Some of you might remember that way back when I was a fresh, new bee, I entered us into a contest over on Rock ‘n Roll Bride to win a free “Love Story Video”. I never mentioned it here on the blog, as it’d be quite the unfair advantage, but I know many of you noticed it was us and were a big support during the contest voting — we really appreciated it!
For those of you who didn’t see the contest, it was about a “New York Love Story”. So, here’s our entry:
(Photo by John Martin Photography)
Our first date was a unique combination of a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and dinner at the crowded Hard Rock Café in Times Square – you have to excuse our touristy bent back then, we were NYC newbies! At that point, moving to the city from Long Island was a dream on the imminent horizon of college graduation. A dream that terrified and thrilled us both, much like our own relationship at first. We moved in shortly thereafter and began to make a grown-up life together working in showbiz and becoming New Yorkers.
You see, our relationship with each other has always echoed our feelings for New York herself. New York demands that you earn the right to stay here, but in return offers a relationship that matures and deepens from those first star-struck days. You grow with New York. And there are always new things to explore.
Our absolute favorite thing to do together is to sneak in under the ropes closing off Bryant Park after-hours and just lay together in the middle of that big, open lawn and feel the awesomeness of being one with each other and one with such a great city. We love the park so much that we had our engagement tea party catered there beneath the trees.
We were adamant that we had to be married in New York, even though our families are both from opposite ends of the country. New York is home to us, and we want the official and legal start of the rest of our lives together to be right here on this teeming and vibrant island, within the city that both tests and buoys our love each and every day.
Thanks to our awesome family and friends (both real-life, and internet!), we won the contest! So just before we got married, we spent a day filming a video about our love story and how it relates to New York City. Wanna see? Don’t judge us too harshly, being interviewed is harder than it looks! 🙂
Thanks so much to everyone who voted for us (and especially those of you who defended us against some snarky remarks in the comments section!).
How would you tell your love story in a video? What would be in it?