Goodness gracious — would you just look at all the glamour just oozing from these beautiful images shared with us today by Alicia Ann Photographers. Every photo speaks to romance and remind us of our favorite childhood princess stories. In fact, Alicia Ann Photographers captivate the essence of this stunning wedding day just perfectly with these words: “Anthony + Maria, a love story that goes much farther than just a man and a woman. Their wedding was a testament to the love that their families hold for them, a legacy that extends for generations back, and the ties and arms that turn friends into family with a smile and an openness that seems to be so prevalent in Italian families.”
The couple’s Italian roots are brought to life in thoughtful ways throughout their day, starting with the bride’s traditional, lace-trimmed veil, a customary addition for any Italian bride. Maria’s fitted mermaid gown, loose curls, and classic makeup (styled by local talents European Touch Salon and Simply Gorgeous by Erin Infantino respectively) completed her bridal look effortlessly. Following morning prep, Maria and Anthony exchange their vows at a local Catholic church while their families watched with big smiles on their faces. You can just tell that their big Italian families were thrilled to be welcoming new loved ones and were so happy that Maria and Anthony had found such love in each other!
Later in the day, the newlyweds threw a fabulous reception celebration at Aria, a local venue that’s known its luxurious ballroom filled with crystal chandeliers, marble floors, and grand architectural features. The sparkly and elegant decor the duo chose with the help of The Party Planners Inc. was absolutely magical! Silver Chiavari chairs, a gold-framed seating chart, and tea light candles set a romantic ambiance. While, on the softer side, subdued pink and white floral arrangements and centerpieces provided by Flowers By Danielle added a sophisticated, feminine flair to the overall look. But, don’t think this celebration was all bling and no bang. In true Italian style, Maria and Anthony’s reception was truly a festive occasion with a family focus —friends and relatives danced to the hits played by Jimmy Dee Music Productions, laughed over an amazing meal together, and made unforgettable memories over cannoli and cake from the dessert bar whipped up by Luigi’s Italian Pastry all before the evening was over. And, at the end of the day, it was clear that Maria and Anthony’s two families had truly become one!
Photographer: Alicia Ann Photographers//Cinema and Video: Abella Studios//Reception Venue: Aria//Beauty: European Touch Salon//Floral Designer: Flowers By Danielle//DJ: Jimmy Dee Music Productions//Cake Designer: Luigi’s Italian Pastry//Makeup Artist: Simply Gorgeous by Erin Infantino//Event Planner: The Party Designers Inc.//