The Couple: Jennifer & Joe
Wedding Date: July 13, 2018 (13 is a lucky number to Italians and it is the 10 year anniversary of Joe’s sister who passed away from leukemia.)
Tell us a little about you and your beloved: Joe and I met 20 years ago at a high school party and fell in love at first sight.
What was the most amazing part of your day? There was so many amazing parts to this day, but the most special part was becoming Mrs. Mateas and the fireworks. LOL!
Ceremony and Reception Site; and Caterer: Grand Island Mansion
Ceremony Musicians: Camellia String Quartet
Officiant: Tan Weddings & Events
Photographer and Photo Booth: Temple Photography
Videographer: Jensen Wedding Films
Cake/Desserts: I had 3 cakes. #1: Grand Island Mansion, #2: GF AF Bakery, #3: Michi’s Munchies. I have a gluten allergy and cake 2 & 3 are gluten free.
Flowers and Decor Rentals: Beautiful by Nature Florist
Favors: DIY succulents in small mason jars with ribbon
Bridal Attire: I had 2 dresses. Dress #1 was purchased at Flares Bridal & Formal and dress #2 was purchased at Bliss Bridal.
Bridesmaids’ Attire: JCP
Hair: Brittany and Heather from Exclusive Beauty Salon
Make-up: Heather with Exclusive Beauty Salon and Christy Rocket-McCann from Suede Salon and Spa
Invitations: Elegant Wedding Invites
Signage: Mellie Bellie Boutique and “Thank You” tags for succulents from Saddle Hills Studios on ETSY.
DJ/Entertainment/Band and Lighting: Music on the Move
Honeymoon Location: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Any other of your wedding vendor(s) you’d like to call out that we missed in the above questions? Pyro Spectacular for Fireworks and Nestor Castillo Cigars. Yes, we had a cigar roller on-site!
First Dance Song: “Is This Love” by Bob Marley
Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now? Try not to stress and if it didn’t happen by your wedding day don’t let it ruin your special day, because no matter what it’ll still be amazing!
Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance? Nope! it was perfect. Just wish is lasted longer.
Photography by Temple Photography.
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