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The Couple

Kerri and James were both born and raised on Long Island in New York. Kerri and James met while out for dinner with friends in New York. Kerri is a Steelers Fan with a heart for children. James is a family man with a love for baseball, beer and bourbon. Kerri was immediately attracted to James sweet and caring personality. James loves Kerri’s kind nature and that she puts her family before anyone. James moved his entire life to Florida to be with Kerri because he knew she was the girl for him. James and Kerri were thrilled to share their wedding ceremony at St. Sebastian’s Catholic Church in Fort Lauderdale Florida with their friends and family.

The Engagement

On a cold November night, James asked Kerri to take a walk to a duck pond. Once they arrived, James got down on one knee and asked Kerri to be his wife. After the proposal, James had arranged for her friends and family to meet them at a local bar to celebrate. Everyone could feel the energy and excitement.

The Wedding Day & Ceremony

The ceremony was in the most serene, stunning, romantic setting at St. Sebastian’s Catholic Church. The day was perfectly sunny, and the Bride looked breath-taking walking down to her groom. The couple was surrounded by over one hundred family and friends as they committed their lives to one another. While the beginning of the day may have seemed hectic to the couple, the ceremony was flawless. The couple sealed their vows with a kiss and were pronounced Husband and Wife. They left the venue hand in hand off to their reception.

The Reception at Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six

The Bride and Groom had a gorgeous reception at Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six. For their first dance, Kerri and James learned a choreographed dance to Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud.” The setting was made more memorable with a sunset backdrop with 360-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean. While the reception was a black tie affair all of the guest seemed to dance the night away and enjoy the celebration as the band played on throughout the event.

The Honeymoon

The couple took a romantic trip to Sandals in Saint Lucia. They enjoyed relaxing on the beach and spending their first week as Husband and Wife in a romantic, pristine location. After returning home to Florida, Kerry and James wish to continue to travel the world and check a few things off of their bucket list. They are hopeful that they will buy a home in the near future and start a family together.

 

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Creative Team

Photography:  MyBaldPhotographer.com

Photographic Team Members: Lenisse Komatsu, Adam Lalani, Lawza Glover-Famiano

 

Ceremony: St. Sebastian’s Catholic Church

Reception: Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six

Videographer: Carlo Selorio –  delightmedia.info/ver2/

Hair and Makeup: Natalie Lavin(Green) – www.hairandmakeupido.com

Music: Carey Kleiman- www.ckentertainmentic.com

Florist: Jacqueline Goldman –  www.jmorganflowers.com

 

  • Robin Schimanski - I had a photographer (Morris Wolf from Miami) for my son’s Bar Mitzvah he was referred by the Four Seasons hotel. I thought he was fabulous. But when I saw my niece and nephew (Kerri & James) I knew you were a perfect pick. The pictures were Fantastic so many attentions to details. I would highly refer you to anyone and everyone. Thank you so very much for making their special day even more special….ReplyCancel

    • Frank Donnino - Thank you Robin for your kind words. They are a very special couple and it was an honor to serve them and I continue to do so.ReplyCancel

Dawn and Tee

This couple met through the modern art of online dating. Dawn and Tee began sending emails to one another and before long love had blossomed. The couple knew they were meant to be together, and the long distance relationship could not last forever. Tee decided to move from Atlanta, Georgia to be with Dawn. Friends and family traveled from all over the country to be with the couple as they exchanged vows.

The Couple

Tee was a Navy brat and spent time living in many cities. She has served in both the Army and National Guard. She first taught High School English before going back to school to study optometry. She is now an optometrist in South Florida. She was initially attracted to Dawn’s eyes and her intelligence. She felt a connection right away from the online photo.

Dawn a native New Yorker, is a school psychologist. She spent her Mormon mission teaching English on a Navajo Reservation. She also enjoys scrapbooking and photography. She was initially attracted to Tee’s family orientation values and quick witted humor.  She was so excited when Tee agreed to move to South Florida to continue their relationship.

