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PUBLISHER Gary Paris PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Valerie Nani TRAVEL EDITOR Guy Preston BEAUTY EDITOR Tim Alan PUBLIC RELATIONS COORDINATOR Meghan L. Chalfant CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Meghan L. Chalfant ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Diane Benko ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE Lara Zakk SINGLE SALES CIRCULATION Michael Gerardo ON THE COVER PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: The Studio Photographers (800) 439-6178 www.thestudiophotographers.com COVER GOWNS PROVIDED BY: Exquisite Bride (609) 452-7200 www.exquisite-bride.com

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REAL WEDDINGS Janine & Charles at The English Manor

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Dina & Nick at Crystal Point Yacht Club

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Kimberly & Jeffrey at Nanina’s In The Park

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Lauren & Carl at South Gate Manor

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Allison & David at The Empire Club

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Maria & Peter at The Park Savoy

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MAKEUP PROVIDED BY: Tim Alan Make-up Artist (732) 718-1144 www.timalan.net HAIR DESIGN PROVIDED BY: Patti Finnegan (732) 244-1155 www.appearanceworkshop.com LOCATION PROVIDED BY: The Park Savoy (973) 377-7100 www.theparksavoy.com Corporate Offices: North East Publishing, Inc. 150 Maple Avenue, #318 South Painfield NJ 07080 Phone: (908) 756-0123 Fax: (908) 756-0030 www.contemporarybride.com North East Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for photographs provided/ or used by participating advertisers in this magazine. No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form, including photography or cover design, without the permission in writing from an authorized agent of North East Publishing,Inc. PRINTED IN U.S.A.All rights reserved Copyright 2013

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Janine & Charles Janine and Charles met through one of her coworkers in 2004, and although Charles wasn’t exactly her type, the two hit it off and began dating nearly a year later. It didn’t take long for Charles to realize she was “the one.” “After dating for six and a half years and being a divorcé, it was time to take the plunge again. Janine accepted me and my children,” Charles shared. As a family tradition, Charles’ mother would open walnuts, put money in them, and place them on the tree every Christmas. On December 25, 2010, Janine opened her walnut to find a beautiful diamond and sapphire engagement ring. “I was in shock and wasn’t expecting Charles to propose on Christmas [in front of his entire family],” reminisced Janine.

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the date Janine always envisioned walking down the aisle and tying the knot on a beautiful autumn day, but when Hurricane Sandy hit and The English Manor was left without power, the couple didn’t have a choice but to rebook their wedding reception. Even though the hurricane hit five days before their wedding, it didn’t stop Janine and Charles from declaring their love for each other on November 3, 2012 during an intimate ceremony surrounded by family and close friends. Five months later, they celebrated again on April 27, 2013 with a vow renewal and wedding reception.

the dress Once Hurricane Sandy hit, Janine wanted to try and find a new dress for the small wedding that would take place the following day. She walked into Antoinette Rose explaining her story, and after trying on fifteen to twenty dresses, Janine finally found one that fit without needing alterations.

the facility Janine and Charles visited several other facilities, but when they walked into The English Manor, they were impressed by the quaint setting surrounded by beautiful grounds. They were also impressed by the staff that made them feel at home.

the food Following a lavish cocktail hour, guests were served champagne chicken or prime rib for dinner. Guests were treated to miniature ice-cream cones in addition to the couple’s wedding cake of vanilla with strawberries and chocolate with amaretto mousse filling.

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Janine & Charles November 3, 2012 and April 27, 2013 The English Manor Ocean Township, NJ Ceremony & Reception Location: The English Manor Officiant: Mayor Robert J. Brown Photographer: Elite Digital Images Entertainment & Photo Booth: Elite Entertainment Florist: Jersey Shore Florist Cake Designer: The English Manor

the entertainment Elite Entertainment played a variety of music throughout the reception and allowed guests to request specific songs. Even on November 3rd, Mike Walters showed up to the couple’s wedding ceremony with a battery pack and played music so Janine didn’t have to walk down the aisle without music. “They went out of their way to make my day so special, when most people had no water to even take showers,” mentioned Janine.

the comments The couple agreed that having two weddings in five months was a whirlwind experience. They will be forever grateful for the outpouring of love and support they received from family, friends, and the staff at The English Manor.

Bridal Salons: Antoinette Rose & Aimee Michele Bridal Headpiece & Veil: WeddingFactoryDirect.com Shoes: LightInTheBox.com Formal Attire: Tuxedo Junction Invitations: MagnetStreet.com Favors: Photo Booth Pictures Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist: Nicole Brister Jeweler: Gold Fever, Zales & Jared, The Galleria of Jewelry Honeymoon Location: Disney’s Old Key West Resort–Walt Disney World, FL

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Dina & Nick Dina and Nick work for the same company, but since Dina works from home, they never had the opportunity to meet until October of 2008 during a work outing. After spending their first New Year’s Eve together–which was also the first time Nick expressed his love for Dina–she knew Nick was the one she was supposed to spend the rest of her life with. During a family vacation to Hawaii with Nick’s family, the couple decided to celebrate their anniversary and stayed at the Hilton Hawaiian Village for the evening alone. Before they headed out to enjoy a romantic dinner, Dina and Nick took a walk on the beach to watch the sunset. When they began walking back to the hotel, Nick stopped and told her that he had purchased her a plumeria necklace for their anniversary. As Nick began to pull something out of his pocket, he dropped to one knee and, to Dina’s surprise, proposed with a beautiful engagement ring. “I didn’t know it at the time, but Nick’s whole family was in on it. ContemporaryBride.com

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the inspiration Since the plumeria flower played a key role in the couple’s proposal, they felt it was important to incorporate it into their wedding.

the facility Dina and Nick visited many facilities, but in the end the Crystal Point Yacht Club had everything they wanted. After attending weddings there in the past, they both had amazing experiences and they both remembered the food. “Once we were given a tour of the facility, it was a no-brainer. Crystal Point was elegant, classy, and the staff was very accommodating for any and everything we needed or wanted for our special day,” shared Nick.

the headpiece Dina’s Tiffany & Co. hair comb was her “something borrowed” from her bridesmaid Jennie.

the bridesmaid dresses After inquiring about Henry Roth bridesmaid dresses, Dina learned that they were not sold in the U.S. She then took a chance by leaving a message on Henry Roth’s Facebook page, which led to an email and a meeting with the designer himself. “My bridesmaids were the first and only ever to order and wear Henry Roth bridesmaid dresses in the U.S. Henry and his sister, Michelle Roth, are amazing people. Henry was involved from start to finish, and when he was traveling, Michelle was involved. I never met two designers who are so passionate and full of such energy and excitement for a bride,” shared Dina.

