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We’re so excited to be sharing part 2 of Tanya and James’ romantic wedding at Nanina’s In The Park. When we asked them to describe their special day, the couple said it was “perfect and the day went off without a hitch.” Not only was the weather perfect, their vendors all worked well together to make their wedding better than the couple ever imagined. Tanya and James’ wedding reception looked like so much fun, their photos make us want to get up and dance! Thank you to Daniel J Photography who caught all the fun in a photojournalistic style.
Choosing a reception location was an easy decision for Tanya and James. Upon visiting Nanina’s In The Park for the first time, the couple was impressed by the pristine grounds, stellar ballroom, reputable service, and the delectable cuisine, which was an important factor for the bride’s large Italian family. “After meeting with Tom Casella, we knew all of our wishes and dreams would be taken care of,” noted the bride. The staff went above and beyond the couple’s expectations. “They promised we wouldn’t have to worry about a thing, and they were absolutely correct,” James mentioned.
The couple admitted they are not very good dancers, but through their dance lessons with Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Greenbrook, they were able to learn a basic routine right before their big day. “We didn’t look like professions but we knew the steps that worked with our song, and we had a great time performing it!” exclaimed Tanya. “It was a great experience and the lessons proved to be a nice break [from wedding planning], ” added James.
Following their first dance to “Lucky” by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat, Groove Place got the party started with live entertainment. Their band played music for all generations, including classic rock to today’s hits.
Working with Le Petit Gateau was so much fun! The cake tasting was delicious and because my grandmother wasn’t able to attend, they actually gave us an additional tasting to bring home to her. Our wedding cake was four tiers, consisting of red velvet with cream cheese, vanilla cake with chocolate ganache and strawberries, and vanilla cake with cannoli filling.
Tanya tossed her bouquet to “Single Ladies” by Beyonce.
Bride’s favorite memory of the day: My favorite memory of the day was standing up at the altar and professing my vows to James.
Groom’s favorite memory of the day: I really enjoyed our first dance together but my favorite memory of the day had to be seeing Tanya walk in to the church for the first time.
Where did you go on your honeymoon? We decided on Hawaii because we wanted to go to an island that was different from all the Caribbean. We went to Maui first and stayed at The Fairmont Kea Lani and then Oahu for one night at The Royal Hawaiian. To break up the trip home we stayed at The Carneros Inn in Napa California, which was the most luxurious place I have ever stayed at! In Hawaii we did a lot of excursions and activities and in Napa is when we really just relaxed as though we didn’t have a worry in the world.
Do you have any advice for couples that are planning their wedding? Don’t get too caught up in all the details of planning a wedding. Be sure to not lose site of the overall picture and remember that it will be one of the most amazing days of your entire life regardless of what color table clothes you choose.
Tanya & James
August 24, 2013
Nanina’s In The Park • Belleville, NJ
In The Spotlight:
Ceremony Location: St. Teresa of Avila Parish / Celebrant: Monsignor Raymond J. Kupke / Reception Location: Nanina’s In The Park / Photographer: Daniel J Photography / Videographer: Joe Minnella Cinematography / Entertainment: Groove Place / Florist: Floral Designs by Cindy / Limousine Service: Asher’s Limo / Cake Designer: Le Petit Gateau / Bridal Salon: Kleinfeld / Veil: I Do, I Do / Shoes: Kate Spade / Formal Attire: Cozy Formalwear / Invitations: Invitations by Danielle / Favors: Nanina’s In The Park / Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist: My Cinderella’s Dream / Jeweler: George Press Jewelers / Dance Lessons: Arthur Murray Dance Studio, Greenbrook / Photo Booth: Elite Sound Entertainment / Honeymoon Locations: Hawaii and Napa, CA
After this bride shared her knowledge of the many positive qualities this bird bestows upon many cultures, we now have a new love for peacock-themed weddings. Mari and Nick’s wedding day is a breath of fresh air, as their special day truly inspires through a personalized ceremony focused solely on the love this couple shares. After all, there’s nothing more special than sharing personalized vows surrounded by those you love most, family and friends. “The overall theme of our wedding was peacocks. We choose this because of the positive symbolic attributes bestowed on peacocks around the world. Peacocks are widely regarded as a symbol of openness and acceptance. Christians adopted the symbol of the peacock to represent immortality. This came from the ancient legend, supported by St. Augustine, that the flesh of the peacock did not decay. Peacocks are also associated with the Resurrection of Christ because they shed old feathers and grow newer, brighter ones each year. In Buddhist iconography, peacocks are symbols of wisdom. They are compared to the great bodhisattvas for their ability to consume poisonous plants without being affected, just as a bodhisattva is capable of taking in the toxins of human emotion while still attaining Enlightenment. A symbolic representation of a tree flanked by two peacocks represented absolute unity in Mesopotamia. Native American cultures view the peacock as a symbol of dignity, wholeness, and beauty. The peacock symbolizes the Hindu deity that represents benevolence, patience, kindness, compassion, and luck. In Japan, the peacock is associated with an emblem of love, compassionate watchfulness, good will, nurturing, and kind-heartedness.”
Mari’s wedding day jewelry were heirloom pieces of jewelry that she received from her grandmother who passed away. She wore diamond earrings with a single pearl at the end and a diamond tennis bracelet.
The wedding day began early for the bride who was up bright and early ready to begin getting ready. “I didn’t sleep much the night before. My sister stayed in my room with me, and Nick stayed with his uncle, so she and I talked a lot about how I was feeling and the excitement.” Styled by DeVenir Beauty, Mari’s hair was styled half up with long cascading curls for a soft and romantic look, while her makeup was applied to highlight Mari’s natural beauty. Nicole applied purple and plum eye shadows, which brought out the green in Mari’s eyes, while the rest of the makeup was applied in neutral tones, including a nude lipstick and liner from MAC cosmetics.
While the ladies continued with hair and makeup, the groom and his groomsmen were also prepping. “The morning of the wedding was spent relaxing with family and friends. I got up and had some breakfast with some out town guests. After breakfast, the best man and groomsmen came by my room where they helped me get ready and shared a toast before heading to Laurita Winery for pre-wedding photos.”
