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    A Romantic Boheme Wedding at the Jersey Shore

    Mike and I got married in August. It was probably the happiest day of my life. I can’t believe it’s already been two months! It feels like I was just planning it last week – but I’m happy I wasn’t. (stress was  level 100)

    Mike and I got engaged October 9th, 2014. (three years ago). We planned on getting married the following year (2015) but it ended up not working out because of timing and finances. It was just very overwhelming. It just didn’t feel like the right time and I’m glad it ended up not working out that year because Wanderland on the Bay was perfect for us.

    I married my best friend on August 11th, 2017 – this is our wedding story.

    *all photos by Ciara Perrone*

    We got married in Highlands, New Jersey at Wanderland on the Bay.

    It’s an outdoor space right on the Marina, which had me a little worried about the weather. I just left that up to the universe because I knew I had no control. I did check the weather every single day for like 15 days before the wedding though. There was a nor’easter the weekend of our engagement party… so that’s our luck. Fortunately the weather was BEAUTIFUL. We were worried about the heat because hello, mid august but it was between 70-80 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. It did rain for about 5 minutes during dinner. Thankfully we were all under the tent.

    When it started to rain, everyone started putting the plastic sides down on the tent and I instantly started to worry. Then the music went off! I’m not joking. The music went off because one of the wires got pulled while moving a table. When people tell you something is going to go wrong they aren’t lying. Our DJ, Ryan was awesome though. He had it back up in a few minutes.

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