This New Jersey wedding at The Venetian instantly stole our hearts. Not only is the bride a modern day Cinderella, but the details are truly a dream come true. It’s one beautiful ballroom celebration that’s romantic and timeless with a touch of glamour. Not to mention, The Studio Photographers give a whole new meaning to the phrase, “Happily Ever After” through each and every photo captured. Take an afternoon break and get lost as this love story unfolds.
After hearing about The Studio Photographers from Lucia’s sister-in-law and viewing their work, Lucia was impressed with their photojournalistic style. From the bridal prep to the ceremony and throughout the reception, David and Frank captured the day’s events perfectly.
Lucia and John Paul kept with tradition and chose to have their reception at The Venetian, the facility where her parents got married 32 years prior. They quickly fell in love with the overall design of the facility and the Palazzo room. Additionally, Lucia and John Paul were impressed by the service and accommodating staff.
The Proposal: We went out to dinner for our 4 year anniversary. We went to his friend’s restaurant called Bottagra in Hawthorne, N.J. We had our own private room with roses and candles everywhere. (When we started dating, John Paul told me one day that I was his “lobster” because lobsters only fall in love once and they mate for life. Lobster became our nickname for each other.) That night when the main course came, the lobster was holding the ring, it was the best night of my life. I was so surprised and excited; I couldn’t stop crying!! I knew he was the one after a few months, the more I spent time with him, the more I loved him.
Bride’s favorite memory of the day: The look in my husband’s eyes when I was walking down the aisle.
Groom’s favorite memory of the day: Walking out as husband and wife at the reception.
Advice for engaged couples: Enjoy every step of the wedding process. Everything will work out fine the day of the wedding. And have a wonderful time that day because it goes way too fast.
Ceremony Location: St. Lucy’s Church / Celebrant: Monsignor Joseph Reilly / Reception Location: The Venetian / Photographer: The Studio Photographers / Videographer: Formica Video / Entertainment: Magic Moments / Florist: Santos Florist / Limousine Service: Danaro Limousine / Cake Designer: A Little Cake / Wedding Gown Designer: Pnina Tornai / Veil: Made by Bride’s Mother / Headpiece: Perfect Accent / Shoes: Nina Shoes / Formal Attire: Malzone / Invitations: Invitations by Danielle / Favors: Marilu Enterprises, LLC / Hair Salon: Unique Hair / Makeup Artist: Melissa D’Aloia & Co. / Jeweler: Marilu Enterprises, LLC / Honeymoon Location: Villa Sant’Andrea and Hotel Luna Convento―Italy