Sara & Jared

Sara and Jared met on Fire Island, July 4th 2011. It was a bittersweet start to summer. Sara grew up going to Fire Island with her family since she was a baby, and her uncle who owned the house had passed away in September of 2010. Sara continued to carry on her Uncle’s legacy and started to go out to the beach with her friends in the summer of 2011. Jared was renting a house with all his friends that same summer. They met on July 4th and introduced themselves to each other. Sara offered Jared a red, white, and blue jello, then they danced the whole night together! They believe Sara’s Uncle Louie set them up from heaven. Sara said, “We knew it was something special right away.”

Sara and Jared

Sara and Jared

Sara and Jared

From Jared:
“I knew that it was love after spending only a few weekends together. Fire Island was a special place to me, but that summer it became even that much more special. I could not wait to get back out there and spend the weekends together on the beach, swimming in the ocean and getting sweaty at the bars. We shared the same values, we both were extremely close with our families, we cherished our friends and we loved traveling, seeing shows, listening to music, watching movies and hanging on the beach. When we were together it was “easy.” Conversations just came naturally, ideas flowed and we were always on the same page about what we wanted to do and where we wanted to go. It was truly love at first sight!”

Sara and Jared

Sara and Jared

Sara and Jared

During their relationship, Sara and Jared had spent all the weekends in the summer going to Fire Island with friends and family. They decided to go alone for a quiet fall weekend in September 2013. They took a walk on the beach on the most perfect sunny day and Jared got down on one knee and told Sara “nothing would make him happier than spending the rest of his life with her.” Sara said, “I was so excited, I thought I would cry, but I was actually laughing and jumping up and down.” The ring was her grandmother’s original setting.

When they got back to the house after the proposal both their families were waiting with bagels and champagne. I think that weekend topped it off as their best weekend spent in FI!

Sara and Jared

Sara and Jared

Sara and Jared

Sara sums up their wedding beautifully…“Our wedding was a dream come true. It was an awesome celebration of love, a fantastic new beginning. The best part was having all of our favorite people from all parts of life, in one room together. No one left the dance floor!”

The wedding took place at Glen Island Harbour Club on 10/18/14.
Kenny Ford from Hank Lane had the guests on the dance floor all night!
Arcadia Florist helped decorate the room and Le Image captured the couple’s special moments on video. The bride was absolutely stunning in her Pnina Tornai gown and she said, “I was so obsessed with my dress. I didn’t want to ever take it off. It was as light as air and so fun to dance in!”

Sara and Jared

Thank you Sara & Jared for sharing this beautiful story with us!

Lindsey & Ian

Lindsey & Ian met on JDate. Their first date was at a bar in Union Square and it was the first night of March madness. They felt a connection and clicked right away. Lindsey said, “we balance each other out and have been together ever since.”

Lindsey & Ian

Lindsey & Ian

Lindsey & Ian

Ian proposed in the apartment that they shared for a year and a half together. It was a Tuesday night, which threw Lindsey off. He ordered fortune cookies in advance and swapped out a cookie in the take-out bag when she wasn’t looking. When I opened up the cookie, the fortune read “Will You Marry Me” and when Lindsey looked up, Ian was down on one knee. Lindsey said, “It was very us, very casual and low key in our home.” They celebrated with their families the next night and a few days later they were off to Greece for 2 weeks!!!

Lindsey & Ian

Lindsey & Ian

Lindsey & Ian

The Wedding took place on 10.12.14 at Woodbury Jewish Center in Woodbury, NY. Lindsey said, “The night was truly magical and picture perfect. It was the most beautiful fall day with blue skies and puffy white clouds and we could not have been any luckier!”

Vendors:
The Caterer: Regal
The Florist: Stephens

The Band: Bobby Attiko of Hank Lane
Videographer: Ed Neary of Joseph Edwards.
The Bride looked fabulous in a Rivini gown. Her shoes were Jimmy Choo. Ian wore a Ralph Lauren Black Label tuxedo and Salvatore Ferragamo shoes. The bridesmaids all wore a black dress from Jenny Yoo.

The Couple celebrated on their honeymoon in Bora Bora and Moorea!

Lindsey & Ian

Lindsey & Ian

Thank you Lindsey & Ian for sharing your beautiful story and day with us!

Staci & PJ

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.

Staci & PJ

Staci & PJ

Staci & PJ

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 & PJ

Staci & PJ

Staci & PJ

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!

Staci & PJ

Staci & PJ

Staci & PJ

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.elle32@gmail.com. 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!

Ivonne & Eric

Ivonne & Eric’s love interest began at work. She walked up to Eric and said hello and in his words, “gave me a really big cheese smile and then walked away.” She left an impression on him after that moment and he knew he was interested in getting to know her. Eric realized this was the woman for him after they shared their first kiss! They went to dinner to Tony’s Restaurant in City Island for their second date. After dinner they were parked outside her apartment. Eric said, “When I leaned in and kissed her I kissed her like 4 or 5 times and she said I was a thief for stealing so many kisses. “ As they say, the rest is history!

Ivonne & Eric

Ivonne & Eric

Ivonne & Eric

Eric proposed on January 3, 2013, after having dinner at Crab shanty, a restaurant located again in City Island. They were outside on the street and he got down on one knee and pulled the ring out from his pocket. She then said YES!!!!

Ivonne & Eric

Ivonne & Eric

Ivonne & Eric

The Wedding took place on 10/10/14 at Tappan Hill Mansion – Abigail Kirsch
The Bride looked exquisite in two dresses, both by Allure. The bride wore Jimmy Choo shoes. The Grooms suit and shoes were by Brook Brothers.
The Couple got ready at the Ritz Carlton Westchester.

Ivonne & Eric

Ivonne & Eric

Thank you to Ivonne & Eric for sharing your special day with us!

Melissa & Jake

This love story started in middle school! Melissa & Jake met for the very first time in 6th grade math class. Naturally they fell into a similar circle of friends and they went to the Senior Prom together. It was around the time of the Prom that they started unofficially “dating”.

Melissa & Jake

Melissa & Jake

Melissa & Jake

After high school the two parted ways and went off to college. Jake went to Colby in Maine, and Melissa went to GW in DC. They spoke a few times here and there, but then reconnected freshmen year over Thanksgiving break. After opening up a dialogue again they couldn’t stop talking and realized that their feelings for each other were very serious.

Melissa & Jake

Melissa & Jake

Melissa & Jake

How he proposed?

Jake proposed in the apartment that the two have been sharing for 3 years together in the Flatiron. He popped the question on Friday June 21, 2013 as soon as she got home from work. He was waiting with a dozen peonies (Melissa’s favorite flower) and champagne.

The Wedding took place September 6, 2014 at Studio Square in Long Island City. Quinn Florist helped decorate the gorgeous space. The coupled celebrated with Around Town Entertainment.
Officiants: Rabbi Steven Blane and Rev. Johann Bosman

The Bride was breathtaking in her Monique Lhuillier gown!

Melissa & Jake

Melissa & Jake

Thank you Melissa & Jake for sharing your special day & story with us!

Melissa & Jake

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