Lauren & Joe

After being on a bunch of crummy unsuccessful blind dates that Lauren’s friends and co-workers set her up on, she decided to try online dating. She met Joe on JDate in October 2012. They went on their first date on a Friday night and their second date followed the very next day. Lauren said, “It’s hard to pinpoint the day I fell in love with my husband. But it had to be around NYE that very year we met. We got really lucky and were invited to this amazing party on a rooftop in the heart of Times Square. Sharing that experience with him was something I will never forget.”

Joe proposed to Lauren on July 4th in 2014. They were on vacation down in Miami with a few friends. He completely took her by surprise because she thought he was going to ask her the week after, which was her birthday. Joe popped the question on the boardwalk on a beautiful night with fireworks and all.

Congratulations Lauren & Joe! Thank you for sharing you story and spectacular day with us!

Wedding Date: March 7th 2015

Venue: Guastavino’s in NYC
The Dress: Reem Acra

The Shoes: Jimmy Choo

“The night was everything I ever imagined and more”. – Lauren.

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Sabrina & Michael

Sabrina & Michael met at Bridgeview Yacht Club in 2006 through mutual friends. The couple realized from the beginning that there was something special between them, something different than they felt with anyone else.

It was Labor Day weekend 2013, the couple had just purchased their house together and decided last minute to have a BBQ. Sabrina asked Michael to go pick up a few things for the BBQ and to be home before 4pm, naturally he was late so she called him screaming. While she was waiting with her mom, her mother kept saying why don’t you change and put on a nice dress. Sabrina said, “Ma it’s 100 degrees outside who cares what I’m wearing.” Mike got back to the house and someone brought her inside to distract her. And to her surprise when she came outside everyone was holding signs asking her to marry him and mike was on one knee :)! What a great way to celebrate the holiday weekend!

Special thanks to Sabrina & Michael for sharing your Fabulous day with us!

Wedding Date: 2-28-15
Venue: Russo’s on the Bay
Music by Satisfaction Guaranteed
Flowers: Flowers by Pedestals
Video: Spotlite Cinema
Dress: Maggie Sottero

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Heather & Eli

Fate will find a way! For many reasons, Heather and Eli should have met years earlier. The couple talks about being at the same parties and having a ton of mutual friends, but yet they never crossed paths. Destined to be together, the two would meet fall of their junior year in college. They stayed at NYU for a Jewish Holiday weekend. Just when they were both about to leave for the evening they were introduced. After the introduction at NYU, they spoke almost every day after that.

Shortly after meeting, Heather got good news that she was accepted to Study Abroad for the spring semester. They discussed making it official right before she was getting ready to live half way around the world for 6 months. Eli expressed that he knew it was love even before Heather went abroad. He went to visit her for 3 weeks while she was there. Heather said, “The minute he left I realized I couldn’t imagine my life without him and the rest as they say is history. We became official 3 days after I arrived back in the U.S.”

Eli proposed on a beautiful summer night in the Berkshires. They were staying at Heather’s twin sister Jenn’s boyfriend’s country house for the weekend. When everyone decided to go to bed, Eli asked Heather if she was interested in staying up and stargazing on the porch. This is something Heather truly misses while being in NYC, so of course she said yes. Heather shared a little inside note that plays a big role in the proposal. Over the years she collected 20+ Starbucks Mugs from all her travels, her favorite one being Hawaii (she travels every year with her family). Heather said, “next thing I know he’s bringing out a bottle of wine and my Waikiki Starbucks mug. At first I was confused not sure how one of my prized possessions ended up here, but when I looked inside the mug I read the words, “Will You Marry Me.”

Congratulations Heather & Eli! Thank you for sharing your story and fabulous day with us!

Wedding Date: February 22, 2015
Venue: Hilton Pearl River

Band: Ike Walkover Orchestra
Caterer: Prestige Caterers
Florist: Adam Leffel Productions
Dress: Pronovias

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Sarah & Jared

Sarah & Jared met in College at Oneonta State. They had mutual friends and one day their friend asked Sarah if she was interested in Jared because the friend thought he seemed into her. Her intuition was right and before they knew it Jared was asking Sarah out on dates! One of which was to the very fancy Cheesecake Factory 😉 (A favorite shared by the couple). As they say, the rest is history! The couple stayed together after graduation. They moved in together while Jared was in law school, and right after he graduated they welcomed their little dog Oliver to the family.

October 6th 2013 they had plans to go apple picking with their good friends Jeff, Steph, and the dogs. The friends cancelled last minute and Sarah thought nothing of it since it was an overcast day. Jared insisted they still go even though it might rain. After spending the afternoon apple picking, they continued walking around the orchard with Oliver. Once they got to a quiet spot, Jared got down on one knee. Sarah said, “It was a total surprise, I never saw it coming.” The excitement of the day wasn’t over yet! When they arrived back to their apartment, both families were waiting to celebrate with bottles of champagne, balloons, and cake!

Congratulations Sarah & Jared! Thank you for sharing your story and beautiful day with us!

Wedding date- 1/31/2015
Venue- Glen Island Harbour Club
Band- 45 Riots
Florist- Arcadia Floral Company
Dress- Hayley Paige from Wedding Salon of Manhasset

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Maria & Michael

Mike was Maria’s brother Michael’s best friend ever since they were 16 years old. Years passed and her brother chose Mike to be his best man at his wedding. Maria said, “The day of my brother’s wedding our eyes met. Mike actually asked for my brother’s permission to ask me out on a date!”

Their first date was at a Yankees game on July 22, 2011 in Staten Island. It didn’t take long for the two to realize this was it! Not even a month later they said, “I love you” to one another.

Maria’s parents own a house upstate and it was like any other summer morning (July 5, 2014) where Mike would wake her up at 8 am and they would go for a nice walk to a farm a couple of miles down the road. At this particular farm there is a platform where they always walked up to look over the farm to take a little break before heading back to the house. As soon as they got to the farm Mike was eager to show her something on the platform they always sit on. Once Maria walked up to him he was standing by a burlap sign tied to two tree branches behind the ledge they sit on and it read “Maria will you marry me?” Being that it was 8:30 am, Maria was in complete shock and had no clue he had planned this whole proposal with her brother and younger sister. Mike came from behind the ledge got down on one knee and then asked her the big question!

Congratulations Maria & Michael and thank you for sharing your story with us!

Wedding Date- 12-13-14. Maria said this was the chosen date, “So Mike would ALWAYS remember our anniversary ;).”

Venue – Bear Mountain Inn (Bear Mountain, New York)
DJ – Dancetime Entertainment
Flowers – Jerome Flowers
Limousine – Silver Star Limousine
Dress – Yaki Ravid

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