In A New York Minute: Monica & Matthew in New York, NY

Monica Lauren Ferreira and Matthew Kevin Gimlett were introduced by mutual friends at a party in 2011 but didn't begin dating until their paths crossed nearly a year later. Shortly after that, they both took jobs that required each of them to travel full-time. Their long-distance relationship unfolded over FaceTime, and their globe-trotting romance took them everywhere from Florence to Milwaukee. Eventually, they both took new jobs — she's the strategy manager in the NFL's sponsorship department, and he's the director of corporate finance at FTI Consulting — and moved in together on the Upper West Side in New York City.

Monica prepped for the big day with her bridesmaids, mom, mother-in-law, and aunt.

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Monica Lauren Ferreira and Matthew Kevin Gimlett were introduced by mutual friends at a party in 2011 but didn't begin dating until their paths crossed nearly a year later. Shortly after that, they both took jobs that required each of them to travel full-time. Their long-distance relationship unfolded over FaceTime, and their globe-trotting romance took them everywhere from Florence to Milwaukee. Eventually, they both took new jobs — she's the strategy manager in the NFL's sponsorship department, and he's the director of corporate finance at FTI Consulting — and moved in together on the Upper West Side in New York City.

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A classic black and white invitation by William Arthur set the tone for Monica and Matthew's formal affair.

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Atelier Signore, an Italian designer based in Naples, designed Monica's wedding dress. It featured an illusion neckline and sleeves, a beaded bust, and a removable A-line silk skirt, complete with a full, long train. She found and purchased the dress at Kleinfeld.

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The bride wore chic Jimmy Choo heels for her Big Apple nuptials.

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The dapper groom prepares for his big day.

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Flowers by Brian created all of the breathtaking floral arrangements for Monica and Matt's big day, including her bouquet, which featured white Phalaenopsis Orchids. "I'm petite, so I didn't want to be dwarfed by a large or flowy bouquet. I asked for a more structured bouquet, and I absolutely loved the final result," the bride says.

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Monica had a maid of honor (Samantha), and six bridesmaids (Rebecca, Rachel, Leanni, Alejandra, Meredith, and Jordyn) stand beside her on the big day.

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Matt's side of the bridal party consisted of two best men (Patrick and Brian), and six groomsmen (Thomas, Blake, Derek, James, Kristofer, and Matthew).

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