Samantha & Aaron

Samantha and Aaron have known each other since they were little, but did not become friends until senior year of High School. After attending a few of the same parties, they became close and a few weeks later Aaron surprised Samantha at her after school job, with “Will you go to prom with me” on his car.

From there, they continued to date long distance, Samantha at the University of Maryland and Aaron at Boston University. The couple visited each other whenever they could, and finally got the chance to spend an amazing semester abroad together in London. After college they both moved to NYC and continued to explore their city and travel the world together.

After another few years, Samantha and Aaron were taking a walk on the river by their apartment. Aaron told Samantha to look ahead at the George Washington Bridge, and when she turned around he was down on one knee, and Samantha could barely understand what he was saying, she was so excited! The couple walked over to the Frying Pan where Aaron had close family and friends waiting to celebrate the newly engaged couple!

Wedding Date: November 14, 2015
Venue: Tribeca Rooftop
Music: Red Hot Rhythm
Flowers: Marquis Florals by Kim
Dress: Anne Barge

Thank you Samantha and Aaron for sharing your amazing story with us!

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Erica & David

Erica and David met at a wedding! Erica’s college friend married David’s high school friend and they were both in the wedding party.

The couple realized it was love during Hurricane Sandy! Just kidding… But the hurricane happened about a month after they met, and David was forced out of his apartment during the blackout downtown. He stayed with Erica in her tiny studio on the UES. This definitely sped things up early on. In the coming months, they met each other’s families and David went away with Erica’s family to Anguilla. They were having the best time together, and life just felt right as their families and friends came together.

Erica was totally caught off guard when David proposed. It was his sister’s birthday and they had all gone to dinner as a family to celebrate the night before. Erica came home from the gym and David was rushing her to get ready to go to dinner. He called her into the other room as she was getting ready and when she walked in, he was down on one knee. The following night, both of their families were there to celebrate and they all went to their favorite restaurant, Il Cantinori for dinner.

At their wedding, Erica and David read their own vows, and all of their friends and family danced the night away!

Wedding Date: April 2, 2016
Venue: Capitale
Dress: Ines Di Santo
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Floral: Kiriba Logan @ Atlas Floral
Band: Dane Wright, Hank Lane
Makeup: Keri Berman & Co

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Jordyn & Alex

Jordyn and Alex met at West Virginia University.

It might have been love at first sight when Jordyn saw Alex across the pool in late August before junior year. They ended up knowing a few mutual friends and were both invited later that week to a party and that’s when the couple became “friends” although there’s no way to describe the feeling you get when you know that’s the guy you are going to marry!

I think you just know when it’s love. It’s the feeling you get when you’re together and your body just goes numb!

Alex asked Jordyn to go for a walk one Saturday morning. He told her there was a fair in the park right by their apartment in Hoboken. When the couple got close enough to the park, Jordyn looked at Alex and said, “where’s the fair?” Alex told Jordyn to keep walking and he was pointing somewhere, which distracted Jordyn from watching Alex take the ring out of his vest pocket. When Jordyn looked back, Alex asked her to marry him.

And, of course Jordyn said YES!

After the proposal Alex walked Jordyn a few more steps to the Hoboken waterfront restaurant Mcloones, and there stood their whole family, siblings, nieces, nephews, and their best best friends! BEST DAY EVER.

Date: February 20, 2016
Venue: The Grove
Flowers: Debbies Designs
Band: The Groove Shop
Dress: Isabelle Armstrong
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Tux: MySuit

Thank you Jordyn and Alex for sharing your amazing story with us!

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Julianne & Justin

Julianne and Justin met while they were both undergraduates at Cornell University.  While most of Julianne’s friends were abroad the second semester of her junior year, she was unable to go since she was in the engineering school.  During that semester, her sorority hosted a dated wine tour.  Julianne asked another girl in her house if her boyfriend knew anyone who would be willing to go with her “as a friend.”  After being presented with several choices, Julianne chose Justin because he was “the least weird.”

They both realized immediately that the chemistry between them was palpable.  Their comfort level was striking, especially for two people who had barely spoken prior to that point.  As Julianne likes to say, from the very beginning, things with Justin were always so “effortless.”

Fast forward four years, and Justin was ready to pop the big question.  After spending a summer working at a law firm, he knew had the perfect cover to lure Julianne to the perfect proposal place.  He told Julianne that the firm was hosting an event for new associates at the top of the Empire State Building.  After heading up to the 102nd floor and Justin suspiciously refusing Julianne’s offer to hold his jacket (something that was very much unusual), Justin turned to Julianne and explained the commitment he was prepared to make.  As he descended to one knee, tourists from all over the world hurried over to take pictures.  Although Julianne never actually said “Yes,” her eyes and her tears made her response crystal clear.  After enjoying a few minutes together soaking in the moment and soaking in the views, the newly engaged couple returned to the ground floor and hopped in a cab back to their apartment so that they could call their family and friends.  Little did Julianne know that the surprises weren’t yet finished.  When she arrived at their apartment, a party greeted her where all of her friends and family were waiting to congratulate the couple.

Wedding Date: September 6, 2015
Venue: Woodbury Jewish Center
Caterer: Regal Caterers
Band: The Jeff Lubin Band from Hank Lane
Flowers: Privet in Teaneck, NJ
Lighting: Fusion Lighting
Bride’s Dress: Pronovias
Groom’s Tuxedo: Woodbury Men’s Shop
Photo booth: Incredibooths
Limo Service: Ultimate Class Limousine

Thank you Julianne and Justin for sharing your fabulous day with us!

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Lauren & David

Lauren and David met in the summer of 2012 at a mutual friend’s pool party.  The couple laid eyes on each other but didn’t hit it off until they found themselves in the same place January 2013 at the same friend’s birthday party.  David then asked Lauren out for their first date, and the rest is history!!  The couple went on one date and they both had a feeling that each other were “the one”.  David and Lauren both have a similar sense of humor, they “get” each other, and they are both very family oriented.  David proposed by showing Lauren a video he had made one morning where he professed his love to her and at the end of the video, he got down on one knee and proposed.  Lauren was then surprised by having both of their families together celebrating with them for the weekend.

Wedding Date: September 26, 2015
Venue: Old Westbury Golf & Country Club
Band: Karen Lloyd from Henry Marks Agency (Hank Lane)
Flowers: Andrew Pascoe
Dress: Christos

Thank you Lauren and David for sharing your special day with us!

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