Wedding Date: May 29, 2011
Location: The University Club and the Pittsburgh Zoo
We sat down with one of our couples, Kim and Jack, to learn more about their story, what they’re nervous about and why hiring a wedding planner has been their best decision so far.
1. How did you meet?
Jack and I both grew up in Harrisburg, PA. From age three, Jack has been best friends with Devon Ozehowski, who was also my neighbor. While I’m convinced we probably played together as kids, I didn’t officially meet Jack until high school. Jack was a senior and I was a sophomore when we met. We started out as just friends, and didn’t start dating until after
Jack graduated and moved to Pittsburgh with his family.
2. How did he propose?
Our four-year anniversary started like any other morning at our apartment. After eating breakfast and talking about how we wanted to spend the day, we got ready and were on our way out the door to run a few errands. I was waiting for Jack at the car, when all of a sudden he called me back inside. I went back into our apartment, thinking he needed help with something. Instead, I found him on one knee and he asked me to marry him, and of course I said yes and then thanked him for not embarrassing me by proposing on the JumboTron at a hockey game.
3. What is the thing that has surprised you the most while planning your wedding?
When we started planning the wedding, we never knew how many small details go into the big day. Planning a wedding is more than just picking a venue, ordering a cake, and finding a dress. It’s a big time commitment and requires a lot of decisions!
4. What is the one thing you are most looking forward to on your wedding day?
Kim is most looking forward to the ceremony and actually seeing all of the small details come together. Kim is also looking forward to seeing what guests think of all of the fun elements that we have planned (the photo booth and animals at the cocktail hour.)
Jack is most looking forward to finally seeing Kim in her wedding dress. Jack is also looking forward to finally being done planning the wedding and being able to relax on the honeymoon.
5. What is the one thing you are most nervous about on your wedding day?
We are writing our own vows, so we are both a little nervous about actually saying them in front of all of our guests. Also, we are nervous that something embarrassing will happen that will land us on YouTube.
6. What made you hire a wedding planner?
Jack promised me that the day wedding planning stopped being fun would be the day that we hired a planner. After a month of searching for a ceremony location with no success, planning stopped being fun, and we contacted Ashley with Hello Productions.
7. Has it been helpful to have a wedding planner?
Ashley has been extremely helpful with planning our big day. She is able to answer all of our questions, coordinate meetings with vendors, and keep our budget under control. Hiring a planner was the best decision we’ve made for our wedding. With Ashley, we have been able to have fun and enjoy the planning process with no worries.
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