Angelica and Chris met at a birthday party when they were just teenagers! Although they were just friends in the beginning, they've always felt a deep connection. They both let us know that everything felt natural and effortless all along, and they've been close since day one.
Chris thought of the most special way to propose to Angelica! They went to Ocean City over Memorial Day weekend, walked on the boardwalk, bought pizza and strolled along the beach... all of their favorites. As they walked along in the sand, Chris kept looking for rocks. Puzzling perhaps? But finally when Angelica's back was turned, he asked, 'How about this rock?'. When Angelica turned around, Chris was on one knee with the engagement ring, asking her to be his wife! Angelica said 'yes' and they celebrated back on the boardwalk with their favorite ice cream!
Angelica and Chris got ready on the morning of their wedding in separate houses just minutes away from each other. Chris and his groomsmen dressed in matching black tuxedos with contrasting neckties - the groomsmen's ties matching the bridesmaids' dresses and Chris standing out in a white vest and tie. At Angelica's parents' home, she and her bridesmaids had their hair and makeup expertly done by Dollface by Monica, then her attendants dressed into lovely matching blush gowns. Their beautiful bouquets from Always Beautiful Floral Design by Stella were so romantic in shades of blush, deeper rose and white.
Angelica looked like a beautiful princess! She wore a gorgeous strapless dress with a graceful trumpet silhouette, all covered in delicate lace. She completed her look with elegant pearl earrings and a long lace-edged cathedral veil. And those Badgley Mischka shoes were amazing! Her bridal party, which included her three sisters, was so excited to see her once she was all dressed and ready to go!
Once all the preparations were done, we headed to Brigalias in Sicklerville, NJ where Angelica and Chris' ceremony and reception would both be held. The double doors swung open and Angelica entered on the arm of her proud father. Chris was simply beaming at the sight of Angelica! Pastor Donnie Davis delivered a very wonderful, personal message for the couple, then the two recited their vows and made it official! Afterwards, they enjoyed a bubble salute as they made their exit from the ceremony.
Throughout the day, fantastic photos were taken by Magdelena Studios. The bridal party had fun in their shoots, as well as of course Angelica and Chris who were even invited to share in a romantic dance for photos!
Then, their reception celebration kicked off at Brigalias! As a nod to one of their favorite locations and the place in which they were engaged, their reception décor was themed to reflect the seaside. Even their delectable cake from Potito's Bakery was adorned with seashells and sparkling starfish.
Angelica and Chris were introduced as the new Mr. & Mrs., descended the grand staircase to the cheers of their friends and family, then danced a wonderful choreographed first dance together. After such sweet toasts and touching parent dances, their terrific DJ from SEK Productions turned up the music and totally rocked the house! That dance floor was certainly packed all night! And to the surprise of everyone (aside from Angelica and her mother), the mummers arrived to dance and celebrate too!
What a fantastic wedding celebration this was! To echo the words of their officiant, "Your future is awaiting adventure..." Our heartfelt congratulations to Angelica and Chris!
Photographer: Magdalena Studios - Magdalena Kernan - Ocean City, NJ
Floral Design: Always Beautiful Floral Design by Stella - Berlin, NJ
Hair Stylist: Dollface by Monica - Melissa/Philomena - Williamstown, NJ http://dollfacebymonica.com
Makeup Artist: Dollface by Monica - Monica Burton - Williamstown, NJ
Entertainment: SEK Productions - Cherry Hill, NJ
Cake: Potito's Bakery - Philadelphia, PA
Officiant: Pastor Donnie Davis - Franklinville, NJ
Venue: Brigalias - Sicklerville, NJ