Marisa and Anthony’s Luxe Wedding at the Venetian

From the moment they met (thanks to a matchmaking cousin), Marisa and Anthony knew it was meant to be, and ever since their first date these two lovebirds have rarely been apart! From Marisa:

“The first time we went out we totally clicked. We talked all night, and from that first date we saw each other every day after that. My mom will never forget the next day I came downstairs in the morning and she said I had the biggest smile on my face. He was unlike anyone I have ever met before.”

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Marisa & Anthony, Swarovski crystal circlet headpiece and jewelry – Bridal Styles Boutique, photo – John Agnello Photography

Marissa and Anthony | crystal bridal headpiece circlet earrings and bracelet - Bridal Styles Boutique | photographer - John Agnello

Marisa, crystal hair jewelry and CZ earrings – Bridal Styles Boutique, photo – John Agnello Photography

Though she knew Anthony was the one, when he proposed ten months after their first date, it was a huge surprise and a moment in Central Park she’ll never forget!

“He bought tickets to a Broadway show, that day we were going to Central Park for a picnic before the show. He popped the question while showing a video of his niece sitting on the couch with a big sign next to her saying “will you marry me”. I put my face right in his chest, he pulled me away while saying all this stuff. I was so nervous I couldn’t remember what he said. He then told me to turn around. There was a camera man videotaping the whole thing. Anthony was all wired up under his shirt. That was the best part. I have a video of the proposal to show my kids one day.”

Marissa and Anthony | crystal bridal headpiece circlet earrings and bracelet - Bridal Styles Boutique | photographer - John Agnello-001

Marissa and Anthony | crystal bridal headpiece circlet earrings and bracelet - Bridal Styles Boutique | photographer - John Agnello-002

Marisa, statement headpiece, drop earrings and bracelet – Bridal Styles Boutique, photo – John Agnello Photography

A great team right from the start, Marisa and Anthony visited every vendor and chose all of their wedding day details together. From Marisa:

“We both knew what look we were going for and what we wanted. We knew we both loved the Venetian so we didn’t go anywhere else to look! The best part of planning was picking out the dress and the whole look for that day.”

Marissa and Anthony | crystal bridal headpiece circlet earrings and bracelet - Bridal Styles Boutique | photographer - John Agnello-003

Marissa and Anthony | crystal bridal headpiece circlet earrings and bracelet - Bridal Styles Boutique | photographer - John Agnello-004

Marisa & Anthony, Swarovski crystal circlet headpiece and jewelry – Bridal Styles Boutique, photo – John Agnello Photography

When searching for her wedding day look, Marisa let her heart be her guide and chose the gown and bridal accessories that made her feel most like a bride.

“I always pictured myself in a fitted mermaid style gown. When I tried on a ball gown I fell in love. I went to Monica’s Bridal for my gown. That place is amazing. They have such gorgeous dresses and the best part is that you can customize your dress, which we did. I made it my own. I was torn between two dresses a mermaid and the ball gown. When I kept putting on the ball gown I just knew that was it. I felt like a Bride. It was a dress I could never wear again, a style I could never wear again. My accessories were all from Bridal Styles. I purchased my bracelet and earrings along with the headpiece. My headpiece was amazing, I actually changed my headpiece like three weeks before the wedding. I was so happy with all my accessories.”

Marissa and Anthony | crystal bridal headpiece circlet earrings and bracelet - Bridal Styles Boutique | photographer - John Agnello-005

Marissa and Anthony | crystal bridal headpiece circlet earrings and bracelet - Bridal Styles Boutique | photographer - John Agnello-006

Marisa & Anthony, Swarovski crystal headpiece and jewelry – Bridal Styles Boutique, photo – John Agnello Photography

After a year and ten months of planning (and waiting!), June 27 finally arrived and Marisa and Anthony could hardly wait to officially become husband and wife. From Marisa:

“I had no sleep the night before, and when I got out of bed I was ready to go. I was so excited to start the day to get hair and makeup done from House of Trends in Staten Island. I couldn’t wait to see Anthony. We were both very calm. We really enjoyed every moment. We took our pictures in Times Square. When we got to the hall we were ready to party with our family and friends. We’ll never forget how fast our hearts were beating in excitement when we made our grand entrance into the reception and danced our first dance as husband and wife. We were on that dance floor the whole night. We will never forget our wedding night, it was one of the best and most memorable days of our lives.”

Marissa and Anthony | crystal bridal headpiece circlet earrings and bracelet - Bridal Styles Boutique | photographer - John Agnello-007

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Marisa & Anthony, glam crystal circlet and CZ jewelry – Bridal Styles Boutique, photo – John Agnello Photography

Now back from their honeymoon and starting their lives together, Marisa and Anthony have this advice for other couples just beginning to plan:

“Just have fun. Don’t let anything get in your way that day. Before our wedding I spoke to way too many brides that said they didn’t eat at their wedding, or they didn’t dance a lot. I made sure that I ate and danced and I just had the best time. My husband says to enjoy every moment of planning the wedding and not to be stressed. Everything falls into place.”

Marissa and Anthony | crystal bridal headpiece circlet earrings and bracelet - Bridal Styles Boutique | photographer - John Agnello-008

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Marisa & Anthony, crystal headband and jewelry – Bridal Styles Boutique, photo – John Agnello Photography

Marissa and Anthony | crystal bridal headpiece circlet earrings and bracelet - Bridal Styles Boutique | photographer - John Agnello-009

Marissa and Anthony | crystal bridal headpiece circlet earrings and bracelet - Bridal Styles Boutique | photographer - John Agnello-011

Marisa & Anthony, couture Swarovski crystal headband and jewelry – Bridal Styles Boutique, photo – John Agnello Photography

Marissa and Anthony | crystal bridal headpiece circlet earrings and bracelet - Bridal Styles Boutique | photographer - John Agnello-010

Marisa & Anthony, Swarovski circlet headpiece and couture jewelry – Bridal Styles Boutique, photo – John Agnello Photography

Thank you for sharing your day with us, Marisa and Anthony, and best wishes!

Marisa and Anthony’s wedding vendors:

Venue: The Venetian
Photographer – John Agnello
Headpiece and Jewelry – Bridal Styles Boutique
Dress – Monica’s Bridal
Videographer – Emerald Studio
Hair and makeup: House of Trends
Jeweler – Jimmy the Jeweler on Staten Island
Cake – Palermo Bakery
Flowers – Henry’s Florist
Limos – Romantique
DJ – Platinum Entertainment

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