When I first met Samantha and Emanuel, my thoughts could not stray away from how much they absolutely belonged together. Samantha, a teacher in Stuart, Florida, met Emanuel on a trip to Brazil a year prior to their engagement. Samantha told me about how easily they fell in love, and Emanuel soon moved to America to be with her; although his English and my Portuguese made our communication a bit tough, Samantha easily translated as Emanuel explained that he had never felt that way about any one else before in his life through an uncontrollable smile.
Samantha comes from a very large Italian-American family, so even though we were missing many of Emanuel’s family members due to distance, the grand room at Flagler Place in Downtown Stuart was filled to the edges on the night of their wedding. As I scooted around the room, two of her uncles sang Oh Mandy by Barry Manilow to me whenever I passed them, and I continuously thought about what a wonderful family Emanuel got to marry into.
WEDDING DAY MANAGEMENT | Timeless Wedding Designs
PHOTOGRAPHY | Jodi Lynn Photography
VENUE | Flagler Place in Downtown Stuart
ENTERTAINMENT | Jason Salerno of Party With Us Entertainment
EVENT RENTALS | Island Party Rentals
CATERING | Firehouse Catering