Real Wedding: Jordan & Kyle

Venue: Dyker Beach Golf Course 
DJ: DJ Entertainment by Teddy (he is wild!)
Flowers: 1-800 Flowers especially my mom Laraine (who is their photo stylist and Cynthia
Photographer: Photo by Basia
Hair: Donna McCord of the Hair Den (I’m a hairstylist as well there)
Invitations: Kelly Trench Designs (She is amazing. She brought my vision to life!!!!)
Makeup: Gina Haggerty
Dress: called Marysa found at Kleinfeld
Shoes: Touch Ups
Jewelry: my grandmother’s
Headpiece: made by my mother (netting and all) using my grandmother’s broaches and other material

A little background info:
Kyle is an ex-pro hockey player I met while he played in New York. I am an extremely family oriented hair stylist from Rockaway Beach, New York. We survived 8 months of long distance and not seeing one another by phone calls, cards, and email.

We picked September 15th because it was my grandparents’ wedding anniversary. They survived over 55 years together before sadly passing. I met Kyle two months on the day of my grandmother’s death.

He’s from Boston, I’m from New York yet our families are beyond close.

If I have any advice for brides it doesn’t rush. Don’t rush a date as soon as you get the ring. Prepare and enjoy being engaged and also split the tasks with your soon-to-be husband.

Don’t make the wedding a show, make it about the two of you. Who cares what everyone else thinks?!

And choose your groomsmen and bridesmaids wisely. They will be your support team!

There is a saying I love: “Have a marriage as beautiful as your wedding” that to me, is EVERYTHING.

5 things I love about my husband

  • He honors me always. When I don’t stick up for myself, he does.
  • He empowers me to try new things. From sports to foods to zip lining in the rainforest in Antigua
  • He gives me confidence. From telling me how beautiful I am to how great of a mom I’ll be one day.
  • He’s made me want more than just my career. I never was the girl to want a family or husband. I wanted to be a rocking stylish. Now I want to be Suzie Homemaker!
  •  He teaches me things and answers all of my questions, even the stupid ones. From what’s a linebacker to interrupting movies because the plot is too confusing for me.
  • He puts up with my singing. And I sing everything!
  • He makes me feel safe. No matter where we go or what we are doing if his hand is in mine, I’m ok.
Loving Hispanic Couple In Countryside

I asked my husband via email to get cracking on his list and this is what I got. Am I lucky or what?!

What I love about Jordan McCullough… 

  • I love that you make me a better man
  • I love your positive attitude at all times
  • I love your goofiness
  • I love your smile
  • I love your sense of humor
  • I love how you’re a dork
  • I love that you compliment me perfectly so we are perfect team
  • I love that you show me so much affection
  • I love that you love me
  • I love your butt
  • I love that you want to be the perfect housewife
  • I love that you try to do things that I like even though you may not
  • I love that you are so family oriented
  • I love your energy and giddiness
  • I love how you tell it like it is
  • I love that you put me in my place
  • I love how you make us a family
  • I love that you always wanna be around me
  • I love that you are my soul mate
  • I love your independence
  • I love that you make me smile
  • I love you in your undies
  • I love the way you kiss me
  • I love your big feet
  • I love the noises you make when you’re sleeping

Top Fifteen Wedding Movies

1. My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Nia Vardalos and John Corbett
My sisters and I do fantastic impressions of this entire movie.

Quote, that makes me laugh: “You see? A man!”

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2. The Five-Year Engagement

Jason Segel and Emily Blunt
I finally watched this the other day and found myself laughing out loud throughout the entire thing.  It’s the perfect mix of romantic and ridiculous.
Quote, that makes me laugh: “This is supposed to be exciting. This is your wedding — you only get a few of these.”  

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3. My Best Friend’s Wedding

Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz
I first saw this movie in the theaters when I was in middle school.  My cousin and I had to pick a movie and couldn’t agree with this one and Wild America.  My grandma made us flip a coin.  I won 🙂
MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING, from left: Rupert Everett, Julia Roberts, 1997, © TriStar/courtesy Everett Collection

4. Made of Honor
Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin McKidd
Patrick Dempsey’s in it and it’s filmed in NYC and Scotland… what’s not to love?
The part that makes me laugh: The baby-naming scene.

