How did you meet?
We met in College. Steven came to visit some friend and I happened to be there and he “couldn’t get over how beautiful you were” so we eventually out for dinner and had a wonderful time.One week later, we started dating. Five years later, we were engaged. Seven years later, we got married!
How did he ask?
The proposal was overlooking the breathtaking countryside at one of our favorite places, New Glarus, a Bavarian style brewery in Wisconsin. We asked our friend to take a picture of us with the sunset and when I looked over, in front of hundreds of people, Steven was on one knee asking me to marry him.
Details of your day!
We chose St. Mark’s church for the ceremony due to the beautiful cathedral as well as finding a church that accepts any denomination. We choose SugarHouse Casino because the view was unbelievable. It overlooks the Delaware River and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. We didn’t have a specific theme. We just wanted to incorporate both our American and Indian culture together. We kept the ceremony simple and classic and followed up with a bold and colorful reception to find a great blend between the two. The favors were our favorite Insomnia cookies personalized in five different flavors along with a credit from the Casino for every guest to go enjoy slot play.
What was on your wedding menu?
Our guests couldn’t help but rave about the delicious food and the huge amounts they received all throughout the night. Appetizers consisted of passed Hor d’ Oeuvres of coconut shrimp, beef wellingtons, spinach and artichoke phyllo cups and many more. In addition, we had to have “Taste of Philly” action station consisting of cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, water ice and all things Philly.
The meals consisted of a Caesar salad and a choice of USDA Gibsons Prime Grilled Filet Mignon or Faroe Island Salmon accompanied by Grilled Asparagus and dessert was served family style consisting of mini desserts, mini cupcakes, and macaroons with coffee in addition to wedding cake. We also had a Chef Attended donut wall which was doughnuts served with Jim Bean Bourbon, vanilla ice cream and assorted toppings.
What was your favorite moment?
Right after the ceremony was over, we both started signing our marriage certificates in a separate room. In the moment, we both just took a deep breath and he smiled and said “we just got married”. I replied with “I can’t believe it” and at that moment, we both relaxed and were just overall really excited for the future.
What was something you couldn’t live without?
Our must have was the starlit dance floor. Most weddings have the standard one which is why we wanted something that stood out and added a new element to the decor.
Was there anything that went wrong?
We rented a shuttle through GoGo charters to transport our guests from the free parking at SugarHouse so they did not have to find city street parking. The driver showed up over an hour and half late therefore delaying the ceremony. Half our guests were seated one minute prior to the bridal processional.
What was your favorite detail?
It is a pretty close tie between the indoor fireworks and the floral arrangements. They were both eccentric choices and were extremely happy with the way everything turned out.
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We decided on a later honeymoon but when we are ready to go, it will be to the islands in Greece!