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The big day detailed agenda

Editor’s letter Q&A Pop quiz Day of agenda

Wedding party Top 5 in New York Our story in numbers

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Editor’s letter June 16 is coming fast and we are very excited that you can share this special moment with us in New York. We are so happy you can make it to our celebrations in New York! We have put together this magazine where you will find all the information that you’ll need for the wedding: what to expect, how to get there, where to stay. There are also ideas about what to do in the area if you have a few days before or after the wedding. Finally, you’ll also find some fun tidbits

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about us and our perceptions of some key moments in the relationship - some heartfelt, some tongue-in-cheek and all in good fun. We hope you enjoy reading this magazine and find the guide useful as you plan your trip. Audrey + Justin


Content Editor’s letter 03 Q&A 06 pop Quiz 11 DAY OF AGENDA 12

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WEdDING PARTY 14 TOP 5 in NEw york 16 our story in numbers 18

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Q&A How did you meet? Her: The advertising agency I worked at organized a big party to celebrate its 10year anniversary. I was leaving the next day for my long-awaited vacation in Italy. I was really not in a mood for another worksocial event… but my coworker Christine insisted we go. She is very convincing and a couple of “but I don’t want to go” later we were in the hotel where the party was held, fighting our way to the bar in the overcrowded room. When we finally got to the bar and as I was voicing my frustration to Christine, I heard this person I didn’t know say ” you are excited to be here aren’t you?” He seemed pretty charming so we started

to talk and strangely enough, the night passed by in a blur. Him: My best friend had invited me to a party that his company was throwing in Soho. I arrived there on time as usual; my friend was late as usual. Since I was on my own, I headed straight for the bar to order a drink to keep me company. As clichéd as it may sound, as I was waiting at the bar, I saw this beautiful woman in the lobby. She looked pretty upset which for some reason made her even more attractive. It was my lucky night since she was headed right toward me.

What were your first impressions of each other? Her: I immediately noticed his smile, it’s an intriguing smile. Him: I found Audrey very attractive the minute I saw her but I really got into her because of her simplicity, her genuine personality and her enthusiasm to talk about each and every topic that came up.

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Where was your first date after you first met? Him: I sent her a text about one week after she came back from her vacation asking for a date. I wanted to text her earlier but resisted so I didn’t come on too strong. For our first date, we went to Clover Club in Brooklyn nearby where I was living at the time. I was a bit nervous since we had only met once and was not sure about what to expect but when we started talking it was as if no time had passed. Her: We met up at Justin’s favorite bar

close to his home in Brooklyn. We chatted about my trip in Italy and a bunch of other topics. I really had a good time. I don’t remember which writer said: “because it was him, because it was me” but I feel that is what best describes our first moments together.

I immediately noticed his smile, it’s an intriguing smile

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How did he propose? Her: He proposed at a concert in Williamsburg where our favorite local band was playing. He was holding me in his arms and at the end of one of the last songs he whispered The Question in my ear. I wasn’t expecting it and toyed with him a while before I said yes. He then said: “I think this little thing would look beautiful on your finger, why don’t we try it”. I was so surprised because he had chosen a beautiful ring from my favorite designer. I had no

idea how he knew about her but I’m glad he went to the trouble of finding out! Him: I did not want her to suspect anything, so I decided to pop the question during a concert. I was waiting nervously for her favorite song, but wasn’t sure if they were going to play it. Thankfully it came on toward the end of the concert and she said yes!

I’m going to take it easy and just enjoy being married! What are the highlights of when you were dating? Both: our first vacation together in Buenos Aires really cemented our relationship. Travelling together for the first time, sharing each moment of every single day, which was trying at times and exhilarating other times.

What is the one thing you’ll change when you get married? Her: I’m going to take it easy in my day-to-day and just enjoy being married! Him: I may have to change something but right now I have no idea.

Audrey, what is the one thing you like the most about him?

What’s the plan for the honeymoon?

His calm and cool attitude. He seems always in control even in stressful situations and he usually always knows what to say to me to make me smile.

Her: We want to explore the Greek islands and the coast of Croatia in September. We won’t do too much preparation or anything; we’ll just book the first hotel and then take it from there. We both love photography and we are very excited about the scenic seascapes and landscapes we are going to discover. 2 weeks away from it all…

Justin, what is the one thing you like the most about her? I am pretty introverted and Audrey is just the opposite, talkative (in a good way), lively and full of ideas.

Him: Audrey and I like travelling. We love Europe but we have never been to Greece or the Balkans yet. The plan is no plan: we will land in Athens and then improvise. I just have to convince her to take 3 weeks instead of 2!

