Jessica Nelson and Kirsten Doldoorian
September 16, 2017
Kirsten and I have known each other from college basketball days (through mutual friends and opposing teams) and it was our love for basketball after college was over that brought us together. We rekindled a friendship at an all-star tournament in Boston in 2011. Two months later we were dating long distance for 3 years until Kirsten was hired by the Providence Police Department, we then moved in together. January 3, 2015 Kirsten rented out an ice rink in Warwick and as we were skating around listening to all of our songs she proposed to me.
I still wanted to propose to Kirsten and give her a special moment as well, so I submitted us in the Good Morning America Valentines Engagement in 2015. Surprisingly enough we were selected! I was able to surprise Kirsten and tell her we were chosen along with other couples for the Good Morning American Christina Perry Valentines Day Concert. Good Morning America paid for our hotel night in Time Square and during Christina’s concert on the ice rink in Bryant Park in NY City all 23 couples got down on one knee and proposed. I think we were meant to get married because on top of winning the proposal for Kirsten, I then submitted us in the 92 Pro FM Wedding Giveaway in 2016, and as fate would have it we won that as well! We won a total of $26,000 towards pre-selected vendors.
On September 16, 2017 we had our wedding ceremony at 4:30pm at Harbor Lights in front of the bay with the sun setting. It was absolutely beautiful and everything we could have imagined. Every vendor we worked with was absolutely amazing and did and awesome job. We cannot say enough good things about the atmosphere, food, and service we received at Harbor Lights. The night was made a success by our awesome DJ – Mike Sarenson, who played a great mix of songs for all guests to enjoy dancing to and our photographer Cindy Mendez was able to capture every moment we asked her to.
Venue and Catering: Harbor Lights (Warwick) – Cassy Bellarose – wedding coordinator
Florist: Cherry Hill Flowers (Johnston)
DJ and Photobooth: Music Express (Cranston)
Stationary: Paper and Pearl (Bristol)
Photographer: Cindy Mendez
Cake: Carina e Dolce (Cranston)
My Dress: House of Brides
Suit Rentals – Carl Anthony Tuxedo (North Providence)
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Alexandria Bridal (Fall River)
Kirsten’s Custom Suit: 9 Tailors (Boston)
Hair and Make Up: Blue Pearl Salon (Cranston)
Wedding Decorator: Cheryl Gleason (family friend)