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A Wedding Recap
A Wedding Recap
We are on the plane flying back from the most magical honeymoon in Italy writing this recap. Neither of us can believe that only 9 months ago we had just gotten engaged and now we are landing back on planet earth, aka New Jersey, after a whirlwind month.
From the beginning…
The day after we got engaged, at 6am, while facetiming my family in Israel, we set the date. Thursday, July 28th, 2022. We had 9 months to plan a wedding. Which at that time was plenty, but knowing what was going on in the wedding industry, we had to get to work.
The first thing a couple needs to do before planning is talk about the budget.
The dreaded budget. We came up with a random number that in a matter of days realized that all that would buy us would be a sexy Atlantic City wedding. Which sounds awesome, but not exactly what we wanted.
Months prior, before we got engaged, we sat down for dinner outside of Bistro La Source in Jersey City and talked about our dream wedding. That night we planned the whole thing. Jersey City is obviously a very special place to me so it had to be local.
4 years ago, when I was going through a rough time in my life and needed a new home, I reached out to Paul Silverman of SILVERMAN building and asked him if he had any available apartments. No questions asked, Paul helped me immediately, and went above and beyond to make the transition easy for me (given my circumstances). A month later, I moved into Charles & Co in downtown JC.
I have so many fond memories of living in this building with Mia & Harvey. Until I met Tony, who after a few months of dating we decided to move to a bigger apartment in the same building.
It made sense for us to get married on the rooftop of our building, overlooking the Manhattan skyline.
That night at Bistro La Source, while eating mussels and steak we planned our whole wedding.
8 months later, Tony proposed to me on that very rooftop…