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By Ivette Manners
Categories:  Real Weddings   

Richard noticed Brittney-Ann at the pool of the Fire Island Hotel on Fire Island. They both happened to be there after the SK Run for Rose. "Her smile could have lit up a room," says Richard. He walked over to say hello and they made small talk. They later met up at Fl ynn's, a popular restaurant and bar, and talked for a while, then exchanged phone numbers. " I' ll never forget," says Brittney-Ann. "That was August 12th, 2012 and on September 4th we went on our first date; and as they say, the rest is history."

Photo Credit: Silverfox Photography  

 After almost three years of dating Brittney-Ann, Richard asked her father for her hand in marriage and then set his engagement plans in motion. He wanted to propose to Brittney Ann on their trip to Cancun a few days after Valentine's Day, and was nervous about bringing the ring on the plane. "I was worried that Brittney-Ann would see the ring as we went through customs and it would spoil the surprise," says Richard. Thankfully, their arrival in Mexico went smoothly and Richard proposed at their hotel. "Rich called me out to the balcony where he was down on one knee with flowers and the ring," says Brittney-Ann.

Once their wedding date was set for the following year in June, they sent out Save the Dates-mini calendars of their wedding month with photos of them and a heart around the big day-followed by elegant ivory invitations decorated with a pearl button and Swarovski crystals. The ceremony took place at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Babylon Village, where they decorated the altar and pews with flowers. Brittney-Ann wore an Enzoani gown with a low lace illusion backand a rhinestone-trimmed cathedral-length veil, and loose bouquet of dendrobium orchids, roses, and peonies. Her bridesmaids wore floor-length topaz dresses and her maid-of-honor wore a cameo-colored dress. Richard and his groomsmen wore classic black tuxedos. After the ceremony, the newlyweds headed to Argyle Lake in a white vintage Bentley for photos; then joined their parents and bridal party on a party bus to the reception at Larkfield in East Northport.

Their reception kicked off with a cocktail hour where guests were treated to hors d'oeuvres from five different food stations including turkey and brisket, Asian rolls, fajitas, sushi, and mac-and-cheese. "We actually had time to eat and really enjoy the cocktail hour," says Brittney-Ann. "We sat at a table while the staff brought us samples of all the different foods and our guests were able to say a quick hello, which was very special." After the cocktail hour, the main event was held in the ballroom where guests dined, danced, and took fun photos at the photo booth throughout the night. "The DJ played a little bit of everything," says Brittney-Ann. "Our guests still say how much fun they had." The room was decorated with tall centerpieces of roses, hydrangeas, and peonies accented by loose cascades of orchids and curly willow branches.

The tables were also decorated with votive candles around the centerpieces and photo booth picture frames at each place setting. Dinner included a choice of filet mignon, rack of lamb, chicken and salmon. The couple also served a signature drink made out of vanilla and espresso vodkas, dark Godiva chocolate liqueur, a splash of heavy cream, and a drizzle of Hershey chocolate syrup. Before the end of the night, a celebratory 6-tier cake with alternating layers of chocolate and vanilla and Italian custard and cannoli filings was served. Cascading roses decorated the cake, along with a pearland-rhinestone monogrammed topper.

 "There were so many amazing moments of the day," says Brittney-Ann. "I loved getting ready with my mom, mother-in-law, sister in-law, flower girl, and best friends. The car ride to the church in the Bentley with my parents was so special. Walking down the aisle with my father and seeing Rich's handsome face is unforgettable. And the ceremony at St. Joseph Church was the most significant part of the day, but of course I can't leave out the phenomenal party at Larkfield."

For Richard, Brittney-Ann's smile, which first attracted him to her that summer day four years ago, was one of the best parts of the day. "Her smile and g low were amazing," says Richard. "As I watched her walk down the aisle it was actually hard to hold in tears. After the ceremony and all the pictures, it was nice to be able to let loose and relax at the reception and enjoy our first moments as husband and wife."

The newlywed couple waited exactly one month after their wedding to go on their honeymoon. "Waiting to go on our honeymoon allowed us to continue the excitement of the entire wedding experience," says Brittney-Ann. "It gave us time to look at pictures and enjoy being newlyweds at home first." Their post-nuptials getaway to Sandals in Grenada was originally planned for eight days, but they decided to extend their stay three more days before they were scheduled to fly back. "We loved spending time at the beach and pool, and going on different excursions," says Brittney-Ann. "It was a perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy our time as newlyweds."

Brittney-Ann's tip to other brides-to-be? "Do what makes you happy, focus on what's important to you and your significant other, and enjoy the experience." The groom agrees. "Make sure it's your wedding and that you're happy," says Richard. "Enjoy the ride. It's one special day, but you have the rest of your life to spend together” 

Long Island Bride and Groom Resources Below:  

Reception Site: Larkfield 

Photography & Videography: Silverfox Photography  & Video 

Reception Entertainment: Big Hits DJ Entertainment 

Wedding Gown/Bridesmaid Dresses/Veil: Bridal Reflections 

Headpiece & Jewelry: Christie Lauren  

Transportation: Tran-Star Executive Limo

Men's Formal Wear: RSVP Tuxedos

Photo Booth: Big Hits DJ Entertainment

Bridal Registry: Macy's  


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Richard noticed Brittney-Ann at the pool of the Fire Island Hotel on Fire Island. They both happened to be there after the SK Run for Rose. "Her smile could have lit up a room," says Richard. He walked over to say hello and they made small talk. They later met up at Fl ynn's, a popular restaurant and bar, and talked for a while, then exchanged phone numbers. " I' ll never forget," says Brittney-Ann. "That was August 12th, 2012 and on September 4th we went on our first date; and as they say, the rest is history."

Photo Credit: Silverfox Photography  

 After almost three years of dating Brittney-Ann, Richard asked her father for her hand in marriage and then set his engagement plans in motion. He wanted to propose to Brittney Ann on their trip to Cancun a few days after Valentine's Day, and was nervous about bringing the ring on the plane. "I was worried that Brittney-Ann would see the ring as we went through customs and it would spoil the surprise," says Richard. Thankfully, their arrival in Mexico went smoothly and Richard proposed at their hotel. "Rich called me out to the balcony where he was down on one knee with flowers and the ring," says Brittney-Ann.

Once their wedding date was set for the following year in June, they sent out Save the Dates-mini calendars of their wedding month with photos of them and a heart around the big day-followed by elegant ivory invitations decorated with a pearl button and Swarovski crystals. The ceremony took place at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Babylon Village, where they decorated the altar and pews with flowers. Brittney-Ann wore an Enzoani gown with a low lace illusion backand a rhinestone-trimmed cathedral-length veil, and carried a loose bouquet of dendrobium orchids, roses, and peonies. Her bridesmaids wore floor-length topaz dresses and her maid-of-honor wore a cameo-colored dress. Richard and his groomsmen wore classic black tuxedos. After the ceremony, the newlyweds headed to Argyle Lake in a white vintage Bentley for photos; then joined their parents and bridal party on a party bus to the reception at Larkfield in East Northport.

Their reception kicked off with a cocktail hour where guests were treated to hors d'oeuvres from five different food stations including turkey and brisket, Asian rolls, fajitas, sushi, and mac-and-cheese. "We actually had time to eat and really enjoy the cocktail hour," says Brittney-Ann. "We sat at a table while the staff brought us samples of all the different foods and our guests were able to say a quick hello, which was very special." After the cocktail hour, the main event was held in the ballroom where guests dined, danced, and took fun photos at the photo booth throughout the night. "The DJ played a little bit of everything," says Brittney-Ann. "Our guests still say how much fun they had." The room was decorated with tall centerpieces of roses, hydrangeas, and peonies accented by loose cascades of orchids and curly willow branches.

The tables were also decorated with votive candles around the centerpieces and photo booth picture frames at each place setting. Dinner included a choice of filet mignon, rack of lamb, chicken and salmon. The couple also served a signature drink made out of vanilla and espresso vodkas, dark Godiva chocolate liqueur, a splash of heavy cream, and a drizzle of Hershey chocolate syrup. Before the end of the night, a celebratory 6-tier cake with alternating layers of chocolate and vanilla and Italian custard and cannoli filings was served. Cascading roses decorated the cake, along with a pearland-rhinestone monogrammed topper.

 "There were so many amazing moments of the day," says Brittney-Ann. "I loved getting ready with my mom, mother-in-law, sister in-law, flower girl, and best friends. The car ride to the church in the Bentley with my parents was so special. Walking down the aisle with my father and seeing Rich's handsome face is unforgettable. And the ceremony at St. Joseph Church was the most significant part of the day, but of course I can't leave out the phenomenal party at Larkfield."

For Richard, Brittney-Ann's smile, which first attracted him to her that summer day four years ago, was one of the best parts of the day. "Her smile and g low were amazing," says Richard. "As I watched her walk down the aisle it was actually hard to hold in tears. After the ceremony and all the pictures, it was nice to be able to let loose and relax at the reception and enjoy our first moments as husband and wife."

The newlywed couple waited exactly one month after their wedding to go on their honeymoon. "Waiting to go on our honeymoon allowed us to continue the excitement of the entire wedding experience," says Brittney-Ann. "It gave us time to look at pictures and enjoy being newlyweds at home first." Their post-nuptials getaway to Sandals in Grenada was originally planned for eight days, but they decided to extend their stay three more days before they were scheduled to fly back. "We loved spending time at the beach and pool, and going on different excursions," says Brittney-Ann. "It was a perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy our time as newlyweds."

Brittney-Ann's tip to other brides-to-be? "Do what makes you happy, focus on what's important to you and your significant other, and enjoy the experience." The groom agrees. "Make sure it's your wedding and that you're happy," says Richard. "Enjoy the ride. It's one special day, but you have the rest of your life to spend together” 

Long Island Bride and Groom Resources Below:  

Reception Site: Larkfield 

Photography & Videography: Silverfox Photography  & Video 

Reception Entertainment: Big Hits DJ Entertainment 

Wedding Gown/Bridesmaid Dresses/Veil: Bridal Reflections 

Headpiece & Jewelry: Christie Lauren  

Transportation: Tran-Star Executive Limo

Men's Formal Wear: RSVP Tuxedos

Photo Booth: Big Hits DJ Entertainment

Bridal Registry: Macy's  


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By Sandra Mardenfeld
Categories:  Real Weddings   

FOR LOUISA AND MICHAEL IT WAS FATE. A mutual friend wanted them to meet so they made plans in May 2012 to visit Fire Island. The friend left her phone in the car before getting onto the ferry. While they split up for a while Louisa and another friend spoke to two cute guys -although no names or numbers were exchanged. When Michael followed up with the mutual friend, she showed him Louisa's photograph. He recognized her immediately - he was one of the guys Louisa spoke to the day before. They had met after all, without anyone introducing them!

The couple got engaged on March 8, 2014 after a day spent at the Museum of Natural History. They visited each floor, then exited through the outdoor garden. Michael got down on one knee and proposed. A hired photographer captured every moment and later spent time taking pictures of the newly engaged couple in front of the Museum.

Michael and Louisa had two ceremonies. The first was an intimate one in front of immediate family at Our Lady of Lourdes in Massapequa. Another ceremony occurred at The Inn at New Hyde Park. Our officiant asked the two of us to write our own "Why" essay, said Louisa. "I had to explain why Michael was the one for me, and Michael had to explain why I was the one for him. We did not know that these would be read aloud during the ceremony, but listening to it, we realized just how lucky the two of us were." 

A string trio played "A Thousand Years" as the bridal party walked down the aisle. The bridesmaids dazzled in full–length coral-colored peplum dresses that featured a sweetheart top similar to Louisa's wedding gown. The couple rented a Victorian baby carriage/parasol so Louisa's sister/matron of honor could push her daughter, the flower girl, down aisle.

 

The bride's dress, an lnes DiSanto wedding gown, was all lace, with a low back. Accessories included a pearl necklace, earrings, and bracelet as well as her grandmother's gold wedding band. Michael and the groomsmen wore midnight blue, three-piece suits by Jean Yves. "The deep blue went beautifully with the coral bridesmaid dresses," said Louisa.

Louisa and her mother along with the florist designed every floral arrangement, discussing color schemes, designs, and arrangements together. The bride's bouquet included David Austin patience and Juliet garden roses, white ranunculus, and cascading ivy and stephanotis. The bridesmaids' bouquets were similar. Michael and the groomsmen wore boutonnieres made of David Austin garden roses.