When the bride began searching for bridesmaid dress styles, Mari knew she wanted floor-length dresses in royal blue. “Three of my local bridesmaids were able to come with my to Cinderella Bridals in Matawan to help make the decision. the women were real champs each trying on so many dresses. They would find one that someone liked and pass it to the next dressing room over. When someone didn’t like one, we would take it out of the pile.” After narrowing down the dresses to their top three, the ladies decided on Bill Levkoff dresses with a sweetheart neckline that complemented Mari’s La Sposa wedding gown perfectly.
Describe your bridal bouquet: “I wanted to have a cascade style with just white and greens to offset the peacock feathers that were in it. I asked the florist to pick mostly white seasonal flowers, with my only request being that I have white snapdragons for my nanny, who was an adoptive grandmother to us since she was with my family from before I was born until she died about a year and a half before the wedding.” When the couple began planning their wedding, they knew they wanted to host their special day at a location that would be convenient for guests, most of whom live in New York City, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. After visiting Laurita Winery, Mari and Nick were impressed by the pristine grounds and outdoor ceremony location. They also loved that this is a facility they can continue to go back to for years to come. “We went there this year around our anniversary and bought a case of wine from 2011 so we can enjoy it on our milestone anniversaries.” The ceremony was held overlooking the vineyard during sunset, which provided natural light and a beautiful golden haze. During the ceremony, the couple incorporated a reading from the Song of Songs of Soloman, a reading of Pablo Neruda poem, and lit four small candles for those who couldn’t be there. A single white rose in a blue vase was displayed to represent Nick’s mother who passed away in 2004, and Mari and Nick also presented roses to their parents to acknowledge the nurturing and growth they gave to the couple’s relationship.
They ended the ceremony with a Native American wedding prayer, shared their first kiss as newlyweds, and the recessed down the aisle to a string version of September by Earth, Wind, and Fire, one of the couple’s favorite songs.
Mari embellished her 3-inch wedge shoes from My Glass Slipper with DIY shoe clips featuring assorted blue feathers. The groom also embraced the color scheme by wearing blue socks.
From the wedding day preparations to the ceremony and reception, Michelle King Photography captured the wedding in a photojournalistic approach. “Michelle was an absolute pleasure to work with. We choose her after looking at a lot of photographers online. We were drawn to her because of her photojournalist style, but she also seemed to have a special way of capturing the day that made the couple’s personalities shine through. She had described herself as a ninja when working weddings, and she was just that. She always seemed to be there to capture every shot, yet she was never invasive or in our faces.”
Mari and Nick were equally impressed working with Videoccasions who caught the special moments on video. “They were able to deliver the video really quickly after the wedding, and we got to keep not only the raw footage of the entire event, but also the cut videos. We also got a 3-minute music video, which we watch all the time. It gets better every time for us!”
Mari and Nick’s theme was tied together with their wedding day stationery. Their escort cards featured the ”two love birds” motif that were used on their invitations, which were displayed on hand cut wine corks.
Rather than traditional table numbers, the couple opted to name their tables after locations that were special to them. They used royal blue wine bottles and even added a photo of the two at the location in which the table was named. Centerpieces consisted of white large pillar candles set inside white birdcages with a floral wreath at its base.
Through his high energy, seamless transitions, and attention to detail, Jason Jani of SCE Event Group got the party started and had guests on the dance floor the entire night. “Jason was really good at reading the crowd and really gave us a full service experience.” In addition to providing music, SCE Event Group also transformed the ballroom with blue uplighting, a custom gobo light on the dance floor, and entertained guests with a photo booth. “One special thing that SCE Event Group did was at the end of the night when everyone went outside for our send off, they let us relive our first dance with only us on the dance floor. It was such a great moment for us to reconnect and absorb everything that we just experienced.”
Prior to the wedding, Mari and Nick took dance lessons at Stepping Out Studio and learned a choreographed rumba for their first dance to “You and Me” by Dave Matthews Band. “It was so much fun to do something special and for everyone to see our lessons paying off.”
“We wanted our cake to be a nod to NYC, which is where we have lived throughout our whole relationship and started dating.” In addition to the wedding cake, guests were treated to a miniature dessert display featuring cannolis, seasonal tarts, chocolate mouse in praline phyllo cups, chocolate brownie diamonds, assorted miniature cheesecakes, cookies, and fruit with chocolate sauce.
Tell us about your wedding proposal: Nick proposed on May 28, 2010. It was a Friday night, and since his birthday was only three days before, I thought we were going out to dinner for that. I headed downtown to meet him and his uncle and his uncle’s partner for dinner, but I was surprised when Nick met me at the subway. We got in a cab instead of going to his uncle’s apartment for drinks and ended up at the restaurant where we had our first date, Sushi Samba 7. Nick was acting a little giddy, but it wasn’t too abnormal. There were a few things off, like when we went up to the hostess stand, she had the reservation for only two, and I still thought his uncle and partner were joining us. We went to have a drink in the lounge to wait for them, and Nick had preordered the drinks we had on our first date. I thought something was fishy because his uncle is never late, but I glanced at his jeans pocket and didn’t see a ring box, so I assumed I was wrong. After a phone call to his uncle, which I later found out was staged, Nick decided we should go to the table to wait for them. The hostess took us up to the roof deck, and it was completely empty except for us, which is unusual for a summer Friday evening. There was a table set up just for us and none of the other tables were set, so it was clear at that point that he was going to propose. He sat across from me and told me how much he’s enjoyed out time together and cherishes our relationship, then got down on his knee and asked me to marry him. I said yes, and cried for about 20 minutes and then called all of my family and friends. There were people on the street below clapping and cheering for us. We had a great dinner at the restaurant after the proposal.
Bride’s favorite memory of the day: My favorite memory was walking down the aisle. It was such a surreal moment because Nick and I locked eyes and I really didn’t notice that anyone else was there. It was like we were the only people in the world. I had a huge smile plastered on my face to keep me from crying and because I was just so thrilled to finally be getting married to him.
Groom’s favorite memory of the day: My favorite part of the day was when I finally saw my wife. We had our pictures done before our ceremony and we had a big reveal. When I saw how beautiful she looked, it made me realize that all the planning was worth it for this very moment. I wouldn’t have changed a thing!
