Katie and Aaron did it right. Not only are they the quintessential high school sweet hearts 11 years in the making, but their wedding was absolutely perfect too. Katie and Aaron got married at the Liberty House Restaurant in Jersey City. The venue overlooks the New York skyline – the creme de la creme of photo opportunities I might add. Katie’s bouquet and shoes were the perfect pop of bright pink – which I’ve noticed is much like her personality!
Read below for more details on what an amazing couple these two are and some funny mishaps that made for an even better wedding story:
Q’s for Katie:
How did Aaron propose – did you see it coming?
Aaron and I were dating for 11 years before he proposed. So, I did have a feeling that it was coming since we had been talking about it all the time. However, Aaron proposed on a random Tuesday night, so that definitely threw me off! That night, Aaron and I went for a walk on the boardwalk and then went to dinner and a movie. When we got back to our apartment, I walked in and Aaron turned on the lights. In the middle of our coffee table was a huge jewelry box. I opened it and that’s when he asked me to marry him.
What was your favorite part of your wedding – besides getting married of course.
My favorite part of the wedding was just being with all of our friends and family and finally being able to relax and enjoy ourselves. I was so stressed before the wedding, and even the day of, but I think after the ceremony was when I was finally able to just calm down and really enjoy the day. That is, until someone lit all of the sparklers on fire and caused a huge fire. At least it made for a funny story!
What (if anything) did you worry about the most on your wedding day?
I worried about everything and anything! Mostly, I worried about everything coming together smoothly. Planning the wedding, I had this vision of how I wanted everything to look and flow. However, I always second guess myself, so on the day of the wedding, I was so nervous that everything was not going to look how I had envisioned it to look. I was worried that the florist wasn’t going to show up or the cake was going to be the wrong flavor. I was nervous that I was going to trip while walking down the aisle. However, once the hair and makeup girls came, then the florist (early, I might add!)I was able to relax. After that, everything else fell into place. I didn’t even have any time to worry anymore because I was so busy with hair and makeup and then photos, so it took my mind off of everything. Everything was perfect the day of.
Q’s for Aaron:
As the guy, did you have any “must haves”
I really didn’t have much to do with planning the wedding (thank you, Katie!) , however, I have a huge sweet tooth, so I was really involved in choosing the cake flavor and deciding to have an ice cream bar at the wedding.
How did you know she was the one? Was it a specific moment in time or gradual inkling?
Katie and I started dating when we were juniors in high school. However, I knew she was the one I wanted to start dating our sophomore year in high school. I was in geometry class, and Katie transferred into my class and sat right next to me. She looked so beautiful and I chased her around for a year until she finally agreed to go out with me. I knew she was the one I wanted to marry when we went away to college. We went to separate colleges in Pennsylvania. I couldn’t stand not being with her, and we figured out ways to see each other almost every weekend.
What did you have the biggest deciding factor in? (Venue, clothing, dessert? …etc).
From the beginning, I always wanted to have a videographer at our wedding. For Katie, it wasn’t top on her priority list. I really wanted our future children and grandchildren to be able to see our wedding day, not only through pictures, but through our video, too. After seeing the videos from our wedding, it was definitely the best decision we made!
What part of the planning process did you enjoy the most?
Cake tasting! Katie and I got our cake from Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken. We got to try so many different types of cake. We ended up making our decision, and I convinced the lady who worked there to give me several pieces to take home 🙂