Lisa + Joseph | Wedding at Marriott Pompano Beach

Lisa + Joseph

Their love story: Lisa was working at the pharmacy on a hot summer afternoon. A tall, handsome gentleman approached her counter wearing an elegant suit and tie. It was a busy day in the pharmacy, but Lisa couldn’t help but admire this man wearing the suit. The man asked to speak to the pharmacist and Lisa was unbelievably excited. She walked towards him, and he greeted her with a smile. “Hello, my name is Joe and I am a Pharmaceutical Sales Rep.” They instantly clicked and fell deep in love…
…..just kidding! ?

The real truth is that we met online! Our first date was at Greek Islands in Fort Lauderdale on 8/6/15. I can still remember seeing Joe for the first time as he approached my car….I remember thinking to myself, “wow, this guy is so handsome!”. Afterwards, we took a walk on the Pompano Pier where we had our first kiss. The rest was history!
Exactly one year later, Joe popped the question! On 8/6/16, Joe planned for both of our families to go back to Greek Islands Restaurant for our one year anniversary. (He even flew his entire family into town from New Jersey!) After dinner, he had planned on proposing at the Pompano Pier in the exact location where we had our first kiss on our first date. However, the weather had another agenda for us that evening….it began to pour right after we finished dinner! Joe insisted that we wait out the storm in our car, since he wanted a kiss that night on the pier. Not knowing what was going on, I told him “Are you crazy? It’s pouring and there is lightening outside! Let’s go home!”. Our families quickly devised another plan! On our way home from the beach, Joe’s family pulled over next to the Coral Springs Covered Bridge on Wiles Road. Everyone got out of the car to admire the bridge. Joe pulled me underneath the bridge, dropped to one knee and popped the question….and of course I said YES! It was incredibly special to have both of our families there to watch this moment!

We are choose to get married at the  Marriott Pompano Beach Resort and Spa, which is right next to the Pompano Pier where we had our first date/first kiss and—almost—our proposal! (Had it not been raining that night lol). Our vision is for it to be a romantic, laid back beach wedding with lots of food, spirits, dancing and fun!

Your wedding gown was gorgeous! Please share with us the story in saying “Yes” to your dress. My wedding dress was purchased at Bellissima Bride in Deerfield Beach. It was the second bridal salon we went to that day and I was actually in between two dresses! Both of the dresses were A-line sweetheart but one was ALL lace and the other had a corset lace up back. I went home that evening to “sleep on it” and I asked my fiancé what things he did NOT like in a wedding dress….he said: 1) long sleeves 2) ALL lace! So I ended up choosing the corset dress and I’m so incredibly happy I did! I felt like a princess that day and Joe absolutely loved it too!

Ceremony/Reception: Marriott Pompano Beach – Florist: Beautiful Kreations – Makeup:Ashley DeMichiel Hair: Kiss this Makeup – Day of Coordinator: Nichole Schuman/Elegant Affair by Design – – D.J: Steve Dunlap Event Concepts -Wedding Gown: Bellissima Bride




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