As dad walks his little girl down the aisle, Christina feels like she’s floating. She sees all her friends and family. Justin is at the altar waiting anxiously for her. They see each other for the first time and all their emotions immediately came pouring out in happy tears. Chris and Justin made their promises at the beautiful St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church and celebrated their marriage at the Rock Island Lake Club in Sparta, NJ. The whole day was filled with so much joy and emotions.
Their journey started around 4 years ago when they had their first date at the Amsterdam Ale House in NYC. Little did they know, they had found “the one” and this amazing adventure was about to start. Justin proposed in December 31, 2017 in NYC, right outside of the American Museum of National History. If you want to read more about their proposal check out their engagement session in NYC.
On their wedding day, Christina had the best time getting ready with her girls and popping the biggest champagne ever! She looked so gorgeous and elegant with her Michelle Roth gown, which I am sure she had the best time saying YES to the dress at the Kleinfeld Bridal.
Justin and Christina got very emotional when reading their love letters before the ceremony. I may or may not have cried twice in public looking at that tear coming down from Justin’s eyes. (Can we all agree that it is totally OKAY for the grooms to NOT cry at all during the wedding day because they get so nervous and anxious. BUT if they do cry, we just loooove it so much. Am I right?) It is really special to see how emotional Justin was, and even more special to see their love thorough those photos.
Their day really flew perfectly. We were on time for every part of the day so we had plenty of time for portraits. I am so happy to hear that one of Justin’s favorite moments of the day was getting into the row boat and getting out on the lake. I remember we talked about it during our first consultation and how excited he was about the row boat.
The moment we were done with all the photos, we went inside and all of the sudden it started pouring. I just couldn’t believe it. God really blessed them with the perfect day. At this point every one was ready to dance and have some fun. Owls & Lions band got the party started in such an unique way. They played songs that were special for the newlyweds and kept everyone in the dance floor the entire time!! They really killed it!!
Chris and Justin, I can't thank you enough for picking me and allowing me to capture all those beautiful moments that will keep your promises and love alive forever!!! I looooved meeting your best friends and your families. Your parents, siblings, the kids, grandpa… I am just in love with all of them! I’m so happy to see that you have this amazing group of people to support your marriage and you as individuals. I love you both so much and I pray for a happy and healthy everlasting marriage. Thank you again!!
The amazing vendor team:
Ceremony Venue: St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church | Venue: Rock Island Lake Club | Florist: A Touch of Elegance | Hair: Self Indulgence Hair Studio | Makeup: Melissa D'Aloia & Company | Dress Designer: Michelle Roth | Dress Boutique: Kleinfeld Bridal | Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Bridesmaids' Dress Designer: Hayley Paige | Groom's Attire Designer: Dapper Concepts | Groomsmen's Attire Designer: The Black Tux | Invitation Suite: Cam Turner Design | Music: Owls & Lions | Videography: First Day Films | Cake: Palermo's Bakery | Bagpiper: The Royal Piper