Adelina & Agron’s Intimate Wedding

Inseparable since their first date, with a song in her heart from the very beginning, Adelina knew Agron was the one.

“I still remember on our first date, we sat in his car by a waterfront park in New Jersey. He put a song on that I never expected he would listen to, and started singing it to me. It’s hard to explain, but the feeling was unbelievable, and he still makes my heart flutter whenever he sings. A few days later, he called me to ask my favorite number – I told him 3. Later that day, he showed up at my apartment with three beautiful red roses (one of which I still have in a frame). It was those kinds of gestures, on top of him being the funniest and most caring person I have ever met, that made me fall in love with him quicker than I could have ever imagined. I knew very quickly that this was the man that I would spend the rest of my life with.”

 

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Adelina & Agron, bridal veil, headpiece and jewelry – Bridal Styles Boutique, image – Benchwerk Photography

 

For Adelina’s birthday in May, she and Agron spent the night at Caesar’s Palace in Atlantic City. They planned to have their families officially meet for the very first time at home the next day at her birthday dinner…which turned into a completely different kind of celebration!

“I remember waking up around 7 or 8am the next morning (May 15th), and seeing him standing by the window looking out, pacing back and forth in the room, already all dressed up. He said he was just awake and ready to go out and get some breakfast. So I got ready, to go. However, instead, he brought a blanket with him, and set up a breakfast picnic for us on the beach where there was nobody else there because it was so early. After breakfast, Agron said we should go take a walk by the beach, and next thing I know, as our feet are in the water, says how much he loves me and that he wants to “make it permanent” and gets down on one knee. I later found out he had a full speech he prepared to tell me, but in that moment, he just wanted to make it permanent. I loved it. The proposal was us, and we laughed, and hugged, and kissed, and just realized we were about to begin one amazing journey. That night, we met both of our families, and on top of it being a celebration dinner, it also became our engagement party — I can still remember that whole day by each second.”

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Adelina & Agron, bridal veil, crystal headband and pearl earrings – Bridal Styles Boutique, images – Benchwerk Photography

Adelina and Agron knew they wanted an intimate spring wedding on a Saturday night. They chose April 30 as the big day, and together, with the help of their families, everything fell into place!

“The whole vision was simple intimate elegance. All we wanted was whoever was there to have an amazing time, and for us to have the most amazing celebration. The first place we visited was the Watermill. They had a new renovated room called the Carnegie room. The second we saw it, I was in tears. Without knowing any additional details, I knew this was the place. The room had white, gold and silver accents, wood floors, and the fancy chairs I always wanted without chair covers. It was perfect and I couldn’t see us being anywhere else but there. We booked it on the spot. Most of our vendors were the first ones we met with. First dress, first photographer, first florist, first videographer, etc. It made everything very easy.

Traditionally from my side of the family as well as Agron’s, having a ceremony is not something that was normally done. We knew before we even got engaged that we wanted to have a ceremony and to write our own vows. The rest of the decisions were made between the simple elegance vision and also our budget. Of course I got carried away with little details here and there, but in the end it all worked together and we couldn’t be more happier with how our day turned out.“

Bridal Styles Boutique real bride Adelina in crystal and  pearl band and custom earrings

Adelina & Agron, romantic headband and pearl earrings – Bridal Styles Boutique, images – Benchwerk Photography

With the when, where, who and how taken care of, Adelina could focus on the best part – her wedding day look! All she knew was that her wedding gown had to have straps and that she felt her most beautiful, sophisticated self wearing it. So, the fall before her wedding, she went shopping with her sister and mother-in-law and fell in love…with the very fist dress she tried on!

“I knew I wanted to feel sophisticated, like myself, and a bit sexy also. The second I tried on this dress, it had it all – and it helped that I felt 10 pounds lighter wearing it! The dress then influenced the rest of my decisions about how I would look. I knew I wanted a soft updo so that I wouldn’t cover the straps, a tiara wasn’t for me, so I knew some kind of headband would probably be best. When I purchased my dress, I tried on a very detailed veil with it. That made up the whole look – I screamed from excitement and although it was the wrong store, I still said “Yes to the dress!” over and over again!”

