If Taylor Swift knew Marcie and Corey, I’m convinced the couple would have their own hit love song.
From the moment Marcie and Corey met at Cardozo High School in Bayside Queens, they shared a magnetic connection. They talked on the phone for hours and spent most of their free time together. By 1996, the 16 year old classmates were boyfriend and girlfriend, a term now referred to as “facebook official.”
Unlike most typical teenage romances, Marcie and Corey never grew apart.
“After high school, we both went off to different colleges in different states. Even then, we nearly spoke every single day. Once we graduated, it wasn’t even a question. We just wanted to be together,” said Marcie.
When I asked Marcie to tell me about the proposal her response was too perfect for me to reword. She said,
After 14 years together, it was long overdue! As you can imagine, both our families (and myself) were getting anxious to get this marriage thing on the road. On a Thursday night in June 2009, Corey was finally going to do it! We were leaving for a vacation with my family the following day and while he had planned to do it during the trip, an opportunity presented itself.
We had gotten into bed at around midnight, ready to sleep before our early morning flight. As we were chatting, I jokingly said to Corey, ”Gee, you blew it! You could have proposed and been the hero of the family trip…Why don’t you do it now with the ring you bought me for my 21st birthday (a running joke between us).” Corey responded with, “Sure! Let’s do that,” and told me to go put on a dress for the special occasion.
Of course, I thought this was all just a silly game so I just indulged him. I had my glasses on, my hair was a mess and I threw on some random dress (with the tags still on) that was way too big on me…
Let’s just say I wasn’t looking my best. Corey decided he was under dressed and put on a suit blazer, which looked awesome with the boxers he was wearing to bed. Once we were “dressed”, Corey started to say some really sweet things (that neither of us can actually remember now since it was such a blur). I could hear his heart pounding and thought, ‘Wow, if he’s this nervous and we’re just playing around, he’s never going to do it!” After his mini speech, he asked me to hold the ring for a second and put the 21st birthday ring on my hand. When I looked back up, Corey was holding the engagement ring up in front of his face. He smiled and asked me to marry him. I was so in shock that I literally turned away and said, “Are you serious?” to the wall for about a minute before saying YES… It was truly an amazing moment!
What do you get when you combine the breathtaking photography of Danny Weiss, the exquisite decor of Tantawan Bloom and a knock-out couple exploding with love and excitement? An epic New York City wedding!
You also get so many outstanding images that make narrowing them down for this feature a daunting task…
Although Marcie does not recommend waiting 14 years to get hitched, it turned out to be the perfect day to get married. She recalls, “Our wedding was during one of the hottest summers on record in NYC but on July 31st it was miraculously 82 degrees and sunny. Having the cocktail hour outside on the roof was a big hit amongst the guests and the sunset was magical.”
One of the most memorable parts of the day was when the bride and groom saw each other for the first time. While most people who do “first looks” arrange for a private meeting with the photographer, the couple let their family and wedding party be part of the big reveal. Having the people they love watching made the special moment even more fun and exciting.
Could this couple be more stunning and happy? I think not…
Marcie’s Monique Lhuillier dress, purchased at Kleinfeld Manhattan, was beautiful. Having a special bond and appreciation for her loving family, she accessorized with her grandmother’s bracelet and a special necklace that was created from her grandparent’s engagement ring.
During their Jewish wedding ceremony, the couple recited their own vows. “Hands down,” this was Marcie’s favorite wedding memory.
“People loved hearing our thoughts, feelings and stories, especially Corey’s. They were amazingly written. At the end of the vows, Corey said that Marcie had waited long enough and threw his vows in the air and told the Rabbi (nicely) to get the show on the road! It was priceless,” she said.
Marcie and Corey’s wedding party really brought their A-game.
“They were all SO amazing and we are so appreciative for all they have done for us throughout the entire year of planning. Celebrating our marriage with them was an absolute blast!” said Marcie.
With the incredible support and planning help from both of their loving mothers, Marcie and Corey pieced together the wedding of their dreams.
“We all had a very similar vision in our minds of how the end result would look and feel. We wanted the event to be a true reflection of Corey and I. If you look at our apartment, it has a very similar aesthetic as the Tribeca Rooftop, so that venue was at the top of our list. Once the Tribeca was booked, the beautiful and modern space set the tone and inspired the décor choices that followed. I also frequented bridal blogs, like Wed Savvy, for guidance,” adds Marcie.
While looking through their photos, I started to tear up seeing images of both of their moms together. I have never seen such a strong and special bond between the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom. Danny Weiss captured every precious emotion and both Marcie and Corey could not speak more highly of their talented photographer.
The couple also raved about the “GENIUS” work of Golf from Tantawan Bloom.
“The room looked and smelled like heaven and I’m not exaggerating. I knew the flowers would be beautiful, but Golf blew everything we expected out of the water. Six months after the wedding and we are still getting complements,” said Marcie.
The music by Hank Lane Ernest Mills band had everyone on the dance floor. “The room was so full of happiness and energy. It was the most incredible feeling to see all the people we love smiling, dancing and having so much fun around us, ” said the new Mrs. Wecler.
“The entire wedding could not have been more perfect!”
- Ceremony Location: Tribeca Rooftop, NYC
- Reception Location: Tribeca Rooftop, NYC
- Photographer: Danny Weiss Photo
- Videography: 5 West Studios
- Florist: Golf at Tantawan Bloom
- Wedding dress: Monique Lhuillier, purchased at Kleinfeld Manhattan
- Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
- Jewelry: Grandmother’s bracelet and heirloom necklace
- Hair: Claudia Pedala
- Makeup: Maureen Pedala
- Bridesmaid’s dresses: Melissa Sweet and Vineyard, from Priscilla of Boston
- Cake: Audrey’s Fine Baked
- Music: Hank Lane Ernest Mills Band
- Hotel Accommodations: Marriott Manhattan