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Dina & Nick April 13, 2013 Crystal Point Yacht Club Point Pleasant, NJ Ceremony Location: Immaculate Conception Celebrant: Rev. Martin Espinoza Reception Location: Crystal Point Yacht Club Photographer: John Arcara Photography Videographer: John Arcara Films Entertainment: SCE Event Group Florist: Brandywine Floral Design Limousine Service: First Class Limousine Service

the first dance “Our first dance was just magical,” the bride mentioned. As Dina and Nick held the spotlight to “A Thousand Years,” they gazed into each other’s eyes and embraced their newly married status. Nick added, “I’ll never forget that moment.”

the guestbook Rather than having a traditional guestbook, Dina and Nick asked guests to leave their fingerprints on a poster of a tree, which acted as the leaves of the tree. The couple plans on framing and hanging it in their home to remind them of those who were present on their wedding day.

Cake Designer: The Tinton Falls Pastry Chef Cake Flowers: Lisa McDonough Bridal Salon & Veil: Kleinfeld Headpiece: Tiffany & Co. Shoes: Ivanka Trump Formal Attire: Black by Vera Wang Invitations: Zazzle Favors: Homemade Chocolates Hair Stylist & Makeup Artists: Danielle Conde & Kelly Jordan Jeweler: Jewelry by Nardi Honeymoon Location: Occidental Grand Aruba

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Tradition New Jersey Landmark completed in 1907, Shadowbrook reflects the craftsmanship and artistic detail of an elegant and gentile era. The impeccable taste of three generations of the renowned Zweben family make Shadowbrook the perfect setting for your most special day. At Shadowbrook, you will find a genuine desire to make you and your guests feel at home in an atmosphere of gracious hospitality and impressive charm. Shadowbrook’s unforgettable architectural and decorative threads fashion a visual tapestry of elegance. This is complemented by the artistry of the professional staff and their flawless attention to quality and detail. Our selective special event staff is considered to be without peer in the arranging, coordinating and conducting of both simple and elaborate parties. We at Shadowbrook provide a menu, a service and an ambiance that are unsurpassed for fabulous celebrations.

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Timeless he rich tones of English Oak enfold the unique Oak Room with unmistakable luxury and warmth. The brush strokes of spectacular period art paint an ambiance that envelops the room. Opulent gilded mirrors reflect the magnificent antique marble fireplace that is original to the mansion.Whirl together on the enormous parquet dance floor surrounded by a wall of windows that encircle you with vistas of lush gardens. Shadowbrook’s gardens are on full display from the Oak Room, allowing your guests a view from the striking wall of windows. A warm weather event in the Oak Room allows an opportunity to enjoy the Linden Tree Gardens before entering the ballroom. In the winter months, the antique marble fireplace, which is original to the mansion, casts a warm glow and creates a cozy photo opportunity.The adjacent Horseshoe Bar provides a rich setting for all of your toasts and celebrating!

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1. Designed by Belsoie, style L154071 is a chiffon A-line style dress with one-shoulder and lace trim around the neckline. www.jasminebridal.com 2. Black satin Jewel sandal designed by David Tutera is embellished with a stone embellished t-strap. www.heels.com 3. The Stella Garter has a retro influence with a feather accent and rhinestone brooch set on a narrow black band. www.lagartier.com

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4. Black lace and chandelier accented wedding invitation. www.zenadiadesign.com 5. Seahorse Clementine in charcoal with lace bateau neckline, v-back, cap sleeves and knee length skirt. www.watters.com 6. Tiffany diamond and onyx bracelet. Tiffany & Co. (800) 843-3269 7. Four-tiered black and white wedding cake designed by Ron Ben-Israel Cakes. www.weddingcakes.com ContemporaryBride.com


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4. Seahorse, emerald crinkle chiffon with smocked back and knee length skirt. www.watters.com 5. Spring Green Damask Wedding Cake with deep crimson peonies, green orchids and pink roses. www.pinkcakebox.com 6. Dyed green, Bonita by Paris Hilton features a flower rosette on the outside of the toe. www.myglassslipper.com ContemporaryBride.com


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5. 7 x 7 Portable Pocket Wedding Invitation designed in Black, White, and Hot Pink. Photography by Anna Hurt Photography www.rsvp-to-me.com 6. Glamorous Benjamin Adams Salvador fuchsia shoe covered with sparkling Australian crystals. www.myglassslipper.com 7. Regal Satin Garter www.gartersbykristi.com ContemporaryBride.com


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1. Made of luminescent taffeta in the color marine, Watters 4735 Oak dress features a sweetheart draped bodice and optional shirred floor-length skirt. www.watters.com 2. The Lily Small Quilted Blue Bag is chic, petite and can be easily worn over the shoulder or as a hand clutch. www.mimiboutique.com 3. Four-tier cake embellished with blue ribbon and flowers. www.cmnycakes.com

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4. The Royal Blue Goodie shoe designed by Badgley Mischka is sure to dazzle with a gorgeous rhinestone brooch above the toe. www.myglassslipper.com 5. Custom-designed modern vintage invitation with chandelier accent. www.satinbow.net 6. Add a pop of color to your wedding attire with the Carolee Gold and Cobalt Blue Enamel Beaded Necklace with toggle clasp. www.maxandchloe.com ContemporaryBride.com


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A 50-year tradition of excellence makes Richfield Regency an ideal choice to host any of life’s most memorable events. Not only do we offer incomparable and unsurpassed hospitality, services and cuisine, but its elegant and festive atmosphere makes it an exceptional selection for all occasions.

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4. Yellow Satin Garter Set www.gartersbykristi.com 5. The Janis Canary Crystal Bracelet makes a bold statement accessory. www.maxandchloe.com 6. The Allium signature wedding invitation features an eye-catching vibrant color with modern flower design. www.tgkdesigns.com ContemporaryBride.com


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Welcome to the Brand New, Upscale Clubhouse at Galloping Hill Golf Course Expect gorgeous views, fine cuisine, on-site event planning, unsurpassed services and amenities. Exquisitely designed grand ballroom with a warm and neutral color palette. Picturesque views and private lakeside ceremony area. Private bridal suite with bridal concierge service. Red Knot Restaurant and Bar with Private Dining. Conveniently located just off Exit 138 Garden State Parkway with area hotels offering complimentary shuttle service.

