Desiree & Nicholas

How they met: Nicholas and Desiree met their senior year of high school. Desiree remembers Nicholas being really shy at the time. It was not until six years later that they reconnected.

The proposal: Nicholas proposed exactly one year prior to their wedding. They were walking on the boardwalk in Sea Isle City when Nicholas asked Desiree to sit. He got down on one knee right there! After, they went to celebrate at a local restaurant.

The planning: It was important for the couple to have a one-stop shop. They fell in love with Avalon immediately. Living an hour away forced Desiree to do most of her planning over the phone once she found her venue. For her bridal shower, everyone was asked to bring a brooch. Those brooches were turned into Desiree’s bouquet so she could have a piece of everyone with her.

The wedding: Desiree and Nicholas were married on May 17 on the beach. Desiree was able to see guests arriving from her hotel room and hear the harp playing from the beach. “The whole day was perfect,” says Desiree.

Desiree’s favorite moment: “I have way too many favorite memories to choose just one,” Desiree says. One of her favorite moments was being able to wake up and see the ceremony take shape. She was able to see guests arrive, hear the harp playing and enjoy a breathtaking view while she got ready for the ceremony. It was a magical moment!

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