Whitney and Jason first connected in February 2011 online, using Jdate. They met for their first date at Caffe Reggio in the Village and were immediately inseparable. Over a year later, Jason planned to surprise Whitney with a trip to Captiva, Florida, when Hurricane Sandy hit the Jersey Shore. A week later, he convinced Whitney to go on vacation anyway, where he got down on one knee on a beautifully secluded beach and asked her to marry him. They chose the scenic Bonnet Island Estate in Long Beach Island for their special day. The picturesque boathouse chapel was beautifully decorated with a birch huppa, flower petals lining the aisle, and candles in every window. Whitney made a stunning entrance in her Anne Barge wedding gown, with its delicate details and flowing veil. Florist, Katydid, created an elegant bouquet that tied in perfectly with the rustic theme of the wedding. Two more special details were added to the arrangement in order to make it complete: a broach that belonged to Whitney’s grandmother, and a single orchid in honor of her other grandmother. The bridesmaids were gorgeous in their blue Lela Rose gowns, while the men looked dapper in their Dante Zeller tuxedos.
With big smiles and warm hearts, the couple tied the knot before taking a stroll along the winding paths around the estate. Inside, seating arrangements were creatively hung on an old barn door, and the beautiful reception hall was decorated with charming, rustic details. The tables had a touch of burlap and lace mixed with pastel flowers, large glass lanterns, and delicately caged candles. Creative Video Editing Films captured the night while Kim Sozzi and the Creations Band got the party started as soon as the newlyweds made their first appearance as husband and wife. The lovely couple ended the night with a four-tier cake from The Bake Works.