When everything starts with a magical proposal, you know things are going to be great. Michael proposed to Amanda in the house they were preparing to be their home. The construction site was the background to the romantic moment when Michael popped the question, surrounded by rose petals and candles, and pictures of them hanging from the ceiling. Having first met in high school, these too came a long way together.
The wedding journey started and Amanda tried on many, many dresses without having the feeling of “this is my dress”. Finally, after stopping at RK Bridal in New York, she found the dress, making her feel very elegant, a perfect fir for a New Year’s Eve wedding. She accentuated her look by wearing drop earrings, a crystal bracelet and a custom made headpiece made with cascading Swarovski crystals. The real sentimental value was added with one of her grandfather’s blue shirts sown into a heart under her dress, to have something old and something blue.
The ceremony took place on December 31st, 2015 at Saint Clare Church in Staten island and the reception was held at South Gate Manor in New Jersey. From Amanda:
I think what made our wedding so special to us is that it was on New Years Eve, which is also our anniversary. Having our wedding on NYE was amazing. We were able to ring in the new year and with our family and friends! My favorite moment was counting down to 12 o’clock. My husband and I were able to celebrate the new year and our new marriage while confetti fell from over our heads!