Bride and groom

Sarah and Nick at The English Manor

Our Story

We had originally met through mutual friends, so Nick decided to message me on Facebook. I wasn’t about it, and kind of ignored him. He kept trying, and it was actually cute. Finally when he stopped showing interest is when I started showing my interest. We went on our first date October 18, 2016, and started dating on November 11, 2016. I knew I would marry him since that very day.

Will You Marry Me?

Nick proposed on February 26, 2022. He told me we were going to dinner with his sister and her fiancé. I thought nothing of it. I was so excited and we talked about bringing vodka to a BYOB restaurant because it was a rough week and I needed more than just wine! On our way to Theresa’s South in Bay Head, Danielle texted us saying she messed up reservations and it was actually an hour later than we thought. Nick and I were already on our way, so Nick said let’s stop at the beach. I replied “Isn’t it kind of cold?” but I got out of the car and he stood there nervous as can be saying, “We always said forever.” He got down on one knee, and with tears instantly it was the best moment of my life.

My best friend Alyssa is a photographer (Timelyss Photographs), and she was there to capture it all! After, just the two of us went to dinner and I could barely eat from excitement. Danielle said we would meet at Aqua Blue after for drinks. Little did I know there was another surpise waiting for me there: a room filled with our closest friends and our parents and siblings. Nick truly out did himself with most of the help from his sister and my best friend and maid of honor Gina.

Details of Your Wedding

I wanted a romantic classic vibe, and I got just that. The flowers were all long-stem white roses with touches of baby’s breath. I used a lot of candles throughout my venue to give it that romantic timeless look. I wanted to be able to look back at my wedding and know that my look was timeless and it would never go out of style. It was the perfect day, perfect weather, filled with my favorite people. Food and music were at the top of my list. Christian from SCE Event Group nailed it—the dance floor was packed. The food at the English Manor is endless and delicious!

Why Did You Choose the English Manor?

This venue was everything and more: reasonable price, beautiful grounds, amazing food and amazing staff!

Favorite Moment

There were so many favorite moments, but walking down the aisle and seeing your husband for the very first time— no first look—was truly like no other moment.

Favorite Detail

Meghan my photographer. I mean she does it all! She helped bustle me, put my veil on and laid on the ground getting the most amazing pictures. She was my number-one hype girl! She truly made us both feel so special. I could not have asked for a better person to take part in my special day!

Advice for Others

The day goes by so fast, so truly soak it all up and find those special moments with your partner to just look at all the work you have done. The stress is worth it all ladies!!! Wedding planning is not for the weak, but it was worth it all in the end.

Honeymoon

We are going to Aruba in April and staying at the Playa Linda Beach Resort. I’m a teacher and going to travel over my Spring Break. We are so excited and can’t wait to relax!


The Team

Venue | The English Manor, Ocean, NJ
Photographer | Meghan Egnatowicz of A.M.E. Photography
Deejay | Christian LaGrotteria of SCE Event Group
Saxophone Player | James White of SCE Event Group
Flowers | Flower Bar, Brick, NJ
Videography | Mike Williams of Digital First Photography
Ceremony | St. Luke’s Church, Toms River, NJ
Invites & Signage | Sealed by Sarah @sealed.by.sarah
Gown | Maggie Sottero from Castle Couture, Manalapan, NJ
Rings | Emery’s Creative Jewelers
Groom’s Attire | Chaz Ma Tazz, Toms River, NJ
Transportation | VEI Limousine, Matawan, NJ
Gelato Cart | Dolce & Gelato Catering, Williston Park, NY
Hair | Danielle Miele @hairbydaniellemiele
Makeup | Gina Ritacco @ginaritacco
Photo Booth | Glamor Photobooth, Freehold Township, NJ
Flower Wall | Balloons by Clarizios
Bridal Shower |The Mainland, Manahawkin, NJ
Desserts | Collective Delights by Gina Rotonda
Rehearsal Dinner | Manera’s Restaurant, Brick, NJ

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