Leah and Dave are just the cutest. They met on JDate and quickly discovered they already had mutual connections and were absolutely meant to be.
We LOVE how much of a family affair their wedding was: Leah’s father built the chuppah under which the gorgeous couple conducted their ceremony, while Dave’s mom crocheted kippot for everyone in their wedding colors – so adorbs! Each had a different design and a tag on the inside with the bride and groom’s names and the wedding date. The project took an entire year and we love the bride’s mom so much for it!
Beautiful bride, Leah, chose to pair her elegant glasses with a stunning Pronovias gown and looks beyond gorgeous.
The sweet-toothed couple, who both work with food, decided against a tiered cake, and opted, instead, for a sweet buffet complete with a heart-shaped donut wall. Yes please!
Oh… and wait until you set eyes upon their guest book / one-of-a-kind artwork – an absolute must-steal!
All of the joy, love and laughter was captured by Ayres Photography, and the wonderful writeup was provided by Leah. We’re sure you’ll love reading every moment of her and Dave’s big day.
How we met
Leah, the bride: We met on JDate. Dave had messaged me, but I ignored it because he had a girl in his profile picture with him! Eventually I caved and accepted the message and we wrote back and forth for a few days before meeting. We met and had a great time, but I had a date planned with another guy a few nights later so I was keeping an open mind. Fortunately, the date ended up being horrible, and I called Dave as soon as I left and met him out. We’ve pretty much been together ever since. As we got to know each other, we found out that even with him being from Long Island and me from Buffalo, we had some crazy connections…
When I moved to Florida at 21, I became friends with a girl from Long Island and had since stayed in touch with her. It turns out Dave’s sister worked at Red Lobster with her in high school, and at the time his best friend was valet parking at the same restaurant she was working at! Dave had also done an internship with someone on Long Island who is an aunt to one of my friend’s husbands – a bit of a reach, but still a connection! It always seemed like we were met to be together right from the start.