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Grooms exit surrounded by friends and sparklers after a night of dancing. Grooms embrace in the back seat of their getaway car. A very blue night portrait of the grooms after their wedding. Grooms embrace during night portrait after their wedding reception.

 

Q. What are your day jobs?

A. Jeff is an attorney; Joel is a producer at an advertising agency

 

Q. Where did you both grow up?
A. Suburbs of Houston (Kingwood and Humble)

 

 

Q. How did you meet?
A. We were both involved with a local community theater as kids but at different times. We met at a reunion gala event where they had invited all of the alumni to come back and perform. The first time Jeff remembers meeting Joel, Joel was knitting a scarf in the dressing room backstage!

 

 

Q. Tell me about the proposal?
A. We’re Beyonce fiances!! Jeff arranged it all and surprised Joel. Jeff took Joel to the Beyonce tour in Brooklyn, and then afterward, we went for dessert at The Red Cat, the same restaurant where Jeff asked Joel to be his boyfriend (the second time) and where they had celebrated their anniversary every year since then. Jeff had the rings planted in advance, and by the time they made it to the restaurant, they were the only ones in the restaurant. Jeff tried to make it super romantic and get Joel to talk about what he remembered about their first time at Red Cat, but Joel couldn’t really remember anything! So Jeff just stood up, grabbed the rings from under the table, and got down on his knee. He said YES, there was lots of crying, and then our friends all came rushing in for a champagne toast 🙂

 

 

Q. Name a few places that are special to you. This could be a vacation, a concert, something you enjoy doing together locally, etc. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy; just someplace you have made memories together.
A. Joel’s favorite place is our first apartment in NYC together at 120 W. 120th Street. The Red Cat was where Jeff asked Joel to be his boyfriend, where we celebrated our anniversaries while we were still in New York, and where Jeff ultimately proposed. Jeff loves laying in Joel’s lap, getting his back and head scratched. For their very first date (the first time they dated), Joel set up a picnic on the dock outside his parents’ house and lined the dock with tea lights. It was SUPER romantic.

 

Special Thanks to the Vendor Team:

Wedding Planner: Gina Whittington, The WHITT Experience

Venue: Prospect House

Catering: Pappa’s

Baker: The Cake Plate

DJ: DJ Chino Casino

Linens: Marquee

Florist: Pollen

Officiant: Niko Palacios

Photo Booth: The Traveling Photo Booth

Transportation: Hill Country Charter and Limo

Exit Vehicle: Four Leaf Limo