Tell us your love story!
We met doing something we both love: musical theatre. The show was West Side Story, Sal was a Shark and Bryan was a Jet. You just can’t make this stuff up.
What about the proposal?
Bryan proposed to me hours before we were having family and friends over for a housewarming/holiday party. We had just finished decorating the tree when Bryan brought out a box of new ornaments. Each represented a facet of our relationship, and the final ornament was a clear glass ball with ribbons inside that said “will you marry me?” repeated over and over. Bryan had it made for the occasion and it was beautiful.
When did you know that you were meant to be with each other?
It’s hard to pick a single moment. I think once we decided we wanted to be together we kind of just knew it was going to be forever. Fast forward 8 years later when we both, two best friends, shared the most important day of our lives together.
Going into the wedding planning, what did you definitely know?
Our dog HAD to be there! Aside from that we knew we both wanted an outdoor wedding in our home city, Boston. The venue had to be unique and intimate. We weren’t about typical wedding traditions, so we decided to have heavy passed hors d’oeuvres with stations versus a plated dinner and we had donuts instead of a cake for our guests because we both love them. We had games and open seating during the ceremony and dinner. We wanted to make sure we shared the things that we loved with our guests.
What surprised you during planning? What was easy, what was difficult?
There are SO many decisions to make! From big decisions like suits, colors, flowers, to tiny things like napkins and glasses. The most difficult thing would be having to agree on EVERYTHING! ;)
Is there anything you wish you knew while you were planning your wedding that you know now?
Savor every second of it! Everyone thinks planning a wedding is super stressful and difficult and while that may be true it can be a truly rewarding and meaningful experience to have with your significant other.
Any advice for couples planning weddings now? Anything you would have done differently or anything you’d like to add?
At the risk of sounding too cliché I’d have to say that our wedding was perfect and we wouldn’t change a thing! Just remember that this is YOUR day, not your parent’s, sister’s, cousin’s, or friend’s day! Do what is going to be right for you! Do what is going to make YOU happy.
What was your favorite part of your wedding day?
It honestly was just having so many loved ones there, dancing, signing, and having an unforgettable time. Bryan and I celebrating our love and commitment to each other was just the icing on the cake. And of course seeing months of hard work and planning pay off in such a huge way on the most important day of our lives.