A love story featuring OUR Brides in OUR Dresses
ToniAnn and Jason met in Las Vegas over Memorial Day weekend in 2016 when a mutual friend introduced them. They were both living in Long Island at the time but had both gone away to Vegas for that long weekend.
Flash forward to 2018 the happy couple are married! Jason proposed to ToniAnn over a dinner with his family, and to her surprise her family as well. As she was going around the tables saying her hello hugs and kisses, she turned around towards Jason. He began to reach into his pocket and get down on one knee.
Their wedding took place on September 1, 2018 on the beautiful beaches of Aruba. They had previously vacationed there together and they both fell in love with the island. They witnessed multiple weddings take place and, in that moment, they agreed that when they got married it would take place on this beautiful island.
They enjoyed every second of their destination wedding and created beautiful moments and memories with their family and friends. ToniAnn said her favorite memory of her wedding was having adoptable dogs available at their cocktail hour. A year and a half prior the couple had adopted a rescue dog, Summer. Unfortunately, Summer couldn’t attend the wedding. When the couple got to Aruba they discovered their wedding planner was a part of an amazing rescue organization in Sgt Peppers. She let the couple know they could have adoptable puppies during their cocktail hour. Although no puppies were adopted the couple was just happy to spread awareness about the amazing work that the organization does for strays and abused animals. ToniAnn and Jason said when they are ready to adopt another dog they are going to adopt from Sgt Peppers!
ToniAnn purchased her gorgeous gown from Bridal Reflections in Massapequa, NY. When she was checking in for her appointment the dress was on display in the lobby. Her mom and grandmother-in-law suggested she try it on. ToniAnn didn’t think she was going to choose a dress with straps, she usually leans towards strapless gowns. The gown was the third dress she tied on and before it was even zipped up fully she knew it was the dress she was going to wear on her wedding day! She loved the way it sparkled, and she surprisingly loved the straps. Between the illusion middle, studded straps, lace details on the hips, and the beautiful train, everything caught her attention. ToniAnn did have a customization done to her gown, she made the train detachable instead of having a bustle.
ToniAnn loved every detail on the Callablanche dress and knew it would be perfect for her beach wedding!
She loved her L’amour gown so much that she took it on her honeymoon in Italy and had more photos taken in it.