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Allison & Joseph

Allison and Joseph celebrated their marriage and the start of a new year with a stunning New Year’s Eve destination wedding. Their three-day celebration was filled with love, family, friends, and all-around sparkle. We’re thrilled to share some of the fabulous details and photos from this couple’s wedding story.

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The proposal

Allison and Joseph were on a walk (with her twin sister’s dachshund) on the grounds of New England BioLabs in Ipswich, MA. The company lets locals walk their dogs around the grounds, which are adorned with awesome modern art installations. The grounds also feature a pond with swans. When Allison and Joseph stopped for a moment to admire the swans, Allison turned around to find Joseph down on one knee. Throughout the entire walk, Joseph had been carrying the ring in a vintage milk glass owl jewelry holder.

“How I missed that I will never know,” Allison says.  And, of course, she said “YES!”

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The venue and theme

Allison and Joseph had a wonderful wedding on New Year’s Eve at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island in Florida. They had family and friends from near and far join them for a three-day celebration. The color scheme included shades of pink with navy and silver accents. The first day guests were treated to a “Welcome Dinner” on the beach where they enjoyed the sounds of a steel drum player during the meal. After, everyone headed to the beach to light wish lanterns.

“It was so special seeing all of our guests making their wishes for the new year,” Allison says.

The wedding was held on New Year’s Eve. Allison and Joseph wanted to make sure the event was both romantic and festive. After a lovely outdoor ceremony, everyone had a blast dancing the night away and ringing in the holiday and all the new year had in store.
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The wedding dress & more

Allison says she was looking for a wedding dress that was “romantic, whimsical, and fun.” With her twin sister and mother by her side she went to VOWS looking for perfection.

“We had the most amazing time at VOWS picking out my wedding dress,” Allison says. “The amount of dress choices was spectacular, and VOWS offered every style you could ever imagine. Our consultant, Amelia, was fantastic. She was so fun and helpful. She truly put me at ease. The gown I chose was by Allure. The dress set the tone for the entire event. The combination of the lace and champagne English net was just so romantic. I had actually gone into the appointment with a very different idea of the kind of dress I wanted. My sister pulled the dress, and I only tried it on to please her. Once I saw myself in it, and saw my family’s reaction, I knew it was the one. I never wanted to take it off!”

Allison had indeed found the gown, but that wasn’t all.  She shopped VOWS accessories! “My headpiece and veil also came from VOWS, and the owner, Leslie, helped me choose those special pieces to bring the entire look together,” Allison says. “Plus, my mother also got her dress that day. Leslie assisted her with picking it out, and she looked absolutely stunning. Mom’s dress was by Oscar de la Renta… a beautiful orchid color with its own train. We had such a positive experience. Thank you for helping make beautiful wedding dresses be more obtainable for every bride.”

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A big thank you to Allison and Joseph for sharing their story and stunning photos. Here’s to a lifetime of long walks, laughter, and love. Congratulations from all of us at VOWS! If you would like to be a featured bride, please submit our Featured Bride Form so we can contact you and share your wedding story.

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Photography

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