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Jess and Andrew Millerd Celebrate Their One Year Wedding Anniversary
Married: September 17th, 2016
About the Couple:
A huge congratulation goes out to Jess and Andrew Millerd on their one year wedding anniversary! One year on a new journey together signifies a great milestone in marriage, and the rest is still being told.
The two officially met during their sophomore year at the University of Connecticut. They finally got together post-graduation, dating long distance from Boston to New York. After years of distance, Andrew took a leap of faith by making the move to New York City to be with his beloved Jess. Their love for each other overcame even the toughest of barriers.
After their first year of marriage, Jess learned, “It’s important to continue to make time for one another - even if that means scheduling date night. Life has a tendency to get in the way, so it’s important to continue to prioritize each other.” Living in the hustle and bustle that comes with living in Manhattan, the couple makes quality time a priority with a date night once a week. One of their favorite date activities is to take their mini golden doodle, Lacey, on a long stroll down the west side highway at sunset. Along the way, they’ll set up a mini picnic with a blanket, snacks, and wine, so they can hang out for awhile. Sometimes the best dates can be the simplest ones.
“Outside of our wedding day, some of my favorite moments throughout the past year would have to be going on our honeymoon to Greece, the day we got our wedding photos from Camelot, and most recently welcoming our new puppy to the family,” Jess shared. Your wedding day is the foundational moment that starts your marriage.
When planning your wedding, it is important that you find a venue that meets your accommodations and feels right to you. Jess described her first visit to Soundview as, “Everything we wanted - water views, high ceilings, a huge ballroom and hardwood floors.” She went on to say, “then we met Michael and that sealed the deal.”
The food is also a vital aspect of your wedding day. Fresh, local cuisine prepared by the owner, Michael, makes all the difference. “Our guests STILL rave about the food. The cocktail hour was phenomenal, but my favorite dish was the salmon,” Jess shared.
In addition to enjoying the food, taking time to relax and unwind with your loved ones will provide you with memories to last a lifetime! We asked Jess what she would do differently if she could do it all over again, and she replied, “If I’m being honest, there would be nothing I would do differently - other than beg to extend the reception another few hours.” By hosting only one event per day, brides have the option to extend their wedding reception to have an “after party” and keep the fun going all night long!
Looking back, a piece of advice Jess wished she knew was to, “Slow down and enjoy the process. It can get overwhelming at times for sure, but its all part of the experience - you only get married once, god willing, so it’s important to enjoy every moment.” It’s easy to get wrapped up in all the planning and chaos that goes into making your wedding day a reality, but it's important to enjoy every little moment because it goes by in the blink of an eye!
With one year down and a lifetime to go, Jess and Andrew shared that they would, “love to buy a home in Connecticut and have kids in a few years (for our parents who may be reading this - yes a few years, not now!). We have always loved being surrounded by family and friends, so we see ourselves moving somewhere that allows us to continue to do so.”
For now, Jess and Andrew are now taking care of their adorable five-month-old puppy Lacey. Lacey has been a wonderful addition to their family, and they are enjoying being dog parents to her. The rest of the journey is still to come.
Danielle & Bosch Tienauchariya Celebrate Their One Year Wedding Anniversary
Married: April 30, 2016
About the Couple:
Bosch loves sport cars, computers, working out and spending time with his daughter Autumn and their new baby Tianna!
Danielle loves going to the beach, any outdoor activities, and spending time with their daughters!
As a married couple they both commute together to their jobs in New York City. Passionate about traveling, they continue to adventure as a family and are bringing Tianna on her first trip next month to Bermuda!
About the Wedding
Feelings of euphoria and excitement filled Danielle’s heart as she walked down the aisle to the sound of violins. From the ceremony to the reception, everything went as perfect as planned, leaving the couple at ease to enjoy their special day. Effortlessly floating through the evening, the Danielle and Bosch sang and danced with their family and friends, all while enjoying the beautiful waterfront backdrop at the venue. Guests of all ages had a blast, especially Bosch’s daughter Autumn who got to share a special moment having a solo dance with her dad. Bosch’s remembers it being one of his favorite memories of the evening.
“When the photographer said, ‘the most amazing sunset is happening’ I just had to run out and capture the moment,” Danielle rejoiced. Moments like this are what truly make the wedding day worth it.
Danielle was a little nervous prior to the wedding, being that it was an outdoor ceremony, but as Michael, the owner, promised, the day of was GORGEOUS, “I can’t stress enough how beautiful the location is, the North Shore of Long Island is the best!”
Enough about the wedding now, let’s get down to the real life of the party...the pig roast! Danielle said she LOVED the pig, thought it was the most awesome add on. All of her guests commented on how great the service was and how helpful the waitstaff was. The food looked so appetizing even the bride couldn’t wait to try everything, “I was so hungry and spilled some sauce on my dress so waitress came over and got the stain out in two seconds!” A moment when things could have gotten stressful was diffused in seconds allowing Danielle to return to enjoying the evening.
Tips for Newlyweds
In preparation to the wedding, the couple LOVED that Soundview offered a Bridal Showcase/Food Tasting. They said it was extremely helpful in envisioning their wedding, “my husband actually loved the tux the DJ was wearing and chose his tux for the wedding based on that style!”
One tip Danielle has is to take your pictures before the cocktail hour. This allowed her to enjoy her time with family and friends and not worry too much about the little things. Having both the ceremony and reception at the same venue was also a huge bonus for the couple. Having a one stop shop for all her needs was a huge load of her shoulders.
“Everything was so seamless, it was a really good day,” Danielle reiterated. As the newlyweds effortlessly enjoyed their big day, Danielle would simply change only one thing about her wedding...and that was to make it longer! “I wish we took the option to extend our the event an hour for the after-party Michael suggested when planning.” The couple was having so much fun, they didn’t want their special day to end. Luckily she has the memories and her family to last her a lifetime!
The couple now enjoys a handful of joyus memories and has a lifetime more to create. As a couple that loves to travel, Danielle said their honeymoon was one of their best memories as a married couple. The newlyweds can now evoke on a blissful road ahead filled with laughter, trips together, beach ventures at Lake George, and simply spending time together enjoying each others presence in the purest way possible.
The couple plans on staying in Long Island happy married, while continuing to grow their family for years to come.
“Soundview is a beautiful location, top notch service, SO easy to communicate with everyone, and easy to talk to and get along with the staff...it was beautiful,” Danielle said.
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