The cocktail hour took p lace in the Tuscany room at the Inn at New Hyde Park. There were passed hers d'oeurves and stations, including a mashed potato and martini bar, and wok, peking duck and fajita stations.

The reception took place in the Georgian Ballroom. Louisa wanted things to be simple, yet elegant so she kept the colors the same for everything - the bridesmaid's dresses, the centerpieces, bouquets, the favors and the linens. Everything was in shades of corals, ivory and gold. There were high and low centerpieces in the ballroom. The high centerpieces were in gold pedestals, and included white stock, peach and cream roses, white hydrangea, Queen Anne's lace, and cascading ivy. Lower centerpieces contained the same flowers, but were placed in mercury-glass pedestal bowls. 'The most unexpected addition for our guests was the painter who captured our first dance," said Louisa. "Over the course of the night she painted every minor detail of the room and of our first dance. Guests left in awe!"

For dinner, guests chose from grilled salmon, pork chop Milanese, chicken Monaco and black-angus strip steak. The wedding cake was a four-tiered chocolate cake decorated with clustered garden roses that cascaded downward. In addition to cake and martini fruit cups, dessert included a milk shake and cookie bar and a Nutella crepe station.

Guests enjoyed the percussionist that played along with the music, and were welcome to play along on the bongos. "Our guests did not sit down the entire night!" said Louisa. The music started with a mandolin player for the cocktail hour. The DJ, MC and percussionist dominated during the reception, except during dinner when a vocalist sang and played the keys.

The couple honeymooned at Disney World in Florida, staying at the Grand Floridian. "We spent our days at different parks and spent our nights watching fireworks. When we first arrived, Michael and I had a couple's massage at the spa at the Grand Floridian. A massage after the wedding is highly recommended!"

Long Island Bride and Groom Resources Below:  

Ceremony/Reception Site: The Inn at New Hyde Park
Photography/Videography: Sherwood-Triart Photography
Wedding Gown/Veil: Bridal Reflections
Invitations: Platinum Affairs
Transporatation: All Star Limousine Service
Uplighting: The Inn at New Hyde Park
Guest Accommodations: Viana Hotel and Spa
Bridal Registry: Bloomingdale's 

 


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FOR LOUISA AND MICHAEL IT WAS FATE. A mutual friend wanted them to meet so they made plans in May 2012 to visit Fire Island. The friend left her phone in the car before getting onto the ferry. While they split up for a while Louisa and another friend spoke to two cute guys -although no names or numbers were exchanged. When Michael followed up with the mutual friend, she showed him Louisa's photograph. He recognized her immediately - he was one of the guys Louisa spoke to the day before. They had met after all, without anyone introducing them!

The couple got engaged on March 8, 2014 after a day spent at the Museum of Natural History. They visited each floor, then exited through the outdoor garden. Michael got down on one knee and proposed. A hired photographer captured every moment and later spent time taking pictures of the newly engaged couple in front of the Museum.

Michael and Louisa had two ceremonies. The first was an intimate one in front of immediate family at Our Lady of Lourdes in Massapequa. Another ceremony occurred at The Inn at New Hyde Park. Our officiant asked the two of us to write our own "Why" essay, said Louisa. "I had to explain why Michael was the one for me, and Michael had to explain why I was the one for him. We did not know that these would be read aloud during the ceremony, but listening to it, we realized just how lucky the two of us were." 

A string trio played "A Thousand Years" as the bridal party walked down the aisle. The bridesmaids dazzled in full–length coral-colored peplum dresses that featured a sweetheart top similar to Louisa's wedding gown. The couple rented a Victorian baby carriage/parasol so Louisa's sister/matron of honor could push her daughter, the flower girl, down the aisle.

 

The bride's dress, an lnes DiSanto wedding gown, was all lace, with a low back. Accessories included a pearl necklace, earrings, and bracelet as well as her grandmother's gold wedding band. Michael and the groomsmen wore midnight blue, three-piece suits by Jean Yves. "The deep blue went beautifully with the coral bridesmaid dresses," said Louisa.

Louisa and her mother along with the florist designed every floral arrangement, discussing color schemes, designs, and arrangements together. The bride's bouquet included David Austin patience and Juliet garden roses, white ranunculus, and cascading ivy and stephanotis. The bridesmaids' bouquets were similar. Michael and the groomsmen wore boutonnieres made of David Austin garden roses.

The cocktail hour took p lace in the Tuscany room at the Inn at New Hyde Park. There were passed hers d'oeurves and stations, including a mashed potato and martini bar, and wok, peking duck and fajita stations.

The reception took place in the Georgian Ballroom. Louisa wanted things to be simple, yet elegant so she kept the colors the same for everything - the bridesmaid's dresses, the centerpieces, bouquets, the favors and the linens. Everything was in shades of corals, ivory and gold. There were high and low centerpieces in the ballroom. The high centerpieces were in gold pedestals, and included white stock, peach and cream roses, white hydrangea, Queen Anne's lace, and cascading ivy. Lower centerpieces contained the same flowers, but were placed in mercury-glass pedestal bowls. 'The most unexpected addition for our guests was the painter who captured our first dance," said Louisa. "Over the course of the night she painted every minor detail of the room and of our first dance. Guests left in awe!"

For dinner, guests chose from grilled salmon, pork chop Milanese, chicken Monaco and black-angus strip steak. The wedding cake was a four-tiered chocolate cake decorated with clustered garden roses that cascaded downward. In addition to cake and martini fruit cups, dessert included a milk shake and cookie bar and a Nutella crepe station.

Guests enjoyed the percussionist that played along with the music, and were welcome to play along on the bongos. "Our guests did not sit down the entire night!" said Louisa. The music started with a mandolin player for the cocktail hour. The DJ, MC and percussionist dominated during the reception, except during dinner when a vocalist sang and played the keys.

The couple honeymooned at Disney World in Florida, staying at the Grand Floridian. "We spent our days at different parks and spent our nights watching fireworks. When we first arrived, Michael and I had a couple's massage at the spa at the Grand Floridian. A massage after the wedding is highly recommended!"

Long Island Bride and Groom Resources Below:  

Ceremony/Reception Site: The Inn at New Hyde Park
Photography/Videography: Sherwood-Triart Photography
Wedding Gown/Veil: Bridal Reflections
Invitations: Platinum Affairs
Transporatation: All Star Limousine Service
Uplighting: The Inn at New Hyde Park
Guest Accommodations: Viana Hotel and Spa
Bridal Registry: Bloomingdale's 

 


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By Sandra Mardenfeld
Categories:  Real Weddings   

ARISLEIDY AND JONATHAN'S romance goes back to their playpen days. The two 27-year-olds met at the Nuestros Ninos daycare when they were four. "Our mothers would usually bump into each other and make comments about us getting married when we grew up," said Arisleidy.

Then a February 2012 party at Jonathan's mother's house changed everything. Arisleidy was reading a book by the steps when Jonathan, started to tease her: 'What are you doing reading a book and not interacting with me." For the first time, the two really talked to each other. "His cousins at one point starting chanting my nickname, 'Ari, Ari, Ari Ari ...' it was so embarrassing for me and I just remember my cheeks blushing and everyone noticing." 

 Photo: EXO Photography

The proposal happened on a busy day. Arisleidy wanted to go to a friend's birthday party but Jonathan's family was holding a farewell dinner for his grandfather, who was returning to the Dominican Republic. Arisleidy felt ill so Jonathan suggested she get a mani/pedi to relax. "As we approached his house I noticed there were so many vehicles parked outside, but I didn't think much of it since he has a large family," she said. "Once I entered, I said hello to everyone and noticed that they were a bit more dressed up than usual, but again, ignored it."

Jonathan's mother then told her there was a delivery for Arisleidy, giving her 51 balloons: 50 white and one red. In the red balloon there was a note so Jonathan's sister popped it. Jonathan got down on one knee and asked her, "Will you marry me?" Arisleidy cried and said yes. As he takes me downstairs I noticed that he decorated everything with red and white balloons, a beautiful cake, treats and lots of food." The proposal an engagement party.

Their traditional ceremony took place in the church where they both grew up - Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The officiant was Rev. Father Jason N. Espinal, who is the bride's cousin. The church was decorated with many blush pink and white flowers as well as ribbons and tulle. During the ceremony, the bride surprised the groom with a song by Nuria Fergo, "Quiereme."

The bride wore a vanilla mermaid gown with straps and Swarovski crystals and a veil by lnes di Santo. Her shoes were Christian Louboutins. She had a cascading bouquet of orchids and roses with crystals. The bridesmaids had beautiful blush A-line dresses full of appliques and sparkles, made by Jovani. They carried small bouquets of b lush pink and white roses. Flower girls had a ball of flowers on their wrists.

 Photo: EXO Photography

The groom wore a custom made suit, Dolce & Gabbana shoes, Hugo Boss cuff links and a Movado watch. The groomsmen had tuxes from Bloomingdales. After the ceremony, the guests released butterflies for the couple. "My favorite moment was walking down the aisle and seeing so many faces and focusing on reaching him at the altar," said Arisleidy.

The modern-themed reception was at Chateau Briand. The color palette featured blush pink and white with accents of brown and rose gold. Lighting was pink and purple and tables contained candle votives and sparkling crystal nuggets. There were two centerpieces: one of them was a tree with cascading flowers and hanging crystal ball votives; the other was a long vase with three balls of flowers inside and a big flower arrangement on top with branches. Guests also enjoyed a photo booth. 'We loved saying hello to all of our guests and being able to dance with them," said the bride.

The cocktail hour offered tempting items such as bread, cheese and carved fruit displays, mozzarella and tomato, roasted peppers, Italian potato salad, shrimp cocktail, Thai spring roll s, fried ravioli, bruschetta, stuffed mushrooms, rice balls, and seafood scampi. The following meal included Chateau Briand, shrimp oreganata, chicken piccata, duck l'orange, homemade manicotti, his and hers brownie sundaes and, of course, cake. And, what a cake: six tiers full of red velvet and yellow cake with strawberry custard or raspberry and decorated with crystals and fondant.

The couple honeymooned in Playa Mujeres, Mexico for eight days, staying at the Finest Resort. Arisleidy advises brides to not stress with all their wedding plans. "Make sure to have other people help you so that it won't be overwhelming and to write down all the details needed so it can be completed a month prior to the wedding. After all the minor details are done it's all smooth sailing." 

Long Island Bride and Groom Resources Below:  

Reception Site: Chateau Briand
Photography/Videography: EXO Photography
Wedding Gown/Veil: Bridal Reflections
Transportation: Lancelot Limousine Services, Inc.
Flowers: Stylish Events
Guest Accommodations: Holiday Inn Westbury
Chair Covers/Table Linens: The Finishing Touch 
Wedding Cake: Francesco's Bakery
Bridal Registry: Macy's 


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ARISLEIDY AND JONATHAN'S romance goes back to their playpen days. The two 27-year-olds met at the Nuestros Ninos daycare when they were four. "Our mothers would usually bump into each other and make comments about us getting married when we grew up," said Arisleidy.

Then a February 2012 party at Jonathan's mother's house changed everything. Arisleidy was reading a book by the steps when Jonathan, started to tease her: 'What are you doing reading a book and not interacting with me." For the first time, the two really talked to each other. "His cousins at one point starting chanting my nickname, 'Ari, Ari, Ari Ari ...' it was so embarrassing for me and I just remember my cheeks blushing and everyone noticing." 

 Photo: EXO Photography

The proposal happened on a busy day. Arisleidy wanted to go to a friend's birthday party but Jonathan's family was holding a farewell dinner for his grandfather, who was returning to the Dominican Republic. Arisleidy felt ill so Jonathan suggested she get a mani/pedi to relax. "As we approached his house I noticed there were so many vehicles parked outside, but I didn't think much of it since he has a large family," she said. "Once I entered, I said hello to everyone and noticed that they were a bit more dressed up than usual, but again, ignored it."

Jonathan's mother then told her there was a delivery for Arisleidy, giving her 51 balloons: 50 white and one red. In the red balloon there was a note so Jonathan's sister popped it. Jonathan got down on one knee and asked her, "Will you marry me?" Arisleidy cried and said yes. As he takes me downstairs I noticed that he decorated everything with red and white balloons, a beautiful cake, treats and lots of food." The proposal turned into an engagement party.

