S: London West Hollywood . Skirball Cultural Center
BC: Cheers to New Beginnings...
FC: E N G A G E M E N T & W E D D I N G | los angeles, california | _______________________________________________ | _______________________________________________ | STEPH & SIMON | NOVEMBER 19, 2 0 1 1
1: Simon met Stephanie one unassuming Sunday when she walked in as a patient where he was working. Simon summoned the courage to ask Stephanie to dinner at Boiling Crab and ask her to wait for him until he got off work. Little did he know that one dinner turned into four happy years and a magical engagement. The rest was history.
2: Simon What Steph loves most about Simon is his good heart and his genuine concern about others more than himself. Those who truly know Simon will see that he is actually a very sweet, caring, down-to-earth guy, who truly accepts people for who they are. He has the ability to see the good and potential in each person. Steph What Simon adores most about Steph is her playful spirit and child-like heart amidst all her hard work to maintain a quiet, serious demeanor.. This fun loving nature allows her to be carefree and silly almost to the point of a real life cartoon character running or jumping for a hug or making a face that shows her excitement..
4: 12.17.10 | __________________ | Los Angeles, California
5: "Will You Marry Me?" | Simon: Well, I have thought about how I would propose to Stephanie for a while and what troubled me most was how I was ever going to surprise her and plan out this occasion without her knowing. After careful consideration, and some great advice from my friend, Andrew Choy, who told me to put myself in a place that Stephanie’s enjoys a great deal and propose there, a light bulb went on suddenly as the location came rushing to mind. Stephanie definitely enjoys fine dining, as those who know her knows best, and there happened to be this one spot that she went goo goo gaa gaa over which happened to be Gordon Ramsey’s restaurant at the London Hotel West Hollywood. We had a date night there once before and had a great time at the roof top as we crashed and watched another couple tie the knot there. The time came in December 2010 and I remember looking through different ring styles and selecting the perfect one that I felt suited her incredible style and made the necessary arrangements needed for the night that would bring us closer together and lead us to the next chapter of our lives. The only thing that went wrong was that it happened to be raining that evening and it changed my plans from proposing to her on the rooftop under the stars with an amazing view of LA to making it special at the dinner table. I made sure we had the nicest table with a view of the whole restaurant and sights of LA through the window and had flowers delivered there to be waiting for her at the dinner table. I grew more nervous as dinner went on and on top of that Steph started cracking jokes while I professed my love to her; I mustered the courage, took her hand, got down on one knee and asked her to marry me. As soon as she said yes, the staff joined in on our celebration with rose champagne and a congratulatory sorbet desert. I almost cried when I saw her teary eyes and she made me the happiest man alive that day as I posted my first message ever on facebook, telling everyone that she said YES!
7: What is the nicest thing that has been done for you? Simon: The nicest thing that Steph has done for me would have to be when she freely gave her love and heart to me. She gave me a present once that represented her extra love in a beautifully wrapped box with ribbons and a poem tied to it. The poem basically said that I couldn’t open it or else the love would escape, I’m paraphrasing here of course, but all I could do was look at it and it would serve and symbolize the love she has for me whenever she wasn’t around. I carry it with me in my car to this day and every time I see it, a smile sneaks out of me. Honestly, every day Steph does something nice for me, whether it’s a delicious dinner waiting for me when I get home, a back scratch to help me fall asleep, or leaving Tylenol by the bed after I’ve been drinking, she shows me how much she cares all the time. However, the best example of this that I will never forget was when I was sitting on the passenger side and she was driving. The car in front came to a sudden stop and she had to slam on the brakes, at that same time, like second nature, she extended out her arm to protect me from flying out of the wind shield. I was like “what the heck! That’s what I’m supposed to do.” We had a great laugh after the fact, but I have to admit, I kind of felt like a wuss because she did that. Nevertheless, it definitely showed how much she loves and cares for me. Steph: I went to San Francisco with my brother right before Christmas - a few days after Simon proposed to me. I was gone for about three days and when I came home, Simon had a special surprise ready for me. When I opened the door, all the lights were off. He cleaned the house, and filled the house with candle light and strung twinkle lights across the high part of the ceiling decorated with hanging glittery snowflakes. On our coffee table there were also three crystal candleholders with tea lights and a new Martha Stewart Weddings magazine waiting for me on the table. What a sweetheart!!!
8: Bride getting ready photos
14: Bride getting ready photos | Getting ready for the big day with all of my favorite women... Makeup - Check! Hair -Check! Dress - Check! Shoes - Check! OK lets do this! | It's Here!
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30: The Big Day!
31: Groom & His men | the
36: the first look
47: "To Have and To Hold Until Death Do Us Part"
70: Hors d'Oeuvres. Crisp Flat Bread with Smoked Duck, Red Onion Marmalade and Valdeon Cheese Mini Beef Wellington with Bearnaise Sauce Baked Crostini with Goat Cheese and Honey Walnut Relish Smoked gouda, Dun Dried Tomatoes and Pesto Profiterole Mini Burger Sliders with Catsup and Mustard Dips | signature drink menu. stepha-tini Simon’s rum shaker S+S bomb simon’s orange tang
74: our FIRST DANCE
75: My love for you is a journey, starting at forever and ending at never.
76: Bride getting ready photos
80: Bride getting ready photos | our GRAND ENTRANCE
87: Dance the Night Away
90: ! | our CAKECUTTING
91: Espresso Chip S'mores Red Velvet Candy Bar Vanilla Bean Carrot Cake Coconut Cake Lollipops with White Chocolate Drizzle ICE CREAM SUNDAY BAR Mint Chocolate Chip, Cookies and Cream, and Pistachio Whipped Cream, Chocolate Sauce, Caramel, Nuts, Sprinkles, Chocolate Chips, M&Ms, Cherries | WEDDINGCUPCAKES
100: Bride getting ready photos | our PARENT DANCES