Three Golf Drive, Kenilworth, New Jersey 07033 Call Jennifer Today for a Tour (908) 884-5657 • Email: JForshee@KemperSports.com

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5. Earrings of conch pearls and diamonds in platinum from The Great Gatsby collection. Tiffany & Co. (800) 843-3269

2. Brace Yourself LA Rose Quartz Small Pendant Necklace. www.maxandchloe.com

6. Designed by Badgley Mischka, Nessa features a light melon satin with stunning stone design at the back of the 5-inch heel. www.heels.com

3. The Blush Daisy garter made from an exquisite blush pink dupioni silk ribbon with antique white lace trim. www.lagartier.com 4. Custom Wedding Day Stationery. www.satinbow.com

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Royal Manor is the place to create everlasting memories and your dream reception. Celebrate your new beginning with style, glamour, and elegance. With your vision in mind, make a life-long dream a reality. The Royal Manor earned its’ reputation by providing personalized service, superb cuisine, and seating for up to 600 guests. Our professional staff and marvelous décor will bring the wedding you always dreamed of and the experience you have always wanted to life, right before your eyes. The gleaming marble floors, illuminating chandeliers and indoor waterfall create the most magnificent experience.

454 Midland Ave., Garfield, NJ 07026 | (973) 478-8590 TEL. | (973) 478-9464 FAX | (201) WEDDING | info@theroyalmanor.com

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Melissa & Phil Who would have thought that after Melissa temporarily moved in with her sister, she would soon meet her future husband? Melissa would often see Phil outside while she was walking her dog, and after waving hello for about a year, Phil finally stopped to introduce himself in March of 2011. About a year later, Melissa came home from work and cleaned up after having dinner with Phil’s two children and Melissa’s niece, who decided to take the dog for a walk. A few minutes later, the dog came back in wearing a big white bow on his back and a ring box attached. Not realizing what was happening, Melissa turned around to find Phil on one knee. “I wanted everyone to be there and be involved, including Noah the dog since he was a big part of how we met,” Phil shared.

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the date May 5, 2013 was the exact date Melissa and Phil got engaged one year prior to their wedding day.

the style The couple chose an elegant and romantic style for the wedding that included shades of pink, white, and cream tones.

the facility When Melissa and Phil began planning their wedding, the Westmount Country Club was the only facility they wanted to consider to host their ceremony and reception. They loved the modern feel, décor, and gorgeous grounds.

the stationery Kelly of RSVP to me designed all of the stationery, from the elegant wedding invitations embellished with rhinestones to the wedding day stationery of custom menu cards and donation cards. “Kelly was wonderful to work with, and everything was perfect!” the bride raved.

the beauty Being the owner of Melissa D’Aloia & Co., Melissa called upon her fabulous team–Andrea, Irene, Bernice, and Nicole–to get her and her bridesmaids ready for the big day. Melissa’s hair was styled in curls and pulled back on both sides with two rhinestone combs. Her makeup was applied with a soft smoky eye, corner lashes, and airbrush makeup that lasted the entire day.

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Melissa & Phil May 5, 2013 Westmount Country Club Woodland Park, NJ Ceremony & Reception Location: Westmount Country Club Officiant: Pastor Pete Gowesky Photographer: Gabelli Studio Videographer: Gabelli Cinema Entertainment & Photo Booth: Paul Anthony Entertainment Florists: Louisa Testa & Atlas Floral Decorators Limousine Service: Action Limousine Cake Designer: Palermo’s Bakery

the bouquet White and ivory roses embellished with a touch of bling made up Melissa’s bouquet.

Bridal Salon & Veil: Hollywood Bridal Shoes: Caparros

the splurge Gabelli Studio captured the day flawlessly in photo and on video. The couple originally was not going to hire a videographer, but is now looking forward to reliving their wedding day. Additionally, Melissa and Phil incorporated a special “Social Media Package” in which all photographs from the morning up until the ceremony were retouched and uploaded to all social media sites.

Formal Attire: Hollywood Tuxedo Invitations & Wedding Day Stationery: RSVP to me Favors: Donations to Susan G. Komen and ALS Foundation Table Numbers, Frames & Seating: Every Little Detail Hair Salon & Makeup Studio: Melissa D’Aloia & Co. Jeweler: LaBelle Jewelery Honeymoon Location: The Regent Grand, Turks & Caicos

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Samantha & Casey Having known Samantha for years and being close with her family, it wasn’t long after the two began dating that Casey knew Samantha was “the one.” On September 24, 2011, Samantha woke up expecting to celebrate Casey’s 29th birthday, but little did she know, she would be celebrating another milestone in their relationship. Upon following the trail of rose petals into the kitchen, Casey got down on one knee and proposed. “He told me there was only one gift he wanted for his birthday and all his future ones,” reminisced Samantha. The couple celebrated their engagement that evening surrounded by their best friends.

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the facility After visiting a few facilities the couple found that nothing compared to the Shadowbrook. Samantha and Casey loved the warm ambiance, the intimate ballrooms, and the beautifully maintained gardens. In addition, the couple was extremely happy with the friendly, attentive, and accommodating staff.

the dress Samantha wore a classic ivory silk gown with lace scalloped train and beaded details designed by James Clifford.

the bouquet The bride carried a bouquet of white hydrangea, gerbera daisies, champagne-colored roses, and orchids. A white butterfly was placed within the flowers, while the stems were wrapped in an off-white silk.

the escort cards Samantha and Casey substituted standard table numbers for names of cities they had traveled to. Guests received their luggage-style escort cards from a table decorated with suitcases, then “traveled� to their table destinations such as Rome, Barcelona, Cairo, the Andaman Islands, and Malta.

the biggest challenge The couple agreed that their biggest challenge was balancing their own desires with the wishes and expectations of family and friends.

