You may remember Shauna and Chris from their engagement session last year, when we spent an evening enjoying the warmth of summer and ended our session with the best sunset! We were so thrilled to be able to see them again, only this time on their wedding day!
From the moment Shauna met Chris, they knew they were each others’ long-lost halves. The love they each have for their families initially attracted them to one another, but as their friendship grew beyond acquaintance, love for family blossomed into a love for one another. The two make the best of friends, and we were privileged to witness them exchange vows on their gorgeous wedding day!
Shauna started her day with her bridesmaids, enjoying mimosas and recounting fond memories with each one. Shauna had her hair done by Jennafer Marier from Salon Utopia, and makeup done by Vanessa Steele and Carly Nicodemo. She wore a stunning off-the-shoulder mermaid-cut gown from Jealous Bridesmaids, and finished her look with classic nude Louboutins, a wedding gift from Chris! Shauna’s bridesmaids wore long gowns in various champagne tones from Bridal Couture, and once all the girls were ready to go, they gathered round outside for a celebratory confetti toast before leaving for the church.
Chris began the morning hanging out with his best men, suiting up in a sleek navy suit with black lapels designed by Sam Habib at The Suit Shop, velvet Ferragamo shoes completing his look. Chris’s groomsmen wore brown jackets paired with navy trousers. Once Chris was ready to go, he lifted a celebratory toast with all the groomsmen and headed out to the ceremony.
Shauna and Chris said I do surrounded by the happy faces and well wishes of friends and family in a ceremony at St. Angela’s Church. The love between them was abundantly evident as Shauna walked down the aisle. Both Chris and Shauna gazed at one another with eyes filled the most adorable admiration. After the ceremony concluded, the excitement of the morning spilled over into the reception at the Ciociaro Club; guests were able to mingle while being enticed by delicious antipasto platters and serenaded by Josh Johnson’s timeless vocals. The celebration of Chris and Shauna’s love lasted far into the night, as timeless memories bloomed under the stars.
Shauna and Chris, congratulations on your marriage! We are so thrilled you both found one another to walk with through life, and thankful to have been able to share your wedding with you. We wish you guys nothing but the best and are excited to see what’s in store for you both!
“Where does the family start? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl–no superior alternative has yet been found.” – Winston Churchill
“Manifesto Photography was an absolute pleasure to work with! Josh & Arica (and their team) made this entire journey so enjoyable- from our engagement session to our wedding they were there to answer any questions we had without hesitation. They are so much more than photographers and made sure everything on our wedding day went smooth. They captured our wedding in the most incredible way and we are so thankful for all of the special memories we now have. Josh & Arica did not miss a beat and captured every piece of the wedding (even moments we didn’t even notice during the day). We cannot thank them enough for being so talented and for being such genuine people. We would highly recommend Manifesto Photography to anyone looking for incredible photos (after all, the photos are one of the only things you get to take with you when the whole wedding process is complete!) Thank you from the bottom of our hearts” -Shauna & Chris
Officiant/Minister/Church: Father Mike Parent & Father Larry Brunet
Decorator: Gails Flowers and Event Decor
Hairstylist: Jennafer Marier of Salon Utopia & Vanessa Pizzo
Makeup Artist: Vanessa Steele, Carly Nicodemo, Alaina Bondy
Florist: Gails Flowers and Event Decor
DJ: One Man Out
Bride’s Dress Shop: Jealous Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids’ Dress Shop: Bridal Couture
Bride’s Dress Designer: Sottero and Midgley
Bride’s Shoes: Louboutin
Groom’s Suit: Sam Habib (The Suit Shop)
Groom’s Shoes: Ferregamo
Espresso Bar: Guarda Luna