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!

Melissa & Ryan

Every summer has a story. This one began at the Boardy Barn in Hampton Bay’s when Melissa and Ryan met. She was there with a friend from college who went to high school with Ryan. The friend told Melissa that Ryan was a good guy so she tried to talk to him. He wasn’t interested at first, but then he eventually grabbed her hand and took her to the bar to buy a beer for each hand.

Melissa & Ryan

Melissa & Ryan

Melissa & Ryan

They knew right away that this was the real thing! As soon as they started talking they clicked right away and were just dancing and laughing. Melissa’s aunt and uncle also met her at the Boardy Barn. On her way home that night she texted her cousin (Maid of Honor Kristen) that, “ I met my future husband, and I was keeping the tradition of falling in love at the Boardy Barn in the family”.

Melissa & Ryan

Melissa & Ryan

Melissa & Ryan

Ryan proposed on March 14, 2013. When Melissa came home from work there was a Boardy Barn smiley face on the front door of their house. Melissa opened the door and there were signs of the milestones in their relationship going down the stairs. When she reached the bottom of the stairs there was a path of flower petals that lead to the fireplace and Ryan was standing in front with the ring. When Melissa realized what was happening she yelled at him “stop it! Get out” and ran back upstairs. He proposed once she was able to calm down.

Melissa & Ryan

Melissa & Ryan

Melissa & Ryan

Melissa and Ryan got married July 18, 2014, which was symbolic to them because July 18, 2010 was the first day they met. Being that they describe themselves as beach bums, the wedding appropriately took place at Oceanbleu in Westhampton. This allowed them to have a beautiful beach ceremony! Karen Lenahan Designs helped decorate the event! The couple danced the night away to East End Entertainment. The bride was breathtaking in a Reem Acra gown!

Thank you Melissa & Ryan for sharing your Beautiful story with us!

Jennifer & Scott

Love found on Fire Island:
Jennifer & Scott met July 4th, 2010 on Fire Island. Mutual friends had rented a house and they both ended up there for the 4th. At that time Scott was only living in NYC for the summer and was heading back to Jacksonville, FL in early August. He was being very persistent in pursuing Jennifer. Jennifer had just gotten out of a relationship and wasn’t ready to start up another but that didn’t stop Scott from trying (everyday). Jennifer finally gave in to go meet Scott in Gramercy for a drink on a Thursday night. They talked about cars & football, which are two of Jennifer’s favorite things. Scott kissed Jennifer on the way home and they continued to see each other every night thereafter!

Jennifer & Scott

Jennifer & Scott

Jennifer & Scott

Being that Scott was moving back to Jax, the two decided to “see what happens”. The communication between them happened naturally and they both decided they were going to make this work. They saw each other every 4 weeks for 7 months. At that point, Scott had an opportunity to transfer to NYC with his company. He moved to NYC permanently in February 2010. They eventually found a very small apartment in Greenwich Village and moved in together in June 2012. They had Jennifer’s boss’s wedding in Chelsea on the Saturday before Easter in 2013. It was a great night, but Scott had lost his voice and said he wasn’t feeling well. They got home around midnight, Jennifer got undressed, but Scott was still in his suit and said that he was going to grab a drink with a friend. This confused Jennifer as she knew he felt sick, but she was too tired to fuss and said goodnight. At 7am, she woke up and realized Scott wasn’t there and didn’t look like he even came home. This left Jennifer fuming, and the unanswered phone calls didn’t make matters better. Not too long after that, she was back in the bedroom and heard the front door slowly open. She jumped up to find him in gym clothes with multiple grocery bags in his hands. She said, “I was berating him to find out where he had been. He explained he was going to make her breakfast in bed. This was suspect as he didn’t do that often, but Jennifer just let it go. He then told her he had forgotten the bag with the eggs and had to run back out. Two seconds later he was back with a massive Easter basket filled with plastic eggs, her favorite candles and a HUGE Easter bunny. Every egg had a little saying about how much he loved her and the last egg had a ring pop that said, “This is my promise to you”. When she looked up, Scott was down on one knee proposing.

Jennifer & Scott

Jennifer & Scott

Jennifer & Scott

Jennifer & Scott

Jennifer & Scott

They went to their parents shortly thereafter and celebrated with family. They knew were set on having a summer wedding and ended up choosing July 12th, 2014 at The Old Field Club in East Setauket on Long Island. Jennifer was set on dress shopping right away and ended up not liking her initial choice (Don’t worry Jennifer we have heard this before). About a month before the wedding she broke down to her parents. Her parents decided to try and sell the dress and get a dress that she really loves. And that is exactly what Jennifer did. She found “The dress”, and it was all falling into place. Yes, July can be hot and humid, but the couple was extremely fortunate. It was a gorgeous day and they even had the super moon out that night. They rocked out to the band Tangled Vine, Jennifer says, “They were absolutely amazing and our Photographers Juan and Lauren were the best.” “It was our dream, we put it all together ourselves and it couldn’t have been more perfect”.

Jennifer & Scott

Jennifer & Scott

Jennifer & Scott

Thank you Jennifer & Scott for being such a pleasant couple to work with!

Michele & Dan

In Fall 2002, while attending Testtakers SAT Prep Class in Scarsdale, NY, Dan noticed Michele when she walked into class late. There was an instant mutual attraction. Michele and Dan started passing notes in class. Eventually, they went on their first date to City Limits and made it official a few days later.

Michele & Dan

Michele & Dan

Michele & Dan

They broke up for a few years in college, but while Michele was studying abroad the end of her junior year Dan strategically planned a summer program that over lapped the end of her trip. They have been together ever since!

Michele & Dan

Michele & Dan

Michele & Dan

They both knew it was love when they were only 16. When asked what made them realize this was forever they said, “We just got each other and wanted to spend every moment together.”

Dan symbolically proposed on their 10 year anniversary. (10 years after their first date). While Michele was out studying for a midterm, Dan prepared the apartment with roses and candles. He also configured ten boxes, one inside the other, each with cards stating reasons why he loves Michele and wants to marry her. When Michele started opening the boxes, she knew what was to come. The last box held the ring! Dan got down on one knee and proposed. They spent a romantic evening together and celebrated with both of their families the following day.

Michele & Dan

Michele & Dan

Michele & Dan

The wedding took place at Tappan Hill Mansion on May 31, 2014. The stunning bride wore Monique Lhuillier!

Michele & Dan

Thank you Michele & Dan for sharing your special day with us!

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