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Samantha & Casey April 19, 2013 Shadowbrook Shrewsbury, NJ

Ceremony & Reception Location: Shadowbrook Officiant: Barbara Schnoll Photographer: Jason Rhee Photography Entertainment: Noble Productions Florist: Carroll’s Florist Limousine Service: Carefree Limo Cake Designer: Shadowbrook

the favors The couple opted for a boardwalk-style photo booth. “Based on the cast of characters that comprise our respective families and mutual friends, a photo booth allowed everyone to get a little crazy, and it seemed like a perfect fit,” shared Casey. Guests took photos–wearing oversized sunglasses, masquerade masks, and other props–and put one copy of their print out in an album where they wrote short messages to the newlyweds.

the honeymoon Samantha and Casey knew from the start of the honeymoon planning they wanted to go somewhere exotic and different; a place they might never get the chance to travel to again. During their two-week honeymoon in South Africa, they went on a wild safari, went white shark cage diving, zip-lined through the jungle, and spent a night on an ostrich farm among much more.

Bridal Salon: The Perfect Dress Veil: Something Borrowed Shoes: Kate Spade Formal Attire: Men’s Wearhouse Invitations: MagnetStreet.com Favors: Boardwalk Photo Booth Hair Salon: Salon Allure Makeup Studio: Lancôme Makeup Artists Jeweler: Jimmy The Rock Honeymoon Location: South Africa

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Romantic Settings • Spectacular Views • Dockside Weddings • Exquisite Cuisine

Conveniently located in the beautiful Dockside 500 Marina, Sunset Harbour is the south shores best kept secret. Offering an elegant setting for weddings with fine cuisine and exquisite service makes us a favorite choice for your special occasion. The elegant decor compliments our excellent food and fine service. Our ballroom boasts a spectacular view of the water, and the outdoor facilities create a relaxed and elegant setting.

90 Colonial Drive • East Patchogue, NY 11772 • 631-289-2582

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Bergen County Biagio’s 299 Paramus Road Paramus, NJ (201) 652-0201 www.biagios.com



500

$40+

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Colonial Inn 545 Tappan Road Norwood, NJ (201) 767-1505 www.colonialinnnj.com





400

$90+

136 Mehrhof Road Little Ferry, NJ (201) 641-2892 www.theempireclub.com

   

300

$75+

One wedding at a time; large cocktail hour room and ballroom; beautiful gardens for photographs and ceremonies.

View more on page 4

The Estate at Florentine Gardens

   

97 Rivervale Road River Vale, NJ (201) 666-0444 www.florentinegardens.com

350

varies

Devoted to making your special day everything you dreamed it would be; we would love to be a part of your journey

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The Fiesta 255 Route 17 South Wood-Ridge, NJ (201) 939-5409 www.fiestabanquets.com

  

375

$75+

Beautifully appointed grounds, fountains gazebos in a Mediterranean venue.

View more on page 75 Luxury hotel offering an elegant garden atmosphere for weddings and special occasions.

Hilton Woodcliff Lake 200 Tice Boulevard Woodcliff Lake, NJ (201) 391-3600 www.woodcliff.hilton.com

   

500 $110+ View more on page 104 Beautiful outdoor setting for ceremonies and photographs; elegant mansion-style decor.

The Rockleigh 26 Paris Avenue Rockleigh, NJ (201) 768-7171 www.therockleigh.net

   

800 $115+ View more on page 2-3

The Royal Manor 454 Midland Avenue Garfield, NJ (973) 478-8590 www.theroyalmanor.com

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Grand atrium accommodating up to 400 guests; indoor/outdoor ceremony sites; traditional ballrooms; customized menus.

View more on page 102

The Empire Club

Gardens

Beautiful new ballroom with granite floors and private entrance; fine Italian cuisine; gardens; recently renovated banquet room.

Hotels

   

550

$95+

Newly renovated banquet facility; conveniently located near major highways; specializing in diverse cuisine and superb service.

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Castles/Mansions

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Waterside

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Fiesta An atmosphere of elegance and professional care with emphasis on personalized service, quality, and freshness sets the tone for the evening. Known for fabulous food, impeccable service, and beautiful dĂŠcor, Fiesta has long been the choice of future brides for over sixty years.

Multi-Million Dollar Renovation is Complete! 201-939-5409 www.fiestabanquets.com

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(cont’) All new ballroom, exquisite landscaping, and experienced staff to make your reception a success.

Seasons Catering 644 Pascack Road Washington Township, NJ (201) 664-6141 www.seasonscatering.com

   

350 $100+ View more on pages 64-65 A new 16,000 sq. ft. ballroom with 36 ft. high ceilings. Newly renovated.

The Venetian 546 River Drive Garfield, NJ (973) 546-2250 www.venetiannj.com

   

1000 $135 View more on pages 66-67

Woodcliff Manor 25 Prospect Avenue Woodcliff Lake, NJ (201) 391-0940 www.woodcliffmanor.com

   

250

$80+

Country manor with garden setting. Features private use of a Victorian green with waterfall-fed ponds. Perfect for photographs.

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Essex County Newly constructed event venue with upscale décor, culinary excellence, and a reputable staff.

The Grove 691 Pompton Avenue Cedar Grove, NJ (973) 239-0270 www.thegrovenj.com

  

750

varies

View more on page 47 Elegant, romantic venue with a rich 100-year history and beautiful views of NYC skyline.

Highlawn Pavilion Eagle Rock Reservation West Orange, NJ (973) 731-3100 www.highlawn.com

  

200

varies

View more on page 51 Located among 20 acres of beautifully maintained gardens; perfect for outdoor weddings.

The Manor 111 Prospect Avenue West Orange, NJ (973) 325-2060 www.themanorrestaurant.com

  

200

varies View more on page 49

Nanina’s In The Park 540 Mill Street Belleville, NJ (973) 751-1230 www.naninasinthepark.com

   

  

One Newark Center, 22nd Floor Newark, NJ (973) 242-0658 www.newarkclub.com

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The Metroplotan Room at The Newark Club

Gardens

400

Magnificent New Jersey landmark nestled in a historical park setting; 50 years of catering excellence; multi-million dollar renovation.

Penthouse dining; panoramic view of the NYC skyline.

350

$125 View more on page 26

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Castles/Mansions

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Country Clubs

Waterside

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Woodcliff Manor

Our residential country Manor with immaculate garden setting now features private use of a lovely Victorian green with two waterfall fed ponds before a backdrop of picturesque views for your wedding ceremony, reception, or other special occasion.

FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT PLEASE CALL

25 PROSPECT AVENUE, WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ, 07677

201-391-0940

Every affair, from 50 to 225 guests, is expertly attended to by our dedicated staff and supervised personally by owners Nancy and Gil Reynolds.