Their traditional ceremony took place in the church where they both grew up - Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The officiant was Rev. Father Jason N. Espinal, who is the bride's cousin. The church was decorated with many blush pink and white flowers as well as ribbons and tulle. During the ceremony, the bride surprised the groom with a song by Nuria Fergo, "Quiereme."

The bride wore a vanilla mermaid gown with straps and Swarovski crystals and a veil by lnes di Santo. Her shoes were Christian Louboutins. She had a cascading bouquet of orchids and roses with crystals. The bridesmaids had beautiful blush A-line dresses full of appliques and sparkles, made by Jovani. They carried small bouquets of b lush pink and white roses. Flower girls had a ball of flowers on their wrists.

 Photo: EXO Photography

The groom wore a custom made suit, Dolce & Gabbana shoes, Hugo Boss cuff links and a Movado watch. The groomsmen had tuxes from Bloomingdales. After the ceremony, the guests released butterflies for the couple. "My favorite moment was walking down the aisle and seeing so many faces and focusing on reaching him at the altar," said Arisleidy.

The modern-themed reception was at Chateau Briand. The color palette featured blush pink and white with accents of brown and rose gold. Lighting was pink and purple and tables contained candle votives and sparkling crystal nuggets. There were two centerpieces: one of them was a tree with cascading flowers and hanging crystal ball votives; the other was a long vase with three balls of flowers inside and a big flower arrangement on top with branches. Guests also enjoyed a photo booth. 'We loved saying hello to all of our guests and being able to dance with them," said the bride.

The cocktail hour offered tempting items such as bread, cheese and carved fruit displays, mozzarella and tomato, roasted peppers, Italian potato salad, shrimp cocktail, Thai spring roll s, fried ravioli, bruschetta, stuffed mushrooms, rice balls, and seafood scampi. The following meal included Chateau Briand, shrimp oreganata, chicken piccata, duck l'orange, homemade manicotti, his and hers brownie sundaes and, of course, cake. And, what a cake: six tiers full of red velvet and yellow cake with strawberry custard or raspberry and decorated with crystals and fondant.

The couple honeymooned in Playa Mujeres, Mexico for eight days, staying at the Finest Resort. Arisleidy advises brides to not stress with all their wedding plans. "Make sure to have other people help you so that it won't be overwhelming and to write down all the details needed so it can be completed a month prior to the wedding. After all the minor details are done it's all smooth sailing." 

Long Island Bride and Groom Resources Below:  

Reception Site: Chateau Briand
Photography/Videography: EXO Photography
Wedding Gown/Veil: Bridal Reflections
Transportation: Lancelot Limousine Services, Inc.
Flowers: Stylish Events
Guest Accommodations: Holiday Inn Westbury
Chair Covers/Table Linens: The Finishing Touch 
Wedding Cake: Francesco's Bakery
Bridal Registry: Macy's 


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By Sandra Mardenfeld
Categories:  Real Weddings   

ON A SUMMER NIGHT, Mustafa, met his wife, Daniela, when two friends independently forced them to go out. "We had no idea how that night would change our lives forever," said Daniela, "I am certain that if our friends did not convince us to go out that night to that specific place our lives would have never crossed paths."

The couple got engaged while on vacation in Cabo, Mexico. Mustafa walked around the resort with the ring in his pocket, waiting for the perfect moment. "One night, unbeknown to me, the ring fell out of his pocket onto the couch right in front of me, but thank goodness I did not notice!"' said Daniela. "Later that night he got down on one knee and everything around me seemed to stand still. He stared into my eyes and told me that he wanted nothing more than to be my husband and grow old together."

Their wedding was a blend of their Italian and Persian cultures. They played traditional Italian and Afghan music, had Afghan dancers perform and received henna on their hands for good luck. The wedding ceremony took place at the Mill Neck Manor and featured family members. The godmother of the bride read a passage, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, and the sister of the g room read the poem, "On Your Wedding Day."

Eight bridesmaids, seven groomsmen, two ring bearers and one f lower girl walked down the aisle as a violinist played throughout the procession. The maid of honor wore a champagne 'Jessica" gown, designed by Walter Mendez. The bridesmaids wore champagne dresses by Jim Hjelm, and featured a sweetheart neckline, gathered bodice and lace cap sleeves with a keyhole back. Bridesmaids and the maid of honor carried dark plum and burgundy lily flower bouquets. The groomsmen wore Calvin Klein slim fit suits with suspenders, black bow ties and a dark plum lily on their lapel.

  
Photo: Tony Lante Photography

The bride wore a Galia Lahav mermaid style gown with a low back. It was covered in lace with a touch of sparkle throughout. She also had a cathedral veil with wide lace trim and appliques of lace in the center, also designed by Lahav. Her ivory closed shoes had a beautiful embellished broach on the back of the heel and gold soles. The groom wore a Black Label Ralph Lauren tuxedo with suspenders, a white bow tie and an orchid flower on his lapel. The bridal bouquet of orchids paid homage to her family-with Daniela's flowers wrapped in a piece of lace from her mother's wedding gown. She also attached a broach, with pictures of her grandfather, grandmother and godmother, who had passed, and pinned pearl rosary beads to her bouquet. "My favorite memory of the day was walking down the aisle with my arm interlocked with the arm of my first love, walking toward my soon-to-be-husband who was anxiously staring back at me," said Daniela.

The reception took p lace in the Bellagio ballroom at Larkfield, located in East Northport. The color scheme was white and gold with light hints of mauve and dusty rose. Ivory sashes were intertwined into each chair and then draped onto the floor, giving the room a romantic look. Centerpieces were a combination of orchids, roses, and greenery on tall gold candlesticks. Some tables had a low bouquet of flowers to match the tall standing arrangements and were surrounded by three low gold candlesticks.

The DJ and percussionist from Ll Sound had everyone on the dance floor. "Dancing with all of our friends and family was truly memorable. The energy was like no other and everyone had a smile from ear to ear." Guests dined on crab cakes, salad, penne ala vodka, and had a choice of rack of lamb, filet mignon, stuffed chicken, teriyaki salmon, shrimp oreganata or eggplant parmigiana. Dessert included a full

Viennese hour with pastries, cakes, cookies and specialty stations including make-your-own sundaes and cheesecake.

The wedding cake was a beautiful five-tiered round cake filled with cannoli cream and strawberry custard. The entire cake had fresh ivory and dusty ivory flowers cascading down each layer. 

The couple honeymooned in Thailand for two-and-a-half weeks. One of their biggest adventures was visiting Tiger Kingdom where they got to hug and take pictures with beautiful animals. "Talk about a check off the bucket list," exclaimed Daniela.

Long Island Bride and Groom Resources Below:  

Reception Site: Larkfield

Photography/Videography: Tony Lante Photograpy & Cinematography

DJ/Percussionist/Uplighting: LI Sound DJ 

Wedding Gown/Veil/Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal Reflections

Seating Chart: Fairy Tale Affairs

Bridal Registry: Bloomingdale's 


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ON A SUMMER NIGHT, Mustafa, met his wife, Daniela, when two friends independently forced them to go out. "We had no idea how that night would change our lives forever," said Daniela, "I am certain that if our friends did not convince us to go out that night to that specific place our lives would have never crossed paths."

The couple got engaged while on vacation in Cabo, Mexico. Mustafa walked around the resort with the ring in his pocket, waiting for the perfect moment. "One night, unbeknown to me, the ring fell out of his pocket onto the couch right in front of me, but thank goodness I did not notice!"' said Daniela. "Later that night he got down on one knee and everything around me seemed to stand still. He stared into my eyes and told me that he wanted nothing more than to be my husband and grow old together."

Their wedding was a blend of their Italian and Persian cultures. They played traditional Italian and Afghan music, had Afghan dancers perform and received henna on their hands for good luck. The wedding ceremony took place at the Mill Neck Manor and featured family members. The godmother of the bride read a passage, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, and the sister of the g room read the poem, "On Your Wedding Day."

Eight bridesmaids, seven groomsmen, two ring bearers and one f lower girl walked down the aisle as a violinist played throughout the procession. The maid of honor wore a champagne 'Jessica" gown, designed by Walter Mendez. The bridesmaids wore champagne dresses by Jim Hjelm, and featured a sweetheart neckline, gathered bodice and lace cap sleeves with a keyhole back. Bridesmaids and the maid of honor carried dark plum and burgundy lily flower bouquets. The groomsmen wore Calvin Klein slim fit suits with suspenders, black bow ties and a dark plum lily flower on their lapel.

  
Photo: Tony Lante Photography

The bride wore a Galia Lahav mermaid style gown with a low back. It was covered in lace with a touch of sparkle throughout. She also had a cathedral veil with wide lace trim and appliques of lace in the center, also designed by Lahav. Her ivory closed shoes had a beautiful embellished broach on the back of the heel and gold soles. The groom wore a Black Label Ralph Lauren tuxedo with suspenders, a white bow tie and an orchid flower on his lapel. The bridal bouquet of orchids paid homage to her family-with Daniela's flowers wrapped in a piece of lace from her mother's wedding gown. She also attached a broach, with pictures of her grandfather, grandmother and godmother, who had passed, and pinned pearl rosary beads to her bouquet. "My favorite memory of the day was walking down the aisle with my arm interlocked with the arm of my first love, walking toward my soon-to-be-husband who was anxiously staring back at me," said Daniela.

The reception took p lace in the Bellagio ballroom at Larkfield, located in East Northport. The color scheme was white and gold with light hints of mauve and dusty rose. Ivory sashes were intertwined into each chair and then draped onto the floor, giving the room a romantic look. Centerpieces were a combination of orchids, roses, and greenery on tall gold candlesticks. Some tables had a low bouquet of flowers to match the tall standing arrangements and were surrounded by three low gold candlesticks.

The DJ and percussionist from Ll Sound had everyone on the dance floor. "Dancing with all of our friends and family was truly memorable. The energy was like no other and everyone had a smile from ear to ear." Guests dined on crab cakes, salad, penne ala vodka, and had a choice of rack of lamb, filet mignon, stuffed chicken, teriyaki salmon, shrimp oreganata or eggplant parmigiana. Dessert included a full

Viennese hour with pastries, cakes, cookies and specialty stations including make-your-own sundaes and cheesecake.

The wedding cake was a beautiful five-tiered round cake filled with cannoli cream and strawberry custard. The entire cake had fresh ivory and dusty ivory flowers cascading down each layer. 

The couple honeymooned in Thailand for two-and-a-half weeks. One of their biggest adventures was visiting Tiger Kingdom where they got to hug and take pictures with beautiful animals. "Talk about a check off the bucket list," exclaimed Daniela.

Long Island Bride and Groom Resources Below:  

Reception Site: Larkfield

Photography/Videography: Tony Lante Photograpy & Cinematography

DJ/Percussionist/Uplighting: LI Sound DJ 

Wedding Gown/Veil/Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal Reflections

Seating Chart: Fairy Tale Affairs

Bridal Registry: Bloomingdale's 


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By Ivette Manners
Categories:  Real Weddings   

A SUMMER VACATION in the stunning coastal country of Croatia brought Kate and Daniel, together. "My best friend in college invited me to stay with her and her family in Croatia for a few weeks after freshman year," says Kate. "Turns out, both her and Daniel's parents are from the same small village in Croatia and were family friends! So, I met Daniel through her family and we instantly became close friends." Kate and Daniel didn't start dating until years later when they both lived in New York City, but sparks definitely ignited the summer they met.

A few days before Valentine's Day in 2014, Daniel surprised Kate by asking her to be his wife. "We had planned our first vacation together, with just the two of us, to the Dominican Republic for a long weekend," says Kate. The night before they left for their trip, Kate and Daniel ordered Chinese food and settled in to watch one of their favorite TV shows. "Daniel knows I love fortune cookies. When I opened one it read 'Will you marry me?' At first I thought it was a prank fortune, so it took me a minute to really understand what was happening," said Kate. "Then Daniel got down on one knee and gave a beautiful speech asking if I would marry him. I was so shocked!"

Kate and Daniel planned their wedding with a Catholic Church ceremony followed by a reception at Westbury Manor. Their ceremony included a full mass and featured a singer, pianist, and a trio of string musicians. "We chose readings for the ceremony that really spoke to us as a couple," says Kate. "And my sister, who was also my maid of honor, sang accompanied by the musicians. It's something I will remember for the rest of my life." The bride walked down the aisle in a Tara Keely tulle ball gown and lace-trimmed veil. A pair of custom-made earrings given to Kate as a wedding gift by her parents and a Tiffany & Co. bracelet from her g room that morning, accessorized her dress. Daniel was a dapper gentleman in a peaked lapel tuxedo and velvet shoes. After the ceremony, the couple drove off in a vintage antique car for a mock getaway.

