All posts filed under: #ZolaCouple

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#ZolaCouple: Meet Veronica & Kris, Design-Savvy Duo

Meet interior design boss, Veronica and her fiancé/business partner Kris. Both got their start in the television industry, with Veronica on ABC’s hit TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Kris, a production & project manager in NYC, met Veronica in the fall of 2012 on another design show and the rest is history. Individually, this #ZolaCouple is a force to be reckoned with, and together they make a powerfully creative and design-savvy duo. From falling head over heels in love to traveling the world together, read their story below: How did you meet? V: Kris and I fell in love while working together on a TV show. Some may call encounters like this a “show-mance”, but we knew it was something special. I was offered a job opportunity in New York to run an art department for four months. I said yes and that’s how I met the sweetest New Yorker that ever lived. K: She landed on a red eye at JFK and drove into Jersey. With crazy hair and A TON of luggage, she walked …

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Toast Meets World and Finn’s Wedding

It’s official – @ToastMeetsWorld and @FriendsOfFinn are finally married and we couldn’t be happier for the doggy duo. From the Bride’s Marchesa couture gown to her Maid of Honor’s meltdown right before the ceremony, we have all the juicy details from the night to remember. The dashing dogs were outfitted to the nines for the New York City stylish affair. Even Toast’s Godfather, Barney’s Simon Doonan looked dapper in leather fringe as he walked the stunning bride down the aisle. Toast’s Marchesa couture was complemented with London Jewelers diamonds for a look that glistened the entire night. The bridesmaids were all pretty in pink – cashmere, that is – perfect for the winter weather outside. The groom was equally as charming in a tuxedo with a matching top hat for the ultimate in doggy style. Over 300 guests including friends, family and dogs alike came to watch the couple say their “I dos.” Such a big turnout means for even more blessings as a portion of the proceeds from Toast and Finn’s wedding registry benefited National Mill …

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Niko & Nicola, #ZolaCouple and High School Sweethearts

Niko and Nicola met in high school, survived the distance in college, and are now planning a wedding for the summer of 2016. Read on for these high school sweetheart’s engagement story and pointers on how to plan when you have a demanding career. How did you meet? We met as high school freshmen at the age of 14! We were classmates at Harvard-Westlake. From the time we met, we were instant friends, spending all of our time together until we officially began dating at 16; we have been together ever since! After high school, I went to Cornell University and Niko the The University of Michigan. We successfully navigated four years of long-distance, and are now happy to be under the same roof, inseparable yet again. How did you get engaged? Niko proposed during the week of my Cornell graduation. He was flying from Los Angeles to Ithaca to celebrate with me and my family, and arrived a few days before my family members. I picked him up from the tiny 6-gate airport and he …

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#ZolaCouple Jess & Marty, New Yorkers & Newlyweds

Married this past summer, Marty and Jess dish on who does the cooking and share their secrets for making a cozy home. Read more to get the scoop from these newlyweds. How did you meet? We met through a mutual friend who was my good friend from high school and Marty’s close friend in college. We had actually crossed paths a handful of times over college summers, but it wasn’t until after college, living in NYC, that we started spending more time together. After a few dates we actually figured out that my mom and Marty’s dad went to high school together and Marty’s mom grew up in my hometown. How did you get engaged? In the exact way I had always wanted! In the comfort of our city apartment. I came home from work on a Friday with the intentions of quickly changing and heading off to a spin class. I had a feeling though…I actually called a friend on my car ride home and said, “can you imagine if I got engaged this …

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#ZolaCouple, Engagement Story and Long Time Loves: Avery & Sean

What started off as a middle school friendship blossomed into a romantic engagement many years in the making. Read on to learn about Sean and Avery’s quest for the perfect East Village brunch and their easy entertainment tips. How did you meet? We met way back in middle school and became good friends. Freshman year of high school we had several classes together and became close and decided that we wanted to take our friendship to the next level. We’ve known each other for over half our lives at this point. Our relationship has grown far beyond what we could have imagined back when we were only 15. How did you get engaged? Sean is an accountant, so after taxes were completed we both decided to take Friday off and enjoy the day together. We went to our favorite Mexican restaurant for dinner and were talking about our future and our life together, when Sean asked me if I would marry him. I was in shock and surprised in the best way possible. I thought he was …

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Toast Meets World and Finn are Engaged!

It’s official – Toast Meets World and Finn are FINALLY engaged! And it’s about time, too. It seems like they’ve been together forever. From gala hopping to raising awareness for The Humane Society, this power duo has made the rounds as NYC’s hottest IT couple. They started out as friends in the same social circle, but their schedules never lined up. Even still, Finn was determined to win over Toast’s affection. When asked for comment Finn said, “the heart knows what the heart wants and mine is forever set on Toast.” Awww, how sweet! He knew his time would come and it certainly did after a coincidental off-leash run-in one morning in Central Park… and the rest is history. Their story is a fairy tale come true for two pups who started their lives in far humbler beginnings. Both Toast and Finn began their lives in puppy mills, which are inhumane factories where animals are mistreated and forced to breed the dogs you see staring at you from pet store windows worldwide. The fact that Toast and Finn are here …

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Travel Bugs and #ZolaCouple: Meghan & Scott

While they ran in the same social circles during college, it took a while for #ZolaCouple Scott and Meghan to finally cross paths while working at the same company. Now the pair gives us the scoop on organizing a wedding on their own and dishes on their shared loves of globetrotting and hosting friends and family. How did you meet? Scott and I met at work in 2011. We were working in the same department. The funny thing is that we went to college next to one another – he went to Haverford and I went to Bryn Mawr. We had a lot of the same friends in college, we even went to some of the same parties, but we never met. Fortunately we met at work and immediately became friends. We didn’t start dating until the end of 2012 so by that time we had a year of friendship under our belts. How did you get engaged? We both took a half day at work and he told me that we were going to the zoo. I left …