Larry and Valerie met in March 1999 while she was working at Headquarters Plaza Hotel (now th
e HYATT). His best friend, who worked there introduced them. Their first date was at his favorite mall and they ate dinner at the Sizzler, Valerie’s first time to either locations.
Their love story is a complex but at the same time, simple one. Valerie has always believed that people are brought into our lives for a purpose. Whether for a moment or an eternity.
Their love story truly could make a great novel!
Since April of 2009, the couple has faced many obstacles. Larry has been admitted to the hospital on 6 occasions resulting in 5 surgeries. At 38 years old, he is legally blind in one eye due to complications from type 1 diabetes. He has had open heart surgery to replace and infected aortic valve and he is undergoing weekly treatments of dialysis 4 hours/3days a week.
Despite all of the hardships, Valerie and Larry still manage to laugh and love every day. They have learned not to take anything for granted. They hope to raise their children and encourage them to live life to the fullest extent. They are hopeful that a kidney and pancreas donor will become available for Larry in the near future.
Valerie and Larry’s Wedding Wish was granted on November 1s
t, 2011 in Florham Park, NJ. The overriding theme of the wedding was rich fall colors and Wheat, which signified “An Advancing state of love and charity” in the bible.
Thank you to Rita Rojas-Sullivan Photographyfor providing s beautiful images of this wonderful couple and their celebration of love! Special thanks also to guest photographers InkuYo www.inkuphoto.com and Erin H. Photography www.erinhphotography.com
Minister/Celebrant- April Beer
Florist – Something Nice Floral
On-Site Hair and Makeup – The Powder Bar
Bridal Gown – Maplewood Bridal
Tuxedo – Top Hat & Tails
Custom Wedding Stationery and Favors – Creatively Engaged LLC
Videography – Majestic Cinema Productions
Photography – Rita Rojas-Sullivan Photography
Event Planning – A Divine Affair
Catering – Park Avenue Club
DJ – Instinctive DJ’s
Aisle Runner – Original Runner Company
Photobooth – Jersey Photobooth