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Posted: Friday January 13, 2012, 4:08 PM
By Bergen.com

Kristen & Joe
may 14, 2011
Photography by Patrick Sweeney Photography

Kristen and Joe met on Match.com. She had relocated to Philadelphia in August 2008 to begin a career as a teacher and decided to try meeting some new people. After a few months, she met Joe, and they went on their first date on Jan. 3, 2009. "We went to a local bar and had a great time talking as if we'd known each other forever," Kristen says. Eight months later, they bought a house together, and Joe decided to propose. He found the ring in November 2009 and planned to pop the question on Christmas – but after two weeks, he just couldn't wait any longer. After receiving her father's blessing, Joe proposed to Kristen at home while they were watching TV. "As simple as it may seem," Kristen says, "it was very 'us.'"

     Bride Bergenfield
     Groom Florence
Currently reside in Pennsauken
Church St. Cecilia Church, Englewood
Reception Ramsey Golf and Country Club, Ramsey
Music Danny C Entertainment, Kinnelon
Bagpiper John Escobar, Englewood
Florist Yumila, Metropolitan Plant and Flower Exchange, Saddle Brook
Cake Le Gateau Suisse, Orangeburg, N.Y.
Photographer and videographer Patrick Sweeney Photography, Rochelle Park
Dress Rina Di Montella from Brielle's Boutique, Dumont
Bridesmaid and flower girl dresses Eden Bridesmaids from Brielle's Boutique, Dumont
Groom's tuxedo Men's Wearhouse, Paramus
Invitations and wedding day stationery Leave it to Me by Elizabeth Galligan, Bergenfield
Favors chocolate covered pretzels from nutsonline.com
Transportation Max Party Bus, Fairfield
Hair Sculptures Hair Salon, Totowa
Makeup Makeup by Elise, Nyack, N.Y.
Wedding rings zales.com and infinitytungsten.com

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