This is one of those weddings where you are gathered in by the beauty, and immediately feel that the celebration of love is the true focus of the day. That's just how it should be, right? We have Peachy Keen Photography to thank for keeping it so beautifully real, and The Diplomat to thank for the stunning ocean views.
Janet, who works in customer service, and Joe, who's in his family's insurance business, met through a mutual friend (who then became their Matron of Honor, Roslyn) at her album release party. From Janet: The moment Joe walked into the venue, I noticed him immediately. Even though I was within sight, Joe never noticed me and we almost didn't get to meet. As everyone was saying their goodbyes to close out the night, Roslyn pulled me aside to have a "talk" and Joe was given the cue to approach us. Once he came up to me and our eyes met, we were hooked. Once we had our first date, I knew he was the one I wanted to be with for the rest of my life. Since that moment we have become inseparable.
Janet, you are stunning!
And Joe is her absolutely handsome match. The bride tells us that they balance each other perfectly; he's the outgoing, fun-loving jokester, and she's the reserved, calm, happy one. She loves his sense of humor and the way he shows how he loves her ("he really knows how to keep the 'love tank' full") while he loves her nurturing and sweet nature.
They said their "I-do"s on the balcony at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, under beautiful blue skies and with a gorgeously wide view of the ocean.
From Janet: Being able to see everyone react to our marriage was just so very special to me. Our friends and family had smiles for days and took plenty of pictures to post for our Instagram hashtag #JanetJoeWedding. Vacationers were standing out on their balconies and on-lookers from other areas were capturing our wedding on their phones and even some shouted 'congratulations' from their respective events. Joe and I will never forget it!
After the kiss, the couple was serenaded by Matron of Honor, Roslyn, and Best Man, Gabriel, singing "Endless Love".
The party continued at Aizia, across the way on the Intracoastal. I'm loving the swanky, warm, club vibe... so different than your typical ballroom setup. Janet tells us that The Diplomat made the wedding planning a breeze: Once we reserved our wedding venue, The Diplomat Resort & Spa, everything that had to do with coordinating was seamlessly handled by Ossy Lopez, the event planner. His direction and assistance with all of our needs made everything so much easier. We couldn't have chosen a better location.
The two were serenaded again during the reception, when a great friend of theirs from church sang "So High"....
... but he may have been a little upstaged by Janet's nephew, who took to the dance floor and showed everyone how to break it down Gangnam Style!
Our wedding was even more beautiful and absolutely perfect then we could ever have imagined. We are thankful in so many ways. Our love story began as a dream... and we live happily.. ever... after.
Aww, we couldn't be happier for you both, Janet and Joe! Congratulations and best wishes as you start your fairy tale journey.
Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood | Photography: Peachy Keen Photography | Venue Coordinator: Ossy Lopez | Floral Design: Forget Me Not Flowers | Hair & Makeup Styling: BiGi Artistry | Gown & Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal | Men's Attire: Men's Warehouse | Flower Girl Dress: Taylor and Tyler's Closet | DJ: Power Party Promotions