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

Jessica & David

This story is a rare one! The couple met at 17 years old and it took 12 years for the two to realize that the bond they formed was a truly special one. Jessica said, “We already had the basis of our relationship, which was our strong friendship and everything else just fell into place. It’s hard to imagine a time when David and I weren’t in each other’s lives.”

Jessica and David met when he was visiting his best friend at her college. Jessica went to the University of Maryland while David went to Indiana University. Jessica happened to be in a relationship at the time but when they met they immediately felt a certain comfort with each other. Two years later, David came back to visit her school again and Jessica wasn’t in a relationship. They immediately began a special “something” that would go on and off until May 2013.

Jessica & David

Jessica & David

Jessica & David

Jessica and David always felt a certain attraction and comfort with each other. After graduating college they stayed in touch. The two even lived around the block from each other in the city but again the timing to get together wasn’t right. Fast forward years later they ran into each other at a friend’s birthday party. The second she walked in they were inseparable the entire night. The two continued to speak on and off again until one random evening David asked Jessica to get drinks and to no surprise, the date started off great and he asked why they never tried to “actually date”. Before they knew it, things were moving full speed ahead and October 19th 2013 rolled around where David took her to Central Park and proposed with her entire family standing behind her ready to surprise her. Jessica said, “It was so surreal.”

Jessica & David

Jessica & David

The couple got married on September 6, 2014 at the Roosevelt Hotel. They saw every hotel in the city but both fell in love with the old 1920’s ballroom. They planned the wedding date around the band, Faze 4 “The Next Faze” because they knew how amazing the band was. Their birthdays are September 11th and 13th, so that week will always be extra special for Jessica and David.

The bride was stunning in an Anne Barge lace ball gown, which was not at all what she initially expected to wear, but she felt like when else can she wear this gorgeous big gown! She wore Badgley Mischka Royal Blue shoes for her pictures but then changed into her Tom wedges.

Jessica & David

Jessica & David

Jessica & David

You plan for what feels like a long year for this one day and sometimes the night doesn’t always go as planned. Jessica’s one small piece of advice would be “to roll with it and make the best of it.” There were a few mishaps but they didn’t let that ruin their day. It was 90 degrees out and the AC broke at the venue but it didn’t matter because the band had amazing energy and was the true highlight of the evening. Jessica said, “No one sat down, they were so on point with the songs they played and their voices were incredible.”

“Our cake was amazing-, we already ate the top tier, which you are supposed to save for a year later but we couldn’t wait. It was made by Sylvia Weinstock. It had chocolate mousse and raspberry filling. It was decorated extremely simple and elegant with sugar flowers exactly how I wanted. David and I enjoyed our ceremony so much, our rabbi was amazing, and truly expressed the love and connection we had.”

Details:
Venue: The Roosevelt Hotel- New York, New York
Flowers: Flowers by Bryan
Cake: Sylvia Weinstock
Band: Faze Four- The Next Faze
Dress: Anne Barge
Shoes: Badgley Mischka and Tom’s
Men’s Attire: Victor Talbots
Hair Dresser: Hana Chung – Frederic Fekkai
Makeup: Charles Douglas

Jessica & David

Thank you Jessica & David for sharing your special day with us! What an incredible love story.

Lauren & Michael

Lauren and Michael met out one Thursday night in the meatpacking district. This wasn’t really their type of scene, but they were persuaded to go out by their mutual friends. They began talking and quickly realized that Michael went to school with Lauren’s sister. They spoke the entire evening and I think it was safe to say that sparks were flying.

Lauren & Michael

Lauren & Michael

Lauren & Michael

Lauren & Michael

When asked what made you realize it was love? Lauren answered, “How natural and easy our relationship was from the start. We really balance each other out and make each other better people. We enjoyed so many of the same things that we spent a lot of time together and fell in love pretty quickly.”

Lauren & Michael

Lauren & Michael

Michael told Lauren that they were going to the museum with his mom to see an exhibit. They took the subway uptown and walked across through Central Park. Her sister and his brother had a “Will You Marry Me” sign along with champagne by Bethesda fountain in the park. People were clapping and cheering, Lauren said, “ It was unforgettable.”

The wedding took place on 9/6/2014 at Preakness Hills Country Club in NJ. The room was stunning with the help by Ron from Wildflowers. The couple danced the night away to the Dylan Matthews Band by Hank Lane (Henry Marks Agency). The Bride looked breathtaking in a Romona Keveza gown!

