Christal & Sean’s love story began in the spring of 2005, when they both lived on Long Island. Christal was out with some friends and as fate would have it, Sean had plans with a mutual friend of theirs. Christal spotted Sean across the bar at a restaurant called Tommy’s Place and instantly thought to herself “man, he looks like Tom Cruise!” (Top Gun is one of Christal’s all-time favorite movies). Having a mutual friend broke the ice and they spent the rest of the night talking.
After a few months of dating, Christal was offered a job in Pennsylvania and consequently moved. It was during this temporary long distance relationship where Christal & Sean’s love grew stronger.
On December 22, 2011, Christal and Sean went out to dinner to celebrate her birthday at a restaurant on the Delaware River. Just as they were finishing up dinner, Sean asked Christal if she wanted to go for a walk on the bridge. In the rain. In December. They walked over the bridge from PA to NJ, and in the middle on their way back, Sean popped the question. Unbeknownst to Christal at the time, he had a friend in hiding taking pictures of the entire night from afar and surprised Christal with the pictures on Christmas.
Surrounded by family and friends, both in spirit and in person, Christal and Sean said “I Do” at the Marco Island Marriott. That day, which was almost 8 years in the making, was worth every moment of the wait! Today they are living their very own happily ever after as husband and wife in High Bridge, NJ.
Dress: Allure Bridal
Flowers: Botanical’s on the Gulf (Naples, FL)
Shoes: Allure Bridal
Rings: Brilliant Earth
Cupcakes: Marco Island Marriot
Make-up and hair: The Spa at the Marco Island Marriot
DJ: Mobile Sound Entertainment
Officiant name: Kelly Koerpel (Sanibel Studios, Sanibel FL)
Event Planner: Mark Williams (Marco Island Marriot)