Nikki got ready with all of her bridesmaids, mother, and sponsors at Luscious and Co. All the girls had a champagne toast while in their robes, and got dressed. Nikki was all about details. From every inch of her dress, bridesmaid’s gifts, flowers, jewelry… She wanted it all captured! And that’s exactly what we did! After all the girls were ready, and the flower girl spun around the salon multiple times, we were ready to head to the church!
Justin and his boys got ready at their house! The guys just wanted to have fun, and drink of course! One great moment from the wedding was with Justin and Nikki’s cat. It took a while to even pick up the cat for a picture. But once Joel (one of the groomsmen) was able to pick the cat up, ALL of the guys wanted a picture with the cat! After that the guys jumped into the bus and headed to St. James in Stratford, CT. The guys took many serious, fun, and traditional pictures right before the ceremony.
Nikki and Justin not only had a big wedding party, but lots of important family members walked down the aisle during their ceremony at St. James. Once Justin saw his beautiful bride he began to cry, it was such a beautiful moment! These two were all about traditions! Some unique traditions they had were a special veil ceremony where some family members placed a veil around the two of them signifying the binding of the two of them. They also had a Philippino coin ceremony. After the ceremony, we had LOTS of family pictures! Nikki and Justin were big on traditions, family and PICTURES! They wanted it all and that’s exactly what they got!
After family pictures at the church we all headed off to Aria in Prospect CT for the reception. First we photographed the wedding party! And what a great, crazy, fun wedding party!! They all had a GREAT time together! Having the right people in your wedding party makes a huge difference! Then we photographed Nikki and Justin all over the grounds at Aria. These two loved cute, and romantic poses! We were even able to photograph them at sunset, and also at night so we could capture the beautiful lights outside of Aria.
And WOW did Nikki and Justin have a fantastic party at Aria! Donato from That’s Entertainment got everyone up and dancing. And yes we mean EVERYONE! The dance floor was constantly packed and everyone had a fantastic time!
One beautiful moment during the reception was when Inspiration in Motion presented a short 3 minute video from the wedding day. Everyone joined together on the dancefloor surrounding the bride and groom to watch some special moments from earlier in the day.
What a beautiful wedding! Congrats Nikki and Justin!
Photography: Wedding Couture by Netmartin (Susie + Nicole)
Hair and Makeup: Luscious and Co.
Ceremony: St. James Stratford, CT
Reception Location: Aria in Prospect CT
Entertainment: That’s Entertainment (Donato)
Videography: Inspiration in Motion