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Adelina & Agron, bridal veil, headpiece and jewelry – Bridal Styles Boutique, images – Benchwerk Photography

 

Thanks to a referral from another bride, Adelina knew exactly where she wanted to go for her bridal accessories – Bridal Styles Boutique!

“The second I walked in, I felt like I was in bridal heaven. I didn’t know what to expect, but I was completely blown away by the beauty of the store and all the accessories. My dress had some pearl detailing in it, so I knew that I wanted pearl plus bling in one. The headpiece I ended choosing had pearl detailing with Swarovski crystals that looked like clusters of flowers similar to the detailing on my dress. After I put the piece in, along with the most gorgeous matching earrings, and a veil to top it off, I looked at myself in the mirror, and was overcome with emotion. This was the bride that I myself imagined to be, and it wasn’t until that moment that it hit me this is what I’m going to look like on my wedding day.”

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Adelina,vintage inspired pearl earrings, romantic pearl & crystal headband – Bridal Styles Boutique images – Benchwerk Photography

The last detail of her wedding day look was just as important as her first – shoes!

“Purple was our color and I never saw myself as wearing white shoes, I wanted something with a little pop, and the shoes were perfect – purple with a little bow in the front to add some more femininity. “

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Adelina,  freshwater pearl earrings, vintage inspired headband – Bridal Styles Boutique images – Benchwerk Photography

From beginning to end, every moment of Adelina and Agron’s wedding day was magic.

“It felt like a dream. That’s the best way to describe it. To this day, it still feels like we’re living in the dream. On the morning of, my mom and I woke up early and decided to go get bagels and orange juice for everyone that would be around that morning getting ready. It was as if it was just another Saturday, that’s how calm I was. Shortly after, the make-up artist and hair stylist came and that’s where it all started. Soon after, the photographers and videographers came, and that’s when I realized wow, this is all actually happening. I was still as calm as can be, and kept asking to know what Agron was up to only a few doors down from our room at the Marriott Islandia. I remember specific moments – my nieces getting their make-up done and feeling so excited that they got sparkly pink eyeshadow, my mom looking the most beautiful I can remember, and my sister laughing and looking astonishing by my side. It all felt too good to be true.”

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Adelina & Agron’s wedding deatils, images – Benchwerk Photography

As the time to exchange vows with Agron approached, Adelina began to feel just a little bit of the nervous excitement wedding days are famous for.

“Before I knew it, the time was approaching for me to get my dress on and have our first reveal as bride and groom. That’s when I started getting the butterflies. I couldn’t wait to get it on and show him what I looked like. I can’t explain the happiness I felt that day, here I was, after months of planning, about to show my husband to be what I looked like. I approached the staircase leading to him, and below him at the bottom of the staircase were both of our immediate family members smiling, whistling, and clapping. I approached him, touched him on the shoulder and said ‘well what do I do now?’ He took my hand, closed his eyes, kissed it, and then turned to look at me. He was completely taken back, started crying, and we just hugged for a few minutes. This was it, I was his bride, he was my groom and this was our moment. He couldn’t’ stop complimenting me and couldn’t believe how I looked. I couldn’t believe how handsome he was. He always is, but this was so much more different than I have ever seen him. We then hopped into the limo with his best man (brother), my maid of honor (sister) and my two nieces (flower girls). We went to Northport Harbor to take our pictures. We had such a blast, it was so intimate and relaxing. We spent a few hours there, it was such a gorgeous day too – sunny and just the perfect amount of breeze. After our pictures, we headed back to the reception hall, took a few more family pictures (I’ve never seen any of our families looking more happy and beautiful than that day!).”

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Adelina & Agron, bridal veil, headpiece and jewelry – Bridal Styles Boutique, images – Benchwerk Photography

Before either of them knew it, the photo shoot was over, and Adelina found herself standing with her parents at the top of the aisle.

“The violinist was there (Marie Stack from MAS Music), I heard her violin playing “Heaven” by DJ Sammy. I knew it was time for my dad and mom to walk me down the aisle. The doors opened, and filling that gorgeous room were the 50 people that meant the world to us, smiling. At the end of the aisle, I saw the man that captured my heart. We were both in tears, and I felt as if I was up on a cloud with my parents supporting me as I made the best decision of my life. As we said our vows, my heart blossomed with every word he spoke, and was amazed that I had found someone to love me as much as he does and will forever. It was so hard to wait for our first kiss that we ended up kissing three times throughout the ceremony! “

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Adelina & Agron, bridal veil, headpiece and jewelry – Bridal Styles Boutique, images – Benchwerk Photography

Finally, they were officially wed, and it was time to celebrate!

