A Jane's Carousel Wedding
Tell us your love story!
We met at a NYE party in Puerto Vallarta MX when one of us lived in NYC & the other in London. We talked & danced for a couple of hours before Atınç had to rush off to catch an early morning flight. We emailed a couple of times after getting home, but the inertia of lives on different continents swept us in different directions & we fell out of touch. Then, in late August of the same year, on a crowded dance floor in Province Town MA, we met again completely by accident. And we’ve been together ever since.
What about the proposal?
It was a comedy of errors. We planned to meet in Philly for a romantic weekend where Dan was going to pop the question. But he lost the engagement gift in a London taxi just before heading to the airport, forgot his passport in the ensuing chaos & as a result missed his flight. He re-routed to NY the next day & with jangled nerves proposed over champagne & oysters at Aquagrill in Soho. Atinc said yes.
Going into the wedding planning, what did you definitely know?
Dan definitely knew he wanted a small intimate wedding. Atinc knew he definitely wanted a big fabulous wedding.
What surprised you during planning? What was easy, what was difficult?
How much time, patience & compromising it took. Even with a wedding planner.
Any advice for couples planning weddings now? Anything you would have done differently or anything you’d like to add?
We ended up with big fabulous wedding that felt intimate because it all took place within a few blocks of where we live.
What was your favorite part of your wedding day?
Hearing each other’s vows & our friends’ speeches & toasts.
- Photographer: One Night Cereus
- Planner: Color Pop Events
- Friday Ceremony Location: Jane’s Carousel
- Friday Dinner Location: Atrium
- Saturday Reception & Catering: 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
- Florist: La Catrina Flower Studio
- Baker: Butterfly Bakeshop
- DJ: Marko Militano
- Cocktail Hour Duo: Acute Inflections
- Officiant: Jackie Reinking
- Friday Attire: Paul Smith
- Saturday Attire: Dior
- Invites: Natchie
- Entertainment (belly dancers): Syrena Nikole