Destanie & Ricky

Destanie & Ricky

October 30, 2018

Photographer: Brandi Brooks


Born and bred in Cape May, Destanie and Ricky could not think of anywhere else they would rather be married.

Destanie and Ricky both attended Lower Cape May Regional High School with two years between them. They re-met at a party in 2009 and found out they had more in common than they realized. One day, Ricky saw something in Destanie that she did not see and nine years and a ton of love letters later, the rest is history.

On Destanie and Ricky’s fifth dating anniversary, Ricky proposed with a ring from Victorious that Destanie had her eye on for years. He casually tossed Destanie the box and said, “I think this belongs to you right?” An all she could do was laugh and cry saying, “Of course, you jerk!” There was no other way Destanie could see him asking her and it is truly one of her favorite memories to-date!

After a long but worth it engagement, the happy couple decided that nowhere else would fit the bill for their wedding other than the Chalfonte Hotel. After all, every Sunday in the summer they had their date night at the King Edward’s Bar there. They instantly knew that October 30 (commonly known as mischief night) was their perfect date. As for the theme, they chose Fantastic Beasts meets Peaky Blinders.

Heading down the aisle was a dream. After the ceremony, the cocktail hour reception was more fun than Destanie said they should have been allowed to have. The room was beautifully decorated and it truly was the best day of our life thus far.


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