Where did you go on your honeymoon? We were looking for a tropical destination and somewhere off the beaten path. We visited Tahiti, Fiji and Syndey, Australia. Nick’s uncle was nice enough to give us miles for our flights as part of our wedding present. To use them, we had to fly in and out of a single place, so we choose Sydney, Australia. It was a place that I had never been before and I always wanted to do the Sydney Harbor Bridge climb, so we made that part of the trip. We also realized how easy it would be to get to Tahiti, so we added it on as well. When were in Tahiti, we stayed in an overwater bungalow, which was so beautiful. You could see thousands of fish right off of our deck. We didn’t even need to get in the water. In Fiji, we stayed in a private beach room that had it’s own pool. It was so secluded and romantic. The wildlife there was unbelievable; we’ve never seen so many different species just wandering around. We also had a short stop off in New Zealand as a layover for a flight and were able to visit a winery and enjoy the local wine.
Do you have any advice for couples that are planning their wedding? Your wedding day goes by pretty quickly. Every so often, look around the room and just absorb. Take a mental snapshot of your friends laughing together, your parents happily crying and the look on your new husband’s face when you do your first look. It’s worth it to take a step back and remember those moments.
Mari & Nick
September 4, 2011
Laurita Winery • New Egypt, NJ
In The Spotlight:
Ceremony & Reception Location: Laurita Winery
Catering: Conroy Catering
Officiant: Dr. Joseph Indano
Photographer: Michelle King Photography
Ceremony Music: Elegant Ensembles
Entertainment: SCE Event Group
Florist: Flowerful Events
Limousine Service: Arrive In Style & A-1 Limo
Cake Designer: Conroy Catering
Bridal Salon: Pronovias • Veil: Bride’s Mother’s
Headpiece: Etsy.com • Shoes: MyGlassSlipper.com
Formal Attire: Joseph A. Bank
Invitations: KO Designs
Favors: Pondrelli’s Italian Pastry Shop
Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist: DeVenir Beauty
Honeymoon Locations: Fiji, Tahiti, Sydney, & New Zealand
Happy Wedding Wednesday! Today we have spring on our minds and we can’t help but to think of warm weather after browsing through these photographs from Kelly and Ben’s vibrant summer wedding submitted to us by RSVP to Me. We just love how Kelly and Ben chose to tie the knot close to July 4th, which gave their families the opportunity to have an extended vacation/reunion following their nuptials. Since their family was traveling from all over the U.S. and even outside the country, the couple was able to enjoy time with their loved ones once the reception ended. After all, weddings are about love and the uniting of two families joining together.
Kelly’s Pour La Victoire wedding shoes were not only a comfortable choice for the ceremony, but the blue soles represented her “something blue”!
For a nontraditional engagement ring, Ben worked with the jeweler to design a ring that married Kelly’s favorite color of green and her fiance’s birthstone of amethyst. A custom made wedding band with five gemstones coordinates perfectly with her engagement ring.
Kelly from RSVP is friendly, professional and very easy to work with. Ben and I knew we wanted custom invitations that reflected us and the experience with Kelly is just that! There are no books to choose from- you literally pick out every details from paper samples, to fonts and graphics. We were even able to word our invitations exactly the way we wanted. We had Kelly design our invitations, programs, favor cards and escort cards. They were beautiful!
With the help of Jenn and Laura of Pretty Little Details, the couple was able to enjoy their wedding day from beginning to end. “I can’t say enough wonderful things about Pretty Little Details! They anticipated every need Ben, myself, our wedding party and my mom had on the day of our wedding. They were organized, made sure we ate lunch, set everything up and took the time to really understand our vision and make suggestions. I never felt any stress on our wedding day because I trusted Jenn and Laura. I even had an issue where a pleat of my dress had been steamed incorrectly. Laura discreetly sewed the seam while I was wearing my dress so everything would be perfect.”
The bride and groom wore custom Converse sneakers for their reception. Kelly’s were turquoise with orange accents, while Ben opted for grey, white and black plaid.
Kelly’s maid of honor wore a turquoise, floor-length gown in her style choice.
“Our ceremony was held at the Olde Mill Inn. It was over 100 degrees that day and very humid! Ben and I both love The Beatles and Rev. Phil incorporated their music into our ceremony with Here Come the Sun, Blackbird and I Wanna Hold Your Hand. We also had a sand ceremony.”
Simple bunches of hydrangea tied with orange ribbon lined the ceremony aisle, while large floral arrangements were displayed at the altar.
Designed by Jardiniere Fine Flowers, the bride’s bouquet was made up of mango roses, hot pink peonies, and lime green hydrangea.
David and Amy Lau caught the special moments in a photojournalistic style. “I absolutely hate getting my picture taken, but David and Amy made me feel relaxed and comfortable. They really captured natural moments throughout the ceremony and reception.”
Guests found their seats with custom escort cards designed by Kelly of RSVP to me. Rather than traditional table numbers, Kelly and Benjamin opted to name each table after their favorite songs by The Beatles.
After spending Valentine’s Day at the Olde Mill Inn several years prior, Kelly and Ben were impressed by the facility. They liked the warm and welcoming feel of the Olde Mill Inn, as well as the maintained courtyard, and large ballroom. Additionally, the couple liked how the facility hosts only one wedding at a time and offers Eco-friendly over-night accommodations. Set on sage green linens were alternating pillar candles along with three brightly colored floral arrangements at the base.
Guests had a variety of options to choose from during cocktail hour, including assorted cheeses, crudités, chaffing dishes of calamari, and twelve passed hors d’oeuvres. Rather than a traditional sit down dinner, the couple opted for a buffet-style dinner, which allowed guests to eat in a more casual setting. “We were able to customize our menu with the Olde Mill Inn to pick and choose what we wanted from several different menus. We had everything from pastas to carving stations to hibachi to All-American.” Throughout the evening, the couple’s signature drink of white sangria was also available.
A venetian table and chocolate fountain with fruits and mashmallows were served for dessert, in addition to the wedding cake designed by Palermo’s Bakery.
Tell us about your wedding proposal: Ben proposed on Christmas morning before my family came over. In typical Kelly fashion, I said, “Is this really happening?” Ben just started to laugh. We had talked about marriage in the past, but I never felt liked we had to be married to have a life-long committed relationship. I would say my views on marriage changed after my mom had surgery and Ben and I moved in with her for a short period to help until she was well enough to be on her own. Ben was so patient, took her to doctor appointments and made sure she took her medication. I felt that was the turning point that took our relationship from high school/college love to adult love.
Bride’s favorite memory of the day: There is no specific memory that stands out greater then the next. Marrying my best friend made the day perfect.
Groom’s favorite memory of the day: Walking into the reception room with Kelly was my favorite memory of the night.
