We actually met at the Jersey Shore through his sister who was one of my best friends. At first we became good friends, but after spending nights sitting outside my apartment talking until 3/4 a.m. we realized we were building a relationship without even knowing. So it only seemed fitting after Covid-19 changed our plans, we get married in Manasquan since that holds such a special place in our hearts.
How did you get engaged?
We got engaged on Christmas Eve in 2017. After all the presents were done being opened, he went upstairs and brought one big box down and said there was one more gift I had to open. And inside that box was another smaller box , than another smaller box until 5 smaller boxes later I got to the end and there was a ring dish and I was kind of confused why that was in the last box and when i looked up he was on one knee and could barely get words out and asked me to marry him!
Details of the day!
After almost three years of planning and waiting , Covid-19 struck NJ hard and I was forced to postpone our original wedding that I have been planning for so long. I did not feeling like a bride- having my bridal shower cancelled as well as my bachelorette. So I decided to plan a small beachside ceremony on our original date. I wasn’t going to let this pandemic stop me from marrying the man of my dreams!
I knew I had a vision and what I wanted everything to look like, and my team helped! I had envisioned having all these boho rugs and pillows set up on the sand but the weather had other plans for us. My coordinator nicely ” kicked out” the people under a local pavilion so they could quickly set up and move everything underneath due to some unpredictable storms. So even though we have a global pandemic and thunderstorms going on, I was finally able to marry the man of my dreams and it turned out perfect!
We met and fell in love in Manasquan!
Not the grown I envisioned, because this was a micro-wedding, but I found my dress online at a boutique and fell in love.
Besides Covid-19, the weather! It rained three separate times through out the day, but all it stopped at the perfect moments for us to capture pictures.
What is one detail you couldn’t live without?
The one detail I could not live without would be the rental items- our boho rugs and pillows poufs. The way they were layered and put together by our florist and planner was just phenomenal! And I honestly don’t think I could have lived without my floral arrangements and bouquets!
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