Frances and Will met at an old job. She worked a desk job, he was the new delivery driver… it was love at first sight! Well, not exactly. Luckily Frances’s coworker played cupid and encouraged Frances to spend time with Will in the break room. Soon, Will was asking questions about the pictures Frances had on her desk. “I took this as him searching for hints on whether I was with anyone.” We like your strategy, Will!
Will proposed at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Times Square on Frances’s 27th birthday.
“He insisted that I take photos of the view from our hotel room, then while my back was turned, he put his arms around me and gave a great sigh (as he was extremely nervous). Then when I turned around, he said ‘I’m not good at this’ as if he was expected to have done it several other times in his life!”
The couple jumped right into wedding planning, but after a long year of searching for the perfect wedding venue in Pennsylvania, New York and Puerto Rico, they came up short. The struggle turned out to be blessing in disguise. It made Frances and Will realize that their wedding day should be about the two of them—and nothing else mattered! They decided to elope, but couldn’t resist inviting their closest family and friends to join them on their perfect day.
With a short planning timeline of just 7 weeks, Frances decided to tackle dress shopping first. “My favorite part of dress shopping was when I met with Maritsa at Le Bella Donna. I showed her the dress I had admired on Pinterest (that I didn’t think I would ever find). When I showed her the picture she said ‘We have that dress!’. I was so HAPPY! I couldn’t believe it!”
Frances chose an elegant Martina Liana (style 690) silk illusion bodice sheath gown.
The wedding turned out perfectly. Just as they had planned it, it was a day focused on their love. “The best part was during the ceremony. Listening to the officiant while looking into Will’s eyes. I knew this moment was going to be in my mind forever. I truly wish I can live that moment and day over again.”
Congratulations Frances and Will!