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We want to keep some time for our own passions Photography for me and music for Justin

What is the one thing you won’t change?

Whatisthenumberonethingonyour ToDoListwhenyoureturnfromyour honeymoon?

Both: We’ll keep on having the same social life: concerts, exhibitions, dinners with friends and adventurous vacations. We also want to keep some time for our own passions: photography for me and music for Justin.

Both: We need to find a place to live since we are currently living 1 hour away from each other. That’s going to be a big project but should be fun to hunt for a place together.

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JUSTIN - 1 Brooklyn all the way 2 Going to the movie theater while there is sports on TV. Not as many people 3 Starting a family is definitely in the works 4 Always ahead of time 5 Japanese in Manhattan, Chinese in Queens - AUDREY - 1 I am a convert: Brooklyn for its lively neighborhoods 2 Home cooking anytime. I like to cook! 3 I’d love to have a family, but not right now 4 Contemporary Art 5 I am sure you all got this one right: Cocktails!

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5 Japanese Food or Chinese Food? 4 Always on time or always Late? 3 Children or No Children? 2 Movie Theater or Sports on TV? 1 Manhattan or Brooklyn?

5 Wine or Cocktails? 4 Contemporary Art or Impressionism? 3 Children or No Children? 2 Restaurants or Home Cooking? 1 Manhattan or Brooklyn?

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Agenda for the day Wedding rehearsal - June 15 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Rehearsal Dinner for Wedding Party and Family at River Cafe

The ceremony - June 16 Ceremony will be held in the garden of the River Café in DUMBO Brooklyn with reception immediately following. Please keep in mind that the ceremony is outside, so please plan accordingly.   5:00 PM 5:30 PM 6:30 – 7:30PM

Please arrive at River cafe for the ceremony Ceremony begins promptly Cocktails and group pictures in the garden

The reception - June 16 8:00 PM

Dinner Service and Dancing

Farewell picnic – June 17 12:00 PM

New York City

Picnic in Park Slope

Brooklyn

the river café

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maps To go from the recommended hotels to the cafe, it is a short 15-minute walk or a 10-minute subway ride if you are staying in New York.

Ceremony and Reception Venue The River CafĂŠ 1 Water Street Brooklyn, New York 11201 Telephone (718) 522-520

Useful phone numbers Andrea: 715-000-000 (Maid of Honor) Jim: 617-000-000 (Best Man)


Wedding Party BRIDESMAIDS

jessica barry

Jessica Barry, Meagan Petrov, Kelly Baresi, Corin Jackson, Christine Madaio, Carrie Trevelian, Sandra Karfehr, Anna-Rose Stanton.

We have been friends for almost 15 years. We used to play soccer together and were college roommates. You can always find Jessica on the dance floor, singing in her car, or at the bar.

corin jackson

Jessica Barry

christine madaio My older sister and the person I aspired to be as I was growing up. Christine is my confident and mentor, I love you sister. Christine

Corin Jackson

Corin is my cousin and a professional musician (I can’t wait to hear you play for our wedding). She is also the best cook in the family which means she is on duty every thanksgiving! Lucky you Corin!

Madaio

carrie trevelian

meagan petrov I met Meagan at work; we spend so much time together at work and outside. When we don’t talk/bitch about our company we chat about movies and Hollywood, our shared passion. Meagan Petrov

When I am in a bad mood or it is just one of these days, I know that calling Carrie is going to fix my problem right away. Your joyful personality is a blessing for everybody around you Carrie. Carrie Trevelian

sandra karfehr kelly baresi Kelly is one of the most genuine people I have ever met and I am proud to call her a friend. Kelly’s true love is fashion: shopping with her at Bloomingdale’s might put your finance at risk.

Sandra karfehr

Sandra is my beloved aunt. When I was a child, she would take me with her every summer for vacation in her lovely cottage in Vermont. These are some of the best moments of my childhood, thank you Sandy!

Kelly Baresi

anna-rose stanton If you are at the same table as Anna-rose tonight, then you are a lucky one! As a journalist and photographer who travels the world, Anna has always wonderful stories and anecdotes to share. Anna-Rose Stanton

MAID OF HONOR Rebecca Houston

Nurse, living in Astoria We met when we were studying abroad in Brazil and we had a blast over there; although she now lives in Florida we never lost touch. Becky got married last year to Franck, her wonderful husband. I am glad our wedding is another opportunity for us to spend a couple of days together. Can’t wait to see you sister.