Where did you go on your honeymoon? Ben and I chose to spend time with our families that had traveled from all over. We plan to go to London this year.
What are you currently looking forward to as a couple? Even more laughter and fun! Ben and I love to attend concerts, go on impromptu adventures, travel to breweries/wineries and go to Yankee games. I just want to make more great memories.
Do you have any advice for couples that are planning their wedding? Make decisions that make you and your partner happy and not everyone else. Also remember that it is about your love for each other and sharing that with you family and friends. Pick vendors that understand your vision and meet your standards. I expected my vendors to respond quickly to questions, address concerns, listen to us and give us their expert advice. I received this and much more from each of them.
Kelly & Benjamin
June 30, 2012
Olde Mill Inn • Basking Ridge, NJ
In The Spotlight:
Ceremony & Reception Location: Olde Mill Inn
officiant: Reverend Phil Passantino
Wedding Coordinator: Pretty Little Details
Photographer: David and Amy Lau Photography
Entertainment: Paul Anthony Entertainment
Florist: Jardiniere Fine Flowers
Cake Designer: Palermo’s Bakery
Bridal Salon: Bella Sposa Bridal Boutique
Headpiece: Etsy.com • Shoes: Pour La Victoire
Formal Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Invitations: RSVP to Me
Favors: Donation to The Valerie Fund
Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist: Pin It Up Bridal
Jeweler: Henry’s Fine Jewelry & Dicken’s Lane
Candy Buffet: Lisa Blackler
Happy Valentine’s Day! We’re so excited to share Maggie and Artur’s enchanted garden wedding submitted by Juliet Events. Not only does this wedding feature some breathtaking details, but the love these two share is exquisitely portrayed through the photos captured by Matthew Sowa Photography. Maggie and Artur met in 2004 while on a Lake George camping trip with a group of friends. The two hit it off and following the trip they exchanged phone numbers and went on their first date. Maggie and Artur were so head over heals for each other that Artur even told Maggie that she will be his wife. (Now that’s certainly love at first sight!) Blissfully agreeing, the couple dated for six years before Artur proposed with a custom-made two-carat cushion-cut engagement ring, which to this day, Maggie can’t stop admiring. The details of this wedding are so infectious you’ll want to tie the knot all over again.
“We had an elaborate three day wedding planned, with the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner on Friday, the wedding on Saturday and a tented “after party” for 130 guests on Sunday. We thought that a long weekend would work best for this and that people could still have Monday to recuperate after the weekend. We chose September because it is one of the most beautiful months of the year, has a small amount of rain and the weather is usually fair by then.”
Maggie’s Gucci wedding shoes is what began the overall inspiration for her wedding day. Navy blue and gold were the main colors of the wedding with accent shades of pink and blush.
The bridesmaids wore various style dresses in French blue luminescent chiffon, designed by Jim Hjelm Occasions. “I had eleven bridesmaids and quickly learned it was impossible to find just one dress to fit them well. I wanted them all to look beautiful individually. As a thank you gift, I got the girls personalized 18k gold jewelry to wear on the day of the wedding and to keep as a memento. They all received a monogram necklace and a monogram bracelet from Marinette Jewelry and a pair of gold Swarovski crystal earrings with a golden shadow stone color.”
Artur sported a black Brooks Brothers fitted suit with white shirt, and dark gray tie with diagonal black stripes. He wore custom black and white converse sneakers with the word groom embroidered on the back, as well as custom sterling silver Iron Man cufflinks from MAVA Style Jewelry. ”They were my gift to him on the wedding day and a total surprise. He loves Iron Man and he is the super hero in my life, so they were a perfect fit.”
To ensure their wedding vision would be implemented exactly how they wanted, the couple called upon Angela and Alida of Juliet Events to help with the planning. ” From the moment we met with them, they were always very professional, punctual, understanding, patient and so creative. They always listened to everything we said and always kept our wishes as a priority. The email reminders definitely helped keep me organized and on top of things. They introduced us to excellent vendors who were kept within our budget and our visions. We really had nothing to worry about at all during our planning since we knew we could count on them to help us through it all. It was a wonderful experience.”
After working with Matthew Sowa Photography in the past for a friend’s wedding, Maggie and Artur knew they wanted Mattew to capture their wedding day. “His photos really speak for themselves. Most importantly, to me, he made me feel really comfortable in front of the camera. I usually hate getting my photos taken and with him all my inhibitions went away and I was able to really show my true feelings,” commented the groom. The couple was equally pleased working with Sunnyville Films who caught the special and most exciting moments in a high action, well edited film.
The place card table was designed with various crystal candleholders, gold julep cups with coordinating floral arrangements, and a dramatic display of rose petals. Each escort card was attached by a navy ribbon to a Victorian key, with a framed sign that read, “Please find the key to our hearts.”
“We visited a lot of venues before finding the Skylands Manor. As faith would have it, we found this one totally by accident. One Sunday, we went hiking with a few friends and we left quite late. The original place we wanted to go hiking was at full capacity when we got there and we decided to google another place near us. We ended up in Ringwood. As soon as we walked past the beautiful gardens and saw the Manor, I wondered if they hosted weddings there. We thought it was breathtaking. As soon as I got home that night I researched the Skylands Manor and emailed them to make an appointment. We got an appointment on Thursday and booked on the spot. It was destiny.”
Tablescape designs consisted of two various styles of oval and round tables. On each oval table were three centerpieces of roses, dahlias, hydrangea, queen Anne’s lace, accents of dusty miller, and other seasonal coordinating blooms for fullness and texture. Cascading crystals, gold cylinder vases with floating candles, votive candles, and rose petals completed the tablescape for a romantic ambiance. Each place setting had a menu card enclosed within a navy taffeta napkin, which was placed on top of a gold charger plate.
Since the couple opted for a weekend affair, guests were given edible breakfast parcel favors that they could enjoy the next morning. “Each navy gable box had a label on it that was designed by me to match the rest of the graphics of the wedding and said “breakfast was on us”. Inside were 6 mini cocktail rolls, each a different flavor, from the renowned Hudson Bread Bakery. They were preordered and ready for us the day before, so they were very fresh. Also included, were 2 mini jars of French Bonne Maman jellies and jams, in an assortment of flavors. The favors were a hit!”
