[Wedding] Angela & Brian – Rock Island Lake Club in Sparta, NJ

“You did what?!” Despite my usual reserved demeanor that I’m generally known for (or not), my outburst had already echoed throughout the hotel suite before I could tactfully and discreetly contain myself. The bride showed me her busted knee, with a giant smile on her face. “It’s a good thing your dress is long.” I laughed.  “It is a long dress,right?” Our awesome bride Angela and apparently gone running that morning with her family, a time-honored tradition for this family of runners. As a fellow runner myself, I can’t say that I wouldn’t have done the same thing myself. Exactly 6 years ago, I had also taken my groomsmen out for a run on my wedding day. With all the overwhelming stress and emotions of a typical wedding day, I really don’t think there’s a better way to release all those wedding-day jitters than a few easy miles on some asphalt. With a “Shake It Off” dance party taking place in the bridal suite, I couldn’t think of a more perfect way to kick off our wedding anniversary.

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Venue & Catering: Rock Island Lake Club //Hair & Make-up: Nicole Hays // Shoes: J. Renee // Groom’s attire: 9tailors // Jewelry: M. Flynn Jewelry & The Sly Fox // Entertainment: Skyline Drive Orchestra // Floral/Decor: Barbara Bell Design // Stationery: Quinn Papazian // Favors: Folsom Sugar House

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