Series - Joy Story
www.youtube.com

PART 1 Of The Joy Story Wedding Video Premiere Is Here... Grab Your Tissues

Last year Adam Keller and Jared Marinelli became an Internet sensation when Adam choreographed the perfect flashmob wedding proposal. They both became a 'Joy Story' as the video went viral getting 14 million hits and generating an outpouring of love and emotion from the LGBTQ and straight communities alike! Their story was filled with HOPE AND ACCEPTANCE… and the world fell in love with them both!


Fast–forward 18 months to September 2017 and both Adam and Jared (#TeamJadam) have finally reached the next chapter of their story – married life! And now comes the video the world has been waiting to see… The Joy Story Wedding!

The community around Adam and Jared came to their support with not just love and moral support but also with action. From the gorgeous outdoor wedding site; to the elegant signs, centerpieces, and beautiful floral arrangements; to the first-ever-wedding DJ; to their Marriage Officiant, friends and family came through in a way Adam and Jared could never have imagined. Many thanks to all who were involved in making this wedding day the best ever!

  • The Wedding Party - Jeff, Erika, and Melissa (Team Adam) and Jonathon, Brenna, and Kimmy (Team Jared).
  • Caterer - Liz Gagnon who is the Executive Chef at Nature's Temptations in Ridgefield, Connecticut. She and owner Jeff Konchalski (also Adam's best man) created the menu for the night… and it was delicious!
  • Photographer - Ema Whittaker from Wilton, Connecticut. Her photos were almost as magical as the wedding itself!
  • DJ- Jared's Brother-in-Law, Jeff "Lev" Levinson… who was playing his first wedding gig! Bravo Lev!
  • Allison Stockel who hosted the event at her gorgeous estate and opened her home to the entire wedding party, guests, and planning team.
  • Flo Pritchard and Cindy Tamburri who hosted the beautiful wedding shower .. and Flo who was also the wedding officiator. Amazing job Flo!
  • And all the wedding helpers who provided their amazing skill and talents with centerpieces, flowers, signs, etc…. Stacia Howard, Lauren Mallozzi, and Jessica Sheinman. The wedding was absolutely gorgeous!

"We never could have pulled this off by ourselves," said Adam through tears. And although the effort was out of love, nearly all their friends and family sensed they were serving a higher purpose than just throwing a great wedding.

"The most emotional part of the day is the overwhelming love... everyone is here to celebrate and I can't even put into words what it means to me," says Jared. There's no doubt that their wedding day is an emotional one for Adam & Jared, especially after all the planning and anticipation these past 18 months.

Now, with the ceremony just hours away, they shared with us their hopes for the day and their guests. "My wish for today is that everyone dances, smiles, has fun, and enjoys everything that we've planned out for everyone," says Jared. "Let's have a great time tonight," finishes Adam.

Watch the Flashmob Wedding Proposal that started it all!

This HooplaHa original video was shot by Johnny Perez + Marc Cheung and edited by Kellie Sieban. See the full wedding video at hooplaha.com. To see more inspiring love stories, follow us on Facebook and sign up for our Only Good News Newsletter.

Watch Episode 8 of The Weekly Good Now on OnlyGood.tv!

TV personality and mother of 2, Marysol Castro shares stories that highlight the good in the world! This week Marysol shares feel-good stories including a ball pit that has its community smiling and a deserving lunch lady who gets an unbelievable surprise, as well as a couple other unexpecting stories that you have to see to believe! Watch the full video now at www.onlygood.tv!

Keep reading... Show less
www.youtube.com

Celebrate Pride With Sharon & Eli's Rainbow Themed Wedding

Barbara Ann Michaels, known as 'Jester of the Peace', is a wedding officiant who specializes in unique, one-of-a-kind wedding ceremonies. In this video, Barbara weds Sharon and Eli, a lesbian couple throwing a vibrant rainbow themed wedding in Central Park!

Keep reading... Show less
www.youtube.com

Puppies Are The Perfect Workplace Stress Reliever!

We all love win-win situations, right? Well, an initiative of the Humane Society of Broward County (HSBC) that we're featuring today takes it to the next level: it's a win-win-win!

Keep reading... Show less

Meet High School Art Student Luis Gonzalez, and Hear About How Art Transformed His Life!

Art classes allow young people to express themselves in important ways. Unfortunately, arts education is disappearing from schools in America; since 2008, 80% of school districts have cut funding for art programs. Simultaneously, student creativity scores have dropped. Fortunately, there are people and groups out there fighting to keep arts education present and vibrant in schools across the country.

Keep reading... Show less

Tennis Program Helps Low Income Teens Develop Resilience On and Off the Court

Tennis is a popular and fun pastime, in that it requires mental focus and athletic ability. But due to the cost of equipment and court time, lots of kids never get the chance to try their hand at the sport. Leaders of the Junior Tennis Champion Center (JTCC) recognized this cost challenge, and decided to do something to change it. In 2009, JTCC launched a Community Outreach initiative, with the goal of introducing underserved kids in Prince George's County, MD, and Washington, DC to tennis. And the program has become an indisputable success.

Keep reading... Show less

Meet The Doggie Dress Designer Whose Fashions Have Inspired So Many!

What's more fun than watching a fashion show? How about a fashion show featuring incredibly cute dogs??

Keep reading... Show less

Man Overcomes Mysterious Illness With The Power Of Positivity – Now He's Helping Others!

Jim Curtis is an award-winning health industry pioneer. But reaching the pinnacle of success, as he has today, was no cake-walk. Only after accepting the curveballs and challenges that life threw his way could Jim find happiness and thrive in his career.

Keep reading... Show less

Universal FanCon Celebrates Diversity and All Who Love Pop Culture!

The inaugural Universal FanCon (FanCon) is the first large-scale, 24-hour, inclusive event that celebrates the diversity of fans, the diversity of fandom, the true needs of those who love pop culture and a celebration of the differences that make us strong. Hosted at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD, April 27-29, 2018, FanCon's mission is to create a sense of belonging by providing authentic connections and experiences through fan-centric parties, programs, panels and partners.

Keep reading... Show less
Exclusive New Videos
It's a Positivity Movement
OnlyGood.tv

mailbox

Get your Only Good Newsletter