shoes. The Bride and bridesmaids were dazzling in Jewelry by Thomas Knoell Designs.

Susanna & Tony

Susanna & Tony

Susanna & Tony

Thank you Susanna & Tony for sharing your special day and story with us!

Michael & Richard

This story began 13 years ago at a bar in Brooklyn called Spectrums where they filmed the movie Saturday Night Fever with John Travolta. Spectrums was known for the infamous light on the dance floor. Michael was dancing on stage and Richie’s friend Angelica came up to him and said her friend wanted to meet. The rest is history! Since that day Michael said, “I knew I would spend the rest of my life with him.”

Michael & Richard

Michael & Richard

Michael & Richard

THE PROPOSAL:
Michael and Richie were dating 3 years before Richie proposed.

They were in Richie’s apartment in Brooklyn reviewing blueprints for a cottage they were about to start construction on. Richie was not paying attention to anything Michael was saying, which was out of character. In the middle of reviewing plans, Richie said he wasn’t feeling well and wanted Michael to heat him up soup. Michael went to get the soup and on top was this little black box. All Michael remembers hearing was I want you to be my forever. He was so overjoyed and couldn’t wait to share the news with family and friends.

Michael & Richard

Michael & Richard

Michael and Richie chose the Harbor Club at Prime because of the chic elegant and sophisticated design. Being that there were two grooms they didn’t want a traditional space. The room was a blank canvas, which allowed Michael to make the space his own by adding his own personal touches and detail to the entire room! Check out the stunning details of this wedding. We wouldn’t have expected anything less from the astounding planner himself!

THE COLORS/THEMES/STYLES OF THE DAY:

I know this may sound crazy to some but the theme was inspired from a pair of Christian Louboutin’s stripe sneakers Michael wore for the reception. He LOVED the stripes on the sneakers so he carried that theme throughout the entire event in a glamorous and sophisticated way. Michael’s mission was to create a masculine feel throughout the event with hints of glamour. He wanted a timeless and classic feel so they chose black-and-white as the primary colors. It started with the wedding invite, which was a black silk folio with their names embroidered on the front in white stitching. Inside was the classic invite with playful RSVP cards (with black and white stripes). The linens for the cocktail hour/escort table were black and white accented with beautiful blossoms of yellow roses and orchids.

Michael & Richard

Michael & Richard

Michael & Richard

Michael & Richard

Michael & Richard

THE CEREMONY DÉCOR:

The Ceremony took place July 26, 2014 and was held at the Harbor Club on their outdoor deck. Pat from The Showplace created custom white aisle boxes trimmed in black wood molding to flank each side of the aisle. On top he had wheat grass recessed to give that pop of color. He wanted a very clean and minimal look. Every 8 feet they had bursts of white phalaenopsis orchids leading to the base of aisle where they had two large arrangements filled with greens and phalaenopsis orchids. Finished off with a huge hedge of greens and phalaenopsis orchids cascading for their backdrop. Pedestals Florist created a floral paradise. This design element was changed at last minute. In Michael’s own words,” Kim Kardashian stole my look LOL I was planning to do a full wall of roses, hydrangea, and phalaenopsis orchids.”

THE FLOWERS (BOUQUETS & BOUTONNIERES):

NO boutonnieres because Michael is not a fan. He wore a custom lapel pin that Jacob & Company created using his grandmothers wedding set. Richie wore a silk flower with black Swarovski to crystals. The groomsmen wore gold lapel pins with their initials from Jacob & Company. The girls carried a small clutch of phalaenopsis orchids.

THE CENTERPIECES & RECEPTION DÉCOR:

In Michael’s words, the flowers were “EPIC.” Pedestal Florist created two different looks for them:
A: a sophisticated and stylish design using 10 clusters of 25 roses, mounds of phalaenopsis orchids finished off with giant manzanita leaves
B: mounds of green leaves bursting out if the center of roses, hydrangea and phalaenopsis orchids. Finished off with 20 three foot strands of hanging dendrobium orchids and clear glass globes and candles.
Table numbers were black and white stripe with only the numbers covered in crystals designed by the wedding company of Manhasset
Table linens were silver sequence that looked like giant disco balls. Michael was obsessed with them so he designed the whole table from that. Table Wraps also created the most epic cake table and dais. The Cake table was the black-and-white stripes with a black tulle skirt. Dais was aqua blue sequence square with black and white stripes shooting out of pleated corners.

Michael & Richard

Michael & Richard

Michael & Richard

Michael & Richard

Michael & Richard

Michael’s best advice to any bride or groom to be is:
Take photos before because this saves time to then enjoy more of the party.
Also, do a receiving line after the ceremony so you can say hi to everyone.
Biggest tip: Relax, the day will happen as it should…

Thank you Michael & Richie for sharing your fabulous day and special story with us!

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