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Here's a big shoutout to the people who are helping to make our special day(s) possible!


Jeffery Tascarella,
The Puppet Master

Jeffrey Tascarella

Jeff and Michael met in 2002 and have spent a lifetime creating stories they can only tell a very few like-minded individuals.  The Tascarella's and Bohlsen’s will be continuing their Thursday Night Chinese Food tradition for many years to come (hopefully adding one or two playmates for Zoë). 

Jeffrey most recently served as chief operating officer of Make It Nice, the group behind Eleven Madison Park, the three-Michelin Starred New York City institution and Managing Partner of NoMad – the award-winning hotels, restaurants, and bars with locations in New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and London.


Now, he's doing his own thing.

Briana Tascarella,
The Master of the Puppet Master (and Designer)

Briana Tascarella.jpeg

Briana is an incredibly accomplished artist and mother of the world’s greatest stand up comedian/ballet dancer/Beatles fan/Janis Joplin impersonator/jigsaw puzzle finisher/competitive board game champion.


Briana creates brand identities for global brands, and graciously designed the artwork

for our website and invitations.

Stacy Snyder, The Planner

Stacy Danielle Wedding Planner

Stacy plans parties

and designs websites.

With a little help from her friends (most of them are on this page),

she got to take

Michael and Sandra's great ideas

and impeccable taste

and make some magic out of them. 

See more of what this lady does


Abram Bissell, The Chef

Chef Abram Bissel

Abram also has over 20 years in the hospitality industry. He has led kitchens awarded with one, two and three Michelin Stars, James Beard Awards, and two and three stars in the New York Times.

Abram is also well versed in Zoom Happy Hour conversations that last well past the 60 minute mark and is also an accomplished international puppy smuggler. 

Some buzz about Abram

Chris Lowder, The Beverage Guy

Chris Lowder

Chris Lowder is one of the world’s most sought-after talents in corporate and multi-venue luxury bar consulting. Chris has successfully built globally recognized beverage programs in some of the world’s most challenging markets, including China, South Korea & New York.  

Chris is an avid Avalanche fan and, with any luck, he will be sporting that Stanley Cup tattoo he promised to get if they won this year.  

See what Chris does here.


Tim Robertson, The Music Man

Tim Robertson, The Music Man

Tim’s band, Yams, plays two nights a week at the Famous Door on Bourbon Street.  Yams will be playing on September 4th throughout the evening.  That night, Yams will be featuring Amanda Shaw during the evening, but most of the time she will be partying with the bride and groom.  Tim and Michael met one fateful night in 1992 and a lifelong friendship developed.  Tim’s musical talent is unparalleled, so much so that he even was able to make a fantastic debut album with a talent-less producer, the groom.  


Tim’s music can be heard here

Sean Darbyshire, The Officiant

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Sean is a newly minted ordained minister of some sort who will be presiding over the ceremony both on Long Island and in Germany.  In lederhosen (just in Germany, unfortunately).  Sean and Michael met many moons ago while Sean was cleaning out the Bohlsen’s closets and has been Michael's closest friend ever since.  After years in the restaurant business, he now sells homes all over Long Island.  So, if you are looking to buy or sell a home on Long Island, this pastor is your man.  

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