All posts filed under: #ZolaCouple

#ZolaCouple: Meet Heidi + Frank + Their Grand Budapest Hotel-Themed Wedding

Meet the lovely Heidi & Frank. This #ZolaCouple had a wedding that was fit for the big screen! In fact, their wedding theme was inspired by the Wes Anderson film Grand Budapest Hotel. We think they nailed it. What do you think? When they aren’t busy being a power couple, Heidi is a wedding & lifestyle photographer, and together they own a wedding venue in New York called Takk House. Read on to hear their love story – it’s one for the books!

#ZolaCouple: Meet Maria & Charlie, Love in Panama

Meet our latest #ZolaCouple, Maria and Charlie. We’ve all seen the movies where two strangers meet and fall in love on vacation, but for this lovely couple, it was their reality! The two decided to have a destination wedding back where it all began in the lively and vibrant country of Panama. Check out their Q&A below, along with photos from the event. How did you meet? I (Charlie) took a trip to Panama and quite simply fell in love! Maria was home visiting for Christmas when we first met, and we dated across the country (NYC to California) for the first year while Maria finished her masters at Stanford. Fortunately, she was able to find a job here in New York afterwards, and the rest, as they say, is history. How did he propose? He proposed at the Central Park Conservatory Gardens in early June. There were supposed to be 10,000 tulips surrounding the main fountain, but they ripped them out literally the day before! It was still beautiful, and he had strangers help tie balloons around the hedgerows. Oh, …

#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 …

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 …

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 …

#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 …

#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 …