We just love when wedding professionals tie the knot. They just happen to turn out to be some of the most fabulous events and this wedding is no exception. Melissa [owner of Melissa D’Aloia & Co.) and Phil’s story began after she temporarily moved in with her sister and would often see Phil outside while she was walking her dog. After waving hello for about a year, Phil finally stopped to introduce himself in March of 2011. The end result? A match made in heaven followed by a fairytale wedding at the Westmount Country Club that stole our hearts. See all of the flawless details captured by Gabelli Studio.
Kelly of RSVP to me designed all of the stationery, from the elegant wedding invitations embellished with rhinestones to the wedding day stationery of custom menu cards and donation cards. “Kelly was wonderful to work with, and everything was perfect!” the bride raved.
Designed by Maggie Sottero, Melissa wore a beautiful ball gown embellished with a large crystal waistband. A cathedral-style veil and hot pink rhinestone shoes completed her look perfectly.
When Melissa and Phil began planning their wedding, the Westmount Country Club was the only facility they wanted to consider to host their ceremony and reception. They loved the modern feel, décor, and gorgeous grounds.
Gabelli Studio captured the day flawlessly in photo and on video. The couple originally was not going to hire a videographer, but is now looking forward to reliving their wedding day. Additionally, Melissa and Phil incorporated a special “Social Media Package” in which all photographs from the morning up until the ceremony were retouched and uploaded to all social media sites.
The couple’s four-tiered wedding cake featured a modern design with rhinestone trim and a monogram cake topper.
The Proposal: About a year later, Melissa came home from work and cleaned up after having dinner with Phil’s two children and her niece, who decided to take the dog for a walk. A few minutes later, the dog came back in wearing a big white bow on his back and a ring box attached. Not realizing what was happening, Melissa turned around to find Phil on one knee. “I wanted everyone to be there and be involved, including Noah the dog since he was a big part of how we met,” Phil shared.
Bride’s favorite memory of the day: When the glass doors opened, the music began & I walked down the stairs and saw Phil standing there.
Groom’s favorite memory of the day: Watching Melissa walk out with her dad and seeing her for the first time that day.
Do you have any advice for couples that are planning their wedding? Enjoy your planning, don’t get stressed out especially over the small stuff. Review your vendors make sure you feel like they are right for you. Enjoy the time because it really goes so quickly.
What are you currently enjoying or looking forward to as a couple? Growing old with my best friend.
Ceremony & Reception Location: Westmount Country Club / Officiant: Pastor Pete Gowesky / Photographer: Gabelli Studio / Videographer: Gabelli Cinema / Entertainment & Photo Booth: Paul Anthony Entertainment / Florists: Louisa Testa & Atlas Floral Decorators / Limousine Service: Action Limousine / Cake Designer: Palermo’s Bakery / Bridal Salon & Veil: Hollywood Bridal / Shoes: Caparros / Formal Attire: Hollywood Tuxedo / Invitations & Favors: RSVP to me / Table Numbers, Frames & Seating: Every Little Detail / Hair Salon & Makeup Studio: Melissa D’Aloia & Co. / Jeweler: LaBelle Jewelery / Honeymoon Location: The Regent Grand, Turks & Caicos