Ali & Ethan enjoyed a rainy, but modern and relaxed wedding weekend celebration down the shore in Asbury NJ. They said their vows the night before the reception at Porta, Asbury Park in a intimate ceremony surrounded by immediate family. The two kicked off their wedding reception at The Asbury Hotel, where they got ready, had their first look, and danced the night away. They began the day getting ready with close friends and family (including their doggies!) and met each other downstairs for their first look. Ali even surprised Ethan with a stunning custom Lakum Collection bridal jumpsuit. He thought she was going to be wearing a dress! The two decided to forgo traditional reception activities and dinner and surprised their guests with rotating stations every hour. The evening ended with a rainbow sprinkle mini cake and dancing into the evening.
Our proposal was appropriate for our personalities and involved our pets. Ali is a big dog lover and does not love being the center of attention, so it was a private proposal involving our dogs.
Our proposal was kind of funny in that I had just come home from my parents house and Ethan asked me to leave the house and pick him up some ginger ale as a favor. I was annoyed with him for not asking before I got home, so when I arrived back at the house with the ginger ale he "needed" for his upset stomach, the dogs and Ethan were ready to propose; very funny.
Venue: The Asbury Hotel
Wedding Planner: Castiglione Events
Florist: Vintage and Noueau
Catering & Cake: Cardinal Provisions
Wedding Band: Play Something Good
Invitations: Paperless Post
Bridal Gown Designer: Lakum Bridal
Bridal Shoes: Christian Loubiton
Wedding Hair & Makeup by: The Hair Room JC
Honeymoon: St. Barth for a post wedding mini-moon