Andrea and Lee’s Wedding at The Hamilton Manor was unbelievably romantic. Their wedding was filled with laughter, love, and family. They had their ceremony at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, with all their loved ones present to witness their marriage. They included several Filipino traditions during the ceremony that made it so special and unique to them. It was a gorgeous November day. It drizzled for a bit during the reception; however, we were able to capture some beautiful rainy night portraits of the two of them on the grounds of The Hamilton Manor.
Tell us all about your wedding day.
“Our wedding will be a traditional Catholic and Filipino wedding. We have huge families and friends who have become family; having them all included was super important to us, so that’s why we have so many moving parts. We’d start with a church ceremony at St. Mary’s in Bordentown — this will be a full nuptial mass, including some Filipino traditions. Then we’d go to the Hamilton Manor for our reception.”
“We’re just all about including our family and friends. Without them, we wouldn’t have been together or made it through some of our trialing years. Our party is big, and our family and friends are pretty involved. Still, at the end of the day, we’re a pretty fun group, and we just want our wedding day to be filled with the same love and laughter our lives have been blessed with.”
Oh My Gosh! Andrea looked stunning in her Castle Couture bridal gown. This dress had the perfect amount of detail and layering; it was absolutely GORGEOUS! Eva Gerapetritis of Make Me Up Eva never fails with her absolute skill at making brides look their best. Eva really brought out all of Andrea’s natural features with a stunning makeup look with big eyelashes! Her beautiful locks were curled over her shoulders and down her back, with her veil placed right at the framing of her hair. Krish Jones of Luxe Beauty Group did a fantastic job with her curls. They stayed beautiful and lasted all night long! All of the florals were designed by Michelle Jones of Flower Bar, who really went above and beyond with Andrea and Lee’s florals for their wedding day. All the decor and details were beautiful! Lee looked handsome in his tuxedo from Men’s Wearhouse. He went with a black and white look – black bowtie, black suede shoes, and black buttons on his dress shirt.
What is something that you two like to do together?
“Due to our work schedules usually conflicting, our quality time is often spent in our apartment cooking together, watching movies on the couch, going out to eat or going out for ice cream, and taking drives. One thing we try and do is to take long walks outside, whether it be at our favorite spot in Island Heights or going to a park, we love just having some time together without our phones.”
Chris Marino of Limelight Entertainment started the party with ‘dancing on the clouds’ for our bride and groom during their romantic first dance at The Hamilton Manor. It was the perfect moment! Andrea and Lee had their cake designed by Coco’s Cakery. Their cake was beautiful and looked absolutely delicious! They ended the night with hand rolled cigars by Joey Dizon of Mobile Cigar Lounge, who rolled them for the bride, groom, and guests at the wedding.
Andrea and Lee, your wedding day was so beautiful, and we are happy to have captured these special moments for the two of you for years to come. Thank you so much for choosing Limelight Entertainment to photograph and entertain your guests on your big day!