Vita and Jason were at his beach house on Long Beach Island to celebrate Fourth of July, but little did Vita know they would be soon celebrating another occasion. Jason asked Vita to take a ride with him on the boat, but when his brother wanted to tag along with them, Jason quickly pulled away leaving his brother behind. On the way back to the house, he asked Vita to steer the boat, and when she looked over at him, Jason was down on one knee. “I was confused at first and thought Jason was looking for something on the boat’s floor. When I realized what was happening I was shocked and excited,” Vita reminisced. The wedding date was set for August 13, 2010.
While some people fear that the number 13 brings bad fortune, the couple’s wedding was perfect, from the gorgeous weather to all of the finest details. The ceremony took place at Immaculate Heart of Mary, the parish in which Vita made all of her sacraments. The bride walked down the aisle in a stunning Enzoani mermaid-style gown. It was all lace, had a long train, and was embellished with a flowered belt. She held a bouquet of cream hydrangea, white lizianthus, Eskimo and vendela roses, and white Majolica spray roses. “Vita took my breath away when I first saw her,” recollected Jason. The groom looked sharp in a black Tony Conte tuxedo with a white shirt, ivory vest, and tie.
Dave and PJ from The Studio Photographers captured the day’s events flawlessly. Having seen their work at a previous wedding Vita attended, she immediately fell in love with their unique style. The couple liked how Dave and PJ were laid back, organized, made them feel comfortable in front of the camera, and how they were able to get their large bridal party to cooperate.
Chosen for the gorgeous grounds, pristine landscaping, and a beautiful ballroom with high ceilings, a scene of a blue sky and clouds, and crystal chandeliers, as well as a notable reputation for superior service and exquisite food, the reception was held at Nanina’s in the Park. In addition, the couple was impressed with the warm and welcoming staff and how helpful they were from beginning to end. “The staff was very accommodating, was there with anything we needed, and were willing to go the extra mile for us,” noted Jason.
Throughout the reception, The Infernos entertained guests by playing a variety of live music that accommodated every age from the five-year-old flower girls to their grandparents. Vita and Jason shared their first dance to “Thank You For Loving Me” by Bon Jovi and also participated in the parent dances to “I Loved Her First” by Heartland and “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts.
For dinner, guests were served a double entrée of swordfish with a rock shrimp sauce baked into a pastry shell and chateau briand with the option to switch either of them out for eggplant rollatini or chicken sorrentino. “The food was out of this world, and guests are still talking about how much food there was,” commented Vita. For dessert, the guests of honor opted for a full Venetian hour where guests indulged in zeppolis stuffed with Oreo cookies, a crepe station, an ice cream bar, a chocolate fountain with various dippings, a Belgium waffle station, a gelato bar, and chocolate martinis. The four-tiered wedding cake, designed by Palermo’s Bakery, had a dot pattern on two layers, while the other two layers were adorned with a fondant ribbon and antique brooch.
Vita and Jason
August 13, 2010
Nanina’s In The Park • Belleville, NJ
Ceremony Location: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
Celebrant: Father Kevin
Reception Location: Nanina’s In The Park
Photographer: The Studio Photographers
Videographer: Videoccasions • Entertainment: The Infernos
Limousine Service: Call Me A Limo
Florists: Pierpont’s Blossom Farm & Sag Harbor Florist
Cake Designer: Palermo’s Bakery
Bridal Salon: Bijou Bridal & Special Occasion • Veil: Wedding Shoppe, Inc
Headpiece: Model Bride • Formal Attire: Tony Conte
Invitations: Strawberri Graphix • Favors: Homemade Wine
Hair Salon & Makeup Studio: Public Image Limited