(5 minutes from Garden State Parkway, Exit 168)

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(cont’)

Pleasantdale Château

  

757 Eagle Rock Avenue West Orange, NJ (973) 731-5600 www.pleasantdale.com

350

Breathtaking grounds and rooms for a variety of ceremony and reception location options; grand $169+ yet intimate atmosphere.

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Richfield Regency 420 Bloomfield Avenue Verona, NJ (973) 239-6234 www.richfieldregency.com



 

250

$70+

Verona Park located across the street. Fully decorated on-site chapel.

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Rock Spring Club 90 Rock Spring Road West Orange, NJ (973) 731-6464 www.rockspringclub.com

  

200 $125+

Breathtaking views of the Manhattan Skyline; intimate and elegant atmosphere.

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Hudson County Waterside Restaurant and Catering



7800 B River Rd North Bergen, NJ (201) 861-7767

 

230

Breathtaking views overlooking NYC skyline with outside areas for receptions; outstanding $145+ cuisine.

View more on page 103

www.watersiderestaurantandcatering.com

Hunterdon County Fabulous country (tented) weddings; intimate carriage house receptions; elopements.

Chimney Hill Estate Inn 207 Goat Hill Road Lambertville, NJ (609) 397-1516 www.chimneyhillinn.com

   

200

$95+ View more on page 102

Mercer County Windsor Ballroom at The Holiday Inn East Windsor



379 Monmouth Street East Windsor, NJ (609) 443-8000 www.windsorballroom.com

 

220

$65+

From the well appointed gallery to the breathtaking Windsor ballroom, let us surround you in sheer magic.

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Middlesex County

$110

18th century historic ambiance; romantic traditional environment for that special romantic moment for a wedding couple.

varies

View more on page 32 Newly renovated; conveniently located; crystal chandeliers; garden waterfalls; exclusivity of facility available.

Cranbury Inn 21 South Main Street Cranbury, NJ (609) 655-5595 www.thecranburyinn.com





240

Grand Marquis 1550 Route 9 South Old Bridge, NJ (732) 679-5700 www.grandmarquiscaterers.com Gardens

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600

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Middlesex County (cont’) Pierre’s of South Brunswick

   

582 Georges Road Monmouth Junction, NJ (732) 329-3219 www.pierresnj.com

500

$79+

Family owned and operated facility; exquisite food and service; elegant and natural feeling banquet rooms. View more on page 97

Pines Manor 2085 Route 27 Edison, NJ (732) 287-2222 www.pinesmanor.com



 

1500 $90+

A landmark centrally located near all major highways. You will be charmed by our warm staff and fine cuisine.

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The Place on the Lake 16 Patrick Street East Brunswick, NJ (732) 297-1500 www.theplaceonthelake.com

   

400

$95+

Beautifully landscaped facility overlooking the breathless lake; specializing in one wedding at a time.

View more on page 81

The Rosewood 2863 Woodbridge Avenue Edison, NJ (732) 549-2900 www.therosewood.com





550

$70+

The Rosewood offers a “one at a time wedding philosophy” hosting spectacular wedding receptions on their very own exclusive level.

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St. John Neumann Banquet Center



146 Metlars Lane Piscataway, NJ (732) 562-2411 www.diometuchen.org/banquets

300

$50

Our wonderful experienced staff will work to make your wedding one to remember.

View more on page 102

Monmouth County The Channel Club 2 Channel Drive Monmouth Beach, NJ (732) 229-3131 www.channelclubnj.com

  

300

$154

View more on page 11

Colts Neck Inn Route 34 and 537 Colts Neck, NJ (732) 462-0383 www.coltsneckinn.com

 



50A Gibson Place Freehold, NJ (732) 780-3405 www.crystalballroomnj.com

80

175

$85

Offering an intimate space for your event with a newly remodeled grand ballroom and garden patio.

View more on page 96

Crystal Ballroom at the Radisson Hotel Freehold

Gardens

Panoramic water views; scenic gardens; outdoor waterfront ceremony and reception area; private bridal suite; one wedding at a time.

Hotels

 

300

$70+

Upscale new banquet facility; newly renovated and conveniently located to major highways.

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Description

Monmouth County (cont’) The English Manor 1 English Lane Ocean Township, NJ (732) 776-8558 www.theenglishmanor.com

   

200

$90+

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Jacques Reception Center 500 Palmer Avenue Middletown, NJ (732) 671-0700 www.jacquescatering.com

  

450

$89

121 Fair Haven Road Fair Haven, NJ (732) 747-8777 www.nauvoogrillclub.com

  

150

$75+

Based on mission style architecture, we embrace a ski lodge appeal.

View more on page 32

Raven & The Peach 740 River Road Fair Haven, NJ (732) 747-4666 www.ravenandthepeach.net

  

200

$115

Decorated in the richest woods and finest fabrics, dressed with luxurious table appointments held underneath a sky-lit ceiling.

View more on page 98

Shadowbrook Route 35 Shrewsbury, NJ (732) 747-0200 www.shadowbrook.com

  

300

Elegant Georgian mansion set on 20 secluded acres of spectacular formal gardens for ceremonies $100+ and cocktail hours.

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Elegant ballrooms; manicured gardens; expertly prepared cuisine and personalized service from our professional staff.

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Macaluso’s 161 Rea Avenue Hawthorne, NJ (973) 427-7320 www.macalusos.com

  

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Westmount Country Club 728 Rifle Camp Road Woodland Park, NJ (973) 256-2700 www.westmountcc.com

   

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New York Venues Newly renovated ballroom; unique koi pond in water fall gardens; outdoor ceremonies.

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New York Venues Located in the heart of Staten Island overlooking the golf course; newly renovated.

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Patricia & Chris Patricia and Christopher met at her cousin’s house prior to a night out in Hoboken with friends on January 10, 2004. Although they enjoyed the evening, it wasn’t until after Patricia graduated in May 2004 that the two reconnected and pursued a relationship. Following a first date to the movies, they continued to see each other and officially began dating shortly after. “Throughout the years we shared many family gatherings, milestones, and achievements and always made incredible memories,” Patricia shared. Seven years from the day they began dating, Christopher asked Patricia to marry him outside on his parents’ deck and presented a princess-cut engagement ring to her.

