#FoxyFeature of the Week Nicole and Stephen

#FoxyFeature of the Week Nicole and Stephen

Wedding Date: 6/10/2018

How did you meet?: We met on Valentine's Day 2010 while hanging out with mutual friends at an NYC cafe/bodega that we jokingly called "Club 407" since it was on 40th/7th Ave. I was a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology at the time, and Stephen at the United States Merchant Marine Academy on Long Island. Throughout a night of hopping around to bars like Gatsby's in Soho, Stephen planted a few kisses on me with the ole' sailor "wear my hat" trick. (I for the record, knew exactly what he was doing). Anyway, Stephen will tell you that he knew from the minute we met that I was the one, but I would say otherwise- I kept Stephen in the "boyfriend-not-boyfriend" zone for several years until finally giving in to his unyielding efforts. And now 8 years and 1000's of miles traveled later, we're married!!! 

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Tell us about the proposal!:

On 12/30/16 in Virginia Beach, Stephen picked up a special breakfast, dressed up in his nice new non-Hawaiian shirt and jeans, and asked me if I wanted to go...on a hike. Suspicious? Yes I thought the same. We drove up to a wooded area that looked like a decaying swamp...this helped rid me of my suspicion. As we walked on a trail, Stephen started pulling me toward an opening which ended up leading to a beautiful small hidden beach where there was a bouquet of red roses on the sand. Stephen scooped up the roses and asked me to marry him. I was pretty much blinded by the ring, and Stephen blacked out while talking so neither of us will ever know exactly what was said, but I definitely said yes. Thankfully, Stephen thought ahead to have our friend wait in the bushes (in the frigid cold) to capture the whole thing!

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Who are your vendors?:

Band: David Clark and the Renegades
Cake: Francesco's Bakery
Florist: Stylish Events
Hair/Makeup: Ahern Beauty
Hair Colorist: Xo Hair Studio, VA Beach
Hotel: Holiday Inn
Invitations: Creative Outlook Designs
Photography: SilverFox MAIN-COURTNEY
PJ-LAUREN
Transportation: Mark of Elegance
Venue: Chateau Briand
Website: Minted
Day of Coordinator: Janet from Deborah Minarik Events
Gown: Maggie Sottero, Bridal Reflections
Alterations: Here and Now Bridal, VA Beach
Shoes: Nina
Jeweler: Jared
Hair Piece: Vintage (grandmothers)
Earrings: Etsy, BijouxLaudine
Veil: Etsy, StevenBridal
Garter: Etsy
Suits: Men's Warehouse
Bridesmaids: Davids Bridal