Lauren & Michael

Lauren and Michael met out one Thursday night in the meatpacking district. This wasn’t really their type of scene, but they were persuaded to go out by their mutual friends. They began talking and quickly realized that Michael went to school with Lauren’s sister. They spoke the entire evening and I think it was safe to say that sparks were flying.

Lauren & Michael

Lauren & Michael

Lauren & Michael

Lauren & Michael

When asked what made you realize it was love? Lauren answered, “How natural and easy our relationship was from the start. We really balance each other out and make each other better people. We enjoyed so many of the same things that we spent a lot of time together and fell in love pretty quickly.”

Lauren & Michael

Lauren & Michael

Michael told Lauren that they were going to the museum with his mom to see an exhibit. They took the subway uptown and walked across through Central Park. Her sister and his brother had a “Will You Marry Me” sign along with champagne by Bethesda fountain in the park. People were clapping and cheering, Lauren said, “ It was unforgettable.”

The wedding took place on 9/6/2014 at Preakness Hills Country Club in NJ. The room was stunning with the help by Ron from Wildflowers. The couple danced the night away to the Dylan Matthews Band by Hank Lane (Henry Marks Agency). The Bride looked breathtaking in a Romona Keveza gown!

Lauren & Michael

Lauren & Michael

Thank you Lauren & Michael for allowing us to capture your special day!

Jenna & Kevin

Jenna & Kevin met in 2010 at a quasi business dinner on the Bowery arranged by their mutual friend, Ken. This is a fun fact about this wedding, their mutual friend Ken got ordained and was the officiant for their ceremony! Jenna said that, “It was very immediate and intense chemistry for both of us. We couldn’t stop thinking about one another after the dinner. We went on a date the following week, and never looked back!”

Jenna &  Kevin

Jenna &  Kevin

Jenna &  Kevin

Kevin proposed when the two vacationed to Italy in July 2013. Kevin wanted to throw Jenna off and surprise her, so of course he waited until the 5th night of vacation. After having a delicious Italian meal and some great wine, the two were roaming the side streets of Florence. Once they got on an empty street, Kevin got down on one knee and proposed. He was hiding and carrying the ring around Italy the whole trip! Jenna said, “The proposal was so beautiful!”

Jenna &  Kevin

Jenna &  Kevin

Jenna &  Kevin

Jenna &  Kevin

The Wedding took place on August 22, 2014 at The Tribeca Rooftop. Marcus Reid Band from Hank Lane Music provided the entertainment. Adam Leffel Productions / Petals Premier (florist) helped decorate the event space beautifully.

The Bride looked absolutely stunning in a Berta gown from L’Fay Bridal Boutique in NYC. Jenna’s make up was done by Irina at IMpeccable IMage Inc. The groom’s tux was from Acustom Apparel. The Bridesmaids wore gold Ralph Lauren dresses which tied beautifully into the décor of the wedding!

Jenna &  Kevin

Jenna &  Kevin

Jenna &  Kevin

The wedding had a lot of personalized touches to reflect them as a couple. They had written their own vows and had pictures of themselves from the past 4 years displayed throughout the venue. Some other special details included customized napkins, cocktail stirrers, and pictures of the couple at all different ages on all of the table numbers. The bride surprised the groom with a Tiger cake because it’s his favorite animal. As for the overall decor, the couple wanted something that was a blend of chic and festive, which they definitely achieved with the white floral arrangements and accent of gold throughout the room!

Thank you Jenna & Kevin for sharing your STUNNING event with us!

Stefani & Andrew

“Laughter is brightest, where food is best.” This is my kind of story!

Stefani and Andrew met at the bar in The Cooper Square Hotel (which is no longer open.) They were out one night with friends and were introduced through a mutual friend. Their first date took place at Vero in the City followed by Crispo. The couple kept adding to the list of great restaurants as the dates kept coming. Each time Andrew would set up a date he would send Stefani the MenuPages link of a few different places, so that she could pick her top choice(how sweet!).

Stefani & Andrew

Stefani & Andrew

Stefani & Andrew

“Must love dogs!” When asked what sealed the deal, “We knew it was love, when Andrew not only accepted, but warmed up to Jack, my dog. Andrew had never been a dog lover and would barely pet Jack when they first met”.

