The perfect beach wedding weather and the complementing colors of pink, coral, and tan created Christopher and Danielle’s dream wedding. Danielle looked so graceful in her flowy dress; while Christopher was also fashionable in his tan suit. The couple’s love for the beach inspired everything on their big day. The gallery below will tell you how beautiful everything came to together. We wish you all the best in this journey, Mr. & Mrs. Manzello!
The groom (Chris) was friends with the Bride’s (Danielle’s) cousin. They played gold together and when Danielle was on a family vacation in Montauk; Chris came for the day to play golf with her cousin. They became friends at first and started dating a few months later!
We are a Perfect Match:
We both love to have fun! We are easy going and enjoy spending time with our family, friends & puppies!
He proposed in Montauk on the beach where we first met.
The Wedding Décor Inspiration:
We LOVE the beach and always knew we wanted a beach themed wedding.
The Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Projects:
We made the favors ourselves (shot glasses with a mini bottle of fireball) also, we made the welcome bags for our guests.
The Planning Process:
We got engaged in July 2014 and married in September 2015. We had a little over a year to plan, and it was plenty of time.
Best Advice We Received:
Make sure you get a good photographer!
Tips & Tricks for Future Brides:
Use Pinterest to get creative ideas!
The Outfit Inspiration:
I wanted a light flowy wedding dress for the beach, and the boys wore tan suits to go with the beachy theme.
The Challenges We Faced:
We are from NY and got married in FL so at times it was difficult planning from far away.
We tried doing as much as we could by ourselves rather than paying someone else to do it for us.
The Guest List:
- 194 guests were invited, and about 125 came.
- We knew since it was a destination wedding that we wanted only our close friends and family.
During the ceremony, the steel drummer played: Somewhere over the rainbow, Canon in D, and the bridal chorus.
Planning Advise for Couples:
Make sure you have fun with it! Everything will work out in the end.
Favorite Part of the Day:
We gave all of our guests mini beach balls to toss in the air during our recessional.
The Highlights from the Ceremony & Reception:
The biggest highlight was that the sun was shining!! Everyone all had a great time being away on vacation with each other.
Most Memorable Moment:
I think because it was a destination wedding, everyone loved to be able to spend our time together at a beautiful location.
Photographer: Limelight Photography
Cake Designer: Chantilly Cakes
Event Planner: Confetti Events
DJ: Grant Hermond and Associates
Dress Designer: Hailey Page
Floral Designer: Iza’s Flowers
Makeup Artist: Kylelynn Cosmetics
Invitation Designer: Magnet Street
Reception Venue: Sandpearl Resort
Cinema and Video: Voila Cinematic