A Lazaro gown, classic black tuxes, and tiny adorable pups – what more could you ask for on a wedding day? And omg wait til you hear this – Nicole went to Kleinfeld and Lazaro himself was there! She got to meet him and was the first to try on a dress from his new collection which ended up being the one! How amazing is that? My Say Yes to the Dress loving self was freaking out!
And wow Folino Estate was a gorgeous pick for their venue! Having a hillside vineyard as your ceremony backdrop? Yes and please. And we went gallivanting around in the vineyards for their first look and portraits. Words don’t do it justice, you’ve gotta scroll down and see!
Their Love Story
We met in the summer of 2014 at a Luke Bryan concert in Pittsburgh on Marc’s birthday – June 21 – apparently his lucky day! We met through mutual friends and as we got to know each other that day, we discovered we both had similar interests. We both grew up in the same area roughly 20 minutes apart, already accomplished Bachelor of Science degrees and were soon graduating from accelerated nursing programs. We exchanged numbers and talked throughout the following weeks. Things seemed to be going well but then Marc seemed uninterested. Nicole let it go and focused on nursing school and graduating. At the time, she was living in Bethlehem and Marc was living in Bloomsburg. One weekend after graduation, Nicole was home for a celebratory weekend and was out with some friends in Bloomsburg, where Marc and his friends happened to be. As our groups of friends were mingling, Marc realized it was Nicole and asked why no one had told him that Nicole had a boyfriend. She didn’t! It turned out that Marc’s cousin Colin confused Nicole with Brian Dunleavy’s girlfriend – now wife – Erin, who is Nicole’s best friend. The heat spiked again between Nicole and Marc, but this time Nicole put Marc at arms length and told him if he was still around after she passed the boards for nursing, they could see where things could go. Nicole and Marc both passed the boards in the fall, receiving their RN, BSN designations and officially started dating in October 2014!
After one year of dating and many weekends of commuting from Bloomsburg to the Lehigh Valley to see Nicole, Marc moved to Bethlehem. This was a big step and test for their relationship as Marc had never lived anywhere except Bloomsburg. Two apartments, a dog and a new house later, Nicole and Marc got engaged on November 3, 2018 in front of the lighthouse on Bald Head Island in North Carolina.
Venue: Folino Estate
Photographer: Lindsey Ford Photography
Videographer: Chris Brown Videography
Florist: Allium Floral Design
Makeup and Hairstylist: Alisha Nycole & Co.
Bridal Dress Shop: Kleinfeld Bridal
Bridal Gown Designer: Lazaro Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Mens Wearhouse
Cake Bakery: Cozze Cakes
Band: The Uptown Band