How did the two of you meet?
We met at work, we were both in orientation.
Give us the proposal details! When? Where? How?
April 30th (4/30 at 4:30) at Castle Island, a beach in Boston. It was important to us because we had spent a lot of time there and secondly, I had never been there before I met him!
What has been your favorite experience planning the wedding?
I haven’t dress shopped so I can’t count that yet! Personally, I love pulling all my ideas together. I am not the type that has had everything planned since I was 7, so it’s fun playing with different ideas and styles. My second favorite is remembering important things (big or little) and trying to include as many people as I can. For example, my aunts love decorations and trinkets so I asked them to plan the centerpieces and my cousin is going to help with picking out flowers. I really want everyone to feel like they had a part in the planning!
How do you stay sane under the pressures of wedding planning?
The night I asked all of the girls to be in our wedding, we set up a group text. It was a mutual understanding that you don’t have to answer the second you get it, just keep the texts on your phone. We share photos, ideas and important things like dates and people’s availability etc. Also my mom, poor lady. After working an 8-10 hour day she comes home and I talk her ear off about my ‘great ideas’!
What is your favorite part of using Joy for your wedding?
It’s so easy! I love that it prompts you to do things, the suggestions it has and the pop-up chat is helpful when I have a question.
What piece of advice would you give couples to ensure that they use Joy to its fullest potential?
Click around, you’ll find so much!
At Joy we believe that even though a wedding lasts a day, joy lasts forever. What does that mean to you?
Joy is a wonderful thing. I am completely thrilled to be planning a wedding and having the wedding of our dreams. However, I keep reminding myself that it’s only one day. I am most excited for our love to grow even stronger as we grow and for our families to grow closer and continue to share holidays, special events and Sunday dinners together. I love that one day we will have children, nieces and nephews, and (way in the future) grandchildren that we can be an example for. Forever is a long time and there is so much more to look forward to. The wedding day is just the starting line.