How did David propose? It was the night before our 4th anniversary together and David told me that we were invited to an event at the Mandarin Oriental, where we had a room for the night overlooking central park. We got ready at the Mandarin and went to the lobby for drinks (where a waiter taking our picture dropped our camera and broke the lens). We then asked the concierge where the event was and he told us that the information and our tickets had been left for us in our room on the dresser. When we walked into our room it was completely covered in roses and I thought this was for our anniversary (which we weren’t supposed to see until the event was over – past midnight), before I had a chance to say anything David was down on one knee reading a poem he wrote for me and asking if I would marry him.
Standout Memory of the night: Our first dance – we ran out and danced to “you are my everything” while everyone was holding sparklers around us – its was magical.
Honeymoon Location: We went to Rome, Positano, Capri and Barcelona.
One piece of advice that you could give to other couples: Be sure to take a minute at the wedding and soak it all in – this is your wedding and it will be over in a flash.
Wedding Dress: Alita Graham with custom Pnina Tornai belt – Kleinfeld.
Groom’s Tux: Hugo Boss
Bridesmaids’ Gift and Groomsmen’ Gift: Spa treatments and catamaran rental for the day (for both), plus bracelets & spa wraps for the girls.
Something borrowed and something blue: Blue – knickers, borrowed – my step-mother in law’s earrings.
Why did you choose the destination wedding location? Being from Miami and David from New York we knew that no matter what one side was going to be traveling. We figured we might as well make it a vacation for everyone, so we picked one of our favorite spots – Mexico! Our first vacation together was to Tulum, Mexico which was 2 hours from where we got married. We wanted to spend time with each of our guests throughout the week and not just for 2 minutes at the wedding.
Tips for destination wedding: Rent a catamaran for the day which will pick you up at the hotel dock and take you snorkeling and to Isla Mujeres for lunch.
Testimonial: My wife and I had a great experience working with Brian and the entire Fred Marcus team. Besides for taking absolutely beautiful photos, they made us and our families feel extremely comfortable throughout the entire process. They were extremely professional and personal at all times. We love the albums they designed for us and the memories they were able to capture for us on our special day.