I got married: Bri & Tony's City Hall Wedding: Jersey City, NJ

How We Met:

Tony and I met in the fourth grade. He swears he remembers the exact moment on the playground, but I'll just have to trust his memory. We grew up together in a tiny rural town in Western Upstate NY and dated throughout elementary, high school, and college until we bought a house together in Jersey City with our two kitties. Our relationship has stood the test of time and we are super excited to begin this new chapter in life together.

The Wedding Day:

We decided to have a no fuss intimate wedding ceremony at City Hall in Jersey City, where we live, and just 45 days after our official engagement. Eventually, we plan on hosting a cocktail reception for friends and family, but its hard to find an empty weekend with all my amazing couples getting married this year. Besides our official ceremony, I was excited to have my friends and colleagues help me make my wedding day unique and special. I worked with vendors I've known and been friends with for years and even with only a couple vendors to book, the process was challenging. I looked forward to getting a family portrait at our house with our furry children, (which of course they did not cooperate), but believe it or not was nervous about being photographed myself.

Bri's Wedding Planning Tip:

Trust your own decisions and intuition. Do what feels right for you. Things can become complicated and stressful when you have too much input coming in from all directions.

Photographer: Elvira Kalviste

Florist: Laura Clare Design

Officiant: Councilman Danny Rivera

Bridal Gown Designer: Adrianna Pappell

Bridal Shoes: Nina

Bridal Jewelry: Macys

Wedding Hair & Makeup by: Beauty By Nicole

Wedding Bands + Engagement Ring: Grandmothers wedding rings redesigned: D'Antonio & Klein Jewelers

Groom's Jacket & Shirt: Calvin Klein

Groom's Accessories: Wedding Band by Enso

Honeymoon: Snowboarding at Lake Placid