The Engagement

Tee was wondering if Dawn would ever agree to marry her. She finally asked on Independence Day if Dawn would marry her. Dawn said “Yes” but only if she got the wedding of her dreams. Tee pulled out a large box with a gorgeous diamond ring, and the planning began!

The Wedding Day & Ceremony

The wedding day at Sunday House in Delray Beach, Florida was bright and warm like the love shared between these two. The outdoor ceremony was elegant and romantic. Guests were given bottles of water and paper fans to deal with the Florida heat. The groom entered to “When I Fall in Love” and the Bride walked down the aisle to “Canon in D”. It was a beautiful moment. A friend of the couple officiated the ceremony. The bridesmaids wore deep red colored dresses, and the groomsmen wore calla lilies for boutonnieres. The couple chose a sand pouring ritual to depict the joining of their lives together.  The couple exchanged vows and then the crowd cheered as they were pronounced partners for life.  

The Reception at Sunday House

The reception at Sunday House was a packed venue at the Sundy House. The guests drank and danced throughout the afternoon. The floral arrangements provided by Xquistie Events were stunning, and the table centerpieces were designed by the Bride as a tribute to the couple’s parents who could not attend.  The cake provided by  Johnson’s Custom Cakes was perfect for the occasion. As the song “Last Dance’’ was performed the couple exited the venue excited to begin their lives together.  

The Honeymoon

Dawn and Tee went on an exciting adventure to Las Vegas. They saw Celine Dion’s show, took a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon and spent time with friends. They are looking forward to life as a newlywed couple.

 

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Creative Team

Photography:  MyBaldPhotographer.com

Photographic Team Members:  Lenisse Komatsu – Teri Roberts – Adam Lalani

 

Venue: Sunday House in Delray Beach, Florida
http://www.sundyhouse.com

Planner: Donyale Lewis at All About You Event Planning
http://www.letmeplanit.com

Makeup/Hair: Jaye Minton-Goldberg
UltimateBridalBeauty.com

Florist: Rose McArtur – Xquisite Events
http://xquisiteeventsfl.com

Officiant: Scott Gurdak at South Florida Officiants
https://southfloridaofficiants.com

Cake: Jennifer Johnson
http://www.johnsonscustomcakes.com

DJ: Roberto – EddieB
EddieBCo@aol.com

Band: Tony Kessler
swingblueband@aol.com

Videographer: Serge at Serge Video
Sergevideo@hotmail.com

The Couple

Meghan is a small town country girl who was ready to meet the man of her dreams. Scott is witty and can strike up a conversation with anyone. Scott was attracted to Meghan’s smile and fun personality. Meghan loved that she and Scott could talk about anything and that he was great at giving advice. Even though Scott is twenty years older than Meghan but age was just a number to this loving couple. They were excited to share their wedding ceremony at Wanderers Club in Wellington, Florida.

The Engagement

Scott surprised Meghan when he proposed. Meghan was so elated that Scott finally popped the question, it took her ten minutes to answer him. All of the waiting my Scott a little nervous and he ended up placing her ring on the wrong finger. It will be a fun story to tell their children one day.

The Wedding Day and Ceremony

A simple, romantic setting by the pool at The Wanderers Club in Wellington, Florida was a serene setting for Meghan and Scott to exchange vows. Scott’s son Harry looked like a little gentleman as he walked down the aisle, and their daughter carried a sign that said “Daddy Here Comes Mommy” and she bounced down the aisle. The guests all smiled as the ceremony began. Scott memorized his vows to Meghan, and they were sincere and sentimental. Meghan had a little help from her smartphone to remember her vows. She also included special vows to Scott’s son Harry during the ceremony. There was not a dry eye in the venue.

The Reception at The Wanderers Club

The Bride and Groom had a non-traditional reception at The Wanderers Club, but it worked well for them. Guests were able to choose from several tables of food each stationed with chefs. The seating was open and bright. Everyone was dancing and having a great time to celebrating Megan and Scott’s new marriage.

The Honeymoon

The couple took a romantic cruise to the Bahamas and stayed at an all inclusive resort. They enjoyed the time together as Husband and Wife. They are looking forward to having another vacation with their children in the future. Meghan and Scott are looking forward to living life together and cannot wait to see what the future will bring.

