Gabriella you are just perfection! Anytime I look at these photos I am just reminded of what a stunning bride Gabriella was! This was just such a perfect wedding all around, even with the tiniest sprinkle of rain just before first looks (and then it was over!). The Mill Lakeside Manor is one of my most favorite venues, and I always love all the photo locations there. The venue was the perfect complement to Gab and Randy’s classic style. Also I’m not gonna lie I may or may not have purchased Gabriella’s shoes after photographing them because I loved them THAT MUCH.
“Randy and I met through mutual family friends. My mother’s best friend’s daughter is Randy’s sister in law. Both his sister in law and my mom’s best friend have been in my life since I was born. For many years, they were playing matchmaker to get Randy & I together. In 2018, we finally met and I completely understood why they were trying so hard to get us together!
The proposal was absolutely beautiful. Randy and I love Aruba. It is one of our favorite spots to travel to. Randy proposed going on a vacation and we planned it for June of 2021. We got engaged June 23, 2021. On that day, we were in Aruba for 4-5 days already. We were planning to go a romantic beach dinner, but instead Randy said lets go to the water to see the sunset. We walked across the infinity bridge which is a beautiful romantic area of the Ritz Carlton. In the archway in front of the bridge, he asked me to marry him! It was so beautiful since everything was decorated and he had photographers in disguise. After taking photos on the beach, the photographer told me to turn around and my whole family and Randy’s parents coming running down the stairs of the bridge. They flew to Aruba and surprised me! Randy planned this with my family and his parents since April 2021. It was the best day of my life.”
Photography: Kelly Sea Images | Venue: The Mill Lakeside Manor | Florals: Narcisuss Florist | Bride’s Gown: Miss Stella York | Bride’s Shoes: Something Bleu | Make-Up & Hair: Studio A by Alex | Video: Delia Studios | Band: Hank Lane Music | Transportation: Long Branch Trolley