BEST MAN Jim Briatore

Graphic Designer, living in SOHO NY Jim and I joined our current company at the same time and we started a great relationship almost immediately; Jim’s English is very good but you will definitely recognize that he is European because of his sense of fashion and also his sense of humor.

marc nelson

Marc Nelson

Marc and I have been friends for almost 20 years. We grew up in the same neighborhood and bonded over playing endless video games every weekend. I feel fortunate that we were able to keep such a great and old friendship Marc.

paul martin

Paul Martin

Paul is my brother; we have always been very close and share the same passion for baseball and great burgers. We have always done everything together and it is no surprise that we will get married the same year.

brad burton

Brad Burton

james o’sullivan

James O’sullivan

Brad is also a former roommate and teammate. Now that our crazy college years are over, we love spending time with Brad and his family in Lake Tahoe during the summers.

gary magnus

James is my future brother in law and the smartest guy I know. He is also the worse dancer I know: watch out for his moves on the dance floor. His wacky arms can be dangerous.

I met Garry in college, we were roommates. Garry is the proud new father of a little girl named Charlotte. You look so happy Garry and it makes me want to be a dad too. Gary Magnus

joe taylor

Joe Taylor

matt parker

We were roommates in college and played baseball together. Joe was the best baseball player we had and the most successful with girls as well. Joe we used to hate you bro ;-)

Matt is another friend from college. Matt probably had the best time during my bachelor’s party, go find him during the wedding and ask him why, I guarantee, you’ll laugh. Matt Parker

tim robertson Tim is my cousin and partner in crime. If you are looking for him, he will be easy to spot, just look for the best dancer on the dance floor. We are not impressed though, that’s what he does for a living after all!

GROOMSMEN

Marc Nelson, Paul Martin, James O’sullivan, Joe Taylor, Brad Burton, Gary Magnus, Matt Parker, Ty Robertson. Tim Robertson

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The Top 5 New York

Here are some restaurant recommendations and ideas about what to do in the New York area if you have a few days before or after the wedding. You will find below a selection of our favorite spots to take pictures.

DESTINATION 1. Promenade on the Brooklyn Heights Waterfront

The Brooklyn Heights Promenade will take your breath away. Made famous by cameo appearances in movies like Annie Hall and Moonstruck, it is one of the most romantic spots in New York City. One-third of a mile long, it offers a vista of the Statue of Liberty, the Manhattan skyline and the majestic Brooklyn Bridge. Lined with flower beds, trees, benches and playgrounds, the promenade is a favorite destination for tourists, joggers, strollers, families and lovers. www.nyharborparks.org

Crossing The brooklyn bridge

2. Walking in DUMBO

DUMBO is the acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. DUMBO is located between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, a century ago, it was primarily a manufacturing district, housing warehouses and factories, with deindustrialization DUMBO became the residence of artists looking for large and inexpensive loft space.

3. Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge

Oldest suspension bridge in the United States and longest at the time it was completed in 1883, it connects Manhattan to Brooklyn by spanning the East River. The walk is worthwhile and offers beautiful views of New York (1,600 feet and a 25-minute walk).

4. Promenade on the High Line – Meat Packing District, Manhattan

A 1.45-mile walk, New York City turned this former elevated New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line into a beautiful linear park planted as an aerial greenway. It runs along the lower west side of Manhattan and offers beautiful views of the city and the river.

5. Promenade on Hudson River Greenway

The Hudson River Greenway is the longest greenway in Manhattan. It offers spectacular views of New Jersey and beautiful sunsets.

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RESTAURANTS 1. Saul Restaurant - Brooklyn

www.saulrestaurant.com Michelin-star restaurant, focus on artisanal and seasonal ingredients, casual and comfortable atmosphere.

2. Chestnut

www.chestnutonsmith.com Not pretentious but very good food. Refined rustic ambiance, they placed emphasis on the ingredients being local, organic, in season and minimally prepared.

3. Char N4

www.charno4.com If you like whiskey, you should definitely go! Great bar and very good meat. A Brooklyn classic

4. Bar Tabac

www.bartabacny.com The name says it all. If you want to feel that you are in a Paris for a couple of hours.

5. Prime Meats chestnut - Brooklyn

www.frankspm.com Typical Brooklyn, great place for a brunch.


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659 CDs

that we own between the two of us – what can I say, we’re old school!

78,000 Miles

11 POUNDS

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traveled together last year

Number of guests we expect for our wedding

Digital pictures stored on my hard drive, we love photography!

9 MONTHS

before he proposed

weight of our bags for the honeymoon, the bare minimum

Number of necklaces, hats, bracelets that we own, most of it his!

Our wedding date, just making sure you remember it


Can’t wait to see you in New York JUNE 16

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