Jennifer & Jason

How did Jason propose?  Jason proposed while we were on vacation in Chilean Patagonia.  After the end of a long day hiking we went for a relaxing walk down to a huge lake in Torres del Paine National Park. I turned around and he was down on one knee.  It was perfect!

Standout Memory of the night:  Dancing together in the middle of the dance floor (as husband and wife!), looking around, and realizing that we were surrounded by the love of all of our favorite people in the world.  There’s truly no feeling like it.

Honeymoon Location:  We left right after the wedding for a two week trip to Italy.  We spent time in a city, in the country, and basking in the sun and sea in the Italian Riviera

One piece of advice that you could give to other couples:  Enjoy the engagement!  The weeks or months spent planning a wedding are just as special as the big day.

Wedding Dress:  Monique Lhuillier, Madison Avenue Boutique in NYC

Groom’s Tux: Giorgio Armani, Madison Avenue Boutique in NYC

Bridesmaids’ Gift and Groomsmen’ Gift:  I gave my bridesmaids personalized bracelets made by Haniken Jewelers.  Jason gave his groomsmen money clips engraved with their initials.

Something Blue and Something Borrowed:  A few of the ties used to bustle my dress were my touch of something blue. I borrowed earrings from my mom, and a bracelet from my best friend.  I also “borrowed” a piece of my mom’s wedding veil to wrap my bouquet in.

Testimonial:  The wedding day goes by way too fast – cliche but true. Being able to trust the vendors we hired allowed us to spend our time reveling in the moment, and focus on each other. If I had the chance to redo all of the wedding planning and the big day, I wouldn’t change a thing.

Jacqueline & Jeffrey

How did Jeff propose?  Jeff mailed a love letter to me and in that letter were surprise tickets to Miami for just the two of us. The following day, we flew to Miami where we had an amazing day of jet skiing, swimming, and cruising. That evening, we had dinner on the water and Jeff asked me to join him at the front of the boat. Jeff began telling me how much he loved me and I kept responding to everything he was saying and continuously interrupting him, not even giving him a chance to finish a sentence. At one point Jeff finally said “stop, I am trying to propose to you…” He then got down on one knee and asked, “will you marry me?”

Standout Memory of the night:   Our spotlight dance. Jeff and I had separately pre-recorded an interview about one another which was compiled into a voiced over sound track of “Thinking out Loud.” We shared another dance, just the two of us, surrounded by all of our family and friends and listening to the recording we had done for one another for the very first time. It was really a breathtaking moment.

Honeymoon Location:  The following morning, we flew out to Greece and travelled from Athens, to Crete, to Santorini, to Mykonos.

One piece of advice that you could give to other couples:  Enjoy every moment of it and make the wedding all about the two of you.

Wedding Dress: Mark Zunino at Kleinfeld Bridal

Groom’s Tux: Valentino 

Bridesmaids’ Gift and Groomsmen’ Gift: 

For bridesmaid gifts, I went with pave diamond necklaces purchased at Fashun Lane .

And Jeff picked out matching bow ties from Saks for the groomsmen.

Something Blue and Something Borrowed:  My something borrowed was my necklace and earrings. My something blue was my mother’s sapphire ring which she received as a gift from her mother on her 16th birthday.

Kayla & Donnie

The entire team at Fred Marcus really went above and beyond with everything. You can tell that everyone really, truly, loves what they do – and it shows. Not only do they love what they do, but they are really good at it too. Pre-, during and post- they were constantly putting us at ease, anticipating our needs, and often offering advice or direction. They are experts. Every bride/groom is unique and they truly made us feel special.