See The Emotional Moment Deena Cortese Finally Said ‘I Do’ To Chris Buckner
Deena Cortese waited six years to finally tie the knot with boyfriend Chris Buckner, so it was no surprise she became emotional when it finally happened! As she walked down the aisle on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Laurita Winery in New Egypt, New Jersey, the Jersey Shore star broke down upon seeing her soon-to-be husband waiting for her. And OK! was there to capture every detail of the emotional ceremony, from the music to the vows. Click through for the exclusive details — and to see Chris and Deena’s first moment as husband and wife!
As guests arrived for Deena’s wedding, they were greeted by a sign that said, “Welcome to the wedding of Deena and Christopher,” which also gave away their hashtag, “#justacoupleofbucks.”
Waiting for guests at their seats was this adorable card with a fun fact about Deena and Chris and each member of their bridal party. Deena and her maid of honor Mallory Pazder apparently once almost burned down an Outback Steakhouse..."accidentally."
Chris’ mother, Julie Buckner, walked down the aisle with his two brothers Nick and James Buckner, who were also the best men.
How cute are the ring bearers, Deena’s cousins’ Christian and Anthony?!
Deena’s bridal party walked down the aisle to “Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur.
They were followed by the adorable flower girl Maiella!
As Deena prepared to walk down the aisle, the music changed to the song “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri. The song, which is from the film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, was a fitting choice for Deena, who is a self-professed vampire fan.
Upon seeing Chris, Deena became emotional as she walked with her mom Joann Cortese and cousin Frank by her side.
The ceremony was officiated by Chris’ Aunt Karleen, who recalled the first moment she met Deena. “I knew that as soon as I met Deena, that that chemistry and love between Deena and Chris was something very special. Deena fit right into our family, and that's pretty hard. You fit right in,” she said.
During their vows, Deena promised to take Chris as her “constant friend, my faithful partner, and my love from this day forward.”
After they exchanged rings, Deena and Chris kissed as they were declared husband and wife!
The two then had a “glass ceremony” in which they poured two separate containers of glass into a third bigger container. The glass will be melted down to create one vase for the couple.
Then, Deena and Chris greeted their guests as the new Mr. and Mrs. Buckner!
Check back in with OK! for more exclusive interviews and pics from Deena’s wedding!