Le Blanc Weddings’ Very Own, Monica Surowiec and Mariusz Konopka

Talk about “’til death do us part? Monica and Mariusz met in a funeral home the summer of 2014. Well, they were both attending a party in the apartment above the funeral home. Little did they know, the party was all a set-up with the intentions of the two meeting for the first time. Unlike many other love stories, the beginning of their’s didn’t start out so smoothly.

Monica had recently gotten out of a relationship leaving her with no motive to jump into another. On the other hand, Mariusz was consistent in his effort to contact her for a date. After deciding to give him a chance and several dates, they made their relationship official on August 18th, 2014.


Only three weeks as an official couple passed before Mariusz told Monica he loves her. In the beginning, they had to endure a long distance relationship being that he lived in New York while she resided in New Jersey. If you ask them–absence does not make the heart grow fonder.

Monica and Mario only visited each other during the weekends, which eventually led to growing tired of going days away from one another. They, then made it possible to get together during the week. Upon arriving to Mariusz’s apartment late at night, Monica came home to cooked meals and sweet gifts. The long distance suffering lasted for two years until Mariusz finally decided to make the big move to New Jersey to live with Monica.


After a year of living together, Mariusz decided he wanted to take the next step and on August 18th, 2017 he got down on one knee at Mount Fuji Japanese Steakhouse in Hillburn, New York. While some people would expect an engagement on an anniversary, Monica felt that it would be too obvious. It’s no wonder she was absolutely blown away at his proposal.

Monica and Mariusz are to be married on January 4th, 2019 at the incomparable Venetian, in the Palazzo Room.


Engagement photo location: The Brooklyn Bridge, NY

Photographer: Di Zhang, https://majesticcreative.pixieset.com

Ring: Jared Galleria, https://www.jared.com/en/jaredstore

Wedding Venue: The Venetian Catering, http://www.venetiannj.com



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