An enchanting love story that is one for the books, is the love shared between Brittanie and Gerard! The two met one another through their mutual friends, Myra and Christian. Gerard would charm Brittanie with a first date to a city full of dreams, also known as New York City. The day would soon turn to night, and the two decide to stay for a bit more fun. Gerard dazzled Brittanie with strolls down Fifth Avenue, and romantic horse drawn carriage rides through the snow in Central Park. Smiling, Brittanie chuckled, “He even brought me all the way from Times Square to the top of the Empire State Building. Dreamy! Right? The trip was a success.”
After one year of dating, the fairy tale continued as Gerard decided to bring Brittanie back to the city where it all began. New York, that is! But, this trip would certainly be different from the other. Gerard would soon ask Brittanie the question she had been dreaming of ever since she was a little girl. The Empire State Building is where Gerard chose to “pop the question”. Brittanie happily reminisces, “He got down on one knee at the tippy top of the world to propose.” Anxiously, while fighting through tears of happiness, she would of course say, “Yes”.
The couple exchanged “I do’s” with a beautiful ceremony held at the Holy Name of Jesus Church on a dashing December evening. In her lovely couture dress, she walked down the aisle to the man of her dreams by “trumpet voluntary”. Brittanie clutched her bejeweled bouquet that also included a photo of her most beloved, late grandfather. The newlyweds chose, “You Are The Best Thing” by Ray Montagne as the song for their first dance. Of course, the night was nothing short of amazing!
photographer: MARK ERIC | videographer: DYLE FILMS | ceremony: HOLY NAME OF JESUS | reception: THE JAXSON | designer: WINK DESIGN & EVENTS | day-of event management: RUBY & PEARL EVENTS | florals: BELLA BLOOMS FLORAL | rentals: EVENT RENTAL | lighting: FIREFLY AMBIANCE | bakery: FROSTED FANTASIES BY NIKKI | invitations: EXQUISITE EVENTS | bride’s gown: BLANC BRIDAL COUTURE | bridesmaids gowns: PEARL’S PLACE | menswear: JOHN’S TUXEDOS | hair: LACIE BLANCHER & LAUREN RULH | makeup: JACKY MARTINEZ & VICTORIA RICHARD | entertainment: THE PHUNKY MONKEYS | ice sculpture: ICE DRAGON ICE SCULPTURE | second line band: PAULIN BROTHERS BRASS BAND | live painter: KELLY BOYETT ART | bridal prep location: JON VACCARI DESIGN HOUSE