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the invitations Guests were introduced to the couple’s shabby chic wedding theme with invitations designed in ivory and cappuccino color tones.

the dress Patricia wore a Maggie Sottero ball gown with sweetheart neckline, pickup skirt, and corset-style back. It was embellished with lace, Swarovski crystals, and handmade floral embellishments.

the bridesmaid dresses The bridesmaids wore After Six dresses in cappuccino, while the matron of honor wore a Cameo After Six strapless dress in a chiffon material.

favorite memory Sharing the love they have for each other and exchanging vows among family and friends made Patricia and Christopher’s wedding day “priceless” for the two.

the facility When the couple visited The Estate at Florentine Gardens for the first time, they were impressed by the stunning grounds and ballroom with large windows that overlook the gardens. In addition, they were warmly greeted by an attentive staff. “All of the service [received] was on point and incredible. I cannot say it enough that the Florentine Gardens family is perfect, and I am so happy we shared our [wedding] day with them,” commented Patricia.

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Patricia & Chris October 5, 2012 The Estate at Florentine Gardens River Vale, NJ

Ceremony Location: Queen of Peace Church Celebrant: Father Scott F. Attanasio Reception Location: The Estate at Florentine Gardens Photographer, Videographer, & Entertainment: Majestic Entertainment Florist: A&W Limousine Service: Santos VIP Limousine

the dessert Guests were treated to an assortment of desserts, including homemade zeppoles, Belgium waffles served with vanilla ice cream, berries, and whipped cream, and death by chocolate, in addition to their hazelnut wedding cake designed by Palermo’s Bakery.

the first dance Patricia and Christopher held the spotlight to “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri.

the favors At the end of the night, the newlyweds thanked their guests for being a part of their wedding day with Sutter Home wine bottles and also made donations to the American Cancer Society & Endometriosis Foundation of America in honor of their guests.

Cake Designer: Palermo’s Bakery Bridal Salon & Veil: Arlene’s Bridal Salon Shoes: Rinaldi Shoes by Gina Formal Attire: Starlight Tuxedo Invitations: Melissa Pavlik Favors: Donations made to the American Cancer Society & Endometriosis Foundation of America Hair Salon & Makeup Studio: Ten Hair & Makeup Jewelers: Pacicco Jewelers & Vinhas Jewelers, Inc. Honeymoon Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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The wedding planning excitement might have fizzled out, but just because you said “I Do,” it doesn’t mean the initial “butterfly” feelings that made you weak in the knees have to completely burn out. From busy work schedules, family gatherings, and everything else that gets tossed into our daily lives, it’s easy to quickly fall into a pattern. For some couples, keeping the fire of love burning can be a job in itself, but it doesn’t have to be! Heat things up in your marriage and keep your relationship exciting long after the honeymoon ends with some of our best advice yet! 1. Spend quality time together: Be in the moment and enjoy each other’s company. This is the time to be unplugged, ladies and gents. Turn off the technology! 2. Random acts of kindness: Do something unexpected for your significant other that can quickly brighten his or her day. This doesn’t mean you have to spend money on an expensive gift. We’re talking about leaving a note in the morning or hiding it in your spouse’s work bag for them to find in the middle of the day; opening the door; or even asking your spouse if he or she needs anything when you get up to go into the kitchen. These small acts of kindness can go a long way and will make your significant other feel valued. Remember, sometimes it’s the small gestures that make the biggest impact! 3. Appreciate each other: Be each other’s number one fan! Celebrate accomplishments and encourage goals or future ambitions. Your significant other should always feel like you’re cheering them on with support. 4. Make time for each other: While it’s important to catch up with your leading ladies or grab a few beers with your guys, it’s a cause for alarm if you’re running out the door as soon as you get home

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from work to hang with your buddies or even hit the gym on a daily basis. Susan Ziggy, author of What to Do Before You Say “I Do?", suggests maintaining a date night, especially if you have children. Just because you’re a married couple, it doesn’t mean you can’t ask each other out on dates. “Rotate your date nights. One week you both do what he wants; the next week you do what she wants. This will help you stay connected with each other’s interests. It shows respect for each other,” Ziggy shares. (Bonus–you’re likely to recall those initial sparks that made dating your spouse exciting in the first place.) Showing that you care enough to make time for each other will not only keep you both happy, but will leave you anticipating future date nights and time alone together. 5. Communication is key: It takes much more than just physical attraction to keep your relationship healthy and happy. Marriage is hard work and requires effort. It won’t always be smooth sailing, and although at times it may be frustrating, marriage is one of the most rewarding gifts in life. Keep in mind that you’re both human, you have different personalities, and differences are inevitable. Compromise, respect, and communication are key to a healthy relationship. When you hit a bump in the road, talk to each other and communicate your feelings rather than talking to family and friends. Remember that every relationship is diverse, so don’t compare your marriage to a friend’s. It may SEEM that it’s perfect, but in reality, it isn’t. While relationships can become predictable over time, prioritize and keep your relationship at the top of your list. No matter how busy your life can get, make your other half a priority, not just another person in your busy schedule. Seize every opportunity to heat things up with your partner, and your marriage will be passionate, romantic, and worthwhile! ContemporaryBride.com


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Ten Creative Date Ideas for Engaged and Married Couples 1. Be spontaneous and take a weekend getaway to one of your favorite destinations. It can be anywhere from the Jersey Shore or the Hamptons to the Sunshine State or even the Caribbean. 2. Dress up and head to NYC for a Broadway show at a theater. 3. Take professional dance lessons to de-stress. 4. Head to a local winery where you can wander through the vineyards and taste some fabulous local wine. Jessica Lauren Photography

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5. Visit your local town carnival or the closest boardwalk to go on rides together, play games, and indulge in sweet treats of ice cream, funnel cakes, or saltwater taffy. 6. Pack lunch and head to your local park for a midday picnic. Sean Patrick Photography

7. Head to the spa for some couple’s pampering. Unwind with a relaxing massage, facial, or body treatment. 8. Explore the great outdoors and go for a hike or bike ride. 9. Join a bowling league or any other group that you might be interested in. 10. Cook dinner together. 11. “Get your baby photo albums out or old pictures from your youth (hopefully your parents will have an album if you don’t). Share your memories with your partner while sitting on a blanket in your living room with candles and a drink.” –Susan Ziggy, author of What to Do Before You Say “I Do?" Joy Glenn Photography

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Casey & Jason Casey was always attracted to Jason, but it was his smile that really had her hooked. Although the two attended high school together, it wasn’t until Jason graduated that the two officially met through the help of mutual friends. While Jason was home from college one weekend, he and Casey attended a party together. “Jason asked me to pretend to be his girlfriend for the night because he knew there was going to be a girl there who had expressed interest in him on several occasions. He wanted no part of her and thought he could use me as a decoy,” reminisced Casey. By the end of the night, the two kissed, and by the next day they were officially dating. Even though Casey and Jason began dating at a young age, their love continued to grow, and they both knew they didn’t want to spend their lives with anyone else.

