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.

Sag Harbor Sweethearts and #ZolaCouple: Lacey & Josh

While Lacey and Josh’s love story starts in a dive bar, their adventure as husband and wife has just begun. Read on to realize how this Zola couple enjoys stress-free adventures, great food, and time spent with loved ones! How did you meet? We met at a dive bar called Murf’s Backstreet Tavern in our hometown of Sag Harbor, New York. How did you get engaged? We live in Southampton, NY right near a bay, and we have a place we like to kayak to right nearby – we call it our secret beach. We planned on a kayak ride to Read More

College Sweethearts and #ZolaCouple: Kevin & Lea

After 7+ years of dating through college and in New York City, Kevin sprung a surprise engagement on Lea that she was hardly expecting. Read below for registry tips and advice from the newlyweds . How did you meet? We went to college together at Penn.  We were friends for a few years and started dating during our senior year.  We both moved to New York after graduation and got engaged seven (!!) years later. How did you get engaged? Lea was in med school and she had a few weeks off in April to study for a big national standardized test.  Read More

Los Angeles Actors and #ZolaCouple: Annie & Tony

Annie and Tony met in Los Angeles in an acting program. It wasn’t until later once Tony had graduated and Annie was just starting that their real romance began. Read below to find out how he proposed, their favorite ways to entertain and registry tips. How did you meet? We met performing together in the Groundlings Theatre’s Sunday Company in 2011 (alums include Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and Will Ferrell) in Los Angeles. It’s sort of like getting a “comedy MFA” and takes years of going through the Groundlings school before getting a shot at Sunday Company. There are hundreds of students, Read More

#ZolaCouple: Julia & Camilo’s Love-Filled Wedding Registry

Julia and Camilo met in Houston at a dinner party when they both quickly realized they were the only ones there of the same age. Julia had recently moved from Ukraine and Camilo offered to show her around town. Through their shared love of art galleries and exploration, their relationship developed, and Camilo popped the question on one fateful walk. How did you meet? We first met at a house sushi party. We were the only couple our age there so we naturally gravitated towards each other. I had recently moved from Ukraine to the US and Camilo offered to show me Read More

An Adventurous Wedding Registry: #ZolaCouple Elena & Greg

A love for travel and trying new foods, this #ZolaCouple’s registry is all about adventure. Elena and Greg met in Seville, Spain and got engaged on a balcony overlooking the beautiful vineyards of Sonoma, California. Their relationship has been defined by extraordinary experiences they have shared together around the world. In keeping with who they are as a couple, they created a unique wedding registry that should inspire a little wanderlust in all of us. How did you meet? We met while studying abroad in Sevilla, Spain during our junior year of college. It’s funny because we went to high school 10 Read More

Build a Home that Shows Who You are as a Couple: Tips from #ZolaCouple Maddie and David

This #ZolaCouple says planning a wedding is all about working together and building a registry is all about embracing the chance to make your home uniquely yours.  Maddie and David met on a rafting trip and got engaged near a pumpkin patch. While they are tying to knot in less than two weeks, they still took the time to dish on all the wedding planning and registry advice they have for other couples. How did you meet? We initially met on a group rafting trip down the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta, GA. It was the summer after my freshman year Read More

Registry and Wedding Planning Advice from #ZolaCouple Leanne and Lio

This #ZolaCouple has a real NYC love story. Leanne and Lio met at a karaoke night at a bar in the Lower East Side. Their fourth date was shacking up for a couple of days during Hurricane Sandy. They weathered the storm, and a long distance relationship between New York and London, all to get engaged at their favorite restaurant on the Bowery a year and a half later. They have built an inspiring registry perfect for a small city apartment, so we reached out to them for some advice on wedding planning, moving in, and registering. How did you meet?  Read More

2 Dads + 4 Kids: #ZolaCouple Juan and Patrick

When Juan Luque and Patrick Duffy fell in love in 2008, marriage and family both seemed like distant dreams. Without the legal right to marry in their home state of Florida, first came love and then the baby carriage. With IVF and the help of a surrogate, Juan and Patrick welcomed their son Lorenzo in December of 2011. In April of 2013, their brood quadrupled in size when triplets Lily, Liam and Leo were born – again via surrogacy.  Since then, there hasn’t been a dull moment for the two dads, who document their adventures on their Facebook page  2 Dads Read More

Wedding Planning Advice from #ZolaCouple Sara and Jesse

This newly married #ZolaCouple fell in love over Nationals games, buffalo wings, and cheap beer. What’s their trick to planning a wedding while balancing demanding jobs and taking care of their dog Lou? A “no computer at the dinner table” rule that allows them to compartmentalize their various responsibilities while putting each other first. How did you meet? Jesse and I met while participating in a walk for the homeless with mutual friends on the National Mall in DC (where we live) in November, 2010.  However, we re-met and hit it off further at a neighborhood bar in February 2011 – and the rest Read More

Secret Romances and Scavenger Hunts: #ZolaCouple Carol and Zach

This #ZolaCouple started off their romance in secret. Afraid to throw off the dynamic between a close group of friends by dating each other, Zach and Carol snuck around for a full month before being outed. A year and a half later, Zach planned a scavenger hunt that lead to a proposal and now the two are in full wedding planning mode. How did you meet?  We met at the California Delta the summer of 2009 through mutual friends. At that time, we were both dating other people and lived on opposite coasts. It wasn’t until early 2012 when we Read More