Meet Us



Who We Are

Denise Oliveira has a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. She has written love stories for The New York Times, Huffington Post and as well as for the Prequels blog. She believes that every single person is interesting and has a unique story to tell. She has interviewed elderly trapeze artists, raw food fanatics, world-class chefs and famous lawyers. Her work has also been published in the Chicago Sun-Times, Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, Austin American-Sentinel and Cape Cod Times. Denise grew up in the United States, Brazil and France and now lives in New York City. She co-anchored a radio program about politics and development, and produced an award-winning documentary about children in Africa for public radio. Denise has served on the National Board of Directors of Wish Upon a Wedding, a non-profit organization that grants weddings to terminally ill individuals. She is a co-founder of After ‘I Do.’ Watch Denise discussing same-sex marriage on Huff Post Live.

Jeremy Sierra is a writer living in New York City, though he grew up in Texas and still says “y’all” on occasion. He received an MFA in creative writing from The New School. He is a contributor to the Huffington Post and Vital Practices. He is a co-founder of a webzine for young adults. He is currently the Managing Editor in the communications and marketing department at Trinity Wall Street. He enjoys writing about Texas, office supplies, religion, and anyone with a story to tell.

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Why We Are Called “Prequels”

Because we write about everything that happened before your big day! We believe that major milestones in life, including your wedding, are a culmination of what came before. Your wedding is much more than an event, it is a celebration of the relationship you have built. That’s why we’re called “Prequels.” We want to help you share your journey leading up to your big day.


Why We Do This

We believe that every couple deserves to have their story professionally written, not just the lucky few who are featured in the newspaper each week! We like knowing that we are helping to add a level of depth and intimacy to your wedding by helping you share a part of yourself with your guests. Even if they know the basics about your romance, the story we write about you will tell them more than they already know!



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