How did Howard propose? I was taking classes at NYU at the time. Monday July 2nd he picked me up from class one night and proposed very casually in our car. He had been messing with me for weeks so when it actually happened I didn’t believe him. I’m quite hard to surprise and although some may not find this proposal the most romantic it was absolutely perfect for us.
Standout memory of the night: We decided we did not want to have a traditional ballroom wedding and instead decided to have the ceremony, followed by an extended cocktail hour, then a formal sit down dinner, and lastly dessert and dancing. We wanted the feeling of the night to be very “Eyes Wide Shut.” Being that the wedding was in February I had secretly hoped all along for a light dusting of snow. One of our standout memories of the night was when it did in fact start to snow and we got to go outside during the dinner to take some amazing photographs. The pictures are extremely romantic and even though the Fred Marcus team was standing right there with us it felt as though Howard and I were the only ones there.
Honeymoon: To go along with our theme of not following tradition we did not go on a honeymoon immediately following our wedding. We have taken a few nice vacations since our wedding but I am not quite sure you can call any of them a proper honeymoon…I guess its just not our thing.
Piece of Advice: Enjoy the day/night because it goes by in the blink of an eye. Don’t sweat the small stuff because things will inevitably go wrong on that day and they are not worth getting upset about.
Wedding Dress: Ralph Lauren Collection from Spring 2012. Shipped over from Geneva, Switzerland.
Groom’s Tux: The groom wore a dark navy suit that was custom made at Martin Greenfield.
Bridesmaids’ Gift & Groomsmen Gift: We did not have bridesmaids and groomsman’s. The wedding party consisted of my brother and his sister. We wanted to keep it in the family.
Something Blue and Something Borrowed: Hate to say it but I didn’t buy into that whole tradition. I think I intended on wearing a blue garter, but didn’t. And planned on putting a small bible that is a family heirloom into my bouquet but unfortunately it just didn’t work.
Testimonial: Howard and I both grew up in the same town as the Marcus’s. When looking for a wedding photographer, it wasn’t even a question in our mind that Fred Marcus was who we wanted to use. In fact, I think Brian Marcus was one of the first people we emailed after the wedding planning was underway. Brian had originally been scheduled for a wedding in Hawaii on February 2nd and encouraged us to work with Felix, reassuring us that his work was fresh, and modern while still staying true to the values and aesthetic that Fred Marcus is known for. We could not have been happier with Felix! He was easy to work with, fun, a calming presence on a day that potentially could be quite stressful, and most importantly has an eye for shots that make you wonder where did he get that from?? We are so happy that the Fred Marcus family played such an important part in our special day. We can’t wait to see our album.