Gina & David

Gina & David met on Match.com. Their first date was in the summer of 2013 in the Greenwich Village. When asked what made you realize it was love? Gina said, “We were dating for about 3 months when I knew, He said he knew after the 4th date.”

David asked Gina to marry him on Halloween, which happens to be Gina’s favorite holiday! He proposed in their kitchen as they were preparing to go to a party. Gina was dressed in a sexy nurse costume and he said (while getting down on one knee), “You look great, but you know what you should go as next year? You should go as my wife.” Gina said, “I was shocked.” She laughed and said, “I generally knew we’d be engaged soon, but had no idea he was choosing Halloween night!”

“We had such a beautiful day! Ashley and Valerie (from AV) were amazing.”- Gina. Thank you to Gina & David for sharing your amazing day with us! After the wedding, the couple spent their honeymoon in gorgeous Hawaii!

Wedding Date: March 21, 2015
Venue: The Vineyards in Aquebogue, New York
Cake: A Simple Cake NYC
Music: Terrance LeGrady – Beyond the Music Productions
Videographer: Edwin Valentin
Make up: Chante Makeup
Hair: Tamara NY
Bride’s Dress: Pronovias
The Shoes: Christian Louboutin

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Jaclyn & Michael

High School sweethearts still going strong! Jaclyn & Michael met through mutual friends during their sophomore year of high school. Although they went to different schools, the couple continued to cross paths at social gatherings. This was young love, in fact Michaels mother drove them to the movie theater on their first date because they were too young to drive! Fast-forward to a few years later, they went separate ways and off to college. Despite doubts that a long distance relationship wouldn’t work, Jaclyn and Michael continued to talk to each other everyday. They spent their weekends visiting each other at college and college breaks together in their hometown.

What started off as a day of Christmas shopping turned into a proposal! Jaclyn was picking mike up at his house to go shopping, as she walked in she heard “Everything”, by Michael Buble playing. This song was very meaningful throughout their relationship (then later became their wedding song.) Jaclyn continued through the foyer to see rose petals all over the floor, pictures of the couple throughout the years spent together hanging from the ceiling and a large poster that said, “Will you marry me?” Jaclyn said, “ I have never been more surprised in my life! When I saw Mike on one knee, my eyes immediately teared up. I cried in his arms for a little, and then eventually said yes!”

Thank you Jaclyn & Michael for sharing your special day and amazing love story with us!

Wedding Date: March 21, 2015
Venue: Larkfield
Flowers: Pedestals
Music: Big Hits Entertainment
Makeup: Ashlee Glazer
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Dress: Sareh Nour

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Jessica & Evan

Jessica & Evan were set up through another couple. The guy Jason was friend’s with Evan in HS, and Carly was one of Jessica’s best friends from College. The friend had plans to set them up earlier but the timing wasn’t right because Jessica was dating someone. Finally they were both single, so Carly gave him Jessica’s number. The rest was history!

When asked how did you know it was love, Jessica said, “He always made me feel like the most special person in the world. He would dote on me, make little surprises and plan elaborate dates. From Evan’s standpoint, he would say that it all came full circle when I met his newborn niece the same day I met his parents for the first time. It all felt right.”

Jessica came home from work on Friday, March 14th 2014, and there was a note on the door saying, “Will you follow the rose pedals”. She opened the door and there was a trail of rose pedals through the entry way into the living room. At the end of the pedal trail were candles, a remote control, and another note saying, “Will you press play”. After pressing play, a video turned on, with the song “Green Eyes” by Coldplay in the background (their future first dance song). The video included pictures throughout their relationship and ended with little videos from their family and friends playing off the “Will you” theme; like ‘Will you be our daughter?’ or “Will you always be my best friend?” At the end of the video he came out and proposed to Jessica!!!

Thank you Jessica & Evan for sharing your stunning affair with us!

Wedding Date: March 28, 2015
Venue: Gustavino’s
Band: Kim Sozzi/Creation’s Music
Florist: Metro Floral Caterer’s
Bride’s Dress: Mark Zunino

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Ryann & Jared

Three years ago Jared added Ryann as a friend on Facebook thinking he met her through his brother when he visited the University of Michigan. Jared’s brother attended the school at the same time as Ryann. Ryann said, “I was so excited when I received a friend request from a very good looking older guy”. She sought out advice from her friends as to whether or not she should reach out to him, but in the end decided she wasn’t going to be proactive. It turned out Jared realized he had never met her before so he never reached out either! Two months later fate stepped in when a mutual friend of theirs saw that Ryann and Jared became friends on Facebook. He thought the two would make a good match, so he ended up setting them up. Two weeks later they had a blind date and ended up talking for almost four hours. That sounds like a fabulous first date to me!

Jared was working around the clock at his law firm, but the two always went out of their way to see and speak to each other all the time. Ryann always couldn’t wait to see him, even if it meant going to his apartment at midnight. She is a person who requires lots of sleep, so this must have been love!

After two years of dating, they were out on the west coast for a week in Las Vegas and then Palm Springs for a wedding. In between the two trips Jared took Ryann to L.A. for a day. One of her dreams ever since college was to go to the Ellen Show and Jared surprised her that day with tickets. The special day continued with a romantic dinner at Nobu in Malibu and then a night stay at the hotel Bel Air where he proposed later that evening! “He wanted it to be the “best day of my life” and it truly was!” – Ryann

Thank you Ryann & Jared for sharing your beautiful day with us!

Wedding Date: March 14, 2015
Venue: Crystal plaza in Livingston NJ
Band: Carnegie hill (part of Element Music)
Videographer: Infinite Video Productions
Florist: Spitz and Peck
Dress: Monique Lluillier

“We had the best night of our life and the room was filled with so much love and energy. We then had an amazing two week honeymoon in the Maldives!!”- Ryann

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Rachel & Jason

Great story as to how this couple spent their first time meeting each other. Rachel and Jason met in 2010 at the Big Apple BBQ Festival in Madison Square Park, NYC. They were both enjoying ribs and beer, so romantic ;). Rachel was with a friend who had recognized Jason and some of the other guys she grew up with. They all hung out for the day and about a week later Jason and Rachel went on their first date!

Rachel said, “We knew it was love when we let each other go and couldn’t stop thinking about one another. We played the NYC cat and mouse game for almost 2 years until we both realized what we had right in front of us”.

Fast-forward to April 5th, 2014, Jason took Rachel back to the same spot in Madison Square Park where the couple had first met. He said some very sweet things to her and then got down on one knee. When they arrived back home, there were two-dozen roses waiting for her. “It was perfect”. –Rachel.

Thank you Rachel & Jason for sharing your special day and story with us!!

Wedding Date: 3/28/15
Venue: Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, NY-Caterer Abigail Kirsch
Band: Hank Lane, Erik Marshall Band
Flowers: Forever in Bloom
The Dress: Ulla-Maija purchased from Saks Bridal Salon
The Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

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