The Couple:  Christina and David Cooney
Wedding Date:  September 24, 2011
Photography by Capture Photography
Tell us a little about you and your beloved:  David and I met in high school, yes we are high school sweethearts. We complement each other perfectly. He is an idealistic dreamer, and I am a practical realist. He taught me how to to dream, and I bring him back to reality when he’s gone too far.
We had been together for five years when he asked me to be his wife one lovely day on the beach, and almost two years after that is when we got married. We have so much fun together. We go on crazy adventures and love trying new things. We want to travel the world together, exploring new worlds and cultures. We’re both completely in love with each other, I guess that’s all that really matters.
What was the most amazing part of your day?  Our first dance. We choreographed it ourselves, which was a huge feat because we both lack rhythm. We must have listened to Frank Sinatra’s “Fly me to The Moon” hundreds of times and spent countless hours dancing around our living room bumping into shelves and walls. It was exhausting and we were both beginning to want to just give up on our dance, but when our big moment came it was perfect! All of our hard work paid off, we nailed each move and had so much fun. I just remember looking into David’s eyes with pure joy and exhilaration. When it was over, everyone was cheering and amazed. It was perfect.
What else would you like to share about your big day?  Our wedding would not have been possible without the amazing help from our loved ones. They encouraged us, helped with every detail from small to large, invested their time and efforts, and made our day truly amazing. We are forever grateful.

Ceremony Site & Reception Venue:  Empire Mine State Historic Park
Photographer:  Capture Photography
Videographer:  Arty Flores
Caterer:  A family friend
Cake:  A family friend
Flowers:  Budding Events for my bouquet, hair piece and David’s boutonniere. Flowers for the tables were ordered from Fifty Flowers and made by the bridal party.
Favors:  Caramel Apple lollipops, decorated by the bridal party
Wedding Dress:  David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses:  The Jersey Maid on Etsy
Hair & Makeup:  Ambre Rose from It’s All About You Salon
Invitations:  Purchased at Michael’s and decorated (stamped) by the bride
Honeymoon location:  Grand Bahama Island
First Dance Song:  “Fly me to The Moon” by Frank Sinatra
Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now?  Enjoy it, seriously. Everyone says that your wedding day goes by so fast, and they’re completely right. Soak up every second and enjoy every detail. Don’t freak out if something goes wrong. This day is about expressing your love of one another, don’t forget that.
Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance?  Honestly, I would have hired a different DJ. There were a few slight, but significant in a bride’s mind — slip ups that I would have like to avoided if given the chance. But, overall, the day went perfect and smooth. We couldn’t be happier.

Photos courtesy of Capture Photography.

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