Tell us about your wedding proposal: We were together for eight years before we got married, six at the point of the engagement. Truthfully, I knew I was going to marry him from the beginning and the engagement wasn’t too much of a shock. We talked about wanting to finish school and getting all our ducks in a row and then we would move forward with our engagement and wedding. I loved the way he proposed; it was exactly how I pictured it in my head. I happened to be helping his sister with her resume and as a thank you she really wanted to take me out for a drink. She took me to a local lounge, which also happened to be the place where Artur and I had our first date. As soon as we got our drinks, she went to the bathroom and I sat there waiting. From the corner of my eye I saw someone approach me, and all of the sudden, I realized it was him, dressed up really nice and holding a box. He knelt down and asked me if I would marry him (while his sister took pictures), it was really romantic. I said YES of course! We spent the rest of the night at the lounge, having dinner and drinks.
Bride’s favorite memory of the day: When the bridal party did a choreographed dance to the YMCA song, they really go the party started.
Groom’s favorite memory of the day: Seeing my bride for the first time as she walked down the aisle, I couldn’t stop smiling.
Where did you go on your honeymoon? We went to France (the love capital of the world) for our honeymoon.
What are you currently looking forward to as a couple? I am pregnant with our first child and we recently received the confirmation that it is a boy! I am 19 weeks pregnant as of January 1st, 2013. We got pregnant in Paris! We are very excited!
Do you have any advice for couples that are planning their wedding? Make sure to look past anything anybody tells you you “should” do and do whatever YOUR dreams desire. You and your husband are the only two people whose opinion should matter when choosing what you want your wedding to look like. There are no rules.
Maggie & Artur
September 1, 2012
Skylands Manor • Ringwood, NJ
In The Spotlight:
Ceremony Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church
Celebrant: Father Stanley Lesniowski
Reception Location: Skylands Manor
Wedding Coordinator: Juliet Events
Photographer & Photo Booth: Matthew Sowa Photography
Videographer: Sunnyville Films
Entertainment: Esteem Entertainment
Florist: A Touch of Elegance
Limousine Service: Diamond Limo
Cake Designer: Skylands Manor
Bridal Salon: Weddings by Wade
Veil: Michael Wade Bridal • Shoes: Gucci
Formal Attire: Brooks Brothers
Invitations: DIY by Bride
Favors: DIY Gable Boxes
Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist: Melissa D’Aloia & Co.
Jeweler: Golden Classics NYC
Cigars: La Rosa Cubana Cigars
Lighting: JB Lighting Design
Honeymoon Location: France
Jennifer and Greg met during a sales training class in New York City, and although they were attracted to each other they remained friends before dating. “I found Jen attractive, but thought she was all business and slightly intimidating,” Greg shared. They spent more time together and shared many memories down the Jersey shore, making Long Branch, New Jersey the perfect proposal location. Jennifer and Greg enjoyed dinner at Sirena (one of their favorite restaurants overlooking the ocean), followed by a romantic walk on the beach where Greg got down on one knee and proposed.
The ceremony took place at St. Teresa of Avila Church where Jennifer walked down the aisle wearing a beautiful Jim Hjelm gown embellished with a white vintage sash. The groom sported a black tuxedo with white shirt and vest, while the groomsmen coordinated with the bridesmaids short black dresses from J. Crew Bridal.
Throughout the ceremony and reception, Dean Michaels Studio captured the special moments in photography and on video. When Jennifer and Greg first met with Dean, they were impressed by his artistic style, as well as the prints and albums. “Dean made some great suggestions on photos before and after the wedding,” noted the groom.
After attending a wedding at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge, Jennifer and Greg knew this was the perfect locale to host their wedding celebration. Not only did the couple love the overall modern decor with open ballrooms and beautiful large windows, but they also enjoyed working with the staff. “They were great to work with and following a tasting, we were blown away,” noted Greg. Cocktail hour began with a variety of passed hors d’oeuvres, a Mediterranean and pasta station, and a taste of Tuscany antipasto table. For dinner, guests had a choice of Porcini crusted Chilean sea bass or a grilled filet mignon. “The food was delicious and guests raved about the choices,” Jennifer noted.
In between dancing and socializing, guests were treated to a three-tiered wedding cake with cannoli filling, in addition to chocolate-covered strawberries.
The ballroom was decorated beautifully with high and low centerpieces of ranunculus, roses, orchids, and hydrangeas in various shades of pink, orange, and green. Phase One of Craig Scott Entertainment had guests dancing the entire night. The band played a variety of songs from 80s to today’s top hits including Lady Gaga. For their first dance as newlyweds, Jennifer and Greg danced to “Everything” by Michael Buble.
Following the reception, the newlyweds escaped to Hawaii for their honeymoon in paradise. Jennifer and Greg are currently enjoying time together and look forward to making new traditions and purchasing their first home. When asked if they have any advice for couples getting married, Jennifer said, “Enjoy every second. It goes by quickly so have fun with the planning.” Greg added, “Don’t get too consumed with stress and enjoy this time in your life.”
Jennifer & Gregory
June 29, 2012
Stone House at Stirling Ridge • Warren, NJ
In The Spotlight:
Ceremony Location: St. Teresa of Avila Church
Celebrant: Father Peter
Reception Location: Stone House at Stirling Ridge
Photographer & Videographer: Dean Michaels Studio
Entertainment: Phase One of Craig Scott Entertainment
Florist: Schweinfurth Flowers
Limousine Service: Bergen Limo
Cake Designer: Rudys Pastry Shop
Bridal Salon: Something Special • Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Formal Attire: Calvin Klein
Invitations: Greetings From Hoboken
Hair Salon & Makeup Studio: Davida Hair
Jeweler: Very Best Diamond
Honeymoon Location: Hawaii
“I knew Jennifer was out of my league from day one, but when she wanted to go out, I took it, ran, and still haven’t looked back,” reminisced Kenneth. Since their initial meeting, high school sweethearts Jennifer and Kenneth dated, and after succeeding their first year of college in a long-distance relationship, they knew they would one day wed. Six years from the day the two declared their love for each other, Kenneth took Jennifer to Lavallette and under the quaint gazebo he proposed. “After spending a few hours at the beach, we returned home and our families were waiting for us with a surprise party that Kenneth had planned. It was so nice that we had our alone time, but could also share in the excitement with both families,” shared Jennifer.
