Erin Landon and Sean O’Brien

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Erin Landon was dressed in white and wearing a cowboy hat when she caught Sean O’Brien’s attention. Friends introduced them while at a summer party on the beach in Manasquan, New Jersey, but their first interaction was less than romantic. “I remember our eyes locking, but when I was introduced to him, he said nothing,” Erin recalls.

Yet she made quite an impression on Sean, who was living in Hoboken, New Jersey at the time. For months afterward, he couldn’t get the girl in the cowboy hat out of his mind. So, when their paths crossed once more, Sean made his move.

The couple dated for four years before Sean proposed while on a family vacation in Nantucket. Once again, they were on the beach and Erin was dressed in white.

There was one snag in their fairy tale. Sean’s father had cancer, and the couple delayed their planning due to his illness. “It just wasn’t the top priority,” Erin says. “We knew we were going to be together forever.” Sean’s father’s health began to decline in late 2012. So, despite being engaged for more than two years, Erin planned her wedding in four months so Sean’s father could be present.

Photography: Audrey Snow Photography

Venue: Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club

Planner: Kehrin Hassan of Jet Set Wed

Cakes: Ella’s Cakes

Flowers: Signature Florals

Decor: Jet Set Wed

Gown: Lazaro

Hair and makeup: Hair by Rachel, JA Makeup Artistry

Invitations, menus, etc.: DM Paper Designs

Entertainment: Sekond Nature 

Photo booth: Bash Booths

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