Anna and Adrian were married on June 4th, with a ceremony and reception at the Lord Jeffery Inn.
These two amazing people met at UMass during Anna’s first year of college and Adrian’s sophomore year. Her roommate at the time had lost her phone at an on-campus event, and Adrian had offered to help look. As they were searching, they struck up a conversation, and he ended up asking for her number!
Anna told the story of how Adrian proposed to her:
Adrian proposed in Orlando when he took me to see the new Diagon Alley addition to Harry Potter World at Universal (we are HUGE fans). On Wednesday, August 6th, 2014, we spent the day by our hotel pool relaxing with a few cocktails, chatting about our relationship and our happy memories. It was super sweet, but I thought nothing of it because Adrian is such a romantic. Later that night, he told me that we were going somewhere special for dinner, and so we got all dressed up (he even wore a bowtie!) and headed out to downtown Orlando. He seemed a little nervous, and I was a little curious at this point but said nothing. It was the perfect date; we drank fine wine, ate a gourmet meal and had the most amazing crème brûlée for dessert. All throughout the night, we talked about us and where we saw it all going with school, work, etc. Again, I was curious but thought nothing of it. After dinner, we went out for drinks and still NOTHING! At this point, if I had any suspicion that he would propose, it was completely gone. When we got back to the hotel, I got into my pajamas, and Adrian tapped me on the shoulder and then I turned around and BOOM! There he was with the ring in his hand. Turns out he was waiting for the right time all night and that moment with only us and no one around was just it. We then spent the next day telling all our family and friends and celebrating at Disneyworld!
Before the wedding itself, Anna and Adrian had a prior to heading out to the customized ceremony that was meant to honor not only their commitment to each other but to God and their families. It was truly beautiful, and CJC Productions did a stunning job not only with the uplighting but with the chandelier on the pergola that just completed the stunning vision.
After that, they headed to the reception, where they started things off with a beautiful first dance. It wasn’t choreographed—just the two of them having fun together and setting the tone for the night!
Adrian & Anna, thank you for allowing me to be part of your amazing day, 10 years in the making! It’s obvious to see the true love and commitment you two share, and I wish you nothing but the best!
Location of Reception: The Lord Jeffery Inn
Officiant: Justice Maryann DeLoria
Cake Maker: Greggory's Pastry Shop
Wedding Planner: Events by Jackie M.
Hair & Makeup: Crystal Vazquez and Company
DJ / Band: Steve G. Productions
First Dance Song: Like I'm Gonna Lose You ft. John Legend
Dress Boutique: Bridal Heirlooms
Caterer: The Lord Jeffery Inn
Florist: Forget Me Not Florist