HOW WE MET
I grew up on LBI and my husband grew up in Manahawkin. One late summer day in 2003, my older brother called and told me to come over his best friend’s apartment in Beach Haven. His friend’s roommate had an English bulldog named Madison, and my brother knew that I had always loved bulldogs, so I went over to meet her. Madison’s owner was a guy named Frank, who was not home at the time I met her.
I was at The Shell a few nights later, and I was introduced to the cutest boy I had ever laid eyes on. Frank said hi, and I awkwardly blurted out, “Hi—I love your dog!” and I hurried away. I couldn’t stop thinking about our encounter, and we had our first official hang at Chowderfest a few weeks later. That day still stands as one of the most fun and memorable of my life. We had an instant connection, and a similar sense of sarcastic humor, great taste in punk rock music, and a love for cute chubby bulldogs. And now, here we are 15 years later, and I married the love of my life!
HOW HE PROPOSED
Frank proposed on a beautiful day in late July 2016. We were living in Spray Beach at the time, and we spent our afternoon riding bikes around Beach Haven, playing mini golf, and acting like tourists for the day. We went to dinner at The Oyster House, and caught the sunset on our bike ride home.
We got back to our apartment, and a few minutes later Frank held my hands, and started telling me everything he loved about me. He then got down on one knee and proposed. We celebrated with some champagne and our best friends, who just also happened to be our next door neighbors. It was a perfect end to the most lovely day!
Photographer - Ann Coen - Alex Rivera - Ryan Johnson | Ann Coen Photography Wedding Stylist - Three Crowns | Videographer - Darn Swell Media
| Flowers - Reynolds Floral Market Venue - The Arlington | Cake - Cake That! | DJ - Vincent Minervino - DJ Hi-Tide Dress - Theia Couture from Lovely Bridal, Philadelphia | Invitations - Perchal FibersHair - Jess Bridal Hair | Makeup - Nicole Demi Beauty