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Aj & Jenny’s Sea Inspired Wedding!

June 19, 2012

My journey with Jenny and AJ began in December of 2011…as it turns out we are practically neighbors! Soon after we began planning their special day,  my husband and I were invited to be guests as well as cater the sweets for their engagement party, where my husband John, of JJ’s Rockin Cupcakes  made the debut of his Peanut Butter Explosion cupcake! That day, we really got a chance to know them both as well as their family.  Spending time with them, made me even more ecstatic to be a part of their love filled day!

As their day began at the lovely le Chambord, a bit of overcast and the fear of thunderstorms loomed in the

 air, however,  their “by the sea” inspired décor helped make the sun come out just in time!  Despite the rain making a quick appearance before the wedding began, it held off long enough for the ceremony and almost all of their receiving line afterwards!  But, as they always say, rain on your wedding day is good luck!

With starfish garland hanging over the arbor and larger starfish set on  the the table to hold their rings, the symbolic sand ceremony fit perfectly with the theme and united both Jenny & AJ with all of the guests, both present and those in remembrance.  She even incorporated seashells into her place cards, giving her guests a little something extra to go home with!

The lovely sounds of Jimmy Lutz‘s voice and his guitar played throughout the ceremony, making their day even more
memorable and special.    Jenny, looked stunning as she walked down her custom aisle runner provided by Chapel Runners with her mother and father on each side of her.  Their ceremony was simply beautiful as they both  incorporated so many special family members into their bridal party.  Jenny had her sister as her maid of honor and her step mother as one of her brides maids.  Aj even had his father as his best man!

The very personal and heartfelt ceremony designed by Reverend Jude Smith brought tears to almost every set of eyes, including The Dream Team’s! In addition to reciting their own vows, Jenny & Aj read a beautiful poem titled, “Why Marriage” by Mari Nichols to their guests.

The sea inspired theme flowed into their reception area as well.  Each table was adorned with sea shells, starfish, and sea biscuits titled with beaches from around the area.  Their beautiful centerpieces tied everything together with candles floating atop ocean flowers in cylinders filled with water.

Each place setting had an adorable poem and a packet that allowed all the guest to leave well wishes, words of wisdom and advice for Jenny & AJ.  Afterwards, they placed their little message in a bottle for the newlyweds to read later on!  The detail put into every aspect of this wedding was flawless.

As Jenny and Aj made their entrance into the reception area they danced to the lovely sounds of Billy Joel’s “Just the Way You Are.”  Watching Jenny and AJ dance in each others arms you could see the happiness radiate between them and the love they shared for one another.

As the night continued, adorable candid’s were captured by Paul of Paul Jason Photography, and by Mike, of Habernig Productions.  It was obvious that everyone, including AJ and Jenny loved to dance.  At one point, their friends and family formed a circle on the dance floor where one guest broke out into ‘the worm’ dance move!!

Just as Jenny & AJ were getting ready to cut their cake, My assistant Caitlyn & I snuck out to decorate their bridal sweet with rose petals, candles & some sweet treats provided by JJ’s Rockin Cupcakes!

The Bride & Groom’s initials out of rose petals

Making their wedding even more spectacular was the amazing detail put into their sand castle weddingcake! It was almost too incredible to eat!  The crumbs imitating sand and the colors of the cake fit perfectly into their theme–and the cake topper was just too cute for words!

Right after Jenny & AJ  to cut their cake, my assistant Caitlyn & I snuck out to decorate their bridal sweet with rose petals, candles & some sweet treats provided by JJ’s Rockin Cupcakes!

Seeing the joy they shared on their special day made the perfect ending to a wonderful experience! The Dream Team at Cinderella4aday could not be happier for Jenny & Aj.  We wish them a lifetime of happy memories and beautiful experiences.

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