Real Weddings

Faith and Sean at The Virginia Hotel

Posted on December 11, 2019 by Ariana Baio

We met in our 9th grade Science class. We were always friends, but never dated.

We knew that we wanted to get married. We drove to Cape May one day to look at rings in an antique jewelry store. That day, it stormed and there was no power, so we shopped in the dark. We picked out a ring, and two weeks later went to pick it up. Neither of us wanted to wait, so we drove to a secluded area near the lighthouse, and got engaged there.

The ring is from the 1920s’, so we made our theme The Great Gatsby. I chose a dress and veil in a vintage style. We used gold and black as colors for accessories. Since we both love to read and I work as a teacher/librarian, we had flowers made from an old copy of The Great Gatsby. That way, we would always have the flowers to remember the day. We gave our guests mini grinders of Cape May sea salt, as we wanted everyone to have something from Cape May.

We wanted to get married in the center of Cape May, on the beach is possible. We also wanted delicious food, and a hassle free wedding. The Virginia did everything for us, and their food is the same as their romantic restaurant, The Ebbit Room.

We served filet and grouper as our entrees with a chocolate mousse for dessert. We had a chocolate with raspberry filled cake.

My gown was long and beaded very intricately. I was inspired by the wedding looks of Downton Abbey. I almost didn’t see it, but my friend told me to try it on because it reminded her of my ring. Once I saw it on, I knew it was perfect.

Walking down the aisle to my husband was the best part of the day.

I’m so happy that we had a small, intimate wedding with our closest friends and family.

“Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey

Have fun, relax, and don’t over complicate things.

We took a tour of New England- Newport, Bar Harbor, and Lenox

the details



Reception Location

The Virginia Hotel


Betsy Brown Photography


Pam Kaithern

Bride’s Gown


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