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Conference Center. LaPorte described their traditional wedding as beautiful and meaningful. “I walked down the aisle with my dad to a string quartet playing ‘The Wedding March.’ We had a unity sand ceremony and gave roses to each of our mothers at the end. The vibe of the reception was classically beautiful. … We watched the sun go down and there was a full moon. It was such a beautiful, magical night,” she said. LaPorte made sure all aspects of the event were fun and relaxing for the 50 wedding guests. She chose Mango’s Bar and Grill for the rehearsal dinner where friends and family were able to enjoy live music as well as the entertainment and shopping options at Bridgewater Plaza. “Having a destination wedding for my guests was exciting because they got to travel to a new place, and it was sort of like a mini-vacation,” Ashley said. “They got to hang out at the lake, swim and just have a great time, even after the wedding was over.”

“We watched the sun go down and there was a full moon. It was such a beautiful, magical night.” Ashley LaPorte

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