In case you were wondering, as a wedding planner I’m pretty much required to LOVE love and have a special place in my heart for couples that are truly devoted to one another, couples like Anne & Anthony. I met Anne & Anthony about 7 months before their big day at a charity bridal show. As a part of this bridal show, an entire wedding package (photography, venue, planning, you name it) was given away to one lucky couple! Anne & Anthony just so happened to be runners up. A few hours before the winners were announced, I met Anne & Anthony and immediately I knew I was rooting for them! They are both genuinely kind and funny, and it’s apparent the second you meet them that they love each other very much. That’s why when they didn’t end up winning the wedding giveaway I couldn’t help but offer free coordination services to them! In the months leading up to their wedding, I was thankful every day that I did!
Those 7 months went by quickly (as they always seem to) and before we knew it, November 1st had arrived! Anne and her ladies arrived at Stonebrook Manor looking gorgeous, Anthony and his groomsmen looking oh so dapper! They started the celebrations off separately, taking some photos in the beautiful manor gardens. Soon guests started pouring in and the couple was ushered away in preparation for the ceremony.
Anthony was nervous, and I mean really nervous, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the photos! He soon remembered that marrying a beautiful woman in the presence of so many loving friends and family members is something to be pretty proud of! The two opted to include their 4 kiddos in their unity ceremony and presented each with a bracelet to commemorate the occasion. After their first kiss, guests were ushered back inside for cocktail hour and reception while Anne & Anthony secured their love lock on Stonebrook’s gate.
Anne chose purple, blue, and silver as their wedding colors and made the room pop with a little bit of sparkle! Guests enjoyed watching the newlyweds make a grand entrance before dinner was served. The rest of the night consisted of good music, delicious cake, and glow sticks absolutely everywhere! The party ended at 10 but guests were hesitant to leave, which is undoubtedly the best compliment you can give to any couple!
Congratulations Anne & Anthony, you truly deserve a lifetime of happiness and laughs and I wish nothing but the best for you and your family!