- The #FoxyFeature Love Story of #SilverFoxy Couple Dorri and Justin -
SF: How did you meet?:
D&J: We met in college. A group of friends and I started a dance team/club called Universal Image at John Jay College in New York and were holding tryouts for new dancers/members. Justin came in to audition. At the time, I was leading the auditions and it turns out that he was pretty good. He made the team and asked for everyone's number in order to keep in contact with us but only called me when he got home.
SF: Tell us about the proposal!:
D&J: I ended up planning my own surprise engagement party. Here's how that happened...
Justin was just accepted into Medical School and was getting ready to leave. I wanted to get all of his family and our close friends together to celebrate him going to Med School and send him off with everyone's well wishes and love; so I planned a surprise going away party for him. To get Justin ready for the surprise, I told him that my job was hosting an employee appreciation dinner and I was allowed to bring my spouse. Everyone that was coming to the surprise going away party knew that was the cover story.
On the other side of things, Justin's best friend, Sean, knew that he wanted to propose but didn't know when to do it. Knowing about the surprise going away party (employee appreciation dinner), Sean told Justin that he should propose to me while we were at dinner. It turns out that while I was planning the surprise going away party with Justin's family and our close friends, Justin was telling the SAME family and close friends that he was going to propose. I have to give them credit - they were really good at keeping the secrets because none of them told either one of us what the other was planning. The employees at the restaurant were in on it too. When we arrived, the acted like they were checking us in for the employee dinner and escorted us to our reserved room.
When we got to the room, Justin entered before me and was surprised. Seeing everyone that he was texting all day about his proposal in the room made him a little nervous but he still flipped the surprise on me and popped the question in front of everyone. There was a lot of cheering, yelling "Say yes!" and tears. That's why I say that I planned my own surprise engagement party. It was an awesome night!
SF: Who are your vendors?:
Hotel (Getting ready location):
Viana Hotel and Spa
Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock
Cocktail Hour/Reception Venue:
Cocktail Room: Terrace/Garden Room
Dining Room: Penthouse
Director of Sales: Michael Closs
Camelot Specialty Limos, Inc.
Fleet Choice: Bentley Flying Spur for the Bride and Groom and the White Party Bus for our Wedding Party.
Flowers by Brian
Dazzling Affairs Wedding and Event Planners
Coordinator: Francesca Leonardini.
Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero
Bridal Shop: Kleinfeld Bridal
Veil Designer: Pnina Tornai
Shoe Designer: Badgley Mischka (purchased at Macys)
Dress Designer: Justin Alexander Signature
Bridal Shop: RK Bridal
Shoes: Nina - Karen (purchased at Macys)
Dress Designer: Alfred Angelo
Bridal Shop: Bridal Reflections
Shoe Designer: Michael Antonio (purchased at Macys)
Foresto Men's Shop and Tuxedo
Photo, Video and PhotoBooth:
Silverfox Photo, Video & Entertainment
Photographers: Heather and Siobhan
Videographers: Donnell and Craig
Body Rock Entertainment
Janel Sealy Smith