The bride and groom chose their reception venue based on the fact that they wanted the celebration to feel as if their guests were attending a dinner party at their home. "I loved that our cocktail hour was set up throughout three different rooms, which allowed our guests to walk around and explore the manor," says Kate. For their wedding day, the couple decided to blend Kate's South Dakotan background and Daniel's Croatian traditions. At the reception, the couple and their families drank from a Bukara, a wooden cup that's passed around at Croatian celebrations; and danced all night to a mix of country and Croatian music played by their DJ from Silverfox Entertainment along with a Croatian DJ. "All of my Midwestern family drank out of the Bukara and danced the Kolo, a Croatian folk dance; and all of his Croatian family danced and sang to country music," says Kate. "It was so much fun to see our cultures blending together!"

While planning the wedding's decor, Kate kept guests mingling in mind. "I wanted my tab le arrangements to have that 'wow' factor, but also wanted our guests to be able to see each other across the table and chat, so I chose low arrangements," says Kate. Half of the guest tables were adorned with flora l hedges and candles. The other tables featured floral arrangements with crystal candelabras. To play up the antique presentation of the centerpieces, the bride chose intricate lace-appliqued tablecloths with light beading paired with gold napkins.

After dinner, the couple cut their Salted Caramel-and-Samoa wedding cake. Instead of a groom's cake for Daniel, Kate organized to have White Castle sliders delivered. "We love late-night fast food," says Kate. "So I ordered cases of sliders and had them set up at 11:00 PM at the exit, so that our guests could grab a snack for the road. It was a huge hit!"The day was filled with well thought-out and meaningful details that were the perfect start to their marriage. "My favorite memory was walking down the aisle and seeing Daniel waiting for me," says Kate. "It is a moment I had dreamed of all of my life- it was surreal to be living it. To know I really was marrying my best friend and soul mate." 

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A SUMMER VACATION in the stunning coastal country of Croatia brought Kate and Daniel, together. "My best friend in college invited me to stay with her and her family in Croatia for a few weeks after freshman year," says Kate. "Turns out, both her and Daniel's parents are from the same small village in Croatia and were family friends! So, I met Daniel through her family and we instantly became close friends." Kate and Daniel didn't start dating until years later when they both lived in New York City, but sparks definitely ignited the summer they met.

A few days before Valentine's Day in 2014, Daniel surprised Kate by asking her to be his wife. "We had planned our first vacation together, with just the two of us, to the Dominican Republic for a long weekend," says Kate. The night before they left for their trip, Kate and Daniel ordered Chinese food and settled in to watch one of their favorite TV shows. "Daniel knows I love fortune cookies. When I opened one it read 'Will you marry me?' At first I thought it was a prank fortune, so it took me a minute to really understand what was happening," said Kate. "Then Daniel got down on one knee and gave a beautiful speech asking if I would marry him. I was so shocked!"

Kate and Daniel planned their wedding with a Catholic Church ceremony followed by a reception at Westbury Manor. Their ceremony included a full mass and featured a singer, pianist, and a trio of string musicians. "We chose readings for the ceremony that really spoke to us as a couple," says Kate. "And my sister, who was also my maid of honor, sang accompanied by the musicians. It's something I will remember for the rest of my life." The bride walked down the aisle in a Tara Keely tulle ball gown and lace-trimmed cathedral-length veil. A pair of custom-made earrings given to Kate as a wedding gift by her parents and a Tiffany & Co. bracelet from her g room that morning, accessorized her dress. Daniel was a dapper gentleman in a peaked lapel tuxedo and velvet shoes. After the ceremony, the couple drove off in a vintage antique car for a mock getaway.

The bride and groom chose their reception venue based on the fact that they wanted the celebration to feel as if their guests were attending a dinner party at their home. "I loved that our cocktail hour was set up throughout three different rooms, which allowed our guests to walk around and explore the manor," says Kate. For their wedding day, the couple decided to blend Kate's South Dakotan background and Daniel's Croatian traditions. At the reception, the couple and their families drank from a Bukara, a wooden cup that's passed around at Croatian celebrations; and danced all night to a mix of country and Croatian music played by their DJ from Silverfox Entertainment along with a Croatian DJ. "All of my Midwestern family drank out of the Bukara and danced the Kolo, a Croatian folk dance; and all of his Croatian family danced and sang to country music," says Kate. "It was so much fun to see our cultures blending together!"

While planning the wedding's decor, Kate kept guests mingling in mind. "I wanted my tab le arrangements to have that 'wow' factor, but also wanted our guests to be able to see each other across the table and chat, so I chose low arrangements," says Kate. Half of the guest tables were adorned with flora l hedges and candles. The other tables featured floral arrangements with crystal candelabras. To play up the antique presentation of the centerpieces, the bride chose intricate lace-appliqued tablecloths with light beading paired with gold napkins.

After dinner, the couple cut their Salted Caramel-and-Samoa wedding cake. Instead of a groom's cake for Daniel, Kate organized to have White Castle sliders delivered. "We love late-night fast food," says Kate. "So I ordered cases of sliders and had them set up at 11:00 PM at the exit, so that our guests could grab a snack for the road. It was a huge hit!"The day was filled with well thought-out and meaningful details that were the perfect start to their marriage. "My favorite memory was walking down the aisle and seeing Daniel waiting for me," says Kate. "It is a moment I had dreamed of all of my life- it was surreal to be living it. To know I really was marrying my best friend and soul mate." 

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By Ivette Manners
Categories:  Real Weddings   

 

SOMETIMES YOU MEET YOUR MATCH through the people you've known for years. "A friend of mine was having a get together at her house one night and her boyfriend was b ringing a friend everyone else in the group knew, but I hadn't yet met," says Annalisa. "Once I met him I knew there was something special about him."

Vincent knew that there was something special about Annalisa as well, and after six years of dating he was ready to pop the big question. "Whenever we had free time and the weather was nice, Vincent and I would take walks through Eisenhower Park," says Annalisa. "One particular spring day after work, Vincent suggested that we go for a walk in the park."

Annalisa and Vincent strolled to the rose garden and relaxed on a bench, where Vincent began to express how badly he felt about not giving her a gift for her birthday the previous week.

Vincent proceeded to take his iPad out of his backpack and played a slideshow of photos of the two, over the past 6 years that he had put together. The photo montage, was accompanied by romantic music, such as John Legend's "All of Me". The last photo was of Vincent and Annalisa's father which had been taken the day he asked her father permission to marry Annalisa. "After the photos, the screen showed a message saying how much he loved me and then he got down on one knee and proposed. With lots of tears, I said 'Yes'!"

Annalisa and Vincent had a traditional Roman Catholic ceremony that was in both English and Italian. "Our heritage is very important to us, especially since I was born in Italy," says Annalisa. "My godmother came in from Italy for the wedding and recited a reading in Italian."

Annalisa wore a custom-made gown by Galia Lahav, which featured a detachable dramatic ball gown overskirt that she took off for the reception. Her dress was accessorized by pearl stud earrings given to her by her godmother, a bracelet borrowed from her sister who wore it on her own wedding day, and Christian Louboutin shoes.

 
Photo: Deja vu Studios

The bride's attendants included her bridesmaids, dressed in graphite trumpet-silhouette dresses with a sweetheart neckline. The flower girl complemented the bride's look in a tulle, lace tea-length dress and carried a mini version of Annalisa's bouquet. Her handsome groom wore a b lack Hugo Boss tuxedo and a white bowtie. His groomsmen were decked out in black Michael Kors tuxedos and bowties.

After the ceremony, the couple rode off in a white Bentley Flying Spur to the reception at Harbor Club at Prime in Huntington. The reception started off with a cocktail hour on the balcony overlooking Huntington Harbor and followed with dinner and dancing in the main ballroom. The decor's theme was white, gray, and silver with lace accents. The tables were decorated with tall centerpieces of white Phalaenopsis orchids and hydrangeas accompanied by floating candles.

 
Photo: Deja vu Studios

"We were introduced as Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Cice and then the party officially started!" says Annalisa. The newlyweds shared their first dance to "You & I" by John Legend and later did a spotlight dance to the English/Italian song, "I Belong to You" by Eros Ramazzotti and Anastacia. The bride and her father danced to the Italian song "Un'Emozione Per Sempre" by Eros Ramazzotti, and halfway through the dance Vincent and Annalisa's mother joined them. Vincent then danced with his mother to "Count on Me" by Bruno Mars and Annalisa and Vincent's father joined them on the dance floor. 

The guests dined on appetizers of warm goat cheese salad and crab cakes with a choice of Chilean sea bass, roasted chicken, veal osso buco, and prime New York strip steak for the main course. They were then treated to a three-layer funfetti wedding cake with vanilla buttercream filling. The party continued until the couple made their exit to prepare for their 1 0-day Hawaiian honeymoon. "We spent five days in Kauai and five days in Maui, says Annalisa.

Annalisa and Vincent had been planning their big d ay for almost a year and a half. This was the moment they've been waiting for. "My favorite memory of the d ay was walking down the aisle of the church and seeing Vincent and his beyond happy expression at the end waiting for me," says Annalisa.               

Vincent's words of advice to other husbands-to -be? "Happy fiancé, happy wedding planning!"

Long Island Bride and Groom Resources Below:  

Reception Site: Harbor Club at Prime

Photography & Videography: Deja Vu Studios

Wedding Day Photo Location: Old Westbury Gardens

Wedding Gown/Veil/Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal Reflections  

Invitations: Long Island Wedding & Event Planners Boutique

Bridal Registry: Macy's 

 


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SOMETIMES YOU MEET YOUR MATCH through the people you've known for years. "A friend of mine was having a get together at her house one night and her boyfriend was b ringing a friend everyone else in the group knew, but I hadn't yet met," says Annalisa. "Once I met him I knew there was something special about him."

Vincent knew that there was something special about Annalisa as well, and after six years of dating he was ready to pop the big question. "Whenever we had free time and the weather was nice, Vincent and I would take walks through Eisenhower Park," says Annalisa. "One particular spring day after work, Vincent suggested that we go for a walk in the park."

Annalisa and Vincent strolled to the rose garden and relaxed on a bench, where Vincent began to express how badly he felt about not giving her a gift for her birthday the previous week.

Vincent proceeded to take his iPad out of his backpack and played a slideshow of photos of the two, over the past 6 years that he had put together. The photo montage, was accompanied by romantic music, such as John Legend's "All of Me". The last photo was of Vincent and Annalisa's father which had been taken the day he asked her father permission to marry Annalisa. "After the photos, the screen showed a message saying how much he loved me and then he got down on one knee and proposed. With lots of tears, I said 'Yes'!"

Annalisa and Vincent had a traditional Roman Catholic ceremony that was in both English and Italian. "Our heritage is very important to us, especially since I was born in Italy," says Annalisa. "My godmother came in from Italy for the wedding and recited a reading in Italian."

Annalisa wore a custom-made gown by Galia Lahav, which featured a detachable dramatic ball gown overskirt that she took off for the reception. Her dress was accessorized by pearl stud earrings given to her by her godmother, a bracelet borrowed from her sister who wore it on her own wedding day, and Christian Louboutin shoes.

 
Photo: Deja vu Studios

The bride's attendants included her bridesmaids, dressed in graphite trumpet-silhouette dresses with a sweetheart neckline. The flower girl complemented the bride's look in a tulle, lace tea-length dress and carried a mini version of Annalisa's bouquet. Her handsome groom wore a b lack Hugo Boss tuxedo and a white bowtie. His groomsmen were decked out in black Michael Kors tuxedos and bowties.

After the ceremony, the couple rode off in a white Bentley Flying Spur to the reception at Harbor Club at Prime in Huntington. The reception started off with a cocktail hour on the balcony overlooking Huntington Harbor and followed with dinner and dancing in the main ballroom. The decor's theme was white, gray, and silver with lace accents. The tables were decorated with tall centerpieces of white Phalaenopsis orchids and hydrangeas accompanied by floating candles.

