Christina & David, St. Regis, NYC
What advice do you have for brides and grooms on their day?
Christina: Don’t sweat the details. No matter how much you plan, something is likely to go wrong, or not turn out how you necessarily envisioned. At the end of the day, though, who cares. Try to remember what’s actually important, and what your wedding day is really all about — you’re marrying the love of your life in front of all of your family and friends, and then you get to have an amazing party!
David: Drink and laugh.
Did you learn anything about yourselves while planning your wedding?
Both: Planning solidified what we already knew about ourselves: One, Christina is a perfectionist; Two, Dave is laid back; Three, Dave does not care about details (i.e., the type of flowers or the color of the linens); and four, Christina cares about all the details.
What moment from your day ended up being the most memorable?
Christina: There were so many memorable moments throughout the day, but a major one was our ceremony. I am Catholic and Dave is Jewish, so we didn’t exactly have a traditional ceremony. We kind of designed our own, bringing traditions from both religions, selecting poems/readings we felt were meaningful, and creating our own vows. It was also important to us that we incorporated Dave’s mom in our ceremony, who was there in spirit. We really made it personal, and that was special for us.
David: …Yeah, but the Hora was pretty bad ass, too.
Did anything surprise you?
Both: How everything looked. You do so much planning, but you really don’t know how it’s going to all come together. When we walked into the ballroom, we were impressed.
How did you first meet?
Christina: We worked together at a firm in Long Island. One morning at Starbucks, I recognized Dave and introduced myself. It turned out that our parents lived literally around the corner from one another. We started talking, and a few weeks later we went on a date. And the rest was history!
What were your first impressions of each other?
Christina: Shy and sweet.
David: Crazy and crazy (haha – in a good way!).
Christina, what are three of your favorite things about David?
Christina: There are waaay more than three – but if i had to choose, his kindness, his patience, and his intelligence.
David, what are three of your favorite things about Christina?
David: Her honesty, determination, and sense of humor.
Photos by Rebecca Walker and Michelle Mosqueda
Cake: Wonderful Wedding Cakes
Catering: St. Regis
Dress: Carolina Herrera from Wedding Salon of Manhasset
Floral & Event Design: Flowers by Brian
Hair & Makeup: Once Upon a Bride and Kimara Ahnert
Lighting: PSAV Lighting
Music: Hank Lane, Pete Saunders Band
Rentals: Finishing Touch, Elite Tent & Party Rental
Stationery: Phantastic Papers, Inc.
Venue: St. Regis