REAL WEDDING

  • Photography By:

    Zasil Studio

    STEPHANIE LUSKI & BRETT GOTTLIEB

    January 26, 2013 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

    Brett and I met in the 5th grade when we went on a group movie date night with a bunch of friends; Brett and I sat next to each other. At the end of the movie, Brett wanted to kiss me, but got nervous and dumped popcorn on my head instead.

    We dated on and off throughout middle school and high school, but started dating officially during our senior year.  We stayed together all throughout college. In fact, Brett transferred from his university in California to be with me at the University of Michigan, where we graduated together in 2009.

    “THE CEREMONY WAS THE MOST INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE.” - STEPHANIE LUSKI

    We instantly had chemistry, even though we were young, and we came back to each other often over our young adulthood.

    One morning, Brett woke me up early with a Cartier box in hand; he opened the box to reveal a rose-gold LOVE bracelet, engraved on the inside with “BG ♥ SG April 26, 2012″.  When I saw the engraving I asked, “What is April 26?” since the date seemed insignificant to me at the time. 

    He got down on his knee and grabbed a second jewelry box, a ring box, and replied, “It’s the day I asked you to marry me.” The wedding weekend was magical; we were surrounded by family and friends from all over the US. We got to spend time with all of our guests because we had so many different events. 

    The wedding day itself was gorgeous! We had some rain the days before the wedding, so when we opened the curtains to reveal blue skies, it was the best feeling in the world! We woke up early and went to the beach for some peace and quiet.

    We sat with a few friends as they all emerged from their rooms, and when it was time, we went our separate ways to get dressed. Taking photos with each other and our friends on the beach was so much fun and everything went so quickly! The ceremony was the most incredible experience; we had a full moon above our heads, and my uncle, the rabbi, gave a beautiful speech.


    WEDDING TALENT

    Location, Caterer, Cake: Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico; Event Planner, Floral and Event Design, Linen: By Robin, Long Island City, NY; Wedding Dress and Veil: Alita Graham

    Bride’s Shoes: Sergio Rossi; Groom's Tuxedo: Salvatore Ferragamo; Groom’s Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti

    Photography: Zasil Studio, Playa del Carmen, Mexico