 
Photo: Deja vu Studios

"We were introduced as Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Cice and then the party officially started!" says Annalisa. The newlyweds shared their first dance to "You & I" by John Legend and later did a spotlight dance to the English/Italian song, "I Belong to You" by Eros Ramazzotti and Anastacia. The bride and her father danced to the Italian song "Un'Emozione Per Sempre" by Eros Ramazzotti, and halfway through the dance Vincent and Annalisa's mother joined them. Vincent then danced with his mother to "Count on Me" by Bruno Mars and Annalisa and Vincent's father joined them on the dance floor. 

The guests dined on appetizers of warm goat cheese salad and crab cakes with a choice of Chilean sea bass, roasted chicken, veal osso buco, and prime New York strip steak for the main course. They were then treated to a three-layer funfetti wedding cake with vanilla buttercream filling. The party continued until the couple made their exit to prepare for their 1 0-day Hawaiian honeymoon. "We spent five days in Kauai and five days in Maui, says Annalisa.

Annalisa and Vincent had been planning their big d ay for almost a year and a half. This was the moment they've been waiting for. "My favorite memory of the d ay was walking down the aisle of the church and seeing Vincent and his beyond happy expression at the end waiting for me," says Annalisa.               

Vincent's words of advice to other husbands-to -be? "Happy fiancé, happy wedding planning!"

Long Island Bride and Groom Resources Below:  

Reception Site: Harbor Club at Prime

Photography & Videography: Deja Vu Studios

Wedding Day Photo Location: Old Westbury Gardens

Wedding Gown/Veil/Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal Reflections  

Invitations: Long Island Wedding & Event Planners Boutique

Bridal Registry: Macy's 

 


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By Ivette Manners
Categories:  Real Weddings   

ANGELA AND DANIEL literally fell in love from across the room even before they met. "When I first saw Angela I knew right then and there that she was the one," says Daniel. While helping out a DJ friend at a local bar, he spotted Angela on the dance floor and they shared stolen glances until he finally walked over to talk to her and she said something that made him laugh. ''The first words he said to me were 'I think I love you already'," says Angela. "We talked all night and afterwards he walked me home. He was quite the gentleman!"

Daniel proposed to Angela at what she thought was going to be his aunt's surprise 60th birthday party. The supposed party was being held at the same venue where Daniel's sister's baby shower took place, so because the location was familiar she wasn't suspicious when they arrived.

"We walked through the garden and I commented on all the beautiful flowers and how I thought it would be a great spot to take engagement photos." Little to her knowledge, Daniel beat her to the idea. He planned the proposal for months. "I wasn't nervous until we got out of the car and started walking. I stumbled on my words a little, then the most beautiful butterfly flew by us and I knew it was my grandfather, so that gave me enough courage to propose." As they continued walking, Daniel asked, "Do you remember the first words I ever said to you? I've loved you since the day I met you and want to spend the rest of my life with you:' He then knelt down and presented Angela with a diamond ring.

After celebrating our special moment with a custom made bottle of champagne with our names and proposed dates. "I couldn't wait to show off my ring to our families, so Danny suggested that we stop by his house." Angela goes on to say, "We went to his house to grab the other bottles of champagne, and to my surprise both of our families were there and everyone yelled 'Congrats!'."

The couple planned a big wedding with a traditional church ceremony followed by a reception at Woodbury Country Club.

 Photo: Golden Moments 

Angela wore an Eve of Milady strapless ivory lace gown with a layered organza skirt and a crystal-trimmed cathedral-length veil. Her bridesmaids wore red sleeveless chiffon dresses with red opal teardrop earrings. Daniel and his groomsmen wore black slim-fit tuxedos accessorized by Swarovski cufflinks. After the ceremony and photos, the newlyweds left the church in a 1958 Rolls Royce and the bridal party followed behind in a large party bus.

 
Photo: Golden Moments

For the reception's decor, the couple chose a classic black-and-white theme with touches of red shown through the bridesmaids' dresses, inside the red velvet-flavored cake, and the soles of the bride's glittery Christian Louboutin shoes. Black linen, white candles, and tall white floral centerpieces decorated the tables. An extravagant cocktail hour was held outdoors complete with a seafood boat, sliders station, and mashed-potato bar. Some of the men enjoyed cigars from the cigar bar while other guests sipped signature drinks as a pianist played eclectic upbeat music. 

At the reception, the band played all genres of music, which kept the dance floor packed and full of energy the entire night. After they indulged on hors d'oeuvres at the cocktail hour, the guests were treated to more fine food at d inner, which featured main courses of shell steak, chicken, salmon, shrimp scampi, and pasta primavera. After the cake cutting, which was accompanied by a tartufo (a classic Italian ice cream truffle dessert) and assorted Italian cookies, the bride changed into a knee-length embroidered dress, so that she could really enjoy the nightclub-themed after party. "It was an incredible night," says Angela.

After the wedding, the couple jetted off to Sicily for a 10-day honeymoon. They first visited Palermo for a few days for a culinary experience, then traveled to the Aeolian Islands where they stayed in private bungalows overlooking the ocean and hiked an active volcano. They ended their trip in picturesque Taormina.

For Angela and Daniel, each step of the wedding planning was something to enjoy on its own. "After we booked our venue, band, florist, and photographer, Danny and I celebrated with d inner or drinks," said Angela. "It made for fun and stress-free planning." 

Long Island Bride and Groom Resources Below:  

Reception Site: Woodbury Country Club

Photography/Videography: Golden Moments

Reception Entertainment/Ceremony Music: Skyline Orchestras, Code Bleu  

Wedding Gown/Bridesmaid Dresses/Veil: Bridal Reflections

Men's Formalwear: Foresto Tuxedo

Flowers: Colonial Flower Shop 

Chair Covers/Table Linens: The Finishing Touch  

Transportation: Lancelot Limousine Services, Inc.  

Guest Accommodations: Four Points by Sheraton Plainview 

Honeymoon Travel: Ship to Shore Travel 

 


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ANGELA AND DANIEL literally fell in love from across the room even before they met. "When I first saw Angela I knew right then and there that she was the one," says Daniel. While helping out a DJ friend at a local bar, he spotted Angela on the dance floor and they shared stolen glances until he finally walked over to talk to her and she said something that made him laugh. ''The first words he said to me were 'I think I love you already'," says Angela. "We talked all night and afterwards he walked me home. He was quite the gentleman!"

Daniel proposed to Angela at what she thought was going to be his aunt's surprise 60th birthday party. The supposed party was being held at the same venue where Daniel's sister's baby shower took place, so because the location was familiar she wasn't suspicious when they arrived.

"We walked through the garden and I commented on all the beautiful flowers and how I thought it would be a great spot to take engagement photos." Little to her knowledge, Daniel beat her to the idea. He planned the proposal for months. "I wasn't nervous until we got out of the car and started walking. I stumbled on my words a little, then the most beautiful butterfly flew by us and I knew it was my grandfather, so that gave me enough courage to propose." As they continued walking, Daniel asked, "Do you remember the first words I ever said to you? I've loved you since the day I met you and want to spend the rest of my life with you:' He then knelt down and presented Angela with a diamond ring.

After celebrating our special moment with a custom made bottle of champagne with our names and proposed dates. "I couldn't wait to show off my ring to our families, so Danny suggested that we stop by his house." Angela goes on to say, "We went to his house to grab the other bottles of champagne, and to my surprise both of our families were there and everyone yelled 'Congrats!'."

The couple planned a big wedding with a traditional church ceremony followed by a reception at Woodbury Country Club.

 Photo: Golden Moments 

Angela wore an Eve of Milady strapless ivory lace gown with a layered organza skirt and a crystal-trimmed cathedral-length veil. Her bridesmaids wore red sleeveless chiffon dresses with red opal teardrop earrings. Daniel and his groomsmen wore black slim-fit tuxedos accessorized by Swarovski cufflinks. After the ceremony and photos, the newlyweds left the church in a 1958 Rolls Royce and the bridal party followed behind in a large party bus.

 
Photo: Golden Moments

For the reception's decor, the couple chose a classic black-and-white theme with touches of red shown through the bridesmaids' dresses, inside the red velvet-flavored cake, and the soles of the bride's glittery Christian Louboutin shoes. Black linen, white candles, and tall white floral centerpieces decorated the tables. An extravagant cocktail hour was held outdoors complete with a seafood boat, sliders station, and mashed-potato bar. Some of the men enjoyed cigars from the cigar bar while other guests sipped signature drinks as a pianist played eclectic upbeat music. 

At the reception, the band played all genres of music, which kept the dance floor packed and full of energy the entire night. After they indulged on hors d'oeuvres at the cocktail hour, the guests were treated to more fine food at d inner, which featured main courses of shell steak, chicken, salmon, shrimp scampi, and pasta primavera. After the cake cutting, which was accompanied by a tartufo (a classic Italian ice cream truffle dessert) and assorted Italian cookies, the bride changed into a knee-length embroidered dress, so that she could really enjoy the nightclub-themed after party. "It was an incredible night," says Angela.

After the wedding, the couple jetted off to Sicily for a 10-day honeymoon. They first visited Palermo for a few days for a culinary experience, then traveled to the Aeolian Islands where they stayed in private bungalows overlooking the ocean and hiked an active volcano. They ended their trip in picturesque Taormina.

For Angela and Daniel, each step of the wedding planning was something to enjoy on its own. "After we booked our venue, band, florist, and photographer, Danny and I celebrated with d inner or drinks," said Angela. "It made for fun and stress-free planning." 

Long Island Bride and Groom Resources Below:  

Reception Site: Woodbury Country Club

Photography/Videography: Golden Moments

Reception Entertainment/Ceremony Music: Skyline Orchestras, Code Bleu  

Wedding Gown/Bridesmaid Dresses/Veil: Bridal Reflections

Men's Formalwear: Foresto Tuxedo

Flowers: Colonial Flower Shop 

Chair Covers/Table Linens: The Finishing Touch  

Transportation: Lancelot Limousine Services, Inc.  

Guest Accommodations: Four Points by Sheraton Plainview 

Honeymoon Travel: Ship to Shore Travel 

 


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By Sandra Mardenfeld
Categories:  Real Weddings   

Sara and Nicholas, are practically childhood sweethearts. Although Sara, the licensed cosmetologist/nursing student and Nick, manager of the Holbrook Diner didn’t start dating until high school, they went to the same elementary school and lived in the same town. That extra time spent in each other’s presence as they grew up certainly extends the “high school sweet-hearts” label to include their earlier life as well.

The longtime couple became engaged on October 13, 2013—a date deliberately selected since the fall represents a special time of year for them as they began dating that same month in 2006. “Nick asked if our daughter and I wanted to go pumpkin picking and have a carving contest,” said Sara, now living in Syosset.  “Being as competitive as we are, of course I accepted, preparing to win. We picked our pumpkins and headed home to different locations to carve. I painted a detailed sugar skull complete with rhinestones, but her pumpkin couldn’t com-pare to Nick’s proposal carving which said, “Marry Me,” and included a special spot cut out for her engagement ring. She said yes and he won the contest (well, maybe they both did).

As wedding planning commenced, the couple, who come from two different faith traditions, decided they wanted to create a ceremony that was meaningful, special and their own. With their family’s input they customized a unique wedding that included photo stops at Nick’s parents’ house and her father’s home and family officiants overseeing the ceremony: Rabbi Jay, the father of the bride and Rabbi Jenn, the sister of the bride. Rabbi Jenn even created and sang a special song just for the bride and groom.

The bride wanted her bridesmaids to be as comfortable as possible, so she gave them choices. They all picked their own jewelry to match their navy blue chiffon Bill Levkoff dresses from Bridal Reflections. The bride also designed custom Converse sneakers for each bridesmaid with their names on the back. 

The groomsmen rented black fitted Michael Kors tuxedos, with cufflinks given to them by Nick. The groom had a gray three-piece custom-made tuxedo paired with a white shirt and white satin bowtie. The groom and bridal party walked down the aisle to “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri followed by the bride who walked down the aisle to “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz, a special song to the couple. Sara wore a beautiful, silk corset dress with a custom flower on the side by Pnina Tornai, custom Converse sneakers made by the bride and a borrowed vintage beaded handbag belonging to the groom’s grandmother. “It was a long time coming,” said Sara. “Nick and I have been together for the past eight years and it was so nice to finally make things official in the presence of everyone we love.” Nick echoes this sentiment. His favorite moment of the day was also making things official as they watched their daughter walk down the aisle.

