How did you two meet?
Juliana & Tom: Neither of us thought we were going to meet “the one” on a Saturday night in January 2013, especially since we both grew up in the same small town in Westchester! Two of our good friends were dating at the time, so we ended up at the same Lower East Side bar watching a NFL playoff game and we hit it off. Three days later was our first official date and the rest is history!
Was there a moment when you realized you wanted to spend the rest of your lives together?
Tom: For me, it was Juliana’s willingness to go on a ski trip that February, even though she hadn’t been skiing since she was 6 years old. Once I saw she was up for being as adventurous (and athletic) as I was, it was a done deal.
Juliana: It was about two months into dating when I realized I never wanted to stop hanging out with Tom (even if it meant getting up on skis for the first time in 20 years).
What moment from your day would you relive/experience again if you could?
Juliana & Tom: Entering the barn to be introduced for the first time as Mr. and Mrs. Shearer and having our first dance. Walking into the venue to see all our closest family and friends with the hugest smiles on their faces was the best moment and we were completely overwhelmed with love! From there, the night flew by!
What thoughts and feelings did you experience when you saw each other as bride and groom for the first time?
Juliana & Tom: We both couldn’t believe it was finally here! We had been planning for a year and a half and it was surreal to finally be living the moment that we had been looking forward to for so long. We both said, “let’s do this!”
Describe your day in 3 words.
Juliana & Tom: This is so difficult and almost impossible to do but we’d say FRIENDS, FAMILY, LOVE. (HAPPINESS and GRATITUDE are close seconds!)
Photos by Rebecca Walker and Michelle Mosqueda
Planning: Main Course Catering, Amanda Serroukas and Heather McCloskey
Cake & Catering: Main Course Catering
Dress: Inbal Dror from Mark Ingram Atelier
Floral & Event Design: Linda Baldwin
Hair: Bride & Family – Dyana Nematallah, Bridesmaids – La Tua Bella Hair
Lighting: Stortz Lighting
Makeup: Stephanie Perez
Music: Creations Band
Stationary: Chez Gagne
Stationary Calligraphy: Aspacia Kusulas
Venue, Ceremony & Reception: Grasmere Farm
Video: Craig Williams Films