Alma mater and program of study: I received my BA in American Studies and also in Classics at the University of Notre Dame and my MS in Sport Management at UMass – Amherst.
What do you love about weddings? What don’t I love about weddings? I love knowing that everyone in the room has come together from all over because of their love of the couple. I love seeing people have such a good time, dancing, eating, talking, and laughing. I love seeing the groom’s face when he first catches a glimpse of his bride.
What is your ideal day to yourself (money no object)? I’d start the day off by sleeping in until 9ish (I usually get up at 5am!). I’d go get a latte then head to a spa, preferable Bliss, for a mani/pedi, facial and massage. After I was nice and relaxed I’d do some hardcore shopping! When I had done some major damage I would get all dressed up and have a great dinner with some drinks in a city with my husband and friends.
Favorite Band/Singer and why? That’s easy for this Jersey Girl! Bruce Springsteen all the way! My only boss is Bruce!
Fun quirky thing about you: I’m a closet (not really!) nerd. I have tried out and passed the test for Jeopardy two times but I just couldn’t get the hang of that darn buzzer!
If you could meet anyone who would it be and why? Queen Elizabeth I and II and Queen Victoria. I love powerful women and I’m sure these three would have some amazing tales. They were some of England’s most successful rulers and they all came to the throne when it was considered a man’s job.
If you got married this year, what theme/concept would you have? Well I actually did just get married this past year. It was fantastic. Very classic and classy for a Jersey affair. (We threw a Springsteen cover band in so the guests wouldn’t forget they were in the Garden State!) If I could plan another one I think I would do something very Gatsby!
What’s your favorite store and why? What isn’t my favorite store? I don’t discriminate when it comes to shopping. I love clothes shopping, home shopping, food shopping, etc. If I had to pick I would probably choose Marshalls. I LOVE a good bargain and I love searching for it. My husband says I’m obsessed with the art of the deal. I also have a lot of great memories of shopping trips here with my mom who is the deal master!
Any pets? My parents have a bird, named Bird, that they say is my brother. We talk on the phone. He is a pretty boy, or so he tells me.
Heels or flip flops? I’m actually a ballet slipper kind of girl. I embrace my shortness. When I do heels I’m all about LK Bennett. They are beyond comfortable and pretty enough for royalty….The Duchess of Cambridge is fond of them too!
What’s your favorite OPI nail color? I’m boring. I’ve been a French manicure girl for about 15 years so something on the order of “Princesses Rule”. Before that though, I was a bit more daring and would have gone for a “Glitzerland” with some crazy design on it.