 

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Creative Team

Photography:  MyBaldPhotographer.com

Photographic Team Members:  Lenisse Komatsu and Teri Roberts

Venue: The Wanderers Club, Wellington, FL
http://www.wanderersclubwellington.com

Wedding Coordinator: Whitney at The Wanderers Club
http://www.wanderersclubwellington.com

Makeup Artist: Faces by April
http://www.fbacosmetics.com

Hair Dresser: Stanton Mark
http://www.hairbystantonmark.com

Florist: Blossoms of Wellington
http://www.blossomsofwellington.com

DJ: Skip Kelly
http://www.skipkelly.com

Baker: Andrea at Publix
http://www.publix.com/locations/1456-4th-street-station

Officiant: Shellie Costanzo

 

 

 

  • Kathleen Chiaruttini - Frank You out did yourself as I am sure you do at every wedding! Thank you so much again! Can’t wait until the next even in our life for you to capture! God Bless!ReplyCancel

    • Frank Donnino - Thank you Kathleen. I appreciate it very much!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Stan Shapiro - Much thanks Frank for these Beautiful Photographs, you stand out from the rest. Hope myself and April can work together again.ReplyCancel

Shannon and Wesley

This traditional wedding in the middle of the beautiful Palm Beach Gardens, Florida was stunning. Shannon and Wesley value tradition but took an untraditional route to meet. The couple met online, and it was not love at first site. It took several dates until they both realized love was in the air. Both Shannon and Wesley are parents with busy lives, and each have a great sense of humor. They took their time getting to know and trust one another and were thrilled to finally become Husband and Wife.

The Couple

Shannon, a mom of three, was born and raised in Florida. She recently purchased her grandparents home which was the home where she grew up. She owns and operates a construction company with her father and brother. When she first met Wesley she was attracted to his sense of humor and the fact that he was such a responsible man. He didn’t look bad either. She loves the time spent with Wesley and their combined five children. She loves Wesley so much that she agreed to watch the complete Star Wars series with him, even though she is not a fan!

Wesley is originally from Oregon and owns a carpet installation company. He is the father of two boys. He loves to fish and is an avid Star Wars fan. He also has a twin brother. Wesley was attracted to Shannon’s beautiful smile and warm, caring personality. He loves spending time with Shannon and her children and is looking forward to turning her into a Star Wars fan.

The Engagement

Wesley took Shannon back to his home state of Oregon and planned a romantic day outdoors. The couple hiked Silver Falls, and once they reached the bottom of the waterfall, Wesley proposed with Shannon’s great grandmother’s ring from 1932. Shannon was stunned and in awe. She said “Yes!” and the planning began!

The Wedding Day and Ceremony

The wedding day began with Shannon in the Emergency Room for a stomach virus. Thankfully, she was out of the hospital in time to get ready for the ceremony. The ceremony was written in part by the couple’s wedding planner Cynthia with the help of Shannon and Wesley. The floral arrangements were custom designed by Orange Blossom Floral and Events. The ceremony was a mix of humor and sensitivity as the couple exchanged vows. Everyone laughed, cried then laughed some more. It was a perfect day for the couple.

The Reception at Bonnette Banquet Lodge

The reception at Bonnette Banquet Lodge was filled with laughing, dancing, and romance. The food was wonderful and the setting looked like a scene out of a storybook. The new Bride and Groom were surrounded by everyone they love. Unfortunately, the reception was cut short because Shannon was not feeling well, but they still had a wonderful time.  

The Honeymoon

Shannon and Wesley will take their honeymoon in Saint Augustine, Florida. They love all things old and traditional so what better place to celebrate their marriage than in the oldest city! They are looking forward to combining their large family and hope to one day take a trip to Ireland. This couple is sure to have a lifetime of laughs and fun together as Husband and Wife.

