This July wedding event couldn't have happened on a more beautiful, balmy summer day. With no rain materializing as was predicted and before the upcoming heatwave would arrive, everything about this afternoon was absolutely perfect for a wedding!
Andrea and Coker are such a sweet couple. They met a few years ago on on online dating site, like most couples do today, however they also happen to work at the same location. The two fell in love and were engaged on July 2... and planned their wedding event for the same special date one year later.
The couple each got ready for their special day at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. With such a wonderfully big wedding party (Andrea had 14 attendants!), the two were sure to book the largest suites in the hotel!
Coker and his best man and many groomsmen got ready in a large, luxury suite at the hotel. They were all really soaking in this fun and exciting day, a day to honor Andrea and Coker and their relationship.
Andrea then dressed into her gorgeous wedding gown. It featured a deep-V neckline, delicate spaghetti straps and beautiful lace and beadwork throughout. In her hair, she wore a long veil for the ceremony. She looked absolutely stunning!
The two knew early on that they did not want to see each other before Andrea's walk down the aisle, so once they were all dressed and ready for their day, they each traveled by limo straight to their venue for the ceremony.
The wedding ceremony took place at the Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees, New Jersey. The ceremony space was decorated so beautifully with white floral arrangements on glittering stands lining the aisles and a floral garland filled with white blooms above the altar. Andrea walked down the aisle and met up with Coker for their marriage ceremony. The two recited their vows and exchanged rings and before long, Coker saluted his bride, they were pronounced 'husband and wife' and kissed for the first time as a married couple!
After the ceremony, the couple had their formal and candid photos taken there on the grounds of their venue. With the beautiful weather, it was so nice to be able to film photo shoots taken outside in the middle of summer.
Then it was time for the reception to kick off! The wedding party's arrival was announced, then everyone got the dance floor warmed up quickly! Andrea and Coker danced their first dance 'on a cloud', with a sparkler salute from the Mansion. Then, the couple danced with their mothers, and we heard fantastic toasts from Coker's best man and from three of Andrea's bridesmaids and long-time friends. Each said they weren't public speakers but that wasn't true, they all had wonderful speeches and toasts to the couple. And when they had a hard time containing their emotions, it made everyone feel the same.
Andrea then changed into a second amazing sequined dress for the rest of the party at the reception! Andrea tossed her bouquet to 'all the single ladies' and Coker took off Andrea's garter, one of his groomsmen dressing the bridesmaid who caught the bouquet.
In the sophisticated and glamorous ballroom at the Mansion, the couple and all their guests celebrated the night away! The DJ for this fantastic event, and Coker's good friend, had such energy and easily kept all Andrea and Coker's guests on the dance floor all night!
Kudos to Lady Ashanti for planning and organizing such a perfect wedding day! Everything ran so smoothly and turned out so wonderfully, truly an amazing event and we were so thrilled to have been a part of capturing it for this loving, and fun-loving, couple.
Congratulations and best wishes to the newlyweds, Andrea and Coker!
Wedding Planner: Lady Ashanti Events - Barrington, NJ
Venue: The Mansion on Main Street - Voorhees, NJ
Accommodations: DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Mt. Laurel - Mt. Laurel, NJ