Stephanie was looking forward to spending the summer with her first love: New York City. She was attending law school in Michigan at the time and was dreaming of being back on the East Coast for a few months to work in NYC and get to see her family in Connecticut. As far as she was concerned, the matter was settled - she would procure a summer associate position there.
At least, that was her plan when she set out for a University of Michigan event to look for associate positions. On her way to seek representatives from NYC firms, Stephanie ended up caught up in conversation with Brent. He was recruiting students for his Chicago-based firm and connected with Stephanie over the fact that they had attended undergrad in Missouri (albeit different universities). Stephanie could quickly see that Brent was handsome, intelligent and charming. It didn’t take much for him to talk her into taking that summer position in a city decidedly further west than her original plan.
They fell in love in Chicago (the city they currently call home), but Brent knew that NYC would always have a special place in Stephanie’s heart. When he decided to propose, he did so on a trip to Manhattan - asking Stephanie to marry him in Madison Square Park.
Their wedding day at the Tribeca Rooftop was nothing short of magical. As Stephanie stepped down onto the cobblestone street on her way to see Brent for the first time that day, her face lit up in a way that is simply indescribable. From the romantic blooms to the spectacular view, Stephanie and Brent were able to meld their worlds together with those they loved the most. The heartfelt speeches put the emotions of the day into words.
Stephanie exudes the combination of a warm and caring spirit, with strength, bravery and tenacity to boot. Her friends and family feel so lucky to know her, to be inspired by her, and to have her forever on their side. And Brent, beneath his calm, cool, and collected exterior, is the warmest, most dedicated friend anyone could ask for. It is clear that one of the qualities that Brent and Stephanie share is that they are both extraordinary and devoted friends. They make those around them feel happy, safe, and loved. With these qualities, their love and incredible support systems, Stephanie and Brent can truly accomplish anything…in whichever city they may call home.
Bridal Gown: Mira Zwillinger | Bridal Salon: Wedding Salon of Manhasset | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale | Hair: Liam Carey | Make-Up: Stacie Ford | Event Planning & Design: Amy Champagne Events | Flowers: Carrie Wilcox Floral Design | Caterer: Apogee Events | Venue: TriBeCa Rooftop | Band: Brooklyn Sound