Jessica and Brandon had the most beautiful October wedding day! It was sunny and warm and they had everything planned out in such beautiful detail.
Brandon got ready with all of the guys at the Courtyard Marriot while Jessica and her girls prepped at her and Brandon’s home. Jessica was so calm and all smiles on the morning of her wedding. It was so nice to be there with her and all of the ladies getting ready. And even though we were running a few minutes behind to slip her into her STUNNING Alfred Angelo wedding gown, she never felt rushed. I design the timelines to have extra wiggle room in them for these exact reasons and never once did Jess feel pressured or stressed on time. It is our main goal at Limelight for all of our couples to fully enjoy their wedding day and to never feel stressed because of Photography.
After Jess had all of her gorgeous details on it was time to pile into the limo and to head over to Deep Cut Gardens for the first look! Brandon arrived early to the gardens and anxiously awaited his beautiful bride. He was so nervous in the sweetest way! He just wanted to see the woman he was about to call his wife in a few short hours!
We set up a beautiful and romantic first look on a gorgeous path in the gardens. When Brandon first saw his stunning bride he couldn’t help but tear up. He had us all choked up! Jessica and Brandon’s first look was such a special moment and I am so honored to have been able to capture it for them.
We took some seriously stunning portraits at Deep Cut Gardens and had a ton of fun with the bridal party. Then I took Jess and Brandon to the greenhouse and the rose garden for even more portraits. Because they decided to do a first look we were able to spend so much time with them which will give them at least 40% MORE portraits of them on their wedding day! If you are thinking about a first look I highly recommend one! You get so much more time with each other on the most special day of your lives. Plus you get a ton more photos and in the best light possible. Contact me if you have questions.
So after our time at the gardens we headed over to the ceremony location. Jess and Brandon exchanged vows in the gorgeous ballroom of The Gramercy at Lakeside Manor!! Their chuppah was the most breathtaking thing I had ever seen and was later turned into their sweetheart table. You have to check it out below!! Their ceremony was so sweet and I loved hearing about their love story.
Cocktail hour was amazing at the Gramercy. There was so much delicious food and the space was so elegantly designed. Because Jess and Brandon had done a first look, they were then able to attend their cocktail hour and start greeting all of their guests. They got to enjoy a signature cocktail and put some food in their tummies.
After cocktail it was time for their reception. DJ Chris Marino worked closely with Jess and Brandon to coordinate their Introductions to WWE (wrestling) theme music and it was awesome!! The bridal party came equipped with props and enthusiasm and Jessica and Brandon’s intro was the topper!
Now it was party time and guests got off their chairs to dance the night away with Jessica and Brandon. Jess and Brandon had a full package for their entertainment! They opted for quad intelligent lighting which brought the dance floor to the next level. The dance floor lighting made a statement that said “the PARTY IS HERE! Let’s go!” They also decided to include a Photo Booth rental which guests had a blast in. And to top off the most epic night ever they finished their wedding reception with a Black Light Party. Anything that was white was glowing purple and guests were given white gloves and white glasses to add to the fun. The last hour of Jess and Brandon’s wedding reception was off the hook and DJ Chris kept everybody moving!
Congrats Jess and Brandon! Your wedding was amazing!
- Photographer: Jackie Marino of Limelight Entertainment
- 2nd Photographer: Jane Martinez
- 3rd Photographer: Tom Turrisi
- Entertainment: DJ Chris Marino of Limelight Entertainment
- Video: Above and Beyond Wedding Studio
- Venue: The Gramercy at Lakeside Manor
- Bakery: Normandie Bakery
- Florist: Flower Cart Florist
- Hair: Jamie Avillo
- Makeup: Truebutterfleyes Make Up Artistry
- Dress Boutique: Hearts For You Bridal
- Dress Designer: Alfred Angelo
- Officiant: Reverend Rita Atlas
- Invitations/Stationary: Art Paper Scissors