Real Weddings

Elizabeth and Michael at Shackamaxon Country Club

Posted on March 10, 2021 by Ariana Baio

How did you meet?
I knew Mike from high school. He was a star athlete for football, basketball and baseball. We went to the same college but missed each other by one year. One night, my friends and I made a late decision to go to a local bar. Mike was there and I went up to him telling him I used to watch him play sports. Luckily, he didn’t find me creepy. We exchanged numbers and the rest is history.

Elizabeth and Micheal Shackamaxon Country Club


He gave me a new purse for my birthday and told me to look inside. As I was opening it, he got down on one knee and proposed.Elizabeth and Micheal Shackamaxon Country Club

We were originally supposed to get married on May 30, 2020. Due to Covid, we changed it to an outdoor event with only about 30 people on August 15, 2020. My bridesmaids wore burgundy and the groomsmen wore navy blue suits with burgundy ties. The flowers were neutral, white and light pink.  As centerpieces, the bridesmaids put their bouquets in tall glass vases. We gave Jordan almonds with a poem as favors.

Elizabeth and Micheal Shackamaxon Country Club

When I walked into the venue, I immediately fell in love. The service was exceptional and it overlooked the golf course. The room for cocktail hour has floor-to-ceiling windows with an outdoor area. The ballroom was big enough to fit everyone, but not overly large. I also loved the décor and wooden dance floor.

Elizabeth-Michael-ShackamaxonElizabeth and Micheal Shackamaxon Country Club

The wedding menu consisted of a cocktail hour with four passed hors d’oeuvres, a Mediterranean station and a fruit and cheese platter. When guests sat down, they received a wedge salad and a choice of Chateubriand or salmon. The guests then received wedding cake and petit fours.Elizabeth and Micheal Shackamaxon Country Club

I wore an ivory A-line ballgown. It hit my body at all of the right spots and was extremely slimming. It showed off my arms and back, and had a jeweled belt at the waist. I wasn’t a fan of the tight gowns and the owner of the bridal store said she had something that might look good. When I stepped out of the dressing room, the whole store stopped to look. It was also very comfortable.Elizabeth and Micheal Shackamaxon Country Club

My favorite moment was walking into the church and hearing the bridal march being played. I saw my family and Mike’s family. I also loved the way my husband looked at me during that moment.Elizabeth and Micheal Shackamaxon Country Club


I couldn’t live without a top-shelf open bar. Weddings are a time to celebrate and everyone should enjoy delicious alcohol.Elizabeth and Micheal Shackamaxon Country Club

Covid hit and changed all of our plans.Elizabeth and Micheal Shackamaxon Country Club

“All My Life,” by K-ci and JoJo.Elizabeth and Micheal Shackamaxon Country Club

Don’t worry about the small stuff, since you never know what will happen. Everything happens for a reason, so don’t be too upset if plans change. However, it’s ok to cry.

We have it planned to go to Sandals in the Bahamas. Due to Covid, we have not yet gone.

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Reception Location

Shackamaxon country club


Yo Gonzo

Bride’s Gown

Stella York

Bride’s Shoes

Badgley Mischka

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