Photographer-Alex Rivera of Ann Coen | Photography Venue-The Boathouse | Flowers-Reynolds Garden Shop | Dress-Rue De Seine from Lovely | Bridal Hair/Makeup- Just Braggin | Rentals-Rustic Drift (ceremony arbor and benches) | projectMEHL (tandem bike) | Remaining Wedding and Venue Styling-by the bride
How we Met
Summer of 2007 Christine traveled to Long Beach Island, New Jersey, with her good family friends, the Suttons. She quickly eyed up the old longboards in their garage and asked Tony if she could take one out to try and surf. Sharon felt more comfortable if she took a surf lesson first, so one Sunday morning they went into Farias Surf and Sport and were given Beau’s name as a contact.
In her usual fashion, Christine was running late and flew by the parking lot just south of Nelson Avenue. She quickly turned around and saw Beau at the top of the dune calling to say she had just passed him. She totally fell for him from that moment but tried to play it cool through the lesson. She probably never would have seen him again if it wasn’t for her outgoing friend, Sharon, who called to thank him for the lesson and invite him to the family’s poker party the following night.
How he Proposed
They still live in Philadelphia but have always considered LBI their home. So when it came time to purchase a house, it only made sense to buy as close to the beach as possible. On June 13th, 2014, they bought a little cottage on Cedar Bonnet Island. They were on top of the world and it only got better the following weekend. On June 22nd, the 7th anniversary from that initial surf lesson, Beau asked Christine to marry him on the beach where they first met, Nelson. She of course said yes, realizing the dream she had envisioned on that day so many years ago was actually coming true.