I knew today was going to be a magical Friday when I saw this pretty little gem on the schedule. Because this is the kind of wedding that brings a special sort of sweetness with its vibrant colors, traditional stylings and all kinds of happy moments between one seriously adorable bride and groom. See every gorgeous moment captured perfectly by Carmen Santorelli Photography right here.
And a crazy beautiful film from Rock Life Studios…
From the Bride… Mark and I met as sophomores at Colgate University. Within weeks we were dating and we never looked back. Almost six years later we got engaged and knew we wanted a fall wedding. It’s our favorite season and usually brings beautiful weather to New Jersey. I had never given a ton of thought to what I’d wanted my wedding to be like, but I had always pictured it outside. We were thrilled when we found The Park Savoy Estate and they had a fall day available that would work for our closest family and friends: September 21, 2013. Okay, technically it’s the last day of summer, but the end of September is always fall in my mind. They have a beautiful series of gardens overlooking the rolling hills of a golf course perfectly set up for an outdoor wedding.
Early on in the planning process we realized we just really wanted to celebrate our marriage with a big, fun party for our family and friends. Good food, drinks, and music were top priorities (along with a great photographer, Carmen Santorelli, to capture it all – what can I say, I’ve always love pictures). We couldn’t have been happier with the service we got from The Park Savoy Estate. Thankfully, despite a bit of a gray, foggy morning the weather turned out to be lovely and we were able to hold the ceremony outside. The food and drinks were incredible and never seemed to end. Our band, The Wedding Crashers, were also amazing and played plenty of the slightly goofy songs we had requested. It was fitting for the mood of the day. Although our venue was elegant and romantic (as was the occasion), we have a playful side and I think that came through throughout the day. From the beginning (with references to Meatloaf’s ‘Paradise by the Dashboard Light’ in our wedding ceremony) to the end (shenanigans on the dance floor), the day was very “us.” It really was a perfect way to start the rest of our lives together.
Photography: Carmen Santorelli Photography | Wedding Gown: L'Fai Bridal - Cymbeline | Floral Design: Cut1 Floral | Ceremony Venue: The Park Savoy | Reception Venue: The Park Savoy | Rings: Cartier | Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew | Makeup Artist: Elena from Melissa D'Aloia Makeup Artists | Band: Sumar Entertainment | Tuxes: Jack Silver Formal Wear | Officiant: Phil Passantino | Cake Artist: Palermo's Bakery | Hair Artist: Gianna from Melissa D'Aloia Makeup Artists | Video: Rock Life Studios