If you ask anyone who knows Nicole her favorite things in life, the West Village would most certainly be at the top of that list. It is from her love for this endearing area of NYC that Michael’s proposal idea was born.
Michael and Nicole spend much of their time roaming the streets of the West Village en route to brunches and dinners, shopping, or simply enjoying the charm that the village has to offer. They would often pass by an award-winning street artist Kazuya Morimoto (Kaz) and never ceased to be amazed by his ability to create images of the area with his one-of-a-kind style. They would sift through his prints that were laid out on the street looking for one that meant something to them but had yet to pull the trigger.
Shortly after purchasing the engagement ring, Michael and Nicole again bumped into the artist while heading to brunch and it was then that Michael knew how to best propose to Nicole. He went to Kaz’s studio the next week and asked the artist to make a custom painting of a proposal in front of one of the gems of the West Village, Fairfax. This was also the location of Nicole and Michael’s first date since reconnecting.
Kaz obliged and on April 3rd, 2021, he set up shop outside of Fairfax where an unsuspecting Nicole was brought to what she thought was a double date with a couple of close friends. Instead, upon arriving they searched through Kaz’s prints as always and eventually came across the custom painting that Kaz had strategically placed amongst others. Once Nicole realized what was happening, Michael proposed and both of their families revealed themselves from inside Fairfax where they were watching everything unfold to shower the couple with celebratory love.
They cannot wait to celebrate their love and the start of the next chapter of their lives at the wedding Around Town Entertainment’s Authority Band.
The beautiful couple got married at TriBeCa Rooftop in NYC. Nicole and Michael’s special day was beautifully decorated with fresh blooms by Designs By Ahn! Everything was set in place on the big day by Sarah Stefanksi of Big Apple Bride. Before Nicole started down the aisle, the pianist and violinist from Around Town Entertainment played “Marry Me” by Train! Everyone saw Michael first see Nicole start down the aisle, and everyone looked on with a smile. The two exchanged their vows and said their “I Do’s” and then skipped down the aisle singing along to the ever-fitting and celebratory song “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
By Natalie Cole. It was such an exciting moment, almost as exciting as the party after!
Then it was cocktail hour, where the guests were serenaded by the Around Town Authority Band’s jazz trio featuring a bass, guitar, and piano! The trio perfectly underscored all the delicious hors d’oeuvre and bubbly drinks as the celebration kicked off. All the guests started to tap their toes along with many of the jazz classics the group played, getting excited to dance it out for the reception!
As everyone entered the reception room, the Authority Band played the most perfect song to get the party started: “Get Jiggy With It” by Will Smith. The bridal party skipped into the room jamming it out to the most requested wedding band in NYC, the Authority Band. Michael and Nicole had their first dance as husband and wife to “Lifetime” by Justin Beiber and the dance party kicked off!
The Authority Band played many of Michael and Nicole’s favorite songs throughout the night such as, “Anyone” by Justin Bieber, “Down by the River” by Neil Young, and “Shout” by the Isley Brothers! It was truly a night to remember and we’re so happy to have been part of Michael and Nicole’s special day extra memorable!