June 22, 2018 //
Long Island, New York //
Ryan and I got married on June 22, 2018. Our wedding was at Pellegrini Vineyards on the North Fork of Long Island. We were married under a Chuppa in front of the vines at the vineyard. Ryan and I opted out of a first look and instead saw each other for the first time when I walked down the aisle, it was truly the most magical moment, and I am so glad we took the tradition route because his reaction was priceless. We exchanged our own vows during the ceremony and despite feeling like we were the only ones in that moment; when I whispered asking if we could kiss yet, we were quickly reminded of our friends and family who interrupted our thoughts with laughter.
Following the ceremony, our guests walked through the vines with our signature sangria and enjoyed cocktail hour. My parents surprised us with a live painter, who was busy painting the landscape as cocktail hour began. Anyone who knows a New York wedding knows that it is all about the food. From the pasta station to the raw bar, I think the crowd favorite was the ahi tune accompanied with a sake shot.
The rest of the night was mixed with dancing, laughing, crying, and of course eating. Our crazy crew 12 bridesmaids and 9 groomsmen opened up the reception with show stopping entrances. We cried through my Father’s opening toast and my sister/maid of honor’s speech. We laughed through the best man speech and continued to laugh when Ryan (the groom) and the best man performed their infamous dance, and it is now definitely infamous because the best man ripped his pants in the middle of it. We ended the night with cake in our faces, a donut wall and a surprise bourbon bar for the groom and his friends. After the last dance we enjoyed a sparkler send off, beginning our happily ever after.