Monday, April 7, 2008
Guess Who's Getting Married?
These guys are! Welcome to our Epic Wedding blog, your source of information for all things Epic Wedding-related. In future posts, we'll be filling you in on all kinds of things – the location, our registry, why it's called something ridiculous like "Epic Wedding" and much, much more. Right now, just know that we're planning a lot of fun things for the wedding and you'll learn about a whole lot of them right here in these pages.
Now, we realize that a lot of you may know one of us but not both of us, so we figured that it would be nice to give you a little introduction to the two of us, how we met, and how this whole wedding shebang came to be a going concern.
Biz (short for Elizabeth): Originally from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Biz has been living in New York City for the past 8 years. A trained actress, she came here to get involved in comedy, and get involved she has – she's a member of the all-female sketch comedy group MEAT, which has performed all over the country to no end of critical acclaim. In addition, along with Stefan, she's a producer of Sketchfest NYC, which is this big sketch comedy extravaganza that takes place over the course of three days every year. She's also into comic books, crime procedurals, traveling and Stefan.
Stefan (short for Stefan): Originally from Southern California, Stefan moved to New York City the same year that Biz did, though they didn't meet for another 2 years. He moved to the Big City in order to get into graphic design. He worked for close to six years at a marketing company which worked him to the bone, which explains why he's now a freelancer. His spare time is eaten up by HIS sketch comedy group Elephant Larry. He likes Disneyland history, Tiki drinks, cooking big meals and playing Guitar Hero with his main squeeze, Biz.
We actually met through sketch comedy. Even though both of groups had been performing for a while in the city, we'd never seen each other before a sketch competition called "Sketch Fights" in 2002. We each liked each other's shows and MEAT and Elephant Larry quickly became friends. Though the two of us didn't start dating until 2005, we definitely noticed each other – though one might argue it's hard not to notice somebody dressed in a cardboard costume, wielding a cardboard sword. As an aside, it somehow makes a lot of sense that we met at a competition, since we're both pretty competitive people. Just sayin'.
We've been engaged since January 18, 2008! The picture up at the top of this post was taken just minutes after the blessed event. Stefan had asked Biz out on a date to one of their favorite Park Slope restaurants, Applewood, and had arranged for them to print out a special dessert menu. The very last item on the menu read: "Elizabeth: Will you marry me?" After a few seconds of wondering what was in an "Elizabeth" and if it contained caramel, she cottoned on and said yes. Then there was champagne toasting and much calling of parents and it's been a whirlwind of planning ever since!
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And that's it for the intro! Check back again soon for more information and fun tidbits from us.