Tuesday the 9th of September
In May, we coordinated a truly unique wedding for Tiffany & Howie. The whole day was filled with surprises and original ideas.
It began with the Bridal Party which was made up of 36 members! This included 12 Bridesmaids and 12 Groomsmen, a Mini Bridal Party of 8 children, a flower girl, a ring bearer, and a Mini Bride & Groom.
After the Bridal Party processed in, curtains that were hung from an archway were closed. Then the music changed and the curtains were opened to reveal the Bride, Tiffany.
After a beautiful ceremony, the Bride & Groom were picked up by a Cinderella-style horse and carriage for pictures before heading to the reception.
The reception was held at The Addison Park in Aberdeen, NJ. With its grand staircase, cathedral ceilings, and checkerboard marble floors, it is a truly gorgeous venue.
The cocktail hour was held in 2 different rooms due to the large size of the wedding. The cocktail hour food was amazing and included a lobster tree (yes, a lobster tree!).
To entertain guests, Tiffany & Howie had a Jazz Band and a Living Statue which alternated between the 2 rooms. The Living Statue was a hit especially with the children who spent pretty much the entire cocktail hour watching and interacting with.
Dinner and dancing were held in the beautiful Grand Ballroom. To reflect the Spring season, the stunning centerpieces created by Ali Barone from Diana Gould Ltd. were made to look like miniature flowering trees with candles hanging from them.
After introductions, the children in the bridal party were lead upstairs to enjoy their own special party. The kids were treated to a magic show by Cool Magic Entertainment and their own buffet. Nanny for the Night was on hand to watch the kids, play games, and read stories. All the kids brought sleeping bags for later in the night in order to keep to their bedtimes.
Tiffany & Howie's first dance was truly an emotional moment. As a surprise to Howie, Tiffany professionally recorded a music video of herself singing "God Bless This Broken Road" by Rascal Flatts which played on a large video screen in the background while they danced. Tiffany was fantastic and the video produced by Ralph Materese with Pro Video Productions was absolutely beautiful. It depicted Tiffany & Howie as children (played by Tiffany's son Christian and the Mini Bride from the wedding Sierra) playing on the beach and looking at old photographs. At the end of the video, the children transformed into Tiffany & Howie now as adults. It had everyone in the place tearing up.
During dinner, guests were treated to a performance by The Sheps who were flown in from Florida for the occasion. They sang acapella and were reminiscent of those great Motown groups from the 60s ~ the Four Tops and Temptations.
After dinner, the dance floor turned into "Disco Night" with a special dance from Tiffany & Howie. The couple danced to a slow love song that the Bride recorded for the occasion. Towards the end of the song, the DJ made it like the song skipped and shut it off. To everyone's surprise, Howie then ripped off the bottom of Tiffany's princess style gown to reveal a white mini dress. Then Tiffany & Howie went into a choreographed dance (think Robert and Amy's wedding dance on Everybody Loves Raymond) to "Baby Got Back"!
The wedding was capped off with a fabulous Viennese table and dancing until after midnight.
Truly a one of a kind event that we were very honored to be a part of.
All the best,
Photos by Artistic Imagery Photography.