Cheryl + Colby

The morning of the wedding I woke up early to find Colby on the terrace watching the sun rise.
When I met Cheryl, I found her really easy to talk to. She was warm, and her smile was not fake or forced in any way. When we would go out to the bars, she would seek me out and talk to me. She made me feel special and liked. Years later, when we met up, it was just as easy to talk to her. I was attracted to her and had admiration for the fact that she was “out”, and comfortable with herself. Our first official date was when she came back up to NYC to visit. I took her out for tapas and sangria and we watched ‘High School Musical’, and snuggled with my dog JJ. The next night, we went to City Winery. We spent hours and hours lying in my bed talking. It was obvious that we had a lot in common (including both losing our moms to cancer at a young age). It honestly felt easy and right.  We used to talk about what we wanted our "timelines" for our lives would look like. We wondered who would propose to who, but ultimately decided that it didn’t matter.
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Our wedding was at the William Vale Hotel. When we signed the contract, the hotel was a construction zone with cement walls. I went to visit a few times, rode a construction elevator up the side of the building with a hard hat on, and we decided to take a chance. All of the renderings were beautiful and we were told that the hospitality group would be  amazing. The whole week leading up to the wedding, the weather forecast predicted rain. But on the day of the wedding, it cleared up.

The morning of the wedding I woke up very early to find Colby on the terrace with her feet in the hot tub watching the sun rise. We had catered in rainbow bagels, and by 9:30am our suite was filled with our 14 bridesmaids.

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Both of our dads walked us down the aisle to the Vitamin String Quartet's version of "Stolen" by Dashboard Confessional. In the front of the pergola, we had 2 vases wrapped in ribbon, one pink and one turquoise, with a single flower in each. These were to honor our moms, who passed away from breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

 

There was so much dancing at the party that our Dads tried to bribe the Dj to stay longer — no one wanted to party the end.

 

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