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the inspiration When the couple began planning their wedding, Casey knew she wanted a beach-inspired wedding with a soft and romantic feel to it.

the first look Seeing each other for the first time during their ceremony was one aspect of the wedding where Casey and Jason didn’t want to break tradition. It was a moment that was not only perfect, but Casey’s favorite memory of the day.

the facility Casey and Jason originally wanted to get married on the beach, but didn’t want to sacrifice a beautiful reception and customer service. They researched other waterfront facilities, and once they met with Fred at The Channel Club, Casey and Jason knew it was the perfect venue to host their celebration. Even though the facility was in the middle of renovations, the couple saw the beauty of The Channel Club and loved everything it had to offer. From the stunning views overlooking the water to the outside docks and menu options, Casey and Jason were sold. the bridesmaid dresses Casey’s bridesmaids wore various gowns designed by Allure Bridesmaids. “I picked three colors that the girls could choose from, and the only stipulation was that they needed to be in chiffon and there had to be some sort of ruching on the dress.”

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Casey & Jason May 11, 2013 The Channel Club Monmouth Beach, NJ Ceremony & Reception Location: The Channel Club Officiant: Rev. Michael Whalen Photographer: Something Blue Wedding Photography Entertainment: Vibe Sound Entertainment Florist: Beautiful Bouquets Limousine Service: Dependable Limousine Service Cake Designer: Bovella’s Bakery

the first dance For their first dance as newlyweds, Casey and Jason held the spotlight to “My First, My Last, My Everything” by Joshua Radin. Their emcee for the evening then asked the bridal party to join in and switched to the fast Barry White version of the song. “It might be one of my favorite moments of the night,” shared Jason.

the future The couple recently adopted a puppy and are currently enjoying their time together.

Bridal Salon: Nicole’s Boutique Veil: Etsy.com/shop/WesternBride Headpiece: A.C. Moore Shoes: Something Old Formal Attire: ChazMatazz Formalwear Invitations: ExclusivelyWeddings.com Favors: DIY by Bride Hair Salon: Robin Rene’s Salon Makeup Artist: Jessica Nichols Jeweler: Bentley Diamond Honeymoon Location: Sandals La Toc Spa & Beach Resort, Saint Lucia

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Kristen & Michael Kristen and Michael met at a mutual friend’s Halloween party in October of 2007. They hit it off, and even though he was in a full face mask, Kristen was totally smitten by Michael. A few years later the two went on a cruise, and on the formal night, when they were all dolled up, he took her to the top of the ship. After apologizing for a woman earlier in the day asking if they were married, Michael got down on one knee and proposed with a halo engagement ring. “I always knew he was the one,” shared Kristen.

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the setting The Crystal Ballroom at the Radisson Hotel of Freehold was one of the most elegant locations Kristen and Michael visited when choosing a ceremony and reception location. They loved the modern style of the décor, including spectacular crystal chandeliers and a large dance floor.

the inspiration Kristen and Michael combined his love for modern with her love for vintage to create the inspiration for their wedding [reception]. They used a muted color scheme of gray and ivory with hints of pale pink.

the gown Finding the perfect wedding gown was the easiest process for Kristen. It only took one trip to Cinderella Bridals–with her mother, mother-in-law, and maid of honor–and within an hour, Kristen found her gown. She immediately fell in love with an A-line, full lace gown with three-quarter sleeves, buttons lining the entire back, and a scalloped v-neck covering a sweetheart underlay. A beaded sash and Vera Wang two-tiered, raw-edged cathedral veil completed her look.

the bridesmaid dresses Kristen wanted each of her bridesmaids to feel beautiful and comfortable on the wedding day. They opted for short silk chiffon dresses in graphite from J. Crew.

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Kristen & Michael March 22, 2013 Crystal Ballroom at the Radisson Hotel • Freehold, NJ Ceremony & Reception Location: Crystal Ballroom Officiant: Father Charles Costello Photographer: Abella Studios Entertainment: Elite Sound Entertainment Florist: Brandywine Floral Design Cake Designer: Chocolate Carousel

the flowers Kristen’s bridal bouquet can be best described as romantic. The lush, pale pink peonies complemented her all-lace dress beautifully.

groom’s favorite memory of the day Watching Kristen walk down the aisle with her father.

new wedding traditions Kristen wrote a personalized blessing for Michael and his fellow members of the FDNY for the priest to read during the ceremony. “Michael’s job is a huge part of who he is and what kind of man he’s become. We wanted to make note that we pray for the members of the FDNY EMS and the firefighters and their safety every day,” shared Kristen.

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Three tiered cake by Joy and Cake www.joyandcakenj.com

DELICATELY DETAILED We gathered some helpful tips & beautiful inspirations for your wedding cake shopping Designing your wedding cake can be one of the most exciting parts of the wedding- planning process, especially if you and your to-be have a sweet tooth. Whether you dream about a simple confection or an ornate work of art, your cake designer, along with your caterer, will be eager to create a cake that reflects your style. Before you have your cake and eat it too, be prepared with our top five tips and indulge in sweet inspirations that will surely satisfy your guests’ wedding cake cravings.

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Research various cake designers online to view their work and read their testimonials. Set up consultations to interview each prospective designer to discuss all options.

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It’s important to be up front about your budget right from the beginning. Expressing your budget will allow for a less stressful experience, while setting realistic expectations. Jennifer Bunce of The Hudson Cakery advises couples to do some homework. “Know if you want a fluffy buttercream cake or a sleek fondant design since they can be drastically different in style and price. Also, check what your cake designer charges per slice or if they have a minimum order fulfillment.”

