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Phil and Lauren’s wedding was nothing less than incredible.  These two are residents of New Jersey and planned their destination wedding from out-of-state, so I didn’t have the opportunity to meet them in person before their big day….but when I met them for the first time, it was like I had known them forever.  They are two of the most loving, laid back people I have ever had the pleasure of working with, and it carried on throughout their entire day.

Every detail of their wedding had sentimental value.  From the bride and bridesmaid’s bouquets that they made, to Lauren’s personalized sandals, to the ashes of family members pinned inside her dress…so many personal touches were incorporated into their day.  Even the jewelry Lauren was wearing was worn by some of her bridesmaids on their wedding days.  You couldn’t help but feel the love!

The day before the wedding, Phil and Lauren’s wedding party had the idea to trick Phil during the first look.  Rather than turning around to see his bride, Phil’s best man was the one to tap him on the shoulder.  You can’t help but laugh at that!  Phil wasn’t sure if he was surprised to see his best man, or disappointed that it wasn’t Lauren!

After the laughs were over, Lauren stepped in to show Phil what he had been waiting to see all morning….his stunning bride.  I absolutely love the intimacy of first looks, and this one did not disappoint!

The ceremony was so sweet and filled with happy tears.  Lauren and Phil read their vows before friends and family and even the birds flew on cue as they shared their first kiss as husband and wife.

I absolutely love that Lauren and Phil’s reception was centered around dancing.  While they still had the traditional first dances and speeches, but after dinner it was straight to dancing and boy did their wedding party know how to get down!  They also decided to forgo a traditional wedding cake, and had an ice cream bar with tons of toppings for their guests.  Who doesn’t love ice cream?!  Phil and Lauren’s wedding was one I won’t soon forget.  Congratulations again to the happy couple!

 

Venue and Catering: Marco Beach Ocean Resort

DJ: DJ Dayve

Florist: Christie’s Flowers

Hair & Makeup: Charlotte Phinney

2nd Photographer: Jeremy Scott Photography

Videography: Imagery Wedding Films

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