Tell us your love story!
Dennis and I (Jeffery) met on an online dating app. New Years Day 2018. Dennis reached out to me with a simple text. He had checked me out on social media and I must have peaked his interest. Chatting lead to texting lead to calling. (He has such a sexy deep voice) With nothing to lose for both of us we decided to go out on a first date. I walked in and saw such a handsome man waiting for me. We instantly hit it off. We have so much in common it was almost scary. The questions all night was like a job interview. We later laughed how we were lobbing questions back and fourth for almost 4 hours. I guess both of us have had our fair share of failed expectations in past relationships. We ended the night with a sweet kiss and a promise to see each other again. Again we did, going on dates and weekend get aways. Things moved quickly because we both knew what we were looking for. It wasn’t long before we were ready to say the “L” word in front of each other.
What about the proposal?
One weekend in late summer while away in Toronto and having lunch at a beautiful out door patio we were having a conversation about the future of “US”. Together we decided it was time for us to take the next step. The proposal was not as flourish as others but it was perfectly us.
When did you know that you were meant to be with each other?
From the time that we met we both had a strong feeling that we were a really good match for each other. It really was not long that we both agreed that a tremendous amount of boxes were checked off on our wish lists.
What about The Big Day!
The wedding planning was very easy for us. Originally we had a trip booked in the fall to Paris. We thought that would be a great place to be married. However, you have to be a resident for three months prior to a ceremony. So what is the second most beautiful and romantic city in the world? NEW YORK! We were fast to find Nicki Feitzer a fabulous New York City elopement photographer that offered so much information and resources. We were very lucky to be in contact with her. We decided on a sunrise ceremony at the Brooklyn Bridge and by 9:00 am we were in a little diner in Brooklyn Heights with a grin from ear to ear.
Any advice for other couples planning their weddings/elopements right now?
Our advice for couples planning a wedding now would be to take the pressure off of yourselves and just elope. Often times we lose the fact that getting married to the person of your dreams does not have to involve all of your family and friends. It truly is about the love of two people. When we came home we threw a surprise reception for 30 people at a local restaurant. The looks on everyone’s faces were priceless. The only people who knew in advance were our immediate family members.
What was the best part of your day?
We have loved each other more everyday since we tied the knot, somehow we are more confident and settled. Getting married was the best decision we ever made and having an Elopement in New York was so memorable and romantic.