On a perfect crisp Fall morning, the bridesmaids all convened at the Nardi residence with hair and makeup done and began to toast Jayme, the Bride. As we greeted the florist, photographers and videographer upon their arrivals, the girls continued to enjoy mimosas and bagels together.
When the time came to get dressed, the bridesmaids slipped on their long espresso brown gowns, along with ivory elbow-length gloves, a gift from the Bride. Jayme then put on her beautiful gown complete with 50 white buttons down the back.
The ladies then made their way to the church in an Escalade, followed by Jayme and her parents in a vintage Rolls Royce. The church was decorated in-season, with autumn mum plants on the altar, white bows on the pews and fall leaves sprinkled down the aisle by the flower girl.
With an all-white bouquet in hand, Jayme was escorted down the aisle by her father, to the Schiller Quartet playing ‘Eleanor Rigby’. The ceremony went beautifully, complete with a unity candle lighting and parent recognition with a single rose. Upon the conclusion, the couple exited down a red carpet, through a sea of bubbles.
While the couple and bridal party took photos at the church, The Finishing Touch was busy decorating the reception site, The Manor in West Orange, New Jersey. With miniature pumpkins as place card holders and carved pumpkins with the couple’s initials, the cocktail lounge truly emulated an Autumn wedding.
Once guests were invited into the Imperial Room, each bridal party couple was introduced by Dash of Class DJ Entertainment to their own song personally picked by the Bride and Groom. Just before the Bride and Groom were announced, a photomontage played, highlighting funny and cute baby pictures of the Bride and Groom. The couple entered to Love Shack and proceeded into their choreographed first dance. An elaborate and fun dance, the couple kept guests’ eyes on them as they danced to ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You’.
Keeping with their Autumn theme, the reception was decorated with brown linens and gorgeous Manzonita tree centerpieces complete with leaves, autumn florals and amber votives from Bill O'Sheas Florist.
Creative pumpkin carvings were illuminated to show designs of a Bride and Groom as well as Jayme and Nick’s names and wedding date.
Dinner consisted of a 4-course meal hand picked by the couple, complete with a Viennese sampler dessert dish, as well as a canoli-filled 4-tiered wedding cake. For a personal touch, the Bride had the cake-topper customized to look like both herself and her Groom!
The night was full of dancing and celebration, with toasts from both the Maid of Honor and Best Man as well as an emotional Father of the Bride.
As they left for the evening, guests were given personalized miniature wine bottles with a personalized thank you from Jayme and Nick.
This very special day was captured by Magique Studios Photography and Classic Video Productions.
Nikki, Candice, and Soroya