 

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Creative Team

Photography:  MyBaldPhotographer.com

Photographic Team Members:  Vanessa Velez, Lenisse Komatsu, Teri Roberts

 

Venue:  Bonnette Banquet Lodge, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
http://www.bonnettebanquetlodge.com

Floral: Orange Blossom Florals & Events
www.orangeblossomsflorals.com

Wedding Planner: Ceremonies with Cynthia
www.ceremonieswithcythina.com

Catherine and Julian

This long distance love affair has a sweet ending! Catherine and Julian were people busy in their careers and decided to give online dating a chance. Neither guessed that they would find the love of their life hundreds of miles away, but it worked. They began dating long distance and would visit each other every six weeks. It didn’t take them long to realize their love of international travel combined with their shared faith made them the perfect match.  Julian proposed on his birthday weekend in Houston, Texas. The wedding was held at Seacrest Presbyterian Church in Boca Raton, Florida. The massive wedding party and guest list was enough to keep the celebration going all day long. Everyone was thrilled to see these lovebirds finally tie the knot.

The Couple

Catherine was born and raised in Boca Raton Florida. She is the eldest of six sisters and enjoys swimming and running. She has a busy career as a marketing agent for a Christian non-profit. She travels extensively for her job and loves every minutes of it. She was initially attracted to Julian’s genuineness and kind heart. She felt a connection with him before she even met him.  

Julian was born in Houston, Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and a mechanical engineer. He has a love for all things photography and cameras. Julian was immediately attracted to Catherine’s smile and love for God. He knew that someone with such an electric personality had to be the right girl for him.

 

The Engagement

Julian decided to propose to Catherine on his birthday weekend in Houston, Texas. The day of the proposal Julian took her to the ballet, followed by the movie Cinderella then out to dinner with his family. Catherine thought it was very suspicious that he would take her to such girly activities on his birthday weekend. As the couple was taking pictures with Julian’s family, Julian got down on one knee and proposed. The entire proposal with captured on film. Shortly after the proposal, the couple began planning their sunny Florida wedding.

 

The Wedding Day & Ceremony 

The wedding day with bright and sunny, just like this couple’s personality. The ceremony was held at Catherine’s home church, Seacrest Presbyterian Church with her pastor as the officiant. The wedding party was huge with over fifteen bridesmaids and groomsmen. The bride was preceded by several ballerinas and accompanied by a violinist, harpist and pianist. The tiny ring bearer thought it would be a good idea to pick up the flower girl’s petals on his way down the aisle. Finally, the time came for Catherine’s grand entrance and she stunned in a trumpet gown with a lace overlay. The Groom stood in amazement at his Bride. The vows were exchanged and sealed with a kiss.  After the exchange of rings, the newlyweds exited the ceremony to their reception full of energy.   

 

The Reception at Boca Raton Resort and Club

The reception was a packed venue with over 315 guests attending. The food provided by Boca Raton Resort and Club was the talk of the day. Everyone enjoyed it. The couple also surprised guests with an antique 1950’s style Hostess Truck to provide dessert for the guests. The reception was a full out dance party! The couple exited the reception into a sea of sparklers and well wishes.

 

The Honeymoon

Julian and Catherine went on a romantic cruise to Panama, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cozumel and Grand Cayman. They enjoyed adventures in the rainforest, relaxing on the beach and a carriage ride through an old city. It was the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure. Upon returning home, Catherine moved from Florida to her new husband’s home town of Houston, Texas. The couple is looking forward to a lifetime of travel and new adventures together.

 

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Creative Team

Photography:  MyBaldPhotographer.com

Photographic Team Members: Lenisse Komatsu, Gwen Fisher, Teri Roberts

DJ – Al Fuller – Uplifting Entertainment
Videographer – Vela Visuals
Dress – Boca Raton Bridal Consultants
Make-up – Nory Vela
Hair – Abby McLelland
Flowers – Boca by Design
Catering – Boca Raton Resort and Club
Bridesmaids’ dresses – Bill Levkoff
Tuxedos – Men’s Warehouse
Harpist – Nancy Gillan
Violinist – Joy Liotta
Pianist – Ashley Bowersox
Officiant – Rev. Russell Silverglate, Pastor of Catherine’s church