It is not often that I meet someone else with the same name as me ( Mallory’s are like unicorns). So when Mallory and Michael contacted me I couldn’t wait to chat with them and knew we’d hit it off. These past few months of assisting them with their wedding planning have be so much fun and I cannot wait to see all the details come together. These two are the sweetest couple and their wedding day at Manasquan River Golf Club will be nothing short of fantastic.
Photos taken by Photo Concierge at Ritz Carlton Amelia Island
“When Michael and I were first dating, we took a trip to the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe. Michael met my whole family at my sister’s wedding. We had so much fun hanging out by the fire pit, making s’mores. It was such a great trip! So for my birthday last year, he surprised me with a trip back to Lake Tahoe. Of course I didn’t know he was planning on proposing, so I unknowingly sabotaged the trip… I told him I didn’t want to go to Lake Tahoe (I don’t know why!! Haha) As always, Michael had a back up plan and suggested we go to the Ritz Carlton in Amelia Island in Florida. He planned the whole trip, made all the reservations and even booked a sunrise photo shoot. Without my knowing, he told all of our parents about his plans to propose. He also had my engagement ring custom designed with his grandma’s diamonds from her wedding ring. It’s not easy to surprise me, but they all kept it a secret for months!It had been rainy our first day in Florida but the second day the rain stopped and it was beautiful out. We got outside for the sunrise photos and the hotel brought s’mores out by the fire pit. He was recreating our trip to Lake Tahoe. 🙂 I thought it was really weird though, why would the photographer want to take photos of us eating s’mores at 6 in the morning?! Mike said we should sit down, and I had absolutely no idea what was going on. He even gave me a blanket so I would be cozy, as I usually love blankets, but I ripped it off and said “I don’t want a blanket, I’m hot!!” (It’s Florida!!!)
At that point Mike decided to just ignore my grumpiness (No coffee! Haha) and proceeded to give me the cutest speech ever and he got down on one knee and proposed! I was so surprised and everything suddenly made a lot more sense. 🙂 Of course I said yes!! We then went on to take our engagement photos and then we got brunch, called our friends and family and hung out by the pool the rest of the day. 🙂 It was so special that we got to take our engagement photos right after getting engaged! It was the best trip and I can’t wait to marry him!”
We have great memories of spending many summers and holidays at Manasquan River Golf Club. Mallory’s parents met Mike’s parents for the first time on Fourth of July and we all drove golf carts down by the river and watched fireworks from the golf course so we have special memories there!
What are some things you love about Michael:He is the most genuine, kind, caring, and trustworthy person I know!
What are some things you love about Mallory: The best thing about her is her commitment to and faith in God. She goes out of her way to make sure her family and friends are happy and feel loved.
Where will you be honeymooning: Half Moon Bay (in California) and Napa. We are looking forward to wine & relaxing!
Planning: Mallory Weiss Planning
Photography: Jessica Hendrix Photography
Ceremony: The Church in Brielle
Venue: Manasquan River Golf Club
Makeup: Make Me Up Eva
Ceremony Music: Ceremonious Strings
Reception Entertainment: Hal Prince Entertainment
Florist: Kerry Patel Designs
Hair: Boho Hair Salon
Videography: Expressive Image Photograph
Transportation: Chelsea Limousine
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