Laurie and I met at the Atlanta (Briarcliff/LaVista) Whole Foods Market on December 28, 2009. It was truly an amazing meeting where we learned we had an incredible amount of things in common including; both originally being from Chicago, our parents living on the same street one neighborhood apart and me being a licensed mental health therapist while she is in a Masters program to become a counselor.
Our relationship quickly evolved and on September 28, 2010, Laurie and I returned to the Whole Foods store where I proposed at the exact spot where we met. Soon afterwards, while in Chicago (making wedding preparations) our amazing story was recorded at a Whole Foods store there for a local morning television program. It later aired and below you will find the link allowing you to see our story. http://www.wciu.com/youandme.
On May 21, 2011, in Chicago, in front of our family and friends we were married.
Frank and Laurie
We wanted to do something that has never been done before at a wedding. My husband is actually a martial arts expert, he owns a mixed martial arts school in New Jersey, Infinity Martial Arts. One day at his school, I saw him teaching his students how to use the nunchucks. He demonstrated by using two nunchucks while techno music was playing in the background. After that, a light bulb went off in my head and I told him to teach me how to use them 6 to 7 months before the wedding day. I am not a martial arts expert but I practiced those nunchucks every week until the wedding. The practices paid off well as it fooled a lot of people into believing I was a nunchucks expert.
Couple : Jade and Eugene
Met each other at a church three years ago in East Brunswick, NJ
Married on June 18th, 2011 at Edison Crowne Plaza in Edison, NJ
Couple name: Kathy (O'Callaghan) and AK Essop
Wedding Date: Saturday 26 September 2009
There was very little at our wedding that was traditional, especially the first dance. We were inspired by "evolution of dance" and watched many videos for ideas, we really enjoyed Brian and Katie's version. So we decided to do our own evolution of dance, with a few changes to the music. One of our challenges was that we had audience all around us, so there was no such thing as "facing the front"! We also had a pole in the middle of the dance floor because the reception was in a stretch tent. We only found out about the pole the night before the wedding so we had to quickly adjust our dance around it!