Wedding Spotlight: Ashley & Joseph

Today’s wedding spotlight shines brightly on an amazing couple, Ashley and Joseph Donofrio.  They were married at the Glen Island Harbor Club on August 19, 2017.

Ashley met Joe right after she graduated high school.  Joe worked at a pizzeria in their neighborhood, and Ashley would frequently stop by with her best friend.  Joe eventually took the next step and contacted her on Myspace.  Yes, you read that correctly…Myspace.

Fast forward.  When it came time to pick a venue, Ashley and Joseph both wanted somewhere near the water.

“There is just a sense of tranquility and peacefulness that we both loved. We wanted our guests to be able to enjoy the beautiful outdoor patio at the venue which is why we picked August as our wedding month.”

Joseph and Ashley had a two year engagement, which gave them plenty of time to properly plan for their big day.

“With the help of both our mothers & some really trustworthy, talented vendors I feel like the planning was some what seamless. Joe always asks if we had a wedding planner, and I say, ‘You are looking right at her!’ lol I think as long as you are organized and have a detailed list of what needs to get done, and when- you definitely can plan a wedding on your own!”

Ashley and Joseph were incredibly thankful to share their big day with almost 300 of their closest family and friends.  It was the first time they were able to party with all of their loved ones in the same place at the same time.  Ashley’s favorite moment of all was seeing Joseph for the first time as she walked down the aisle.

“I had flashbacks to all 10 years we have spent together, how happy he makes me and how in love I am with him. At that moment, everything just felt so perfect.”

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The Planestry team wishes Ashley and Joseph a lifetime of love and happiness!! Congrats you two!!

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Wedding Vendor Shoutouts

Venue: Glen Island Harbor Club – “The service at Glen Island is impeccable. Our banquet manager was Rocco and he was such a pleasure to work with. He kept me calm during the whole process. I also have to shout out Jimmy who was our maitrede. He made sure Joe & I were eating and hydrated our whole wedding evening.”

Florist: Arcadia Floral – “Arcadia made everything so seamless. We worked with Elena who listened to every thing I wanted and made that come to life.”

Photographer: Ricky Restiano – “Hands down.. THE BEST. We chose Ricky & his team before even finalizing the venue. I knew I wanted to work with him. He is so creative, punctual, and made us both feel so comfortable in front of the camera.”

Transportation: Silver Star Limousine – “Our limos were in amazing condition and the drivers were so attentive and accommodating the whole day.”

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