Event Planning: Mayra Castillo, Always a Bridesmaid, New York City | Location: Studio 450
Samantha & Andrew in New York City, NY
To many, successful blind dates seem to be a thing of urban legend, but for Samantha and Andrew, it was the beginning of their lives together.
The Bride Samantha Davis, 33, a medical sales representative
The Groom Andrew Elliott, 43, an operations manager
The Date May 30
Three years after being set up by a mutual friend, Andrew’s parents hosted a New Year’s Eve dinner for both families, and in front of everyone, Andrew told Samantha he wanted their love to continue growing and that he would be honored to have her as his wife. Samantha, although in complete shock, was overwhelmed with joy and said yes. The New York natives wed on the roof deck of Studio 450 at sunset and celebrated with a reception in the adjacent solarium, where the 150 guests watched the sun set behind the Manhattan skyline -- a theme that also carried throughout the décor.
- Susan Waits