Wedding in a week

Read their stories!

Nicole & Albert

Albert and I met at a friend’s house in 2018. We didn’t speak much at the event, but I remember we had a lot of fun playing games and I found him very funny. I never thought I’d see him again. The following year I met him again at a mutual friend’s house. He sat next to me at dinner. He was immediately interested in me and kept speaking to me throughout the night. Even after the hosts of the event fell asleep, we remained in the living room talking. Everything felt natural with him. At the end of the night, Albert walked me to my car to make sure I was safe, and it was then I began to I realize what a gentleman he was. From the moment we started dating, I knew that Albert was the man I needed to marry. Never in my life had I met such a kind soul. He is more than I could have ever wanted. He has made me a better person, and continues to make me better every single day. We come from completely different backgrounds and were told by many that this could never work. We have different races, religion, and ethnicities, but that doesn’t seem to matter to us – it makes our relationship unique. 2020 threw another tremendous challenge our way, as he became very sick with COVID-19. The past year of our lives, and the hardships we’ve gone through, has made us realize that we don’t want to wait. There are no words to describe how I feel about this man because the word love doesn’t even begin to cover it. We want to celebrate our love and be committed to one another for life. I’m already lucky to call him my best friend, but I cannot wait until the day I can also call him my husband.

Erika & Anthony

We met in elementary school. My best memory was when I told him I wanted this cool pencil case in fourth grade. One day when I got home from school, I opened my backpack, and found the pencil case inside. He surprised me! He doesn’t even remember doing this, but I DO! We were friends though middle school, but then he moved to Florida and we lost touch. It wasn’t until 2007 when Facebook came around and we reconnected. He had moved back to New York. His birthday is Christmas Eve, and mine is Christmas Day, so we would always message each other a nice “happy Christmas birthday.” I always had a crush on him. We ended up going on a double date in 2014. That night, I fell in love. He was so handsome, and we clicked instantly. We dated for five years and then I got pregnant. We had a beautiful baby girl November 14, 2018. We moved in together, and I saw how amazing a father he is. I wondered when we would get engaged? I began to panic, thinking it would never happen! Raising a toddler through a pandemic is anything but easy. We struggled, we argued, we laughed, and we got through it. It’s a year since we tested positive for Covid, but we beat it … together. We are essential workers (he works for sanitation, and I work for Mount Sinai Hospital), so we worked throughout the pandemic, with no childcare, taking turns watching our baby girl. Watching how good of a father he is makes me know exactly why I chose him. March 12, 2021 was the day he asked me to marry him. Our daughter came to me with the box, and she said “open it.”  I love our story. I can’t wait to marry him, my elementary school crush. And I still have that pencil case 🙂

Michele & Jacqueline

We met through a friend at a bar which I didn’t want to be at. All these years later, we proposed to each other so romantically. Young love and huge aspirations, but reality set in and we realized our hope for marriage was not yet legal in New York, so we postponed it. A few years later, we decided to start a family and had children. New York legalized same sex marriage, but with two baby girls, we had to wait. More time passed and we started thinking about it again, but life got in the way, so once again we pushed marriage to the back burner to deal with children and our careers! 25 years later, we hope KJOY can make our dream finally a reality!

Michelle & James

James and I met a year ago on the Bumble app during Covid. We talked on the app for a while, and waited about a month to actually meet in person. We hit it off right away. James knew right away and told me about 2 weeks in that he wanted me to be his girlfriend and that he loved me. I though he was nuts, but I came around in about a month. I met his son about a month later. We moved in with each other after about six months. Although we don’t have a crazy story (other than meeting during Covid) we do really love each other, and would love to be able to get married in a week. We have been moving kind of quickly this whole time so why not do the wedding the same way!?

Tanisha & Kelvin

Kelvin and I met as surprise prom dates for my high school prom in 2009. We enjoyed each other’s company and started to hang-out. We then made it official that we are boyfriend and girlfriend. Fast forward the story: May 14th marks twelve years that we’ve been dating. We got engaged on his birthday last year. I was so surprised, because I planned the whole day for him, and didn’t know he planned the day for me too! We both are First Responders: Kelvin is a firefighter for the FDNY. I am a Detective for the NYPD. Yes, we don’t see each other every day due to our work schedule, but when we have days off, we love spending time with each other. We also are currently saving for a house and are looking to move to Nassau County to start our family. We both love serving our communities and love our careers. Due to Covid, we haven’t gotten a chance to start wedding planning, because many business’ hours don’t work with our work schedules.


Alyssa & Thomas

We have been dating since 2007. We met at work, where he gave a coworker a lollipop to bring to me and said he was going to marry me one day. We have been through thick and thin, and have been engaged since 2009. The biggest weight was when Tom was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. After multiple surgeries we can now say that he is in remission. Once we heard the news we knew we wanted a baby and (thank God for insurance) went through I.V.F. That was another very bumpy road, but here we are, years and years together, through sickness and in health, with a bouncing baby girl. We would love to get married and what a memorable way to do it.

Lauren & William

We are college sweethearts who have the exact same birthday! Same month, same date, same year. We are both obsessed with dogs, very family oriented and love to party. We set our dream wedding for September 5th, 2020 (The date we met) but the pandemic had other plans. We reset our wedding for September 4th, 2021, and this time I our wedding venue cancelled on us! A four-year engagement is not what we ever envisioned, to be honest. We are so grateful to have each other and to have our two cute puppies, but damn, we want to party! Our friends keep saying PLEASE have your wedding, don’t give up on it, we want to celebrate you! It’s so discouraging though when things just seem to keep not working out for us. I have heard about this contest on the radio a hundred times – it’s most definitely a sign to me! We would be so grateful to have this wedding in a week, where we can finally have the dream wedding that we originally envisioned years ago, along with our honeymoon in Greece. My future husband is Greek and I am Italian, but ironically, I’m the one that speaks the Greek in the fam! We really know how to have a good time and would absolutely love to celebrate our love this year finally – because let’s be real: if I get another personalized sign with the wrong date on it, I’m going to scream! 😊