“We walked into our reception room for a sneak peek of it, and there it was my vision fulfilled – intimate, elegant, and soon to be filled with 50 people looking to have an amazing party! We didn’t get off the dance floor for more than 5 minutes – we danced traditional Albanian music, reggaeton, Balkan, Greek, and anything else thrown in. I still remember my dance with my dad and seeing such happiness in his face, and the same with my dance with my brother and sister. It still all felt like a dream. Next thing we knew, we were smushing cake in each other’s faces, and having our last dance. We loved it all. In that day, all the small details we planned went away and all we cared about is seeing everyone on the dance floor celebrating with us. After all, that’s what it’s about isn’t it?”

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Adelina & Agron, bridal veil, headpiece and jewelry – Bridal Styles Boutique, images – Benchwerk Photography

After such an incredible day, Adelina and Agron have so many cherished memories it was hard figure out which was their favorite.

“His reaction to me was just unbelievable. I wish I could relive that moment each and every single day. The second most memorable (I can’t just choose one!) was when we decided to stop in the middle of our reception, take each other by the hand, and just look around at everyone there. We saw people laughing, smiling, dancing, toasting. It was amazing. Here we were, at our wedding, watching all these people celebrating our day. It really was an amazing feeling. For my husband, his most memorable moment was the first reveal and in his own words, ‘especially the way you looked when I turned around to look at you’ and also reading our wedding vows to each other.”

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Adelina & Agron, bridal veil, headpiece and jewelry – Bridal Styles Boutique, images – Benchwerk Photography

A few months after the wedding, these happy newlyweds have some advice for other couples planning their own wonderful weddings.

Adelaina: “Enjoy the day – in whichever way you need to, whether it’s dancing for 4 hours straight, or doing a fun dance like we did, do what will at the end of the night let you say ‘wow, that was the best night of our life!’ Take a moment to take a look at everything, to take it all in. It goes by so fast that a moment to digest it all is so important. And of course, don’t forget what the day is all about. It’s not the flowers, the cake, the place cards…it’s the everlasting promise you are making between each other. “

Agron: “Make sure that there’s someone else on your wedding day to worry about things, you should remain as calm as possible and truly enjoy the day.”

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Adelina & Agron, bridal veil, headpiece and jewelry – Bridal Styles Boutique, images – Benchwerk Photography

Thank you for sharing your day with us, and the very best wishes to you both!

Adelina & Agron’s Vendors:

Photographers: Benchwerk Photography “Chris and Ray captured our day so beautifully (now looking at the pictures), but in day of, they were the super star team. They made us all feel at ease, but also just so special that whole day.”

Videographer: Myther Ganibe “Did an amazing job, and was always there to capture all of our special moments. We look forward to seeing our video.”

Flowers: Burton’s. “They did exactly what we wanted!”

Day of Coordinator: Simply Couture “They made sure our vision came to life and for that we can’t be more thankful.”

Officiant: Pastor April “We felt as if we knew her for years, words can’t explain how amazed we were by her kind words.”

Ceremony Music: Marie Stack from MAS Music “Captured the music we wanted for our ceremony so beautifully”

Reception Music: DJ Fati

Bridal Veil and Earrings: Bridal Styles Boutique “Made me feel like the bride I always imagined to be! They went above and beyond and I can’t imagine my wedding day without their jewelry.”

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2 Responses to “Adelina & Agron’s Intimate Wedding”

  1. Kanitha says:

    I love Adelina’s headband! Do you know if it is still available/ in stock? Thank you! What a beautiful wedding I hope mine is half as beautiful 🙂

  2. Elaine says:

    Hi Kanthina,

    This beautiful headband is still available. It is made to order and is encrusted with Swarovski crystals and fresh water pearls.

    You are welcome to visit us at our boutique, if you would like to see it.

    We agree…the wedding was beautiful and the bride was not only gorgeous but also very, very sweet! 🙂

    Regards,
    Elaine

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