“ Alex and Paul! ” by SummerBride2009
Paul and I met at the University of Massachusetts. I was an RA and he was my resident (scandelous I know). We met in 2004, I was in my senior year of school and he was in his Sophomore year. He was my first real relationship and I feel like
really met my soul mate. We are completely different but still have so much in common. I am loud and outgoing, he is quiet and takes time to warm up to people. I jump into things head first and he takes the time to think things through.
We are tying the knot on June 26th, 2009!
Back in the day circa 2004
And NOOOOW on the Staten Island Ferry on our way to the City :) 2008 and in Baltimore February 2009!
“ our big fat 8-8 chinese-italian wedding ” by eac218
i've always wanted to be a wedding planner. i think i even told my mom that's what i wanted to be when i grew up. i ended up being a lawyer. for sixteen months though i got to be a wedding planner. planning for our own
wedding was fabulous.
about us: i'm a jersey girl who met a staten island boy and we fell in love in new york city.
M and i met back in 2005. only after knowing each other for about 3 months, he endured me studying for the ny bar. if a couple can get through that, they can get through almost anything! we went to disneyworld on our first
vacation. then fast forward three years later, we took a trip to san francisco where we got engaged in march 2008.
for our august 8th wedding, we had a huge gathering of 200 of our closest friends and family. it went by so quickly and it was so much fun! i wish i could do it again!more »
“ Him: DJ, MBA, and Engaged to be Married ” by mikekazis
These are the three categories that describe me at the moment and the three things that are helping me learn what it takes to truly plan the most successful wedding I can for me and my lovely fiance', Toni.
Since I was 15 years old, I was involved in the catering business. I started as a dishwasher at the old Monte Bianco (now The Renaissance) in Staten Island. I moved up to bus boy a few months afterward where I participated at my
first wedding reception ever. Isn't it interesting that the first wedding reception I ever went to were complete strangers? Afterward, I worked as a waiter for four years at the old Dellwood Manor (now South Shore Country Club) in
My catering experience from this perspective allowed me to observe many different bands and DJs. I got to see how each one differed from one another. I remember important factors such as energy, music selections,
quality of music segways, how loud they played, and more. From this criteria I had favorites. Unfortunately this was in the mid-to late-80s so many of these bands or DJs are no longer around for me to choose from but when I became a DJ,
I adopted their positive characteristics that made them successful.
Unlike most DJs that start their own business and learn from their own mistakes, I joined a leading DJ company in New Jersey at the age of 19. The biggest advantage to this change in my career was that I was part of a company that was
already established in the industry for ten years and they had an excellent training program. There were about 30 different DJs with the company at the time so once again, I benefited from learning skills from different entertainers. I
shadowed and learned from some of the best entertainers in the industry and after six months of shadowing and training I was qualified to MC and DJ my own parties. The company was growing very fast so there was
work every weekend and I started to improve as I gained more and more experience. One year after joining the company in May 1989, I performed my first solo wedding as the MC. The one thing I remember the most was the bride
jumping up and down cheering when I played a particular song. That was the one thing that made me the happiest as a DJ - making people happy. All I could think that day was how happy she was. In all of my memories as a
waiter, I couldn't remember a time when the band or DJ made their brides this happy.
After a few years of DJing for a company, I ventured on my own. Having your own business can be very challenging and the slightest mistake can risk losing everything you've worked so hard to build. I recently finished my MBA to fill
in the missing pieces to successfully manage a business. The experience has really helped me improve many important aspects of event planning such as customer service, quality management, cost management, and project planning. It's
these areas of knowledge where I now help brides and grooms the most when it comes to planning and preparing for a successful wedding.
Here I am twenty years later and I am now ready to plan my own wedding. This experience has been great because no matter how close I've gotten to a bride and groom to help them with their planning dilemmas, I truly could not
understand what they were feeling. It's like being a family counselor while having no children of your own. That's all changed now and here I am getting married in the near future. I plan to use my
experience to help meet the challenges we're faced with planning a great wedding - limited budget, busy schedules, limited timeframe, etc. I also hope to use the experience of planning my own wedding as I deal with other vendors as
the customer. Perhaps I can learn ways new ways to improve upon my customer service as a business owner.
“ new page ” by AnissaSimone
I am a teacher, graduate student (still) and I work at my father's moving
and storage business on Staten Island. I am originally from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.
Manny is an actor, illusionist, comedian and writer from Queens.
Manny found me, former serial dater
and ultimate bachlorette, on a dating site called Plenty of Fish. Manny's message on POF stood out and left me completely speechless. We exchanged AIM names, chatted and made plans to meet a few days later, Oct. 29,
We had 3 dates the first week we met. Something very rare for the both of us. I was intrigued by him.
From the very first e-mail on Plenty of Fish, Manny joked about eloping in Vegas.
We broke up a week before Christmas yet we spent Christmas Day and New Year's Eve together.
Then on Valentines Day when I had had just about enough of his shenanigans; Manny came through with too many sincere
and meaningful grand romantic gestures to list here. The rest, as they say, is history.
“ About C.O.F ” by coloroffashions
Color of Fashions is a creation of the artist Olga "V", that services the New York City, Queens, Brooklyn, Long Island, Staten Island, and North Jersey
areas. The artist Olga "V" is a native New York'er, who brings years of experience to to the Big Apple. She is a licensed professional cosmetologist and makeup artist in the state of New York. Her love for cosmetology and developing beautiful
hairstyles has always been a part of her life. That love prompted Olga "V" to create Color of Fashions.
Olga "V" has studied the art of makeup from top professionals and wants to share her experiences with you. Allow Olga to find the essence of your beauty
and bring it to the surface for all to see. Olga's main goal is to make you happy through her love of makeup artistry and beautiful hairstyles. Contact her today to make an appointment for a fresh face and a beautiful DO.more »