Dream Wedding: Raina and Steven
Bride: Raina Miller, 28
Groom: Steven Fischler, 27
Hometown: New York, NY
How We Met: We met in February 2006 at the Park Avenue Country Club sports bar in New York City. Steven's college team was playing my college and we were both with our friends rooting for our respective teams. We ended up sitting near each other and talking. After the first half hour, Steven bet me, Raina, that if his team won we had to go on a date. My team was up by 10 at that point, but Steven's team ended up winning. That was the best bet we ever made.
Our Dream Wedding: Our dream wedding would ideally be romanic and in a unique setting surrounded by friends and family. Our reception would focus on great food, music and dancing. We want to be able to celebrate with our guests by dancing the night away and eating our favorite foods.
Obstacles We Overcame: We have overcome several struggles over the past few years. First, Steven has Crohn's Disease, which has gotten progressively worse over the last five years. He has had two surgeries in hopes of relieving his daily pain. Steven also worked at Lehman Brothers when the company went bankrupt, which was around the same time I graduated law school with $100,000 in student loans and no job. We supported each other through these times of uncertainty.
Our Favorite Celeb Wedding: Our favorite celebrity wedding is Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz's because of the rich colors and romantic feel the night had with the beautiful flowers and candlelight. It was unique and had personal touches in their theme, favors and cake, which reflected their personalities.
Why You Should Pick Us: You should pick us because we know that the most important part of the wedding isn't the flowers, dress or cake, but celebrating our love and commitment for one another with our friends and family. We have been together for five years and are so grateful for the opportunity to celebrate spending our loves together.