Justin and I met through a mutual friend when we were twelve years old. Even at that young age, I told him that one day we would be married! Of course, he thought I was crazy, but there was just something special about our connection that I just felt was true.
Three kids later, we've had our ups and downs throughout our relationship, but marriage had always been something we both knew we wanted. I still dreamed of a "real" wedding, but it always seemed like our money was going to something else and we'd never be able to afford it. On April 30th, Justin took the kids and me to the park at the apartments where I lived in seventh grade-- the place we had our first kiss-- and there, he proposed to me! He promised that no matter how many hours he had to put in at work or how many extra jobs he had to do on the side, he said would give me the dream wedding I wanted if I would marry him. Of course, I said "YES" and here we are!
Photography: Rebecca Keeling Studios // Venue: Signature at West Neck // Officiant: Susan Turner // Bridal Gown and Accessories: Ava Clara Couture Bridal // Hair and Makeup: Behind the Veil Studio // Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting Design // Photo Booth: Boardwalk Photo Booth Company // Cake: Cake Delights // Florals: Daevid's // DJ: DJ on the Side Entertainment // Stationery: Invitations by Dawn // Floral Printed Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar // Submitted via Two Bright Lights