All posts filed under: Zola Couples

Follow and learn from real Zola couples as they journey through the wedding planning and registry process and into their newlywed life.

Toast Meets World and Finn’s Wedding

It’s official – @ToastMeetsWorld and @FriendsOfFinn are finally married and we couldn’t be happier for the doggy duo. From the Bride’s Marchesa couture gown to her Maid of Honor’s meltdown right before the ceremony, we have all the juicy details from the night to remember. The dashing dogs were outfitted to the nines for the New York City stylish affair. Even Toast’s Godfather, Barney’s Simon Doonan looked dapper in leather fringe as he walked the stunning bride down the aisle. Toast’s Marchesa couture was complemented with London Jewelers diamonds for a look that glistened the entire night. The bridesmaids were Read More

Niko & Nicola, #ZolaCouple and High School Sweethearts

Niko and Nicola met in high school, survived the distance in college, and are now planning a wedding for the summer of 2016. Read on for these high school sweetheart’s engagement story and pointers on how to plan when you have a demanding career. How did you meet? We met as high school freshmen at the age of 14! We were classmates at Harvard-Westlake. From the time we met, we were instant friends, spending all of our time together until we officially began dating at 16; we have been together ever since! After high school, I went to Cornell University and Read More

#ZolaCouple Jess & Marty, New Yorkers & Newlyweds

Married this past summer, Marty and Jess dish on who does the cooking and share their secrets for making a cozy home. Read more to get the scoop from these newlyweds. How did you meet? We met through a mutual friend who was my good friend from high school and Marty’s close friend in college. We had actually crossed paths a handful of times over college summers, but it wasn’t until after college, living in NYC, that we started spending more time together. After a few dates we actually figured out that my mom and Marty’s dad went to high Read More

#ZolaCouple, Engagement Story and Long Time Loves: Avery & Sean

What started off as a middle school friendship blossomed into a romantic engagement many years in the making. Read on to learn about Sean and Avery’s quest for the perfect East Village brunch and their easy entertainment tips. How did you meet? We met way back in middle school and became good friends. Freshman year of high school we had several classes together and became close and decided that we wanted to take our friendship to the next level. We’ve known each other for over half our lives at this point. Our relationship has grown far beyond what we could have Read More

Toast Meets World and Finn are Engaged!

It’s official – Toast Meets World and Finn are FINALLY engaged! And it’s about time, too. It seems like they’ve been together forever. From gala hopping to raising awareness for The Humane Society, this power duo has made the rounds as NYC’s hottest IT couple. They started out as friends in the same social circle, but their schedules never lined up. Even still, Finn was determined to win over Toast’s affection. When asked for comment Finn said, “the heart knows what the heart wants and mine is forever set on Toast.” Awww, how sweet! He knew his time would come and it certainly Read More

Travel Bugs and #ZolaCouple: Meghan & Scott

While they ran in the same social circles during college, it took a while for #ZolaCouple Scott and Meghan to finally cross paths while working at the same company. Now the pair gives us the scoop on organizing a wedding on their own and dishes on their shared loves of globetrotting and hosting friends and family. How did you meet? Scott and I met at work in 2011. We were working in the same department. The funny thing is that we went to college next to one another – he went to Haverford and I went to Bryn Mawr. We had a lot of Read More

Rum and Vanilla Poached Pear Recipe from #ZolaCouple Lorin & Matt

Matt, Executive Sous Chef at Per Se, and Lorin, a personal chef for a family, met while working at the world-renowned French Laundry in Napa Valley. For their first holiday as husband and wife, this Zola couple dishes on one of their favorite recipes for a Thanksgiving Day dessert. Rum & Vanilla Poached Pears Will need: medium cast iron or sauté pan with lid Ingredients: 2 Anjou pears 2/3 cup sugar 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice 1 T ground cinnamon 3 T dark rum 1/3 cup water 2 tsp vanilla extract (or can scrape 1 vanilla bean) How to: Preheat a Read More

Brooklynites and #ZolaCouple Wed: Veronica & Tom

They locked eyes across the bar and a match was made! Read on for Veronica and Tom’s story, including their favorite meals and go-to dessert. How did you meet? The better question is probably how we didn’t meet! One night in late 2011, we happened to be at the same Chinatown bar – late. We saw each other across that bar and couldn’t stop staring, to such an extent that Veronica assumed Tom would make a move. The hour passed, though, and he was too shy, so Veronica left the bar…good thing she decided, before getting into a cab, to give Read More

Fun-Loving Free Spirits and #ZolaCouple: Kate & John

For these two charismatic actors, the walk down the aisle was years in the making. Read on for Kate and John’s one-of-a-kind story and laid-back advice for throwing a killer party. How did you meet? We met in an elevator in 1996 at our talent agency’s office in LA (we are actors and voiceover artists). I was living in NYC – John, a native New Yorker (raised in Jersey), had just relocated to the West Coast. We became fast friends and stayed close until we fell in love in 2011 (when I made LA home base), and then got married 18 Read More

How To Plan a Wedding in Five Months While Working Full Time

With her wedding just days around the corner, busy-bee Zola bride Whitney still found the time to share with us her tips and tricks for pulling off wedding planning in a matter of months. Read on for the scoop on how to maximize your time while pulling off a dream wedding.  ______ As a little girl, I didn’t fantasize about how fast I could plan a 110-person party. But three decades later, a quick engagement offered a fairy tale appeal. My fiancé Brett and I got engaged over Memorial Day weekend and are getting married on Halloween. The story of our Read More