 

The wedding took place at the Harbor Club at Prime. The couple wanted a venue that looked clean, classic and fun so they went with a neutral color palette of white, gray and navy. They wanted all white flowers and turned to Colonial Flower Shop who created two different, romantic centerpieces. The bridal party flowers including the bride and bridesmaid’s bouquets had two slightly different versions so Sara’s sisters could stand out. They also looked to include their personal monogram in multiple locations (an “S” squared – for Sara and the couple’s daughter, Sofia – and “N” for Nick).

  

The couple even gave out spoons, hand stamped with their monogram as favors. The bride wanted to do something special for her groom as well and created a cigar bar for the guys to enjoy.

The menu included edamame dumplings and salad, a choice of filet mignon, chicken, salmon or Chilean sea bass and three signature drinks including a Shirley Temple for their daughter. Besides the three tier round fondant cake with a rose layer and the couple’s monogram, guests enjoyed, along with the newlyweds (who love dessert) a dessert bar. As guests left the party, a food truck provided additional goodies. “We couldn’t have been more pleased with the way everything turned out on our special day,” said Sara.

The father of the bride surprised the couple with a trip to one of their favorite spots, The Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz. “We enjoyed a picnic, hiking and a lot of delicious meals,” said Sara. “As much as we missed our daughter it was nice to have a few days away to recoup.”

Sara advises other brides to try and make every second count. “It will be over before you know it,” she says. She also believes that the bridal party is important. “Be kind to your bridal party,” she advised. “You will really need them on your big day to keep you calm and to handle all of the details.” After all, you’ll want to be able to relax and enjoy your wedding. Nick emphasizes that partnership is important as well: “Stick together with your future wife and plan everything together as a couple and make it the special day you to want it to be,” he said.


LONG ISLAND BRIDE AND GROOM 
RESOURCES

CEREMONY/RECEPTION SITE: Harbor Club at Prime | 631.271.5600

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY: EXO Photography & Cinema 516.229.1555

RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT: Skyline Orchestras - Rhapsody 631.277.7777

BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Bridal Reflections | 516.742.7788

FLOWERS: Colonial Flower Shop | 516.785.2069

UPLIGHTING: Harbor Club at Prime | 631.271.5600

OFFICIANTS: Rabbi Jay/Rabbi Jenn of Simchat Halev


 


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Sara and Nicholas, are practically childhood sweethearts. Although Sara, the licensed cosmetologist/nursing student and Nick, manager of the Holbrook Diner didn’t start dating until high school, they went to the same elementary school and lived in the same town. That extra time spent in each other’s presence as they grew up certainly extends the “high school sweet-hearts” label to include their earlier life as well.

The longtime couple became engaged on October 13, 2013—a date deliberately selected since the fall represents a special time of year for them as they began dating that same month in 2006. “Nick asked if our daughter and I wanted to go pumpkin picking and have a carving contest,” said Sara, now living in Syosset.  “Being as competitive as we are, of course I accepted, preparing to win. We picked our pumpkins and headed home to different locations to carve. I painted a detailed sugar skull complete with rhinestones, but her pumpkin couldn’t com-pare to Nick’s proposal carving which said, “Marry Me,” and included a special spot cut out for her engagement ring. She said yes and he won the contest (well, maybe they both did).

As wedding planning commenced, the couple, who come from two different faith traditions, decided they wanted to create a ceremony that was meaningful, special and their own. With their family’s input they customized a unique wedding that included photo stops at Nick’s parents’ house and her father’s home and family officiants overseeing the ceremony: Rabbi Jay, the father of the bride and Rabbi Jenn, the sister of the bride. Rabbi Jenn even created and sang a special song just for the bride and groom.

The bride wanted her bridesmaids to be as comfortable as possible, so she gave them choices. They all picked their own jewelry to match their navy blue chiffon Bill Levkoff dresses from Bridal Reflections. The bride also designed custom Converse sneakers for each bridesmaid with their names on the back. 

The groomsmen rented black fitted Michael Kors tuxedos, with cufflinks given to them by Nick. The groom had a gray three-piece custom-made tuxedo paired with a white shirt and white satin bowtie. The groom and bridal party walked down the aisle to “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri followed by the bride who walked down the aisle to “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz, a special song to the couple. Sara wore a beautiful, silk corset dress with a custom flower on the side by Pnina Tornai, custom Converse sneakers made by the bride and a borrowed vintage beaded handbag belonging to the groom’s grandmother. “It was a long time coming,” said Sara. “Nick and I have been together for the past eight years and it was so nice to finally make things official in the presence of everyone we love.” Nick echoes this sentiment. His favorite moment of the day was also making things official as they watched their daughter walk down the aisle.

 

The wedding took place at the Harbor Club at Prime. The couple wanted a venue that looked clean, classic and fun so they went with a neutral color palette of white, gray and navy. They wanted all white flowers and turned to Colonial Flower Shop who created two different, romantic centerpieces. The bridal party flowers including the bride and bridesmaid’s bouquets had two slightly different versions so Sara’s sisters could stand out. They also looked to include their personal monogram in multiple locations (an “S” squared – for Sara and the couple’s daughter, Sofia – and “N” for Nick).

  

The couple even gave out spoons, hand stamped with their monogram as favors. The bride wanted to do something special for her groom as well and created a cigar bar for the guys to enjoy.

The menu included edamame dumplings and salad, a choice of filet mignon, chicken, salmon or Chilean sea bass and three signature drinks including a Shirley Temple for their daughter. Besides the three tier round fondant cake with a rose layer and the couple’s monogram, guests enjoyed, along with the newlyweds (who love dessert) a dessert bar. As guests left the party, a food truck provided additional goodies. “We couldn’t have been more pleased with the way everything turned out on our special day,” said Sara.

The father of the bride surprised the couple with a trip to one of their favorite spots, The Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz. “We enjoyed a picnic, hiking and a lot of delicious meals,” said Sara. “As much as we missed our daughter it was nice to have a few days away to recoup.”

Sara advises other brides to try and make every second count. “It will be over before you know it,” she says. She also believes that the bridal party is important. “Be kind to your bridal party,” she advised. “You will really need them on your big day to keep you calm and to handle all of the details.” After all, you’ll want to be able to relax and enjoy your wedding. Nick emphasizes that partnership is important as well: “Stick together with your future wife and plan everything together as a couple and make it the special day you to want it to be,” he said.


LONG ISLAND BRIDE AND GROOM 
RESOURCES

CEREMONY/RECEPTION SITE: Harbor Club at Prime | 631.271.5600

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY: EXO Photography & Cinema 516.229.1555

RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT: Skyline Orchestras - Rhapsody 631.277.7777

BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Bridal Reflections | 516.742.7788

FLOWERS: Colonial Flower Shop | 516.785.2069

UPLIGHTING: Harbor Club at Prime | 631.271.5600

OFFICIANTS: Rabbi Jay/Rabbi Jenn of Simchat Halev


 


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By Sandra Mardenfeld
Categories:  Real Weddings   

When Karissa and James became engaged they showcased a new way to create a holiday light display for their neighborhood. For their five year anniversary celebration, the couple, who met on a peer mentoring fieldtrip at John H. Glenn High School, went to dinner and then drove around to look at all the nearby houses with their beautiful Christmas decorations—something they like to do every year. “When we got home, James had my street blocked off with flares,” said Karissa. “I had to walk down my street and when I got to the bottom of my driveway, my house was all lit up and at the top was a “Will you marry me?” sign, all in Christmas lights!” All of the couple’s friends and family were there to watch the proposal festivities and when Karissa said yes, fireworks started going off. “It was truly magical,” she said of her engagement experience.

The wedding ceremony took place at St. Philip Neri RC Church and featured an extensive processional of friends and family, including the groom’s grandparents, two matrons of honor, two best men, the bride’s mother, five pairs of bridesmaids and groomsmen and a flower girl. The bridesmaids came down the aisle in Grecian-style gunmetal dresses by Jovani Couture with one beaded shoulder and a beaded waistband. The groomsmen were clad in Jean Yves ‘Twilight’ steel grey, slim-fit tuxedos with a tie.

 

The bride followed all of her attendants and was escorted by her father. She wore a fully beaded, fit & flare, Allure Couture gown along with an ivory and silver cathedral veil that had beaded edges and a headpiece. She accessorized her bridal dress with her grandmother’s necklace, and pink T-strap heels containing a small snowflake brooch. In fact, the groom’s favorite moment of the day was just seeing his bride “walk down the aisle the church,” he said.

After the ceremony, guests celebrated by blowing bubbles at the newlyweds as they left the church in an Escalade with their bridal party, where they celebrated during the ride to their reception at Russo’s on the Bay. The wedding’s theme was “Winter Wonderland” so everything at the ceremony and party was white, silver, or grey, and featured either sparkling crystals or sequins, and glowing candles. All of the flowers for their event reflected the winter look as well, from the bride’s bouquet featuring white roses and hydrangea, with a touch of variegated holly with red berries. Crystals were added into the bridal party bouquets of white roses. Crystals were also placed in each flower with the stems wrapped in the same fabric as their gowns. There were two different reception centerpieces; one was a silver branch tree with flower balls that matched the bouquets, hanging candles and crystals, a big flower base that matched the top, and candle votives placed all around. The second centerpiece consisted of a tall vase with silver branches of white hydrangea, hanging crystals and candles, and candle votives surrounding the display.

 


The snowflake themed invitations, monogramed with their initials, played into the winter concept. One of Karissa’s favorite moments of the day was seeing their decorated reception room alone with the maitre’d, “All of our hard work and preparation all came together and it was absolutely 
stunning,” she said.

The menu included many delicious dishes such as Antipasto Freddo, Penne Alla Vodka, Caesar Salad, Chicken Breast Marsala, Pork Osso Buco Milanese, Aged New York Cut “Sterling Silver” Shell Steak, Russo’s Tender Loin Veal Chop, Pistachio Crusted Salmon, Chilean Sea Bass, Stuffed Shrimp Oreganato, Duck a L’Orange, Cherry Pepper Chicken, Eggplant Parmigiana and Portobello Mushroom. The “Opera Trio” wedding cake contained chocolate cake with vanilla and chocolate mousse, chocolate ganache, hazelnut cream and chocolate crunch balls. The all-white layers featured different designs—some quilted, some plain, some encrusted with rhinestones, some with bow detail and, one, even topped with a Swarovski crystal monogram.

For guests who arrived early, there was a special hospitality room in the crystal lounge. During the reception, the new couple had an exciting newlywed entrance via elevator, danced all night with friends and family to a DJ and a live band and were delighted by an incredible Venetian hour that featured a light show and fire display. “My day was absolutely perfect,” said Karissa.

The couple did not go on their honeymoon right away; instead, they spent the holidays close to home and left on the day after Christmas for a 12-day vacation in Hawaii. For those planning their wedding, Karissa recommends not stressing about the small stuff, since everything works out perfectly in the end. Instead, she advised to enjoy the whole experience. “The vendors and people you work with are professionals. Trust them. Don’t make yourself crazy.” Karissa also feels that brides to be shouldn’t lose perspective: “the day is about your love together,” she offered. “Celebrate it and have the time of your life.” James agreed, adding, take it all in. It is a beautiful day and you should savor the moment. 


LONG ISLAND BRIDE AND GROOM 
RESOURCES

RECEPTION SITE: Russo’s On the Bay | 718.843.5055

PHOTOGRAPHY/ VIDEOGRAPHY: Silverfox Photography | 631.393.6966

RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT: Bravura Entertainment |631.923.3636

WEDDING GOWN/VEIL: Village Bridal | 631.587.2800

FLOWERS: Flowers by Brian | 516.873.7900

BRIDESMAID DRESSES/JEWELRY: Village Bridal | 631.587.2800

TRANSPORTATION: All Star Limousine | 631.753.1234

HONEYMOON TRAVEL AGENCY: Ship To Shore Travel | 631.754.1802


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When Karissa and James became engaged they showcased a new way to create a holiday light display for their neighborhood. For their five year anniversary celebration, the couple, who met on a peer mentoring fieldtrip at John H. Glenn High School, went to dinner and then drove around to look at all the nearby houses with their beautiful Christmas decorations—something they like to do every year. “When we got home, James had my street blocked off with flares,” said Karissa. “I had to walk down my street and when I got to the bottom of my driveway, my house was all lit up and at the top was a “Will you marry me?” sign, all in Christmas lights!” All of the couple’s friends and family were there to watch the proposal festivities and when Karissa said yes, fireworks started going off. “It was truly magical,” she said of her engagement experience.

