L: So Alana, how did Stephen pop the question?
A: Christmas Morning at his parents home in Westchester.
L: Who were some of your vendors?
A: Photographer: Harold Hechler Photography
Luxury Wedding Invitations & Stationery by Lela New York
florist:Stefan Event Decor Floral Design
Cake: Sylvia Weinstock
Wedding Dress:Francesco Fino- Milano
Hair: Julien Farel Salon - Elvin Arvelo
Makeup: Georgio Fernandez - Lady Lash Salon, Delray Florida ( I flew him up)
Band: Hank Lane - Michael Hart Band
L: After all the stressful planning, what would you say was your favorite part of your wedding day?
A: We were going to have pictures before the church. So the photographers planned a special moment where he would see me for the first time. We had a moment just us.
L: Are there any other special moments you would like to share?
A: My husband and I took dance lessons for seven months before the wedding. So besides performing our first dance I changed half way through the reception and we performed a Tango for our guests. They were so surprised they did not even know it was me at first.
Another special moment was at the end when the band played the song New York, New York and my guests got in a circle and started doing an impromptu kick line with us in the middle. It was the perfect ending to a New York Fairy Tale Wedding.
L: Looking back upon all the months of planning and your wedding day, do you have any advice for future brides?
A: As much planning and prepping you do before hand you have to let everything go the day of. It will all work out. You need to spend your wedding day in the moment because it goes by so fast.