Watching Jennifer walk down the aisle of Holy Family Chapel was Kenneth’s favorite memory of the day. He commented, “It was such a special moment.” Jennifer wore a Paloma Blanca gown with sweetheart strapless neckline, A-line silhouette, and Swarovski crystal embellishments. A cathedral-length blusher veil and raspberry-colored shoes completed her look. Kenneth sported a traditional black tuxedo with black vest and white tie, while his groomsmen coordinated nicely with the bridesmaids’ sage green dresses.
When the couple began planning their June 24, 2011 wedding, they knew they wanted to have a June celebration at a facility that hosted one event at a time. Upon visiting Brooklake Country Club for the first time, Jennifer and Kenneth were impressed by the accommodating staff, beautiful grounds, and the facility’s ability to accommodate cocktail hour either indoors, outdoors, or both. “The staff exceeded our expectations. They paid attention to every detail and went out of their way to make sure every one of our guests’ needs were met,” Jennifer and Kenneth agreed. Guests enjoyed a lavish cocktail hour, including a seafood raw bar, carving station, and pasta station in addition to various hors d’oeuvres, a martini bar, and two signature drinks called “As Good as It Gets” and “Head Over Heels.” A choice of Chilean sea bass, filet mignon, or French-cut chicken breast was served for dinner.
In between dancing and socializing, guests were treated to wedding cake and an assorted combination plate of three miniature desserts, including New York style cheesecake, molten chocolate torte, tiramisu, apple cobbler à la mode, and chocolate-covered strawberries. An international coffee bar and after-dinner cordials were also available.
Following the couple’s first dance to “Amazed” by Lonestar, D’Amico Entertainment got the party started. Their emcee for the evening, Chris, provided Jennifer and Kenneth advice and helped them choose the right balance of music for their crowd. “D’Amico Entertainment was beyond our expectations, and we liked the DJ and band combination,” noted Jennifer.
Abacus Wedding Studios captured the wedding day flawlessly in photography and on video. Rennie caught Jennifer and Kenneth’s personalities through a photojournalistic style as well as traditional posed shots. The couple was equally pleased working with Robert, who blended in with their guests. Jennifer and Kenneth commented, “Robert took great footage for the transitional frames in our video and has a creative eye.”
In lieu of traditional wedding favors, donations were made to the Lustgarten Foundation in memory of loved family members. A small card was included at each guest’s table setting informing them of this donation. At the end of the celebration, Jennifer and Kenneth escaped on their honeymoon to Florida and set sail for seven days on the Carnival Legend cruise line.
Jennifer & Kenneth
June 24, 2011
Brooklake Country Club • Florham Park, NJ
In The Spotlight:
Ceremony Location: Saint Elizabeth’s Chapel
Celebrant: Father Sean McDonnell
Reception Location: Brooklake Country Club
Photographer & Videographer: Abacus Wedding Studios
Entertainment: D’Amico Entertainment
Florist: Flowers by Candlelight
Limousine Service: My Limousine Service
Cake Designer: Le Promenade
Bridal Salon: The Wedding Shop
Formal Attire: Cozy Formalwear
Invitations: Made by Couple
Favors: Donations to the Lustgarten Foundation
Makeup Artist: My Makeup Artist Victoria
Jewelers: Helzberg Diamonds
Honeymoon Location: Orlando, Florida and Carnival Cruise Line
Nicole and Stephen were set up on a blind date by his brother and sister-in-law. Following an evening in Hoboken on November 3, 2006, they hit it off and began dating. About four years later, Stephen proposed while they were on vacation in New Hampshire. “I was planning this moment for months and had the ring in my pocket all week. It was one of the most stressful weeks of my life, but it was perfect,” shared Stephen.
After months of planning, the wedding day arrived. Guests were invited to the celebration with custom invitations featuring an eggplant bow, flower, and rhinestone embellishments designed by Jaynee’s Party. “Choosing our invitations was my favorite part of planning and made the wedding come to life,” commented the bride.
Nicole and Stephen were married on the day of Nicole’s grandparents’ anniversary at St. Margaret of Cortona Roman Catholic Church during an unseasonal snowstorm. Escorted by her father, the bride walked down the aisle donning an exquisite Kenneth Pool trumpet-style gown. A cathedral-length blusher veil and double headband completed her wedding day attire. Stephen sported a classic black Calvin Klein tuxedo, while the groomsmen wore wine-colored vests that coordinated with the bridesmaids’ dresses.
The reception was held at The Estate at Florentine Gardens, which was chosen for its grand architecture, pristine grounds, and welcoming staff. “Our coordinator, Denise Downing, was fabulous. She never said the word no, and we left our first meeting feeling well taken care of,” commented Nicole. The couple also liked how the facility offered only one event at a time. The grand ballroom was decorated beautifully with the help of Metropolitan Plant and Flower Exchange. Crystal candelabras topped with white and green floral arrangements, five pillar candles, and scattered rose petals made up each tablescape design. Blue uplighting added just enough color to the décor for an added romantic touch.
From cocktail hour throughout dinner, guests were served a variety of food to satisfy their palate. Dinner began with a crab cake appetizer over organic micro greens, red and yellow tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella drizzled with balsamic and herb oil. Following a lemon sorbet, guests were given the choice of filet mignon, French-cut chicken breast, or Chilean sea bass for the main entrée. Dessert served a selection of sweet confections during the Viennese hour, including zeppoles and waffle sundaes, in addition to the wedding cake designed by Palermo’s Bakery.
Milton Gil Photographers captured the day’s events flawlessly with many candid photographs taken throughout the grounds of Florentine Gardens. The couple even braved the snowstorm for outdoor photographs, which Nicole mentioned were “the most magical pictures I’ve ever seen.” The newlyweds were equally pleased working with Sal Travis Entertainment, who caught the most memorable moments on film.
After seeing Platinum Band Music perform at a friend’s wedding a month before, Nicole and Stephen were impressed by the band’s high energy. “Just by watching the band members you can tell they have fun too,” noted Stephen. For the first dance as newlyweds, Nicole and Stephen danced to “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers.
Rather than providing traditional wedding favors, the couple opted to surprise guests with a sweets truck. As guests exited the Florentine Gardens, they were given a bag to fill with delectable treats from White Castle burgers to Dunkin Donuts and candy to enjoy for the ride home. Following the reception, the newlyweds escaped to Maui, Hawaii for their honeymoon. They are currently enjoying their time together as a married couple and look forward to traveling in the near future.
