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Nicole & Josef 

...and their romantic waterfront wedding!

How did you two meet? 

"My husband, Josef, and I first met in high school. I had a crush on him, but we remained friends throughout high school. We reconnected 7 years later during my Junior year of college at a get together through mutual friends. We have been together ever since that night!"

How did he propose?

"We went on vacation to Mexico and he took me on a romantic dinner date on the beach. As we walked to dinner we decided to stop on the beach for a few sunset pictures. During our impromptu photoshoot I turned around to Josef down on one knee where he proposed. He even had our friends call our moms on FaceTime so they could see the proposal live!"

Tell us about your say yes experience here at Love & Lace!​ 

"Love & Lace was the second bridal boutique I went to for a wedding dress after having an underwhelming experience at the first shop. Kristin, Nicole, and the store owner were patient, kind, knowledgeable, and helped me find my perfect wedding dress that day. It only took trying on 3 dresses that day for me to find my perfect dress, with a veil to match, and have my say yes moment."

What was your favorite moment on your wedding day? 

"My favorite moment was during pictures in between the ceremony and reception. The wedding guests were enjoying cocktail hour. We were finally married and had the opportunity to take pictures alone as well as with our family. It was fun and romantic and full of excitement."

List of All Wedding Vendors:​

Wedding planner: Bride to be Weddings

Photography: Cesar Chavez Photography

Venue: Celebrations at the Bay in Pasadena, MD.

Catering by Uptown

Make- up: Makeup by Toshia

Hair: Hair by Charcelle

Videographer: Ellen Bee Productions

DJ: Q.U.E Entertainment

Flowers: Sheta Decorations 

What advice would you give to another bride?

"I would advise future brides to make wedding selections (dress, venue, price point, etc) that make you happy. There are often many friends and family members that have input on what your wedding should look like. I love looking back on my wedding photos, videos, and memories. Make sure to make choices you will want to look back on and cherish no matter how small or big!"

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