Oooweee- I’m pretty sure this ah-mazing New York wedding from Jillian McDermott Photography is going to brighten up your Monday. It sure did for me!
The “oceanside” couple, Mary and Edward, are absolutely stunning. I’ve been obsessing a little (okay a lot) over the gorgeous bride’s Maggie Sottero gown! The twosome were married in Staten Island in an intimate beach fete followed by an oceanfront reception at the The Vanderbilt. Well, I’ve had this sweet purple beach bash in queue for far too long and I’m so excited I finally get to share it with you now!
So without further delay, here’s a bit more about the event from Jillian…Mary, the bride, is very much into a contemporary feel with decor but wanted to keep things traditional and classy such as her wedding gown by Maggie Sottero. She did change midway through reception to a more contemporary gown, also made by Maggie Sottero. Her husband, Edward, is Hispanic and wanted to incorporate his heritage into their wedding day. Since many of his family members were going to be at the wedding, they wanted to incorporate the Spanish language into their ceremony and vows. It was absolutely beautiful. Mary was hesitant to get married outdoors on the beach as she was afraid that she was going to create a show. She decided to go against her fear of being center of attention and proceed with her beach wedding. It truly was a show stopper as everyone watched this elegant bride make her way down the boardwalk onto the sand.
The Creative Team Behind the Scenes: Photographer: Jillian McDermott Photography / Event Planner: Lavish Occasions / Floral Designer: Petals on Page / Reception Venue: The Vanderbilt / DJ: Diverse Entertainment / Cinema and Video: Starlight Studioz / Makeup Artist: Rae Dawn Johnson / Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero / Shoes: Rowan Bride Shoes / Bridesmaid Dresses: Vera Wang / Submitted via Two Bright Lights