Michelle and Don can be described in three words: simple, easygoing and fun. They were both so laid back on their wedding day and they kept us laughing the entire time! I have known Michelle for years, going way back to the Pop Warner cheerleading days, and I got to meet Don for the first time when I took their engagement photos last summer. When these two are around each other, there are nothing but smiles on their faces. They always had the nautical theme in mind during their wedding planning process, but they hit a little bump in the road when their initial venue had suffered severe water damage and they had to switch just five months before their date! After a few changes, they went as nautical as you can go... their wedding was held on a boat!
After capturing their first look and taking some photos at Allaire State Park, we arrived at the docks to board the River Belle. Their ceremony took place aboard the boat before we set sail for a four hour long reception cruise. It was a different and really neat way to celebrate with their friends and family, who sure know how to party! We had an amazing time capturing their big day and couldn't have asked for a better kickoff to the 2014 wedding season.
Here is Michelle and Don's love story, as told by Michelle...
"After bumping into a long lost friend (literally, we walked right into each other at a bar), she said, 'I have perfect guy for you if you're single. His name is Don, he's divorced with two kids.' So of course, being the glass-half-full kinda girl that I am, I pictured a 5'4" bald Italian with back hair. Luckily I was wrong. We were immediately inseparable. Together we have been through some of the lowest of lows - including the passing of my father. At one of the hardest times in my life, Don was nothing short of amazing. He truly is My Rock. And now, after a year of planning and having the wedding celebration of our dreams, we are so excited to see what the future has in store for us as Husband and Wife."
Thank you to all of those who helped make their day go so smoothly!
Ceremony Officiant: Father John Dobrosky Venue: River Belle
Make-up Artist: Marcie Muniz
Hair Stylist: Kelly Geary-Demopoulos (Scissor Sisters Salon)
Florist: Peggy Ann the Girls
Caterer: River Belle
Cake and Cupcakes: Red Velvet Cupcakery
DJ: Noble Productions
Bride’s Attire: Oleg Cassini
Groom's Attire: Chazmatazz Formalwear