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Angela and Daniel - 06.13.2015

By Ivette Manners
Photography By Golden Moments

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." 

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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." 

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Wedding Professionals:
Reception Site: Woodbury Country Club
Photography & Videography: Golden Moments
Ceremony & Reception Entertainment: Skyline Orchestras
Wedding Gown/Veil/Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal Reflections
Mens Formalwear: Foresto Tuxedo
Flowers: Colonial Flower Shop
Chair Covers/Linens/Tablecloths: The Finishing Touch
Transportation: Lancelot Limousine Services, Inc.
Guest Accommodations: Four Points by Sheraton
Honeymoon Travel Agency: Ship to Shore Travel