The wedding ceremony took place at St. Philip Neri RC Church and featured an extensive processional of friends and family, including the groom’s grandparents, two matrons of honor, two best men, the bride’s mother, five pairs of bridesmaids and groomsmen and a flower girl. The bridesmaids came down the aisle in Grecian-style gunmetal dresses by Jovani Couture with one beaded shoulder and a beaded waistband. The groomsmen were clad in Jean Yves ‘Twilight’ steel grey, slim-fit tuxedos with a tie.

 

The bride followed all of her attendants and was escorted by her father. She wore a fully beaded, fit & flare, Allure Couture gown along with an ivory and silver cathedral veil that had beaded edges and a headpiece. She accessorized her bridal dress with her grandmother’s necklace, and pink T-strap heels containing a small snowflake brooch. In fact, the groom’s favorite moment of the day was just seeing his bride “walk down the aisle at the church,” he said.

After the ceremony, guests celebrated by blowing bubbles at the newlyweds as they left the church in an Escalade with their bridal party, where they celebrated during the ride to their reception at Russo’s on the Bay. The wedding’s theme was “Winter Wonderland” so everything at the ceremony and party was white, silver, or grey, and featured either sparkling crystals or sequins, and glowing candles. All of the flowers for their event reflected the winter look as well, from the bride’s bouquet featuring white roses and hydrangea, with a touch of variegated holly with red berries. Crystals were added into the bridal party bouquets of white roses. Crystals were also placed in each flower with the stems wrapped in the same fabric as their gowns. There were two different reception centerpieces; one was a silver branch tree with flower balls that matched the bouquets, hanging candles and crystals, a big flower base that matched the top, and candle votives placed all around. The second centerpiece consisted of a tall vase with silver branches of white hydrangea, hanging crystals and candles, and candle votives surrounding the display.

 


The snowflake themed invitations, monogramed with their initials, played into the winter concept. One of Karissa’s favorite moments of the day was seeing their decorated reception room alone with the maitre’d, “All of our hard work and preparation all came together and it was absolutely 
stunning,” she said.

The menu included many delicious dishes such as Antipasto Freddo, Penne Alla Vodka, Caesar Salad, Chicken Breast Marsala, Pork Osso Buco Milanese, Aged New York Cut “Sterling Silver” Shell Steak, Russo’s Tender Loin Veal Chop, Pistachio Crusted Salmon, Chilean Sea Bass, Stuffed Shrimp Oreganato, Duck a L’Orange, Cherry Pepper Chicken, Eggplant Parmigiana and Portobello Mushroom. The “Opera Trio” wedding cake contained chocolate cake with vanilla and chocolate mousse, chocolate ganache, hazelnut cream and chocolate crunch balls. The all-white layers featured different designs—some quilted, some plain, some encrusted with rhinestones, some with bow detail and, one, even topped with a Swarovski crystal monogram.

For guests who arrived early, there was a special hospitality room in the crystal lounge. During the reception, the new couple had an exciting newlywed entrance via elevator, danced all night with friends and family to a DJ and a live band and were delighted by an incredible Venetian hour that featured a light show and fire display. “My day was absolutely perfect,” said Karissa.

The couple did not go on their honeymoon right away; instead, they spent the holidays close to home and left on the day after Christmas for a 12-day vacation in Hawaii. For those planning their wedding, Karissa recommends not stressing about the small stuff, since everything works out perfectly in the end. Instead, she advised to enjoy the whole experience. “The vendors and people you work with are professionals. Trust them. Don’t make yourself crazy.” Karissa also feels that brides to be shouldn’t lose perspective: “the day is about your love together,” she offered. “Celebrate it and have the time of your life.” James agreed, adding, take it all in. It is a beautiful day and you should savor the moment. 


LONG ISLAND BRIDE AND GROOM 
RESOURCES

RECEPTION SITE: Russo’s On the Bay | 718.843.5055

PHOTOGRAPHY/ VIDEOGRAPHY: Silverfox Photography | 631.393.6966

RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT: Bravura Entertainment |631.923.3636

WEDDING GOWN/VEIL: Village Bridal | 631.587.2800

FLOWERS: Flowers by Brian | 516.873.7900

BRIDESMAID DRESSES/JEWELRY: Village Bridal | 631.587.2800

TRANSPORTATION: All Star Limousine | 631.753.1234

HONEYMOON TRAVEL AGENCY: Ship To Shore Travel | 631.754.1802


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By Ivette Manners
Categories:  Real Weddings   

Deziray and Kevin’s love story sounds like a funny chick flick with the perfect romantic ending. They met one day eight years ago when Deziray visited her friend Shaun at work, who also happened to be Kevin’s best friend. While Deziray and Shaun chatted, Kevin walked by, and Shaun—in matchmaker mode—quickly said, “Kevin, this is Deziray. Say hi!” Caught completely off guard, Kevin gave a quick hello and walked away with-out making any eye contact with Deziray. “Shaun gave me a look as if to ask if I was interested in Kevin, and I just laughed leaving the question unanswered,” says Deziray. Soon after that near-miss meeting, Kevin started showing up at the same places Deziray would be with friends. “He would ignore me intentionally each time we saw each other, which naturally made me want to get to know him!” says Deziray. A few months later they stared dating and within the year they moved in together. “Turns out we were absolutely perfect for each other,” says Deziray.E

And just like in any good chick flick, New Year’s Eve played a big part in Deziray and Kevin’s real-life romance. They shared their first kiss on New Year’s Eve 2006, and Kevin decided to take advantage of that special memory to propose. He planned to take Deziray to their friend’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration, but two days before the party their friend got sick and had to cancel the bash. Not dismayed, Kevin told Deziray that he always wanted to spend a New Year’s Eve alone with her  anyway. “That night he seemed pretty calm, but kept going to the bedroom and bathroom,” says Deziray. “Of course, I asked him what he was doing.” Little did Deziray know, he was practicing his proposal speech. “Two minutes before midnight, Kevin went MIA again, so I yelled for him to come downstairs before he missed the ball drop.” He came running downstairs with intentions to propose, but struggled with the bottle of champagne he tried to open for dramatic effect. They then went outside to watch the fireworks, but were turned off by screaming revelers passing by so they went back in. By then, they were 15 minutes into the New Year, and 15 minutes past Kevin’s planned proposal moment. When Deziray went to change into her PJs, Kevin felt defeated. “He walked up to me looking stiff and nervous, but had a silly, adorable smile on his face and said ‘Today’s the anniversary of our first kiss. I love you. Deziray, will you marry me’?” says Deziray. “We both laughed and just stared at my ring for a few seconds before he finally realized he was supposed to put it on my finger!”

In true style, they wed on the following New Year’s Eve. The short, but sweet ceremony took place at Saint Rose of Lima Church.

 Photo by: Deja Vu Studios

The bride wore a crystal-embellished Stephen Yearick gown and crystal-embellished white satin peep-toe pumps, while her bridesmaids complemented her in black charmeuse mermaid dresses. The groom and his groomsmen wore elegant black tuxedos, black suspenders, and black bowties. The flower girl looked adorable in a black tulle tutu dress, a tiara, pearl necklace, and black sunglasses.

The reception followed with a New Year’s Eve-themed celebration. The tables were decorated with horns and streamers to ring in the new year at midnight, and each place setting featured a Hersey kiss with a personalized label that read “A Kiss for Midnight”. The centerpieces were enchanting six-foot gold-painted trees wrapped with white orchids and strung with white flowers, tea lights, crystals, and crystal table numbers. Gold sequin tablecloths, black napkins with crystal bands, and black chair covers continued the black, gold, white and bling color scheme. Deziray and Kevin made sure to create a true party atmosphere for their guests. They had life-sized cutouts of some of their favorite actors—Bill Murray, Evangeline Lilly, and Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn from their favorite romantic comedy Overboard. They also set up a white lounge area and photo booth to allow their guests to mingle. “We greeted as many people as we could after the ceremony and during the cocktail hour, so we were able to spend the time at the reception dancing the night away and having fun,” says Deziray.

 Photo by: Deja Vu Studios

After dinner, the newlyweds cut a gold tiered cake wrapped with a crystal garland. The party continued with dancing and a mobile snack truck for late-night noshing. The real fun began right before midnight. “We had a countdown a minute before twelve with a montage of photos showing all of our friends and family from past New Year’s Eve parties,” says Deziray. “At the 10 second mark, we showed some of my and Kevin’s baby photos, at nine we had photos of us as teenagers, at eight there was a photo of when we met, and from seven down to midnight there were photos of us from each new year we shared together.” When the clock struck midnight, there was a confetti drop to ring in the New Year and their new life together. The perfect “happily ever after” ending.


LONG ISLAND BRIDE AND GROOM RESOURCES

RECEPTION SITE: Crest Hollow Country Club | 516.692.8000

PHOTOGRAPHY: Déjà vu Studios | 516.248.9600

RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT: Genesis Events | 516.233.2337

INVITATIONS/FAVORS ACCESSORIES: Fairy Tale Affairs | 516.541.100

WEDDING GOWN/BRIDESMAIDS: Bridal Reflections | 516.742.778

FLOWERS: Flowers by Brian | 516.873.7900

CHAIR COVERS/LINENS/TABLECLOTHS: The Finishing Touch | 516.827.7433

MEN’S FORMAL WEAR: Tuxedo Park | 516.541.0202

TRANSPORTATION: Camelot Specialty Limos | 516.731.5466

SNACK TRUCK: Mobile Delights | 631.335.4448

CHAIR COVERS/LINENS/


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Deziray and Kevin’s love story sounds like a funny chick flick with the perfect romantic ending. They met one day eight years ago when Deziray visited her friend Shaun at work, who also happened to be Kevin’s best friend. While Deziray and Shaun chatted, Kevin walked by, and Shaun—in matchmaker mode—quickly said, “Kevin, this is Deziray. Say hi!” Caught completely off guard, Kevin gave a quick hello and walked away with-out making any eye contact with Deziray. “Shaun gave me a look as if to ask if I was interested in Kevin, and I just laughed leaving the question unanswered,” says Deziray. Soon after that near-miss meeting, Kevin started showing up at the same places Deziray would be with friends. “He would ignore me intentionally each time we saw each other, which naturally made me want to get to know him!” says Deziray. A few months later they stared dating and within the year they moved in together. “Turns out we were absolutely perfect for each other,” says Deziray.E

And just like in any good chick flick, New Year’s Eve played a big part in Deziray and Kevin’s real-life romance. They shared their first kiss on New Year’s Eve 2006, and Kevin decided to take advantage of that special memory to propose. He planned to take Deziray to their friend’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration, but two days before the party their friend got sick and had to cancel the bash. Not dismayed, Kevin told Deziray that he always wanted to spend a New Year’s Eve alone with her anyway. “That night he seemed pretty calm, but kept going to the bedroom and bathroom,” says Deziray. “Of course, I asked him what he was doing.” Little did Deziray know, he was practicing his proposal speech. “Two minutes before midnight, Kevin went MIA again, so I yelled for him to come downstairs before he missed the ball drop.” He came running downstairs with intentions to propose, but struggled with the bottle of champagne he tried to open for dramatic effect. They then went outside to watch the fireworks, but were turned off by screaming revelers passing by so they went back in. By then, they were 15 minutes into the New Year, and 15 minutes past Kevin’s planned proposal moment. When Deziray went to change into her PJs, Kevin felt defeated. “He walked up to me looking stiff and nervous, but had a silly, adorable smile on his face and said ‘Today’s the anniversary of our first kiss. I love you. Deziray, will you marry me’?” says Deziray. “We both laughed and just stared at my ring for a few seconds before he finally realized he was supposed to put it on my finger!”

In true style, they wed on the following New Year’s Eve. The short, but sweet ceremony took place at Saint Rose of Lima Church.

 Photo by: Deja Vu Studios

The bride wore a crystal-embellished Stephen Yearick gown and crystal-embellished white satin peep-toe pumps, while her bridesmaids complemented her in black charmeuse mermaid dresses. The groom and his groomsmen wore elegant black tuxedos, black suspenders, and black bowties. The flower girl looked adorable in a black tulle tutu dress, a tiara, pearl necklace, and black sunglasses.

