Brittany and Corey first crossed paths in Allentown, where Brittany was a bartender. It didn’t take long for them to realize that not only did they run in many of the same social circles, but their extended families (grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.) grew up together in Allentown as well. Corey proposed during a winter getaway in Lake Placid, N.Y. The couple were spending the day with their families at a carnival that ended with fireworks and a huge lighted ice castle. When they were in line to take pictures, Corey dropped to one knee and made it the most surprising and magical night of all!
Brittany grew up spending her summers in Sea Isle and knew she wanted to get married at the beach. Once the couple visited The Breakwaters at the Dunes, they knew this was the place for them! It was the perfect all-inclusive spot they needed. They chose to have their rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception there. The best part was that a wedding planner wasn’t needed, as Patrick Deely from The Breakwaters went above and beyond to handle everything and make sure their day was perfect!
As many of our brides do, Brittany spent hours on Pinterest to find the inspiration she was looking for. While she wanted to keep it simple, she made sure that everything was still elegant and chic. She selected a straight strapless dress that was covered in lace. There was a strip of embellishment right around her waist, pulling it together for exactly the look she was going for! The bridesmaids wore fashionable black halter-top dresses while the groom and groomsmen stuck with traditional black tuxedos. The flowers consisted of blooms with garden roses, textures and ranunculus.
The Bake Works did an amazing job of staying with their theme. Their cake was classic and simple, decorated with white icing and topped with white roses and a navy, nautical knot for a pop of color in the design.
Brittany and Corey made their day as much about themselves and their loved ones as they could. Guests picked up their table cards next to a table filled with photos of loved ones who had passed. It was a beautiful sentiment to honor those who couldn’t be there.
Some of their favorite moments include seeing each other for the first time before the ceremony, their first kiss as husband and wife, and celebrating at the reception with their family and friends.
What we love:
Everyone smile! It is SO hard to rally your entire group of guests mid-celebration to pose for a photo like this couple did. But the end result is so worth it! You have a photo of the best day every with the best group ever there to celebrate alongside you. Try it!
Photos courtesy of Douglas James Studios