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5. Father of the Bride
Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short

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6. The Wedding Singer
Adam Sandler & Drew Barrymore (and a cameo by Billy Idol)
We watched this in my house nearly every night for a solid six months.  The eject button on our VCR upstairs was broken so we used to have to take the tape out with butter knives so that we could return it to Joe’s Video (this entire paragraph makes me feel old).

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7. Wedding Crashers
Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, Isla Fisher, Bradley Cooper, Will Ferrel
The part that makes me laugh: what part of this movie doesn’t make me laugh?

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8. I Love You, Man
Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Rashida Jones
A part that makes me laugh: I’m in tears pretty much every time the “Joben” conversation happens.  It never gets old.

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8.  Bridesmaids
Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd
Quote, that makes me laugh: The entire drive-by scene.  It kills me.

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9. 27 Dresses
Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Malin Akerman
The part that makes me laugh: the argument over Benny and the Jets.

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10. the Proposal
Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White
A part that makes me laugh: Sandra Bullock and Betty White chanting in the woods.

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11. Bride Wars
Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson

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12. That Old Feeling
Bette Midler, Dennis Farina, Paula Marshall
Quote, that makes me laugh:
I developed a serious crush on Danny Nucci after watching this movie.  Serious.

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13. Runaway Bride
Julia Roberts, Richard Gere

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14. the Wedding Planner
Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey

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15. the Wedding Date
Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney, Amy Adams

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What are your favorite parts of these?  Any wedding movies you love that weren’t mentioned?

Etsy Finds: Wedding Rings

With the Olympics’ Opening Ceremony kicking off in London today, we thought we’d give you an ode to the games with some rings of our own! Our rings are of the handmade variety. The artisans who create these lovely works of art put just as much blood, sweat, and tears into their craft as the athletes we’ll be watching for the next few weeks.

I’m madly in love with how unique these particular wedding rings are. Whether it’s their shape, their custom engravings, or some other amazing detail, these rings are all a little outside of the box. And really, what better symbol is there for your marriage than something that is uniquely you?

Metalicious braided wheat wedding band set / Peace of Indigo rustic bark with carved initials ring / Erga infinity ring / Garnet Girl Designs moissanite engagement ring / tina-dee wood grain stacking rings / Kari Woo square ring / Monkeys Always Look custom organic ring set / Kalikat custom engraved ring set.

All-Star Athlete Weddings

I love all things girly. Glitter, sequins, feathers, and tulle are some of my favorite things. So it might surprise you that I also love sports. When I am a fan of a certain team, I become quite attached to the players on that team. I like to know more about them than what I see on TV. Find out what’s happening under that uniform, if you will. So I decided to find some of my favorite athlete’s wedding photos.

via Cherished Dreams
First up we have New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and his beautiful wife Amber cutting their spectacular silver and white five-tier wedding cake.
Carmelo Anthony and La La Vasquez at their wedding at Cipriani 42nd in NYC

Pictured: La La Vasquez, Carmelo Anthony
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Picture by: Jackson Lee/Prahl /Massie/Splash

Splash News and Pictures

Los Angeles: 310-821-2666

New York: 212-619-2666

London: 870-934-2666

via She Knows Weddings
Next, we have New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony and his wife LaLa Vazquez after their swanky NYC wedding.
via NY Daily News
Here’s a gorgeous photo of the 2012 Superbowl MVP (New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning) and his stunning wife Abby following their Cabo San Lucas nuptials.
via People
Here’s another NYY star glowing post-wedding. Fan favorite Nick Swisher and his wife, actress Joanna Garcia.
via getting at me
My absolute favorites are from New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal’s wedding to the adorable Lindsay Ruggles. The pair has known each other since high school and the photos are creative and amazing thanks to photographer Shannon Lepere.
And here’s a little bonus for all of my fellow New York Rangers lovers. A fun shot of some of the guys letting loose at Marc Staal’s wedding reception (from left:  NYR Captain Ryan Callahan, Defenseman Dan Girardi, videographer Damien Gilbert, Winger Brandon Dubinsky and Defenseman Michael DelZotto).
Janine is a sassy 20-something who married her childhood sweetheart and is raising a rambunctious puppy named Sasha in Garrison, NY.  Her love of all things girly is rivaled only by her passion for the NY Rangers.