Every love story is unique. It's one of the things that makes this job one of the best in the world! Getting to know each couple that I work with gives me the opportunity to learn a new story that has differences from the last one. In this case, it was so beautiful to see that after being together for so long, building a home, and growing a family Deena and Rick still made it a point to meet at the altar to say "I do". In Rick's words, despite everything they've done and been through together, he was eager to marry Deena noting that "I didn't want to disrespect the title of 'wife'." And so they took the time to go back and vow their love to each other and throw one serious party! I love that these two are such a balance of tradition and unconventional ways. They definitely didn't' want your typical wedding venue and so they chose to get married at The Art Factory in Paterson NJ. They did however keep the tradition of not seeing each other until the ceremony. After this beautiful ceremony it was time to celebrate. And with Family being a theme of importance to Rick and Deena, it was nice to see that they decided to have food served as a family style dinner. Oh, and they threw one hell of a party with none other than Jason from TSG Productions to keep this crowd dancing til the end of the night! I would tell you but I don't think I could do it justice.. You'll have to scroll through the images to see! Congrats to this beautiful couple, awesome family, and cheers to LOVE!

A special thanks to all the wedding day vendors that had a part in making this day as beautiful as it was!