April 16, 2008 is a day that both Anna and her new husband Pietro will always remember. It was when everything changed!
They had known each other through mutual friends, but it was while at a friend’s barbeque they found themselves sitting together talking about life when Pietro asked Anna out to dinner.
The rest, as they say, is history!
Two years later in February, Anna was headed to the gym. Meanwhile, Pietro had arrived at their home from work to get everything set for the special night in which he planned to propose.
However, Anna found herself stuck in traffic, missed her gym class, and headed home. “I walked into a kitchen and saw a bouquet of beautiful red roses. I thought they were for our second year anniversary but then he pulled a little black box and said ‘I have something else for you!’”
When she opened the box, for a moment Anna was too shocked and excited to speak! But by the time Pietro asked for her hand, she recovered enough to say ‘yes.’
Since they wanted to start a family right away, Anna and Pietro decided to wed by the end of the year, choosing November 13, 2010 for their date.
As a bridal coordinator with her own wedding planning and coordinating company, A Touch Of Posh, Anna had taken care of many brides and their weddings! So she knew exactly what she wanted to do and the top vendors to choose. It wasn’t long before she and Pietro had chosen Sacred Heart of Jesus in Bayside and Westmount Country Club for their ceremony and reception, along with all the professionals that would help make their dream wedding come true.
Next on her list were her wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses!
“I always wanted to have a big, beautiful wedding. I knew exactly what dress I was going wear and the dresses I envisioned my brides in. My dress was by Maggie Sottero ‘Sabelle’ custom encrusted with Swarovski crystals, and my bridesmaids wore dresses by Bill Levkoff. My favorite color is Burgundy/wine, which is prefect for Fall, so it became the color theme of my wedding.”
Bridal gown chosen, Anna began to search for her bridal accessories. “I wanted to get a unique headpiece and vintage looking accessories, but couldn’t find the one I LOVED, until a friend suggested that I go to Bridal Styles Boutique. Once there, I knew it was the place to find one of a kind headpieces and accessories. There were so many headpieces my eyes were all over the store. With all that amazing stuff I was able to find a headpiece I LOVED and vintage style accessories – just what I was looking for. My accessories made me look different, unique! I couldn’t wait to wear them!”
To Anna and Pietro, the sunny skies and 65 degree weather that greeted them and their 300 guests on their wedding day was just icing on the cake. It meant so much to “celebrate the beginning of our lives together with friends and family – it was very special to us! We put our hearts into making the wedding of our dreams!”
Even among all those great memories, for Anna and Pietro some will always remain vivid. “Walking down the aisle and seeing the man I love standing by the aisle waiting to spend the rest of his life with me was the most memorable part of my wedding. The first dance was my husbands, besides the surprise grooms cake. I got him a 3D deer cake since he’s a big hunter!”
Now newlyweds, Anna and Pietro have the following advice for engaged couples planning their weddings:
“Have the wedding of your dreams! Plan it the way you always envisioned it to be, because it is the most memorable day of your life! There are so many great vendors that would work with you and your budget, just remember to choose them carefully. We had the best experience with all the vendors we chose! It is very important to work with professional people who care about your day! Remember it’s your big day and you should be treated like a princess, have fun planning your wedding and the most important don’t get too stressed out! Enjoy every minute of your wedding day, because it goes too quick! Hire a wedding coordinator to do all the work for you the day of your wedding so you and your bridal party can enjoy the best day of your life!”
Thanks so much, Anna and Pietro, for sharing your images and day with us, and best wishes!
Anna and Pietro’s wedding vendors:
Anna’s wedding planning and coordination company: A Touch of Posh
Flowers: Pedestals florist
Invitations: Events Couture
Cake: Palermo Bakery
Photography: Studio D NYC
Reception: Westmount Country Club
Tags: A Touch of Posh, Bridal headpieces New York, Bridal Styles, Couture bridal accessories, crystal bridal comb, Real wedding, Real Weddings, wedding accessories NY, Wedding Veils, Westmount Country Club