The reception followed with a New Year’s Eve-themed celebration. The tables were decorated with horns and streamers to ring in the new year at midnight, and each place setting featured a Hersey kiss with a personalized label that read “A Kiss for Midnight”. The centerpieces were enchanting six-foot gold-painted trees wrapped with white orchids and strung with white flowers, tea lights, crystals, and crystal table numbers. Gold sequin tablecloths, black napkins with crystal bands, and black chair covers continued the black, gold, white and bling color scheme. Deziray and Kevin made sure to create a true party atmosphere for their guests. They had life-sized cutouts of some of their favorite actors—Bill Murray, Evangeline Lilly, and Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn from their favorite romantic comedy Overboard. They also set up a white lounge area and photo booth to allow their guests to mingle. “We greeted as many people as we could after the ceremony and during the cocktail hour, so we were able to spend the time at the reception dancing the night away and having fun,” says Deziray.

 Photo by: Deja Vu Studios

After dinner, the newlyweds cut a gold tiered cake wrapped with a crystal garland. The party continued with dancing and a mobile snack truck for late-night noshing. The real fun began right before midnight. “We had a countdown a minute before twelve with a montage of photos showing all of our friends and family from past New Year’s Eve parties,” says Deziray. “At the 10 second mark, we showed some of my and Kevin’s baby photos, at nine we had photos of us as teenagers, at eight there was a photo of when we met, and from seven down to midnight there were photos of us from each new year we shared together.” When the clock struck midnight, there was a confetti drop to ring in the New Year and their new life together. The perfect “happily ever after” ending.


LONG ISLAND BRIDE AND GROOM RESOURCES

RECEPTION SITE: Crest Hollow Country Club | 516.692.8000

PHOTOGRAPHY: Déjà vu Studios | 516.248.9600

RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT: Genesis Events | 516.233.2337

INVITATIONS/FAVORS ACCESSORIES: Fairy Tale Affairs | 516.541.100

WEDDING GOWN/BRIDESMAIDS: Bridal Reflections | 516.742.778

FLOWERS: Flowers by Brian | 516.873.7900

CHAIR COVERS/LINENS/TABLECLOTHS: The Finishing Touch | 516.827.7433

MEN’S FORMAL WEAR: Tuxedo Park | 516.541.0202

TRANSPORTATION: Camelot Specialty Limos | 516.731.5466

SNACK TRUCK: Mobile Delights | 631.335.4448

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By Ivette Manners
Categories:  Real Weddings   

Is it possible to find true love at a bar? YES, Amanda and Nick did just that. Working part-time as a bartender at a college bar while attending the University of Vermont, Amanda made fast friends with Nick who also worked at the popular student spot.  “He was always making me laugh, so it wasn’t long before I agreed to go on a date with him,” says Amanda. “It was truly love at first sight for us. We somehow knew we were meant to be together.”

After five years of dating, they began talking about marriage.  “We looked at hundreds of engagement rings and I showed him five that I really loved - then nothing!” says Amanda. “Days, weeks, and months went by and he hadn’t proposed. We would go to dinner and I’d be sure it was going to be “the” night; even Valentine’s Day came and went and still no proposal.”  Amanda began to wonder if Nick had a change of heart until one afternoon when he asked her to go for a walk at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park. “I must have been off my game because, it never occurred to me that this would be “the” day,” says Amanda. “We were walking hand in hand and he started talking about the most random things; and I remember thinking that he was acting so weird.” When they reached a big tree with a little bench underneath it, Amanda felt Nick let go of her hand.  She turned around and saw he was down on one knee. “He asked me if he could have the honor of calling me his wife and if I  would spend the rest of my life with him,” says Amanda. “I started to cry and excitedly said ‘yes’. I jumped into his arms and couldn’t believe that we were finally engaged. I think he knew I would be caught completely off guard.

Amanda and Nick wed in the Chapel at St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church. Escorted by her father, Amanda walked down the aisle wearing a strapless YSA Makino trumpet gown and a Swarovski-crystal detailed cathedral-length tulle veil. Nick, dressed in a slim-cut tone-on-tone black tuxedo, stood nervously at the altar. Nick’s groomsmen wore matte black tuxedos and Amanda’s bridesmaids were dressed in full-length black chiffon gowns by Lazaro and Jim Hjelm. “My bridesmaids chose individual styles that best complemented them, such as over-the-shoulder, strapless, V-neck, and halter,” says Amanda. “It gave the bridal party an elegantly cohesive, yet modern look.”

Deacon Jesus Valdes, a close friend of Nick’s family, officiated the ceremony making their marriage even more special. After the ceremony, the newlyweds headed for the reception in a vintage 1968 Rolls Royce and their bridal party rode in a white 18-passenger Cadillac Escalade. “For the theme of the reception, we went with a modern twist on the 1920s and 1930s,” says Amanda. The décor included a color palette of ivory, black, and gold accented with pink, green, burgundy, and gilded magnolia leaves in the floral arrangements. The guests’ tables were dressed up with candles, rose petals, and gold glitter; and the couple’s table was decorated with gold sequin table linen, gold votive candles, rose petals, and the floral arrangements from the ceremony.

For the post-ceremony celebration, Amanda added shoulder straps to her dress, which were custom made by the seamstresses at Bridal Reflections, to create a new look for her gown. Guests were greeted with champagne as they arrived at the cocktail hour; and the pre-dinner spread featured a wok station, a miniature boat filled with fresh seafood, and a little cart displaying meats, cheeses, and crudités.

At the start of the reception, the bridal party formed a bridge on the dance floor for the newlyweds to walk under while gold glitter confetti popped over them. “It was such a magical moment,” says Amanda. “Nick and I squeezed each other’s hands with excitement.” The couple shared their first dance as husband and wife to Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together”, wishing they could hold on to that moment for as long as they could. “Having our family and friends around us made us feel so loved,” says Amanda. “And as the song was ending, we couldn’t wait to get the party started.”

Once the first course was served, the Deacon gave a blessing over the meal and the two Best Men and two Maids of Honor gave toasts to congratulate the couple. Dinner followed with filet mignon, grilled salmon, stuffed chicken breast, pork chops, and a vegetarian dish. A Venetian dessert hour with an ice cream sundae bar, chocolate fountain, crème brûlée, and chocolate mousse accompanied the decadent four-layer metallic gold and ivory vanilla-flavored wedding cake with alternating layers of cannoli filling and custard with fresh strawberries. Then the celebration continued with dancing all night.

“It’s hard to decide on my one favorite moment from the day because there were so many special ones,” says Amanda. “But the moment I stepped into the church and caught a glimpse of Nick waiting for me at the altar will stay with me forever. As I walked down the aisle, I had tunnel vision and it was like no one else was there except for me and Nick. I had never felt more confident of what I was doing than I did at that moment.”

LONG ISLAND BRIDE AND GROOM RESOURCES

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY: Golden Moments | 516.294.4345

RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT: Skyline Orchestras: Code Bleu  631.277.7777

ENGAGEMENT RINGS/ WEDDING BANDS: TWO by LONDON | 516.918.4200

WEDDING GOWN/VEIL: Bridal Reflections | 516.742.778

BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Bridal Reflections 516.742.778

JEWELRY:London Jewelers | 516.627.7475

FLOWERS: Colonial Flower Shop | 516.785.2069

GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS: Hampton Inn Garden City | 516.227.2720

TRANSPORTATION: All Star Limousine | 631.753.1234

HAIR/MAKEUP: High Style Bridal Makeup & Hair 516.858.4802



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Is it possible to find true love at a bar? YES, Amanda and Nick did just that. Working part-time as a bartender at a college bar while attending the University of Vermont, Amanda made fast friends with Nick who also worked at the popular student spot.  “He was always making me laugh, so it wasn’t long before I agreed to go on a date with him,” says Amanda. “It was truly love at first sight for us. We somehow knew we were meant to be together.”

After five years of dating, they began talking about marriage.  “We looked at hundreds of engagement rings and I showed him five that I really loved - then nothing!” says Amanda. “Days, weeks, and months went by and he hadn’t proposed. We would go to dinner and I’d be sure it was going to be “the” night; even Valentine’s Day came and went and still no proposal.”  Amanda began to wonder if Nick had a change of heart until one afternoon when he asked her to go for a walk at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park. “I must have been off my game because, it never occurred to me that this would be “the” day,” says Amanda. “We were walking hand in hand and he started talking about the most random things; and I remember thinking that he was acting so weird.” When they reached a big tree with a little bench underneath it, Amanda felt Nick let go of her hand.  She turned around and saw he was down on one knee. “He asked me if he could have the honor of calling me his wife and if I would spend the rest of my life with him,” says Amanda. “I started to cry and excitedly said ‘yes’. I jumped into his arms and couldn’t believe that we were finally engaged. I think he knew I would be caught completely off guard.

Amanda and Nick wed in the Chapel at St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church. Escorted by her father, Amanda walked down the aisle wearing a strapless YSA Makino trumpet gown and a Swarovski-crystal detailed cathedral-length tulle veil. Nick, dressed in a slim-cut tone-on-tone black tuxedo, stood nervously at the altar. Nick’s groomsmen wore matte black tuxedos and Amanda’s bridesmaids were dressed in full-length black chiffon gowns by Lazaro and Jim Hjelm. “My bridesmaids chose individual styles that best complemented them, such as over-the-shoulder, strapless, V-neck, and halter,” says Amanda. “It gave the bridal party an elegantly cohesive, yet modern look.”

Deacon Jesus Valdes, a close friend of Nick’s family, officiated the ceremony making their marriage even more special. After the ceremony, the newlyweds headed for the reception in a vintage 1968 Rolls Royce and their bridal party rode in a white 18-passenger Cadillac Escalade. “For the theme of the reception, we went with a modern twist on the 1920s and 1930s,” says Amanda. The décor included a color palette of ivory, black, and gold accented with pink, green, burgundy, and gilded magnolia leaves in the floral arrangements. The guests’ tables were dressed up with candles, rose petals, and gold glitter; and the couple’s table was decorated with gold sequin table linen, gold votive candles, rose petals, and the floral arrangements from the ceremony.

For the post-ceremony celebration, Amanda added shoulder straps to her dress, which were custom made by the seamstresses at Bridal Reflections, to create a new look for her gown. Guests were greeted with champagne as they arrived at the cocktail hour; and the pre-dinner spread featured a wok station, a miniature boat filled with fresh seafood, and a little cart displaying meats, cheeses, and crudités.

At the start of the reception, the bridal party formed a bridge on the dance floor for the newlyweds to walk under while gold glitter confetti popped over them. “It was such a magical moment,” says Amanda. “Nick and I squeezed each other’s hands with excitement.” The couple shared their first dance as husband and wife to Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together”, wishing they could hold on to that moment for as long as they could. “Having our family and friends around us made us feel so loved,” says Amanda. “And as the song was ending, we couldn’t wait to get the party started.”

Once the first course was served, the Deacon gave a blessing over the meal and the two Best Men and two Maids of Honor gave toasts to congratulate the couple. Dinner followed with filet mignon, grilled salmon, stuffed chicken breast, pork chops, and a vegetarian dish. A Venetian dessert hour with an ice cream sundae bar, chocolate fountain, crème brûlée, and chocolate mousse accompanied the decadent four-layer metallic gold and ivory vanilla-flavored wedding cake with alternating layers of cannoli filling and custard with fresh strawberries. Then the celebration continued with dancing all night.

“It’s hard to decide on my one favorite moment from the day because there were so many special ones,” says Amanda. “But the moment I stepped into the church and caught a glimpse of Nick waiting for me at the altar will stay with me forever. As I walked down the aisle, I had tunnel vision and it was like no one else was there except for me and Nick. I had never felt more confident of what I was doing than I did at that moment.”

LONG ISLAND BRIDE AND GROOM RESOURCES

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY: Golden Moments | 516.294.4345

RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT: Skyline Orchestras: Code Bleu  631.277.7777

ENGAGEMENT RINGS/ WEDDING BANDS: TWO by LONDON | 516.918.4200

WEDDING GOWN/VEIL: Bridal Reflections | 516.742.778

BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Bridal Reflections 516.742.778

JEWELRY:London Jewelers | 516.627.7475

FLOWERS: Colonial Flower Shop | 516.785.2069

GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS: Hampton Inn Garden City | 516.227.2720

TRANSPORTATION: All Star Limousine | 631.753.1234

HAIR/MAKEUP: High Style Bridal Makeup & Hair 516.858.4802



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