Angela & Bobby’s backyard tented wedding in Long Island, NY is one that I’ll never forget. I am already emotional starting to write this post because Angela & Bobby are dear friends of ours. It’s beyond special that we had the honor of photographing their wedding weekend and celebrating alongside them. This dynamic duo is one of the most kind, genuine, talented, and caring couples that I’ve had the privilege of calling my friends. Angela is a wedding planner, and Bobby is a contractor (and together they have a joint venture called From Rings to Renos), and they truly make MAGIC happen with their skills and creativity.
Obviously, knowing this powerhouse couple, I knew from day one their wedding day was going to be something truly out of this world. The amount of love, thoughtfulness, and attention to detail that went into every single element is unreal. Everything…and I literally mean everything…was perfect. From STUNNING the location, in the backyard of Bobby’s family home in Long Island, down to the personalized temporary tattoos at the reception…and truly everything in between…it was all just so Angela & Bobby. If you could bottle the essence of these two up and turn it into a celebration…this would be undoubtedly be IT!
I have so many favorite detail that I can’t even begin to list them all out. To just skim the surface on a few, the sunglass wall seating chart was a one-of-a-kind stunning installation. The towering ceremony arches they built were breathtaking. The iconic vintage Jeep Scrambler (with a custom license plate) was such a fun element of decor, and for portraits! And honestly just SO much more! Before we dive into way too many of my favorite photos, you gotta read about their love story.
When I asked Angela & Bobby to share with me one thing they love about each other they gave the sweetest answers! Angela said, “his heart! It is so big for his body. He’s always doing everything for everyone else without ever questioning it. He’s always 10 steps ahead of everybody and it’s doing everything everybody needs before even thinking twice about himself.” Bobby said, “Angela’s drive and passion for everything she pours her heart into is beyond compare and she has the soul of my childhood best friend that I just want to play with every day of the rest of my life.. her heart is 10 times bigger then she will ever let you believe.”
These two go WAYYY back. As Angela tells it, “realistically the first time I met Bobby I was five.… But as we got older our friendship grew and he was always the boy next door that I had a crush on. Fast forward 17 years my racks fell down at my store and my current contractor had gave me an outrageous price and my mom made me call Bobby. The day he walked up to my store I knew he was the love of my life!”
And as Bobby tells it, “of course we grew up across the street and I couldn’t help but want Angela to come play but all these years later she reached out for an emergency repair at her shop and the moment I walked out of that bridal shop I thought to myself “I just went to a bridal shop for a bride”.. ambitious I know.” Seriously, how cute are these two?!
Angela & Bobby…where do I even begin? Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for having us as a part of the most magical weekend! We had the time of our lives spending this important time with you, celebrating you, and capturing these memories. Your friendship means the world to us and we love you so much! CHEERS!!! To the start of this next chapter as Mr. & Mrs. and to all the exciting milestones we’ll celebrate with you guys in the future!! XOXOXOXXO
2nd Photographer – Ryan Hardin
Photo Assistant – Yen Vu Photo
Venue – Private Residence
HMUA – Michelle Elise Artistry
Florist – Secret Garden Floral Design
Rentals – Belfiore Bridal Boutique
DJ – Elegant Music Group
Invitation Suite – KP & Co. Design Studio
Menu, Place Cards, & Bar Sign – Lace and Belle
Dress Boutique – Belfiore Bridal Boutique
Dress Designer – Allure Bridals
2nd Dress Designer – Abella
Bride’s Shoes – Love Shack Fancy
Perfume – Vacation Inc
Hair Piece – Belfiore Bridal Boutique
Engagement Ring & Bracelet – Ring Concierge
Wedding Bands – Abe and Co.
Groom Attire – Paisley & Gray
Cake – Gluten Free Groove
Catering – Chef Anthony Mario
Bridesmaid Dresses – Belfiore Bridal Boutique
Groomsmen Attire – The Black Tux
Custom Cookie Favors – Stuff Your Mouth Bakery
Custom Seltzer – Eliqs