Nicole & Stephen
October 29, 2011
The Estate at Florentine Gardens • River Vale, NJ
In The Spotlight:
Ceremony Location: St. Margaret of Cortona Roman Catholic Church
Officiants: Father Art Humphrey and Deacon John Del Giudice
Reception Location: The Estate at Florentine Gardens
Photographer: Milton Gil Photographers
Videographer: Sal Travis Entertainment
Entertainment: Platinum Band Music
Florist: Metropolitan Plant & Flower Exchange
Limousine Service: Town Limousine
Cake Designer: Palermo’s Custom Cakes & Bakery
Bridal Salon & Headpiece: Jaehee Bridal Atelier
Veil: Kenneth Pool • Shoes: Bridal by Butter
Formal Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Invitations & Favors: Jaynee’s Party
Hair Stylist: Cathy Morin • Makeup Artist: Carol Hanna
Jeweler: Devon Fine Jewelry • Candelabras: Regal Candelabra
Honeymoon Location: Kula Lodge and Restaurant & Kaanapali Alii― Maui, Hawaii
Deanna and Craig met as freshmen while attending Rutgers University. Although they lived on the same floor in their dormitory, it took a few weeks for the two to get to know each other, and a couple of months later they started dating. “Craig’s sense of humor was what first attracted me to him,” Deanna shared. Following graduation, Deanna moved to Rhode Island to continue with her ambitions of attending law school, and it didn’t take long for both to realize how much they missed each other. Craig began planning the proposal about four months prior to popping the question. During the week of teacher’s convention, Craig surprised Deanna in the library with numerous signs for her to read. As she read, “So I came here to ask you,” Craig got down on one knee and asked Deanna to be his wife.
Guest’s were requested to attend Deanna and Craig’s wedding with red and purple invitations featuring a flourish design.
When the newly engaged couple began planning their wedding, they knew they wanted a Sunday night celebration, so choosing Labor Day weekend gave the couple more time to spend with their out-of-town guests. After visiting The Newark Club, they were impressed by the views of the New York City skyline and Jersey City view from the 22nd floor ballroom. Additionally, the facility was large enough to accommodate their large guest list comfortably. “From day one, Artie Wassif was helpful, honest, and friendly. Throughout the planning process, Artie gave us great advice and always provided us with recommendations,” noted the bride.
Deanna walked down the aisle in The Newark Club’s lobby wearing an A-line Sottero and Midgley gown with sweetheart neckline, ruched bodice, corset-style back, and beaded embellishment. Purple peep-toe shoes with a silver adornment completed the bride’s look. Craig and his groomsmen wore three-button tuxedos with silver vests and ties that coordinated with the bridesmaids’ floor-length purple chiffon dresses.
From the wedding day preparations throughout the ceremony and reception, Heyn Photography captured the day’s events flawlessly in a photojournalistic style. The bride had always admired Heyn Photography’s previous work, so when it came time to hire a photographer, it was a no-brainer. John, Marissa, and Cara made the couple feel comfortable in front of the camera and took pictures at Stephen R. Gregg Park in Bayonne and throughout The Newark Club. Deanna and Craig were equally pleased working with Daniel Lee Videography, who blended in with their guests and caught the special moments on film.
Low glass vases filled with red gerbera daises, roses, purple lisianthus, and calla lilies, along with candles and one single red rose (placed on each side of the centerpiece), completed the tablescape designs..
Cocktail hour served a variety of selections, including hors d’oeuvres, cold displays, and hot chafing dishes of eggplant rollatini, Spanish seafood paella, and Asian-style braised short ribs. For dinner, guests had a choice of Black Angus shell steak, potato-crusted tilapia, or French-cut breast of chicken. “There was such a large variety of menu options, and each item was better than the previous,” the groom raved. In between dancing and socializing, guests indulged in sweet treats of chocolate-covered strawberries, an ice-cream sundae bar, crème brûlée, and berry crepes, in addition to the wedding cake. Designed by Palermo’s Custom Cakes & Bakery, the four-tiered design featured purple pipe work, swirl patterns, and white Swiss dots. Its flavor consisted of chocolate with hazelnut filling and yellow cake with dulce de leche filling.
Following the celebration the newlyweds escaped on a ten-day Mediterranean cruise for their honeymoon aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line.
Deanna & Craig
September 4, 2011
The Newark Club • Newark, NJ
In The Spotlight:
Ceremony & Reception Location: The Newark Club
Officiant: Father Richard Berbary
Photographer: Heyn Photography
Videographer: Daniel Lee Videography
Entertainment: The Ultimate Entertainment
Florist: Anything Florist
Cake Designer: Palermo’s Custom Cakes & Bakery
Bridal Salon & Veil: Nicole’s Boutique Shoes: Wild Diva
Formal Attire: Men’s Wearhous
Invitations: Invitation Consultants
Favors: Donations made in honor of Family Member
Hair Stylist: Jenna Coddington
Makeup Artist: Makeup by Agnes Barnet
Jeweler: Jewelry by Peter
Honeymoon Location: Norwegian Cruise Line
Tracee and Rick met on eHarmony, and following their first date at Mahogany Grill in Manasquan, New Jersey, the two knew they would one day tie the knot. “I knew Tracee was the one when she easily accepted my faults and encouraged me in my goals,” reminisced Rick. After dating for several months and with Tracee’s birthday on the horizon, he wanted to make it a celebration she would never forget. On September 13, 2010, Rick took Tracee back to Sea Girt Beach―the location where they shared their first kiss―and presented her with a solitaire emerald-cut engagement ring. “I was completely shocked and excited,” exclaimed Tracee.
Guests were invited to the celebration with booklet-style invitations designed by the bride.
When the couple visited The English Manor for the first time, they were impressed by the well-maintained grounds, including the back patio, overall décor, marble dance floor, and Lisa Truesdale’s high energy. Additionally, they liked the warm and welcoming ambiance of the foyer room with the ability to add personal touches to it.
Tracee walked down the aisle at her family parish, Corpus Christi Church, wearing a simple satin A-line gown adorned with a sash. A large satin flower headpiece and a birdcage veil completed her look beautifully. Rick sported a traditional black tuxedo with charcoal vest, silver necktie, and pocket square. The two exchanged vows, wedding bands, and concluded the ceremony with their first kiss as husband and wife, which was the couple’s favorite memory of the day.
Following a heartfelt ceremony, the guests headed to The English Manor for the reception, while the newlyweds, along with their bridal party, went to Casino Pier in Asbury Park for pictures.
