Linda and Tom enjoyed their first date at the Dublin Pub in Morristown. The two talked for hours and eventually went for a long walk, stopping for coffee and tea. It was obvious that neither of them wanted the day to end!
After many more dates, meals, holidays, and time spent together, Linda an Tom knew they were perfect for each other. Tom began to search for the perfect ring for Linda, until he finally asked for her input. He then found out he had it all wrong! Then, the couple worked together to find the exact piece Linda wanted – but she made it known that still wanted a surprise proposal!
A short time later, Tom picked up the ring earlier than expected. He invited Linda to dinner, but wanted to be sure that his invitation wasn’t too obvious and did not give away his proposal plan. He tried to throw her off by saying the four dreaded words, “we need to talk.” He said there was a problem with the kids. After confusing her for a while, Tom concluded the story by pulling out the ring and saying, “their problem is that I’m taking too long to get married so, would you please marry me and spend the rest of your life with me?”
After a wonderful engagement, the couple married on a beautiful September day in Cape May. The couple have continued the celebration on their honeymoon to Ireland, where they will spend three weeks touring the entire country – a fitting choice for a love affair that began in the Morristown Dublin Pub nearly 15 years ago.
See all of my favorite moments from their Cape May NJ wedding below:
Since her mom could not be there on her wedding day, Linda wore some of her mom’s favorite jewelry that was given to her after she passed.
Linda’s brother walked her down the aisle. It was sweet to see the handoff of Linda to Tom by a close member of the family.
Tom has two sons, who are both actively serving in the military. Since their duties prevented them from attending the wedding, the couple incorporated two flags representing that each of his sons were there in spirit.
Pastor J. Daniel Fenco of Somerset Hills Lutheran Church – right here in somerville – was super cool! He opted to take a selfie with the bride and groom after saying the “I do’s.”
Linda and Tom enjoyed an intimate first dance in front of their closest family in friends It was great to see them so ~in the moment~.
Both the Best Man and Maid of Honor spoke to the couple’s love and support of each other and welcomed a toast to this new marriage.
Smaller, more intimate weddings allow the bride and groom to spend time with each guest and really enjoy the moment together.
Peter Shields Inn is known for their food – and boy was it delicious!
With the beach just across the street, we were able to sneak away for a bit and get some great shots of Linda and Tom near the water.
Linda threw her bouquet off of the traditional Juliette-style balcony. The best man’s girlfriend actually caught it – could there be another wedding soon to come?
Jokingly he ran away!
Venue // Peter Shields Inn in Cape May
Jeweler // Robbins Delaware Diamonds
Dress // Rita Rosa’s Bridal of Denville
Tux // Joseph A. Banks
Band // Mike Marano (saxophone, flute, clarinet) and Brian Conover (vocals, piano, keyboard)
Ceremony Officiant // Pastor J. Daniel Fenco – Somerset Hills Lutheran Church
Hair & Makeup // Artizan Salon & Spa in Cape May
Florist // Cape Winds Florist of Cape May
Cake // A Piece of Cake of Cape May