Lauren & Michael

Lauren & Michael

Thank you Lauren & Michael for allowing us to capture your special day!

Jenna & Kevin

Jenna & Kevin met in 2010 at a quasi business dinner on the Bowery arranged by their mutual friend, Ken. This is a fun fact about this wedding, their mutual friend Ken got ordained and was the officiant for their ceremony! Jenna said that, “It was very immediate and intense chemistry for both of us. We couldn’t stop thinking about one another after the dinner. We went on a date the following week, and never looked back!”

Jenna &  Kevin

Jenna &  Kevin

Jenna &  Kevin

Kevin proposed when the two vacationed to Italy in July 2013. Kevin wanted to throw Jenna off and surprise her, so of course he waited until the 5th night of vacation. After having a delicious Italian meal and some great wine, the two were roaming the side streets of Florence. Once they got on an empty street, Kevin got down on one knee and proposed. He was hiding and carrying the ring around Italy the whole trip! Jenna said, “The proposal was so beautiful!”

Jenna &  Kevin

Jenna &  Kevin

Jenna &  Kevin

Jenna &  Kevin

The Wedding took place on August 22, 2014 at The Tribeca Rooftop. Marcus Reid Band from Hank Lane Music provided the entertainment. Adam Leffel Productions / Petals Premier (florist) helped decorate the event space beautifully.

The Bride looked absolutely stunning in a Berta gown from L’Fay Bridal Boutique in NYC. Jenna’s make up was done by Irina at IMpeccable IMage Inc. The groom’s tux was from Acustom Apparel. The Bridesmaids wore gold Ralph Lauren dresses which tied beautifully into the décor of the wedding!

Jenna &  Kevin

Jenna &  Kevin

Jenna &  Kevin

The wedding had a lot of personalized touches to reflect them as a couple. They had written their own vows and had pictures of themselves from the past 4 years displayed throughout the venue. Some other special details included customized napkins, cocktail stirrers, and pictures of the couple at all different ages on all of the table numbers. The bride surprised the groom with a Tiger cake because it’s his favorite animal. As for the overall decor, the couple wanted something that was a blend of chic and festive, which they definitely achieved with the white floral arrangements and accent of gold throughout the room!

Thank you Jenna & Kevin for sharing your STUNNING event with us!

Stefani & Andrew

“Laughter is brightest, where food is best.” This is my kind of story!

Stefani and Andrew met at the bar in The Cooper Square Hotel (which is no longer open.) They were out one night with friends and were introduced through a mutual friend. Their first date took place at Vero in the City followed by Crispo. The couple kept adding to the list of great restaurants as the dates kept coming. Each time Andrew would set up a date he would send Stefani the MenuPages link of a few different places, so that she could pick her top choice(how sweet!).

Stefani & Andrew

Stefani & Andrew

Stefani & Andrew

“Must love dogs!” When asked what sealed the deal, “We knew it was love, when Andrew not only accepted, but warmed up to Jack, my dog. Andrew had never been a dog lover and would barely pet Jack when they first met”.

Andrew proposed by making a video montage of pictures taken throughout their relationship, which included past trips and special spots. He put the pictures to the Hunter Hayes song “ Wanted”, which ended up being the song for their first dance!

Stefani & Andrew

Stefani & Andrew

Stefani & Andrew

The wedding took place on August 23, 2014 at Studio Square, in Long Island City. They got ready and had the first look at the Loews Regency Hotel in Manhattan. They took pictures in Gantry State Park and Stefani said, “They came out absolutely fabulous!” The bride was stunning in an Ivy & Aster gown. Her girls wore Amsale jersey dresses in charcoal.

Vendors:
Makeup: Dominique Aro
Hair Stylist: Courtney Benedetti
Florist: Quinn Florists
Entertainment: Element Music
Dessert Bar: Puddin’ NYC
Officiant: Rabbi Paul Joseph

For the reception, Stefani wanted as much candle light as possible! It was also important for her to add the couple’s own personal touches throughout the wedding. During the cocktail hour they had “fun fact” napkins with 8 facts about Stefani and Andrew. Now this is one of the best parts, they bought in Puddin’ NYC, a shop on the Lower East Side, which is one of Andrew’s favorite desserts. The shop set up a pudding stand with different flavored puddings and toppings.

Stefani & Andrew

Stefani & Andrew

Stefani & Andrew

Thank you Stefani & Andrew for sharing your spectacular story and day with us!

Stefani & Andrew

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