Emil from Contemporary Image captured each moment in a photojournalistic style. The couple liked his artistic eye and eagerness to provide ideas. Photographs were also taken at the carriage house and throughout the garden at The English Manor.
The outside cocktail hour took place on the back patio at The English Manor, where guests enjoyed a variety of food from miniature crab cakes and sweet potato puffs to several specialty tables. Guests had a choice of prime rib or sole stuffed with crabmeat for dinner. “The food was amazing,” Tracee commented. “There was such a variety at cocktail hour, and all of the main dishes were all very consistent and delicious.” In between dancing and socializing, guests were treated to miniature ice-cream cones and a three-tiered vanilla and chocolate wedding cake with cannoli filling. The bride commented, “The staff at The English Manor were excellent and were very accommodating.” The groom added, “They were professional and anticipated our needs before they occurred.”
Following their first dance as newlyweds to “Thank You” by Led Zeppelin, Hoi Polloi Band got the party started. Guests danced the night away to a variety of songs, including rock music. “They have a versatile set list and willingness to play what we asked, as well as the ability to play towards the crowd,” noted Rick. Following their wedding day, the newlyweds escaped on their European honeymoon. They spent three days in Barcelona, Spain, seven days sailing on the Silver Spirit cruise line, and concluded their honeymoon with two days in Lisbon, Portugal. Tracee and Rick are currently enjoying being married and look forward to starting a family.
Tracee & Rick
October 9, 2011
The English Manor • Ocean Township, NJ
In The Spotlight:
Ceremony Location: Corpus Christi Church
Celebrant: Reverend John L. Brundage
Reception Location: The English Manor
Photographer: Contemporary Image Photography
Ceremony Music: Reid Masters
Entertainment: Hoi Polloi Band
Florist: Whole Blossoms
Limousine Service: D&G Limousines
Cake Designer: The English Manor
Bridal Salon: Jenny Yoo Collections
Headpiece: Hearts For You • Shoes: Touch Ups
Formal Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Invitations: Made by Bride
Favors: Broadway Photo Booths
Hair Salon: Makeup by Caramia
Makeup Studio: About Faces by Nicole
Honeymoon Location: Barcelona, Spain and Silversea Cruise
Tara and Chris met at work on July 7, 2007. They had an instant connection, and although Tara was hesitant, their attraction was inevitable. “Chris had a gorgeous smile that was contagious. He has the best personality and made me laugh constantly,” Tara shared. After the two began dating, they enjoyed spending time together, especially while on several ski vacations. Chris had planned the proposal about three months prior, and as Tara and Chris reached the top of the mountain for a day of skiing, Chris asked to take a picture. As Tara stood there posing for the camera, Chris got down on one knee and proposed. “I was beyond shocked. We have so many great memories, and our proposal location has meaning behind it,” Tara reminisced
When the couple began planning their wedding, Tara and Chris knew they wanted to tie the knot during the fall, as they both love the weather during this time of year. Additionally in choosing October 9, 2011, Columbus Day weekend provided guests the best availability for travel arrangements.
The ceremony was held at the groom’s parish, Our Lady of Sorrows. Seeing each other for the first time as the doors opened to the church was Tara and Chris’ favorite memory of the day. “It was an unbelievable rush of emotions and a level of happiness I hadn’t experienced before,” Chris mentioned. “I was filled with anticipation as I waited to see my future wife.”
Tara walked down the aisle wearing an ivory silk taffeta Essence wedding gown, embellished with lace appliqués and beadwork. A fingertip blusher veil and Manolo Blahnik shoes completed her look flawlessly. Chris sported a Joseph Abboud tuxedo, Tiffany’s cuff links, and a Breitling watch.
Located on private woodlands and set for secluded and exclusive events, along with the facility’s storybook ambiance, renowned cuisine, and impeccable service, the Pleasantdale Château was the perfect locale to host Tara and Chris’ reception. “Every room was different from the next and even more breathtaking,” commented the bride. The architecture, pristine grounds, estate style, and one-wedding-at-a-time service factored into the couple’s decision.
Cocktail hour provided a lavish presentation, including coconut chicken, duck and cranberry salad, lobster cream puff, potato and camembert cheese croquettes, along with various stations and displays. For dinner, guests had a choice of tilapia meuniere or roasted filet of dry-aged Black Angus beef with roasted shallot and béarnaise sauce. Each entrée was served with risotto or whipped potatoes and vegetables. “We couldn’t have asked for better service. The Pleasantdale Château staff were there assisting before we could even ask,” noted Chris. In addition to the five-tiered octagonal hazelnut wedding cake, guests were treated to warm chocolate molten cake, French and Italian pastries, and petit fours.
Throughout the day’s events, Milton Gil Photographers captured the special moments in photography and on video. Tara and Chris liked Milton and Lou’s photojournalistic approach, as well as their creative eye, professionalism, and how wedding stories unfolded while looking at album samples. They were equally pleased working with their videographers, who blended in with their guests.
The décor of the ballroom beautifully set the tone for the reception. High centerpieces included curly willow branches decorated with magenta orchids with suspended glass votives holding tea light candles, while orchids submerged in three cylinder vases at varying heights topped with a floating candle completed the low centerpiece design.
Following Tara and Chris’ first dance to “You and Me” by Dave Matthews Band, guests danced the night away with the help of Barry Herman Entertainment. The emcee and disc jockey for the evening played a variety of songs from many genres.
At the end of the reception, the newlyweds escaped to Hawaii for their honeymoon, where they stayed at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa and Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. Tara and Chris look forward to starting a family and buying their first home together.
Tara & Chris
October 9, 2011
Pleasantdale Château • West Orange, NJ
In The Spotlight:
Ceremony Location: Our Lady of Sorrows
Celebrant: Father Richard Pfannenstiel
Reception Location: Pleasantdale Château
Photographer & Videographer: Milton Gil Photographers
Entertainment: Barry Herman Entertainment
Florist: Flower Elegance
Limousine Service: D&G Limousines
Cake Designer: Pleasantdale Château
Bridal Salon & Veil: Ally’s Bridal • Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Formal Attire: Joseph Abboud
Invitations: Birchcraft Studios
Favors: Photo Booth Pictures & Frames
Hair Salon: Brushez • Makeup Studio: Facez
Jeweler: West Orange Jewelers
Photo Booth: Photo Illusions, LLC
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa―Kauai and Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea―Maui, Hawaii