Leora & Jason met at a bar a few summers ago. That night, Jason asked Leora out on a date. Their first date was truly wonderful – so wonderful in fact that Leora knew they would one day be married. A fact of which Leora was so confident that she called her mother and all her friends to tell them about her future husband!
Jason was still very much enjoying his bachelorhood at this point and didn’t reciprocate Leora’s feelings. The couple ran into each other again a few years later at a party and Jason asked Leora out for a second date. Leora was very hesitant at first because of their earlier interaction but said yes eventually. She was so glad that she did because the couple hasn’t looked back since. Once Jason committed he did it with 100% enthusiasm. The couple became serious pretty quickly and was engaged the following summer!
Leora knew she was in love after their very first date. But it took Jason a bit longer. The couple had tickets for a Michael Buble concert on a Sunday night. They almost didn’t go because they didn’t know his music and Jason had to leave early the next day for a business trip. They went into the concert planning to leave early, but stayed until the very end because it was so good! They randomly got chosen for upgraded seats and were about 5 feet away from Michael Buble. It was such a fun and romantic concert. The couple danced and twirled in their section and Leora knew in her heart that something had changed for both of them that night. At the end of the concert they said an extended goodbye because they knew they wouldn’t see each other for 4 days and then went to their respective subways to go home. While Leora was walking to her subway, she found herself lost in a reverie re-living the wonderful happy evening and feeling simultaneously sad after their goodbye. She was startled out of her day dreaming when she felt a tap on her shoulder. Leora turned around and there was Jason! Breathlessly, Jason told Leora he couldn’t leave for his trip without first telling her he was in love with her. The whole night felt like it was straight out of an 80’s love movie. It was perfect.
Last August Jason asked Leora to meet him for a Happy Hour one night. As the couple had an upcoming trip planned, they had to pack but Leora agreed because who was she kidding- she never turns down Happy Hour! Jason took Leora to the bar they went to on their first date all those summers ago and told her how although he wasn’t ready to commit back then, he had known in his heart that one day they would be together. It was the perfect happy hour but they had to rush to get packing! While walking to Leora’s apartment they passed by a small & magical community garden that Leora loves. She felt rushed but Jason was being so sweet and cute that he successfully convinced her to spare a few more minutes to walk around the garden. Small acting troupes and musicians often practice there so she didn’t find it odd that there was a trumpet player practicing off to the side. The couple was just walking around when Leora heard the first few notes of their favorite sound “Trumpets” by Jason Derulo. Leora turned to Jason excitedly that they were playing their song when he got down on one knee and proposed. Leora got so excited that she dropped down to her knees too! In fact, Leora was so giddy she forgot to even say, “YES” or look at the ring- she just stayed on the floor hugging Jason so hard. She obviously said YES! To top it off, the couple left for a week in Italy right afterwards so it felt like a honeymoon!
Wedding Date: May 10, 2015
Venue: Temple Emanuel in Closter, NJ
Dress: Zuhair Murad
Thank you Leora & Jason for sharing your special day and amazing love story with us!