How did you meet your husband and how did you know he was the one?
Paul and I met in spring 2005, my sophomore year (his freshman year) at Rutgers. Paul was in my sorority's brother fraternity, so we had a lot of mutual friends. We became friends, and after many dining hall "dates", about a year later starting dating. A lot of people say 'opposites attract', but Paul and I are the same person; we butt heads a lot because we are both so stubborn, but he is my best friend and I couldn't imagine my life without him.
Tell us about your wedding.
Since we met and started our relationship at Rutgers (not to mention we are true die hard RU Football fans and just love everything about Rutgers), we thought it fitting to get married there. On November 3, 2012, only days after superstorm Sandy hit our beloved New Jersey, we were married at Kirkpatrick Chapel, on Rutgers campus in New Brunswick. Our reception was at the Bridgewater Marriot (luckily one of the only places in the area to still have power). Everyone had a great time and let loose enjoying a hot meal, running water, and many, many cocktails!
I went dress shopping at Bridal Garden in Marlton, NJ with my mom, mother-in-law, and my 2 maid of honors. My dress was the 2nd one I tried on, I knew it was the one!
How did you get yourself ready for your big day?
I've always been into working out, and I loved the group fitness at WiO! I did a lot of Ride, Next Stop Skinny and Upper Class to get ready for my wedding.
How is married life now and what advice do you have for other soon to be WiO Brides?
Married life is amazing. I love my husband, and we are relieved that the wedding planning is over! My advice to soon-to-be WiO Brides: don't stress over planning!! You cannot please everyone with everything, and things will happen that are out of your control (like a hurricane hitting NJ 5 days before your wedding). Just have fun and know you are marrying the love of your life, the small stuff doesn't matter!