Andrea & James
How did the two of you meet?
We actually met on match.com
What happened the day he proposed? How did he do it?
I surprised James with a trip to Mexico for his 40th birthday and he proposed on the trip – as he says the “ultimate surprise”
What were the main influences behind the style of your wedding, it’s location and your venue choice for your big day?
We wanted our wedding to be simple and stress-free. Other brides and grooms had told us that the day goes by so fast and they spent so much time stressing over the simplest details that in the end really didn’t matter.
How did you approach wedding planning? did you use any computer systems, apps or social media?
I used a Martha Stewart Wedding binder that I probably opened twice, We looked at Wedding Wire and The Knot a handful of times
What made you decide to hire a videographer?
We originally were not interested in having a videographer – I pictured kind of old school home videos, not knowing that they basically look like a movie now. My cousin (Jennifer Edic) used you a few years ago and when I viewed her video I was beyond impressed.
Did you have any surprises for each other, or for your guests on your wedding day?
James surprised me with my shoes before the wedding day and I surprised him with fireworks during the reception.
What would your top tips be for somebody planning their wedding?
Try not to stress over every detail and have fun. The day flies by and if you’re upset over some small error, that’s all you’ll remember. We had such a great time at our wedding and are now left with so many happy memories with friends and family.
What were your favorite parts of your wedding day (or perhaps most memorable)?
Definitely the ceremony, fireworks, speeches (especially Little James), and lots of dancing with friends and family!
Wedding ceremony venue – St. Paul’s Church, Whitesboro
Wedding reception venue – Valley View Country Club
Wedding planner – Danielle Padula at Bella’s Event Planning
Catering – Danielle’s at Valley View Country Club
Photographer – Tom and Lexi of Tom Studios
Wedding dress – Angela’s Bridal
Bride accessories & shoes – Swarovski, Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaid dresses – Spybaby Bridal
Bridesmaid accessories – Swarovski
Groom’s attire & accessories & shoes – A Vitullo’s
Groom’s party attire – A Vitullo’s
Hair – Adrienne Fitzgerald Jojo Bean
Make up & beauty – Makeup by Nicole Marie
Wedding cake – Cupcakes – Sugarbabe’s Cupcakes, Cookies – Christine’s Cookie Shoppe