Featured Couple: Joselle and Mike
Joselle and Mike
Your First Names: Joselle and Mike
Wedding Date at Mediterranean Manor: September 4, 2016
How did you meet each other?: We met each other at work over a function we had. We spoke basically the whole time we were working, laughing and enjoying each others company. From that point on we spoke everyday, went on numerous dates, and after a month of dating he asked if “we wanted to be exclusive?” Well I guess you can say we liked each other a lot.
Tell us about your proposal!: It was our four year anniversary together and Mike decided to take us to the local beach near us. After being at the beach for two hours, Mike said he had a surprise for me. We pulled up to the local ice cream place, Ice Cream Cottage, where we went on our first date. It was then that I realized he was taking us back to our first date which included going to the beach and out for some ice cream. We both got our same ice cream we had four years ago and after Mike finished his ice cream, he came back to the bench and got down on one knee. He said “four years ago today we came here and I just have to tell you I love you very much”. He then took out a ring pop and asked if I would marry him? I started to laugh because the ring pop was an inside joke Mike and I had where he would only be able to afford a ring pop as a ring! After I said yes to the ring pop, he then took out another small brown box and as he opened it he said “really, will you marry me?” At first, I was shocked and speechless (in a good way). But as he placed the ring on my finger, I said yes!
What is/was your wedding décor theme and colors?: We are going to have a mixture of ivory & lavender flowers. My bridesmaids and Maid of Honor/Matron of Honor are wearing Raspberry. We don’t really have a particular wedding theme in mind but our “table numbers” will be date nights we went on throughout the past 5 years!!
Why did you choose Mediterranean Manor as your wedding venue?: Mediterranean Manor is an absolute beautiful venue!! My family held a lot of family functions here over the past 10 years like my older sister’s wedding reception and christening parties for my niece and nephews. I also just had my 10 year high school reunion here this past August (2015) and it was an awesome night! Mediterranean Manor is very affordable and with the “Who You Know Package” it makes wedding planning so much easier and less stressful. Zoli, George, Kate and everyone else at Mediterranean Manor make you feel as though you are part of their family and will make sure you have the best, most memorable party you ever dreamed of. They will always accommodate you with whatever you need and will help you plan the best wedding. The addition of the Rose Garden is absolutely beautiful and breathtaking! It feels as though you are at a destination wedding. We chose not to go to a park or a different place to get our wedding photos done on our wedding day because we knew that the Rose Garden was the perfect place for us to take our wedding pictures! This is going to make such a nice scenery for our pictures and the flowers will be beautiful at the beginning of September!!
What is one piece of advice you have to other brides planning their wedding?: I would say just to have fun and try not to let the stress get to you! Follow a timeline of wedding planning and join forums online with other brides that will be having their weddings around the same time as you and the same year. I joined 2016 Brides of LI Weddings on Facebook and it has been such a huge help and you are able to connect with other brides and share personal stories of your life, wedding planning, how to cope with opinions from others, etc. It has been a huge help for me during my wedding planning process and fun all at the same time. Oh and when looking at venues see if they have package deals including florists, DJ, limo & photographer.
Anything else you would like to add!: I can’t wait to celebrate my big day with such wonderful people surrounding us!