How did Zack propose? Zack proposed somewhat spontaneously, only a few hours after picking up my engagement ring. He was working on a plan for when our family would be together a few weeks later, but after taking me to a wonderful birthday dinner at Brooklyn Fare, he couldn’t wait any longer and proposed as soon as we walked into our apartment. It was romantic and spontaneous, just like Zack, and caught me off-guard as I am a big planner…which made it even more perfect. It was 1am, but my sister and a few close friends got out of bed and came over in their pajamas to drink champagne and celebrate.
Standout Memory of the night: It’s hard to pick just one standout memory…I remember being completely overwhelmed with emotion while seeing Zack’s face as I walked down the aisle, Zack’s father’s emotional response to us being wrapped in his grandfather’s tallis, and making wishes while lighting Chinese lanterns with all our close family and friends at the end of the night.
Honeymoon Location: We went to the Mayflower Inn in Connecticut for a mini-moon after the wedding, which was quiet, gorgeous, and the perfect place to unwind from the excitement of our wedding. One month later, we went to the Maldives for two weeks, which was beautiful, relaxing and so much fun!
One piece of advice that you could give to other couples: Stay together during as much of the wedding as possible, so you share the same memories of the day.
Wedding Dress: My dress was by Enzoani, and I purchased it at the White Gown. Everyone there was so accommodating and relaxed, even though I think I tried on every dress in the store, and probably went there nearly 10 times during the wedding process.
Bridesmaids’ Gift and Groomsmen’ Gift: I gave the bridesmaid monogrammed silver bracelets and lavender monogramed robes to get ready in (they matched their dresses!) Zack gave his groomsmen monogrammed silver cufflinks.
Something borrowed and something blue: My dress maker stitched in some blue thread to my dress in case I forgot something blue in the excitement/chaos of the day, which I of course did. My something borrowed was an incredible diamond bracelet. My something old was my late Grandmother’s monogrammed handkerchief which was wrapped around my bouquet. And to complete the rhyme, my mother-in-law gave me a silver six-pence to wear in my shoe (Brian of course took great photos of this).
Testimonial: Brian was a joy to work with, and we are so glad he photographed our wedding day. From the moment we met Brian in his office, Zack and I felt comfortable with him, and knew he would be the perfect person to capture our memories. He was able to maintain order and efficiency with both of our large families, and help everyone feel relaxed in front of the camera. We loved working with Brian, we absolutely love the photos of our special day, and we will cherish them forever!