Charley & Gio finally got to celebrate their long-awaited and twice-rescheduled wedding day this spring at Stone House at Stirling Ridge!
One of my absolute favorite parts of my job is getting to meet incredible couples who just so happen to be my clients but feel more like friends. Charley & Gio are one those couples. I first met them when Gio hired me to shoot his proposal to Charley at Planting Fields Arboretum (one of my favorites, go look it up!), followed by their engagement photos and finally their wedding day.
They’re the true definition of a power couple. You can tell that they always have each others’ backs, they’re deeply supportive of each other, and they’re stronger because they have each other.
And don’t get me started on their family. It’s clear that Charley’s family loves Gio like one of their own. There were so many heartwarming moments throughout the day like Charley’s first look with her dad and Charley’s mom’s beautiful toast.
Charley had the sweetest first look with her dad…
… followed by an emotional first look with her soon-to-be-husband Gio.
How gorgeous was this lush floral arch by Pink Dahlia??
I loved the lace detailing on Charley’s Rosa Clara dress, so pretty & elegant.
Their wedding day also happened to be the groom Gio’s birthday, so after the cake cutting, everyone sang happy birthday to the birthday boy!
Congratulations, Charley & Gio!!
Photographer: Lin Pernille | @linpernille
Videographer: Lin Pernille | @linpernille
Venue: Stone House at Stirling Ridge | @stonehousenj
Florist: Pink Dahlia Floral Design | @pinkdahliafloraldesign
Stationery: Charley Velasquez | @charlestonv
Makeup Artist: Lorena Ferreira | @lorenaferreira.mua
Wedding Dress Designer: Rosa Clara | @rosa_clara
Wedding Dress Shop: Bridal Reflections | @bridalreflectionsny
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | @jimmychoo
Groom’s Shoes: Magnanni | @magnanni
Barber: 3Men2Barber | @3men2barberstudios
Officiant: Frank Brattole | @frankbracciole
DJ: Sound Explosion | @sedjsocial
Wedding Cake: Palermo’s | @palermos.bakery
Covid Bags, Masks, Favors: Charley Velasquez | @charlestonv
May 16, 2021