Peter and I met during our sophomore year at St. John's University while taking a Greek language course. We both had the intention of getting an easy A and meeting Greek people on campus. We’re both from New York, Peter is from Brooklyn and I am from Queens. Peter was attending the Staten Island campus when he decided to register for the Greek class at the queens campus. Upon starting the class we ended up sitting next to each other and got to talking about where our families are from and things we enjoy doing. We found common interests such as our love for the television show friends, music, and most of all shopping. We also discovered that we most likely crossed paths before this class being that we hung out in the same places with our friends on weekends. After planning a night out in Astoria our friends became friends which was an instant sign that meeting each other was meant to be. Once we knew that we could tolerate each other's craziness and pet peeves we knew that we would end up spending the rest of our lives together.
After many years of dating, Peter proposed on our 8 year anniversary under the Brooklyn Bridge. Although we had talked about marriage, I had never been so shocked and surprised in my entire life. I stood there speechless and couldn’t gather my emotions to fully accept what had just happened. Our parents had surprised us for dinner right after and immediately the tears of happiness came pouring out.
Who would have known that taking an easy elective we would also find the person to spend the rest of our lives with! - Maria
Venue: The Rockleigh
Photography: Jimmy Chu Photography
Cinematography: Reel Life Cinematography
DJ Entertainment and Production: Alex Kouros at Bravo Sound
Band: Yianni Papastefanou
Floral: Arcadia Floral Co
Dress: Pnina Tornai
Bridesmaids & Flower Girls: Hayley Paige
Party Bus: Romantique Double Diamond Limos Brooklyn
Church: Zoodohos Peghe Church