A Brides staffer and her fiancé invite their guests to a traditional church wedding ceremony, followed by a chic, modern restaurant reception. Just wait until you hear their engagement story!

The storm ravaged New York City, forcing Jacqueline and David to find a new reception venue just 24 hours before their big day. Because "we had to change our wedding venue the day before our wedding, everything from start to finish was a special moment because the day almost didn't happen," the bride explains. Photo: Ira Lippke Studios

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