Andrew proposed by making a video montage of pictures taken throughout their relationship, which included past trips and special spots. He put the pictures to the Hunter Hayes song “ Wanted”, which ended up being the song for their first dance!

Stefani & Andrew

Stefani & Andrew

Stefani & Andrew

The wedding took place on August 23, 2014 at Studio Square, in Long Island City. They got ready and had the first look at the Loews Regency Hotel in Manhattan. They took pictures in Gantry State Park and Stefani said, “They came out absolutely fabulous!” The bride was stunning in an Ivy & Aster gown. Her girls wore Amsale jersey dresses in charcoal.

Vendors:
Makeup: Dominique Aro
Hair Stylist: Courtney Benedetti
Florist: Quinn Florists
Entertainment: Element Music
Dessert Bar: Puddin’ NYC
Officiant: Rabbi Paul Joseph

For the reception, Stefani wanted as much candle light as possible! It was also important for her to add the couple’s own personal touches throughout the wedding. During the cocktail hour they had “fun fact” napkins with 8 facts about Stefani and Andrew. Now this is one of the best parts, they bought in Puddin’ NYC, a shop on the Lower East Side, which is one of Andrew’s favorite desserts. The shop set up a pudding stand with different flavored puddings and toppings.

Stefani & Andrew

Stefani & Andrew

Stefani & Andrew

Thank you Stefani & Andrew for sharing your spectacular story and day with us!

Stefani & Andrew

Alison & Ben

“Distance is just a test to see how far love can travel.”

Alison and Ben met one day in Central Park. They met through a mutual friend who was visiting NYC at the time with Ben.

Alison & Ben

Alison & Ben

Alison & Ben

Ben was living in London and Alison in NY, so the two would stay up skyping all night everyday! That’s when they realized this was the real thing! They did long distance for three years.

Alison & Ben

Alison & Ben

The proposal took place in Central Park on the rocks overlooking the lake, which happened to be the very same spot Alison and Ben first met.

The special day took place on August 24th 2014 at the Mandarin Oriental in NYC. The bride was absolutely stunning in a Monique Lhuillier.

Alison & Ben

Alison & Ben

Alison & Ben

Thank you Alison and Ben for sharing you’re incredible day with us!

Gina & Joseph

Even though they grew up in the same neighborhood, they didn’t know each other, but their friends and family did. Gina & Joseph met through an introduction from family and friends. Having been married before and having a sixteen year old son, Joe went through a hardship and lost his wife to cancer. It was several years before he would even consider dating. His family thought is was time for him to move forward and start dating again, so they made the introduction. Gina and Joe went on their first blind date and have been together ever since April 13, 2012.

Gina & Joseph

Gina & Joseph

Gina & Joseph

It took just five months into the relationship for them to realize they did not want to be without one another! Joe booked a room at the Gansevoort Hotel and spent the day decorating with dozens of red roses and petals. The bed had roses in the shape of a heart and they were scattered all over the floor and furniture. Gina said, “It was simply beautiful”. That evening he picked Gina up from work and told her they were having dinner in the City and freshening up in a room before dinner. When they got to the hotel he opened the door and Gina saw all the roses and that’s when she knew what was about to happen! Joe got down on one knee and proposed. They shared a romantic evening at the hotel!

Gina & Joseph

Gina & Joseph

Gina & Joseph

Gina & Joseph

The Wedding took place on August 9, 2014 at the Mandarin Oriental. Tantawan Bloom decorated the room with amazing flowers. They danced the night away to Hank Lane Orchestra. Ben Israel provided a delicious stunning cake!

The bride was flawless in two dresses designed by Pnina Tornai from Klienfeld’s.

They also had a special 5 ft tall floral Elephant on the escort table, which was quite stunning! The decorations also included tall trees with peacocks on either side of the band and floral arrangements that were life size with hundreds of Phalaenopsis Orchids. Gina said, “They were simply gorgeous!!”

Gina & Joseph

Gina & Joseph

Thank you Gina and Joseph for sharing your special day and amazing story with us!

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