Happy Anniversary to our couple Tara and Roy! Tara and Roy were married at the beautiful Knoll Country Club – it was an amazing day with incredible details and has been featured on Style Me Pretty and in (201) Bride magazine! Let’s take a look back at their beautiful wedding day – we wish them all the best and a very Happy Anniversary!
We were blessed to work with our beautiful couple Tara and Roy who came to us from 3,000 miles away in Seattle, WA, to help bring the visions of their wedding day to life.
Tara and Roy, who goes by Trey to his friends and family, had a wish for a unique, fun, fresh, elegant and whimsical wedding. As they were located so far away and only made it to NJ a couple of times, we were challenged with coming up with multiple design ideas before ultimately landing on the perfect fit for their big day.
We were so excited to work along side some of our favorite wedding professional partners, including Frank from The Studio Photographers who captured the beautiful details.
The first step in the planning journey was to find the perfect venue in NJ, where both Tara and Roy grew up. The pair have lots of family members in the tri-state area and thought it would be the best place to say their “I Do’s.” After scouting out several locations, it was decided that The Knoll Country Club in Parsippany was the ideal place. Tara wanted her guests to have several different experiences throughout the event, and The Knoll offered exactly what she was looking for. Sitting on top of a lush green golf course with a gorgeous white tent for the cocktail hour and beautiful reception room with panoramic views, it was the perfect setting.
The FT Design team set out to create the perfect stationery for the day, starting with the invitation. A special iconic motif was custom designed that was used to tie all of the elements together from the invitation to the programs. The green color of the motif was used throughout the affair, along with accents of chocolate brown, and Sue from The Romantic Garden made gorgeous vibrant bouquets and centerpieces, with pops of pink and peach.
On the wedding day, the excited bride arrived to The Knoll with her bridal party to get their hair and make-up done by one of our favorite people, Magda from Magda Designs. As always, Madga did a fabulous job and our bride was stunning! Wishing Tara and Trey the very best, the bridesmaids had a quick celebratory toast before lining up for the ceremony.
Tara and Trey’s almost 200 guests were greeted upon arrival by champagne as they settled into their seats outside at the gazebo where the weather was absolutely gorgeous. Cristina, the officiant from Inclusive Ceremonies, presided over the evening ceremony where the couple wrote their own heartfelt vows. As a surprise to Trey, Tara’s sister and Matron of Honor sang an acapella rendition of “The Way I Am” by Ingrid Michaelson. After our couple was pronounced husband and wife, guests showered them with rose petals, something that we arranged as a surprise for the bride.
After a fun cocktail hour where Royal Violins played everything from jazz to pop songs, guests were ready to continue the celebration at the reception. The DJ’s were Keith Wilhelm Son & Lyn Rick Rhyme who played everything from Motown, to calypso to swing and had the dance floor packed and grooving the entire night. The reception kicked off with Tara and Trey’s perfectly choreographed first dance to “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” covered by Andre Bocelli. There was also a special video put together by Tara’s sister Catherine, which featured Tara and Trey from childhood. It was a touching tribute of their love set to music, and the guests really enjoyed it. Throughout the reception, guests enjoyed the couple’s signature cocktail “Summer Soiree”. Guests also loved the red velvet wedding cake that donned a fun retro cake topper along with the massive (and yummy) dessert display.
The great love that Tara and Trey share was clearly evident throughout their entire wedding. We wish them a long and happy life together filled with everything wonderful!!
Wishing you continued love, luck and happiness,
Soroya & Stephanie
A special thank you to our fabulous vendors who made the day magical:
Venue: The Knoll Country Club
Hair and Make-up: Magda Designs
Photography: The Studio Photographers
Video: Image Solutions
Florist: The Romantic Garden
Officiant: Inclusive Ceremonies
Ceremony Music: Royal Violins
Reception Music: Keith Wilhelm Son & Lyn Rick Rhyme
Accommodations: The Embassy Suites in Parsippany