Jessica and Andrew’s New Jersey wedding celebration actually took place at three different locations, Monmouth University, Saint Mina’s Church, and The Venetian. All of these locations have exquisite architecture and beautiful artwork throughout. Read on as Jessica shares the details of their love and wedding story.

The Story of US

My husband and I met when we were 15 years old. We went to the same church and he was new  around town. At the time I did not want to be with him because I thought he was so perfect, smart, quiet and put together. I on the other hand was loud, fun, ready to be out there and free. We would never be a perfect match. Years of friendship brought us closer and closer and we came to a point where we could no longer hide the facts, we were meant to be. After multiple dates, we decided to get serious. Our proposal was a long time coming. He proposed under a cabana on the boardwalk at a beach we often went to since the time we were kids, and we were surrounded by our friends and family. We often loved putting together puzzles and that’s what he had me do: put together a puzzle of one of our favorite pictures with a love note. He got down on one knee and suddenly were were wedding planning. Well not right away but right after a celebration at the house. My sister and my friends helped put together a puzzle themed party and it was beautiful.

Our Wedding
My husband and I wanted our wedding day to be classy, orthodox, and traditional. We incorporated things such as the white dress, the first look, the big church ceremony, and the big wedding celebration. We did not have a specific palette or color theme. Our ceremony took place at a Coptic Orthodox church which is very traditional in our religion to do. It included a beautiful crowning ceremony, blessing of rings, blessing of oil, and the union at the altar. We had a very royal wedding!

We hope that Jessica and Andrew are doing well and send special thanks to their wedding photographer Charming Images for the submission.

Vendor Collaboration

Wedding Date: 10/27/2019 || Venue Name: The Venetian (Garfield, NJ)  || Photographer: Charming Images || Bride’s Gown: Morilee  || Bride’s Jewelry: Bridal Styles Boutique || Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka || Makeup Artist: SmashBrush || Hair: AnaHellaBridal || Flowers: Dee’s Florist || Grooms Attire: Sarno Tuxedos || Cake: Palermo’s Bakery  Music: DJ Andrew || Transportation: VEI Limo