Katie and Michael seemed destined to meet, and it was Michael's mother who first saw the possibility. Mrs. Daley was Katie's instructor when she was training to be a nurse anesthetist and she just saw the two hitting it off. It wouldn't be until much later that the couple meet. As fate would have it the couple ended up meeting by chance while on routine rounds, and they just clicked. Michael ended up proposing on the boardwalk in New Jersey.
After that night on the boardwalk wedding preparations were in full swing, and Katie and Michael decided to bring in Jessica Stasinos of The Social Butterfly to help plan their event. The Social Butterfly even did the invitations of rich warm brown with decorative pink scroll-work.
Katie looked like royalty in her cream Emerald Couture gown with all its delicate beading and layering that she found at The Elegant Alternatives in Spring Lake. The bridesmaids were stunning in their satin strapless gowns in a lovely classic pink by Bill Levkoff that Katie found on Antoinette Rose Bridal Boutique. Vanity and Mascara provided the hair and makeup opting for soft flowing curls, smokey eyes, and a pale pink lip color.
The ceremony was held at the Elberon Memorial Church which provided a beautiful backdrop for photos with its vintage cedar exterior and green accents.
The reception took place at the Oyster Point Hotel a 'contemporary boutique hotel tucked away on the Navesink River'. Stem. & Co provided the beaufiul floral arrangements with a variety of blooms in shades of pink, orange, and cream accented with delicate chains of crystals.
The centerpieces included whimsical miniature trees adorned with hanging "kissing balls" of pink and cream roses and crystals. Iridescent silk bows with pink, green, and purple undertones were the finishing touch on classic gold chairs. The cake was made by Oyster Point.
The Philadelphia Funk Authority entertained the crowd while Katie and Michael stole a kiss on the dance floor.