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Officially Mrs. Mendez! New York native now in the sunshine state 😎 my husband and I grew up in the same neighborhood, Brooklyn. We couldn't stand each... View More

Officially Mrs. Mendez! New York native now in the sunshine state 😎 my husband and I grew up in the same neighborhood, Brooklyn. We couldn't stand each other, lost touch for 12 years and here we were planning our forever through Wedding Wire! We can assure you no one saw this coming but everything we've been through has been worth it to lead us back to one another 💙

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Happily married 🎉

June 29, 2019

338days 23hrs


Curvy gals!! Check this video out from a bridal boutique
Stephanie in Wedding Attire, on May 1, 2018 at 11:31 PM

Hey Brides! I've seen a few forums about curvy women asking for tips/advise from other women with the same structure to select a dress. I came across a video on Facebook by a bridal boutique in...

Lauren, May 12, 2020 2 148
Small business vendors & Covid19
Stephanie in Community Conversations, on March 26, 2020 at 5:11 PM

I hope you all are still standing strong despite any changes that need to be made during this pandemic. Hopefully brides can still support the local small business vendors of their choice! It broke my...

Melle, Mar 26, 2020 1 56
covid Madness
Stephanie in Community Conversations, on March 18, 2020 at 4:33 PM

First sending positive vibes to all of you brides! I understand the stress of planning a wedding but to have to scramble last minute and change plans I can't imagine. I hope you all find peace and...

Chantal, Mar 18, 2020 2 69
Noah's Event Venue debacle
Stephanie in Community Conversations, on February 11, 2020 at 3:20 PM

The lastest news that I saw as of yesterday is that Noah's Event Venue filed for bankruptcy, knowingly filing for this, continued to book events and accept payments only to shut their doors for good...

Kathryn, Feb 11, 2020 5 218
We’re pregnant!
Stephanie in Married Life, on September 30, 2019 at 4:02 PM

We tied the knot on June 29th if this year and we had every intention of holding off until late next year... but we firmly believe our plans maybe ours but God had other plans and we couldn’t be more...

Clíodhna, Oct 2, 2019 11 232
Are you pregnant yet?
Stephanie in Married Life, on August 5, 2019 at 3:24 PM

It's been a month since we got married! 🎉🎉☺️ I love it and so glad the planning and payments are over😂 Not sure if anyone else has experienced this or feels the same after marriage, but I feel like...

CourtneyBrittain, Aug 17, 2019 29 498
Groupon deal for personalized hangers!
Stephanie in Community Conversations, on July 24, 2019 at 9:20 AM

So bummed they didn't have this deal when I was getting married lol! Definitely would've purchased one for pictures sake but if anyone is interested, check out this deal on Groupon.

Erin, Jul 24, 2019 5 131
Shutterfly sale!!
Stephanie in Planning, on July 17, 2019 at 10:25 AM

Hey brides to be! Shutterfly is having a 50% off wedding sale no code needed! It ends on Sunday. I recently downloaded the app on my phone because they have a promotion through the app to print up to...

Stephanie, Jul 17, 2019 4 78
B.a.m Pro edition (pic heavy!!)
Stephanie in Married Life, on July 10, 2019 at 11:36 PM

Our turnaround time to receive our pictures back was 30 days but to our surprise we got them back today!! I am in LOVE with them and how it captured every single moment. It was definitely a super busy...

M.W., Jul 13, 2019 30 618
Today is the day!
Stephanie in Family and Relationships, on June 29, 2019 at 5:22 AM

It's 5AM, don't have to be up for about another two hours and here I am, wide awake lol I'm not nervous (yet) I feel good, I'm excited, happy, thrilled and all the good vibes. I haven't had much drama...

Stephanie, Jul 4, 2019 9 189
It's official!! bam *non pro pics* pic heavy
Stephanie in Married Life, on June 30, 2019 at 10:44 AM

My gosh where to begin! The forecast was 70% rain, it stormed the night before BUT it was sunny the entire day!! Not a single drop got on us. That was amazing because we were able to do outside photos...

Stephanie, Jul 1, 2019 51 772
Bridal party shenanigans
Stephanie in Planning, on June 24, 2019 at 7:09 AM

Mini rant lol case of the Mondays I guess.... Since the time I found a HMUA team last year, I've been telling my bridal party about it with pricing and all. The discount package the salon offers is...

Ashlee, Jun 24, 2019 8 262
Weather woes!
Stephanie in Florida Planning, on June 20, 2019 at 1:31 PM

If you live in Florida, you know how torrential it has been these last two weeks, especially yesterday with a tornado warning. I know it's hard to tell if the weather will get somewhat better by next...

Connie, Jun 23, 2019 12 116
diy tip jar!
Stephanie in Do It Yourself, on June 17, 2019 at 1:24 PM

So the venue mentioned to me that they do have a tip jar, nothing fancy, for the bar if guests wish to leave a "thank you" for the bar tender. We are covering the costs for our consumption bar, But...

Stephanie, Jun 19, 2019 53 753
Amazing birthday weekend with wedding surprises!
Stephanie in Wedding Attire, on October 28, 2018 at 1:41 PM

It's definitely been a great weekend and full of celebration. I'm not really a person who loves silver/white gold jewelry, but ever since my engagement ring I've earned to love white gold. I've been...

Dezandkamsmom, Jun 18, 2019 10 310
As of tomorrow we are 11 days away!! Some thoughts throughout the months of planning for new and current brides
Stephanie in Community Conversations, on June 16, 2019 at 6:12 PM

We've been engaged since January 2018, literally have been planning since then because although we already knew we wanted to get married nothing was set in stone until that surreal moment. Within 3...

Stephanie, Jun 16, 2019 6 140
Venue manager update...
Stephanie in Community Conversations, on June 8, 2019 at 8:48 AM

After my last post regarding the venue manager...I think I will be reaching out to her boss directly once we are done with our event. Everything started great, she was a huge bubble of energy and the...

Cher Horowitz, Jun 8, 2019 3 180
Steamer recommendation if needed!
Stephanie in Community Conversations, on June 3, 2019 at 9:17 PM

I've been looking into a steamer for a while now because I wanted to steam my own dress and I know the good ole steam shower can do the trick but in Florida we pay for water lol so a nice LONG HOT...

Monique, Jun 4, 2019 4 115
Bridal empowerment!💐💐
Stephanie in Community Conversations, on June 1, 2019 at 8:56 PM

It's really sad to see and hear about other brides trying to tear other brides down or experiencing it first hand. And it's for the dumbest things; for example someone else I know is getting married...

OnCloudRawls, Jun 2, 2019 7 270
Frustrated with my venue manager
Stephanie in Planning, on May 31, 2019 at 1:12 PM

Yup another complaint lol I have to start by saying that the venue has been very flexible with payments which is a huge plus. However, we met with the venue manager in April to discuss centerpieces,...

Madison, Jun 1, 2019 6 212