Joe Amabile and Serena Pitt have tied the knot — again!
Nearly a year after they first said “I do” in a New York City courthouse, Joe Amabile and Serena Pitt celebrated their love with a “magical” ceremony at The Cedar Room in Charleston, South Carolina.
“This time around it feels like the start of an exciting new chapter and we are looking forward to continuing doing life together,” Amabile, 37, said ahead of the Sept. 2 nuptials.
Rather than their home cities of Chicago and Toronto, the Bachelor in Paradise alums wanted the “big celebration” to happen somewhere their loved ones could make new memories!
“We wanted to pick a fun weekend getaway city that was accessible to most of our family and friends and had a venue we loved!” Pitt, 25, said. “Charleston is so beautiful and the minute we visited the city and The Cedar Room we could instantly envision our wedding there.”
“We have no prior ties to Charleston but are so excited to create special memories there!” the bride said, adding that she “wanted the weekend to feel like a big celebration” for not only the couple but “everyone we love.”
After choosing their location, top-knotch beverages were the next-biggest priority for the 134-guest ceremony, according to Amabile.
“High-end alcohol was top of the list!” he said. “We wanted it to be a party but also for our guests to be in an environment that was filled with fun and positive energy.”
Fittingly, the ceremony was also officiated by a celebrity mixologist — Bachelor in Paradise bartender Wells Adams.
It was “super special” for the reality stars to have Adams, “a good friend of ours,” be the officiant, Amabile adds.
When deciding on their menu, the couple drew inspiration from Charleston.
Hors d’oeuvres had a “southern flair” before a plated dinner, followed by an “awesome” dessert bar, passed mini espresso martinis as well as some delicious late night bites. “There will be no shortage of food at our wedding,” he added.
For the ceremony itself, Pitt donned a “simple and elegant” Robert Bullock-designed gown to walk down the aisle, a moment that was soundtracked by Adele’s “Make You Feel My Love.”
For the nuptials, which were planned by Christine Janda Design & Events, The Cedar Room was decked out in lush greens and other earthy tones — Pitt’s favorites.
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