All posts tagged: #zolacouple

#ZolaCouple: Meet Veronica & Kris, Design-Savvy Duo

Meet interior design boss, Veronica and her fiancé/business partner Kris. Both got their start in the television industry, with Veronica on ABC’s hit TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Kris, a production & project manager in NYC, met Veronica in the fall of 2012 on another design show and the rest is history. Individually, this #ZolaCouple is a force to be reckoned with, and together they make a powerfully creative and design-savvy duo. From falling head over heels in love to traveling the world together, read their story below: How did you meet? V: Kris and I fell in love while Read More

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

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

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

Recipes From Around The World

Some of our favorite Zola Couples shared recipes that have been in their families for generations. After testing them out and licking our plates clean, we knew we just had to share with you, too. Sheetal and Praveen Low-Fat Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe Ingredients: 2 tsp canola oil or you could use butter 1 small onion, minced 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes 4 oz fat free yogurt (I used Chobani) 1/2 cup 1% milk 1 tbsp cumin 1 tbsp garam masala 1 tsp turmeric (optional) 1/2 tbsp chili powder salt to Read More