Set up by a mutual friend, Tracy, a nutritionist, and Scott, a sports enthusiast, hit it off right away. “Tracy made me laugh the entire first date,” Scott recalls. Said first date was at the Hudson Hotel, where they played pop-a-shot and pool and talked for hours. “He was competitive and took all things sports very seriously,” says Tracy. Being that they both attended “spirited colleges,” Tracy wasn’t too unfamiliar with Scott’s type – but he was sufficiently special enough to quickly win over her kale-loving heart. For their big day, the couple tied in elements of their personalities and interests, like vegetable-packed floral arrangements and an Oktoberfest-style gathering with their wedding party before the ceremony. With so many unique details and vitamin-packed goodness, their day was destined to be a memorable one.
What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned from one another?
Tracy: We’ve learned how lucky we are to have found a partner that you can truly be yourself around. Together we enjoy life to the fullest every single day.
What was the first planning decision you made?
Tracy: The first decision was the location – to get married in New York City.
Scott: We originally talked about getting married in Palm Beach, Florida where Tracy’s family spends the winters. Weather concerns and Zika deterred us. And then we booked Ira, of course!
What part of your day were you most looking forward to?
Tracy: The first look. Scott was finally going to see the dress. I kept the details of it a mystery for eleven months.
Scott was finally going to see THE dress. I kept the details of it a mystery for eleven months.
The first decision was the location - to get married in New York City.
Walking up to Stone Street and seeing our friends cheering with giant steins and oversized pretzels in their hands was one of the highlights of our day.
Tracy & Scott
Why the Oktoberfest-style gathering you had before the wedding?
Both: There just so happened to be an Oktoberfest party going on during our wedding weekend on Stone Street which was exceptionally good timing for us. We both went to big ra-ra and spirited colleges and wanted to incorporate that familiar (and exciting) vibe with our bridal parties on our wedding day. Because most wedding pictures seem very formal, we thought it would be fun to take photos outside, amongst the Oktoberfest party-goers on large picnic benches. So, we had our entire wedding party waiting for our arrival on Stone Street. Walking up to Stone Street and seeing our friends cheering with giant steins and oversized pretzels in their hands was one of the highlights of our day. What better way to bring some enjoyment to our large bridal party than with some beer, live music and unique Oktoberfest costumes!
What part of wedding planning did you most enjoy?
Tracy: The food tasting at Cipriani. It was an absolute feast. We knew we weren’t going to eat much at the wedding so we took the tasting very seriously.
Is there a memory of each other on your day that stands out the most in your mind?
Scott: Definitely the confetti cannons after I broke the glass. That first kiss under the amazing chuppah in front of all of our family and friends was an incredible moment.
I always tell my clients to incorporate more vegetables into their meals – so why not sneak it into floral arrangements, bouquets, and wall displays, too?
That first kiss under the amazing chuppah in front of all of our family and friends was an incredible moment.
Marrying the person you love and are vowing to spend the rest of your life with is the most important aspect of the day.
Why did you use vegetables in your floral arrangements?
Tracy: Vegetables are very prevalent in our lives – especially because I’m a registered dietitian! Both Scott and I enjoy eating healthy foods and we thought that vegetables would add a surprising element, as well as a refreshing – and nutritious – twist to a standard floral arrangement. I always tell my clients at my nutrition private practice, Tracy Lockwood Nutrition, to incorporate more vegetables into their meals, so why not sneak it into floral arrangements, bouquets and wall displays, too? Plus, the luscious greens from the cabbage and kale made the displays very avant-garde. An added bonus: Cipriani Wall Street ended up smelling like a fresh vegetable garden!
Did you learn anything new about yourselves or your relationship throughout the planning process?
Scott: That surrounding yourself with vegetable floral arrangements is par for the course when marrying a registered dietitian. But for real, just don’t sweat the small stuff in life, and that is most definitely true when planning a very detailed wedding.
Just don’t sweat the small stuff in life, and that is most definitely true when planning a very detailed wedding.
Do you have advice for newly engaged couples?
Tracy: Don’t get lost in the details of planning a wedding!
Scott: Marrying the person you love and are vowing to spend the rest of your life with is the most important aspect of the day. The party and celebration is just an added bonus!
What is the best relationship advice you’ve ever received?
Both: Laugh often.
How lucky we are to have found a partner that you can truly be yourself around. Together we enjoy life to the fullest every single day.
- Second Shooter Lauren Larsen
- Third Shooter Emine Gozde Sevim
- Planning Details By Gina
- Ceremony & Reception Venue Cipriani Wall Street
- Cake Carousel Cakes
- Catering Cipriani Wall Street
- Dress Amsale
- Floral Design Birch Event Design
- Hair Jackie Challenger
- Makeup Ammy Chan & April Dawson
- Lighting Star Group Productions
- Music Hank Lane Music, Erik Marshall Band
- Stationery Regas Studio