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The Columns in Avon Wedding | Alessandra & Jim

Their Wedding Day: The Columns in Avon Wedding

Alessandra and Jim’s The Columns in Avon wedding day was simply spectacular. From the rich jewel toned color palette, the thoughtful details, and the insane pink sunset that we got on the the beach…everything felt surreal! Alessandra and Jim love The Columns and the fact that they got to host their wedding reception there was super special! The floral design by Desiree Dean was so fun and colorful and really brought all the elements of their day together! The band that played at their reception was phenomenal and kept the crowd dancing all night long. I have WAY too many favorite images from this wedding day, and I can’t wait to share them all! But first, a little bit of Alessandra and Jim’s love story!!!

Their Love Story

When I asked these two to share one thing the love about each other, they had such sweet answers. Alessandra said, “I love how Jim supports me and loves me and is always so sweet and loving. I also love how much he loves [our dogs].” Jim said, “I love that she is so caring to everyone and how selfless she is. I also love that she cracks me up all the time.”

The Proposal

“We were on vacation in Puerto Rico, I am Puerto Rican and my dad lives there so we were visiting him. My dad, his wife, my aunt, uncle, myself and Jim had rented a house right outside of Rincon. The house was so beautiful and right on the beach so it was the perfect spot to see the sunset. We were sitting around relaxing and Jim said he was going to take a shower and asked if I was going to shower before dinner. Which I said “of course!”

“As I was in the shower Jim is telling me to hurry up, I am going to miss the sunset…my response was, “I just saw some of it! Did it change colors?” He said, “yea it did.” So I begin to get ready…and Jim asks, “are you doing your hair?” I said, “yea a little bit”, and he’s like “your makeup?” I am like, “is everyone waiting for me for dinner..should I be rushing?” He’s like, “no everyone’s ready but no one is waiting.”

“I am all ready for dinner and Jim says “let’s take a picture on the balcony with the sunset in the background.” I said, “okay we can take a selfie or a self timer.” Jim said, “no no let me get Juany (my dad’s wife).” We went back and forth a few times of me saying not to bother her. Jim and Juany come back with the rest of family behind them which I did not notice. He comes up to me and kisses me and in a very high pitch voice I ask, “what is happening??” He grabs both of my hands says “I love you” and then I blacked out and all I heard were my tears. My sobs were uncontrollable!”

“I was just so surprised and happy that I was so overwhelmed. Puerto Rico holds a very special place in my heart and having my dad there made it even better. It was such a beautiful, wonderful surprise.”

To the Newlyweds

Alessandra & Jim, CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a joy to finally get to celebrate you two and your marriage! Your wedding day was absolutely perfect and I am so honored to have been a part of it! I’m so thankful for you guys and your friendship! You are the best and I love you guys! Cheers to the beginning of this next beautiful chapter in your story! xoxo


2nd Photographer – Ryan Hardin
Photo Assistant – Francesca Leite
Ceremony Venue – St. Catherine’s Church
Reception Venue – The Columns in Avon
Hair Stylist – Kelly McCormick Hair
MUA – Meghan Wetzel, Samantha Milea, Nikki
Florist – Desiree Dean Designs
Band – Joe Baracata Band
Videographer – Inzi Wedding Films
Invitation Suite – Rebecca Illustrated
Paper Goods – Glenwild Art Studio & Lace and Belle
Dress Designer – Stella York
Dress Boutique & Hair Piece – Paisley Bridal
Bride’s Shoes – Badgley Mischka
Earrings – Velvet and Slate
Bracelet – Marigold Jewelry
Rings – DeScenza
Groom Attire – Indochino
Groom Tie & Groomsmen Attire – Jos A. Banks
Bridesmaid Dresses – Show me Your Mumu
Favors – Donation to The Sato Project
Transportation – VEI Transportation

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  1. […] extra special we had another beautiful sunset as a back drop! (Their engagement session & wedding both had beautiful sunsets on the water, too!) We started with some cozy photos in their home, and […]

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