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Josh & Brian: A Formal Wedding in Linwood, NJ

  • Shane Carpenter, Baltimore, MD, and New York, NY
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Brian and Josh wore custom-made tuxedos by Tom James of New York.
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Brian and Josh’s bridesmaids wore strapless, floor-length, chocolate-brown dresses from Ann Taylor and carried blue bouquets designed by Somers Point Florists.
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The groomsmen rented tuxes from Men’s Wearhouse. Baby blue vests and ties coordinated with the blue and brown color scheme.
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At the end of their wedding ceremony, Brian and Josh both broke the glass to represent a shared responsibility in their marriage.
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Brian and Josh were married under an elegant huppah, which their florist fashioned out of pressed box fabric and white flowers.
Anthony Delareto, Somers Point Florists, Somers Point, NJ
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Brian and Josh arranged for buses to take guests from their hotel on the Atlantic City boardwalk to the reception in Linwood. White-gloved waiters serving champagne met the guests as they came off the buses.
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The cocktail hour was held on the Linwood Country Club’s outdoor patio right off the golf course, with views of the Atlantic City skyline in the background.
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For their guests’ escort cards, the couple’s florist created a brown display board for the entrance to the reception.
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The couple paired brown and blue (one of Brian’s favorite colors) for their wedding colors, which reinforced the beach theme.
Anthony Delareto, Somers Point Florists, Somers Point, NJ
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Blue hydrangea centerpieces sat on all the reception tables, which were covered in blue linens.
Anthony Delareto, Somers Point Florists, Somers Point, NJ
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Brian and Josh choreographed their first dance to “Glory of Love,” by Peter Cetera.
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The blue wedding cake was decorated with dark chocolate seashells to incorporate the beach location. A cake topper of the couple finished it off.
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In honor of Atlantic City, guests received decks of playing cards with Josh’s and Brian’s initials and the date of the wedding on the front of each card.

Josh & Brian in Linwood, NJ

When Josh and Brian met at a bar one night, they spent most of the time getting to know each other. They scheduled their first date for the next week. The Groom Brian Friedman, 33, attorney The Groom Joshua Cohen, 32, neurologist The Date August 31 Brian took Josh on a surprise trip to Amsterdam and, while sitting on a bench at the intersection of two scenic canals, told Josh he wanted to spend the rest of his life with him. When Josh expressed the same sentiment, Brian pulled a ring for each of them from his pocket.
- Jaimie Dalessio
Their Ingredients
  • Shane Carpenter, Baltimore, MD, and New York, NY
  • Ann Taylor
  • Men’s Wearhouse, nationwide
  • Linwood Country Club
  • Anthony Delareto, Somers Point Florists, Somers Point, NJ
  • The Village Invites, New York, NY
  • Fred Astaire Dance Studio, New York, NY
  • Diane's Patisserie

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