Samantha is a member of Smashing Life, our community membership club for Jewish + Jew(ish) women.
Where are you from? Washington, D.C.
What do you do for a living? Communications Manager
How did you meet your partner?J-Swipe
When did you first know you were in love? When he noticed I was freezing at Disney World and pulled me into an over-priced gift shop to buy a sweatshirt. It showed me that he really was paying attention to me, and really cared!
ABOUT YOUR WEDDING
When and where did you get married? October 9, 2021 in Nags Head, North Carolina
What was your wedding song for walking down the aisle? ‘A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes’ (all the songs during the processional were Disney themed because Brian used to work at Disney)
How many guests did you invite to your wedding? 150
What was your favorite part of/thing about your wedding day? Seeing all of our family and friends together. Many we had not seen since before the pandemic began!
Best wedding planning tip? Get a joint email account right away! Its the best way for you both to know what’s happening and stay on the same page
Wedding vendors you would recommend? Event Savvy OBX (our wedding planner), Sugar Snap Florals & Design, Rich Riggins Photography, Infinite Video Productions, Knotty Tie (custom ties).
Where did you go on honeymoon? We did a mini-moon in Paris right after the wedding. We are hoping to take a longer, more elaborate trip to Asia when the pandemic is in a better place.
What does marriage mean to you? Sharing your life, completely, with someone — through good times and bad.
Secret to a happy relationship? Open communication and seeing the best in your partner
ABOUT YOUR JEWISH LIFE
Fave meal to eat together on Friday night? We like to change it up — everything from Indian to Chinese, even pizza sometimes!
Fave Jewish festival Any holiday where we can be together and celebrate with friends & family
Fave piece of Judaica in your home Our mezuzah that we made at a glass studio in Florida.
Fave Jewish food Kugel
What do you love most about being a BRIDES CLUB member?
Having a place to get advice and support throughout the planning process.
Perfect weekend is… Spending quality time together — and maybe trying a new restaurant in town 🙂
Happiness is… Surrounding yourself with people who you love and people who love you for who you are!
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