Top Left: Sweet Grace Cake Designs (www.sweetgrace.net) Top Right: Elegantly Iced Custom Cake Designs (www.elegantlyiced.com) Bottom Left: Make My Cake (www.makemycake.com) Bottom Right: The Hudson Cakery (www.hudsoncakery.com)

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Top Left: Elegantly Iced Custom Cake Designs (www.elegantlyiced.com) Top Right: A Little Cake (www.alittlecake.com) Bottom Left: Design Cakes (www.designcakes.com) Bottom Right: Joy and Cake (www.joyandcakenj.com)

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Gather your inspiration and get creative with the design of your wedding cake. Show your cake designer colors, theme, wedding gown, and additional details to help reflect your personality and overall vision. Don’t forget to consider and discuss how your cake will be displayed. Kimberly Myl, owner of Lulu’s Event Design, shares, “Put your wedding cake on a Plexiglas platform. This way, you can put flowers between the table and the platform so the cake appears to be floating on flowers that match the wedding scheme.”

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Top Left: Design Cakes (www.designcakes.com) Top Right: Ron Ben-Israel Cakes (www.weddingcakes.com) Bottom Left: A Little Cake (www.alittlecake.com) Bottom Right: Sweet Grace Cake Designs (www.sweetgrace.net)

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For most couples, the cake tasting is the best AND sweetest part of the planning process. Elyse Rosati of Joy & Cake suggests trying unexpected combinations. “My clients always walk away with something I would never have thought to put together. It makes their cake very unique to them and their event.” Take your time and savor each flavor combination, but don’t forget to cleanse your palate throughout the tasting. Remember, even if the design is executed flawlessly, it’s the taste that guests will remember.

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Professional cake designers are usually booked well in advance. Start early to ensure your favorite designer is available on your wedding date. To be sure you get exactly what you want, get the details in writing (including delivery services) with a signed contract from you and the designer.

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Cake by The Hudson Cakery (www.hudsoncakery.com)

We specialize in custom cakes, pastries, wedding cakes, and 3-D sculpted cakes, from the most traditional to the most unique, with quality service and the freshest ingredients. Serving NY, N,J and beyond, we combine fine baking with visual artistry and offer specialty and sheet cakes, mousse cakes, handmade pastries, mini-pastries, pies, and cookies. For high quality 3D cakes or stunning finely crafted fondant cakes, perfect for a sophisticated celebration, A Little Cake is the answer.

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Denise & Dominick Although Dominick noticed Denise around the apartment complex they used to live in, it wasn’t until the fire alarm went off in Denise’s building that the two officially met. After that night, the two started hanging out and became friends. On January 11, 2012, Denise and Dominick went out with their neighbors to a little bar by their house. As Denise was having a conversation with her neighbor Janice, Dominick kept interrupting them. “When I finally turned to him and said ‘What? You are being so rude!’ he had my ring in hand, asking me to marry him,” reminisced Denise.

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the engagement ring Denise’s engagement ring is a nontraditional design featuring an emerald-cut sapphire center stone surrounded by diamonds.

the first look “The feeling I had when Dominick turned around and we saw each other [for the first time] is indescribable,” shared Denise. The couple decided to have their first look and take pictures prior to the ceremony so they could be a part of their cocktail hour.

the facility From the moment Denise and Dominick walked into The Rosewood Caterers, they were warmly welcomed by Patty and Danielle. The couple was impressed by the grand staircase, menu choices, and The Garden Room featuring floorto-ceiling windows and a cobblestone floor.

the menu Dinner began with a Caprese salad and had an entrée choice of Chateaubriand or chicken rose served with duchess potatoes and mixed vegetables.

the groom’s cake Denise surprised her groom with a custom Dallas Cowboys’ groom’s cake designed by Josie Cakes.

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Denise & Dominick April 20, 2013 The Rosewood Caterers Edison, NJ

Ceremony & Reception Location: The Rosewood Officiant: Sandra Lyons Photographer: Elite Images Entertainment & Photo Booth: Elite Entertainment Florist: Wegmans Limousine Service: D.V.G. Limo Service Cake Designer: Tinton Falls Pastry Chef Groom’s Cake: Josie Cakes Bridal Salon: Arlene’s Bridal

the first dance Denise and Dominick danced on the clouds to “God Gave Me You” by Blake Shelton.

Headpiece: Claire’s Boutique Shoes: Steve Madden

the splurge The couple agreed they were happy splurging on their photo booth.

the future Denise and Dominick look forward to traveling and eventually starting a family in the not-so-distant future.

Formal Attire: Men’s Wearhouse Invitations: 123Print.com Favors: Discount Mugs Hair Salon & Makeup Artist: Hair Together Jeweler: Kay Jewelers, Littman Jewelers & JVL Jewelry Honeymoon Location: Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Costa Rica

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Glamorous Gatsbyesque Gowns Art-deco wedding fashions for your fabulous fête inspired by the roaring 20s. PHOTOGRAPHY: The Studio Photographers www.thestudiophotographers.com BRIDAL GOWNS: Exquisite Bride www.exquisite-bride.com I Do, I Do www.idoidobridalstudio.com TUXEDOS: Anthony Richards Formal Wear www.anthonyrichardstuxedos.com FLOWER GIRL GOWNS: Katina Katoo www.katinakatoo.com HEADPIECES AND ACCESSORIES: Bridal Styles Boutique www.bridalstylesboutique.com MAKEUP ARTISTRY: Tim Alan Make-up Artist www.timalan.net HAIR DESIGN: Patti Finnegan www.appearanceworkshop.com FLOWERS: Lotus Petals Floral Design, LLC www.petalsdesign.com Crest Florist www.crestflorist.com Rene’s Flower Designs www.renesflowerdesigns.com Bella Fiori Floral & Event Design www.bellafiorifloralandeventdesign.com FLAPPER GOWNS AND ACESSORIES: Unique Vintage www.unique-vintage.com GARTERS: La Gartier www.lagartier.com SHOES: Hey Lady www.shopheylady.com My Glass Slipper www.myglassslipper.com LOCATION: The Park Savoy www.theparksavoy.com


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“The parties were bigger. The pace was faster, the shows were broader, the buildings were higher, the morals were looser, and the liquor was cheaper." - F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tales of the Jazz Age 1922.


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Gown by Peter Langner from Exquisite Bride. Flowers by Bella Fiori Floral & Event Design.


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Bridal Beauty “I Do’s” Our secrets and must-have products for looking flawless on your wedding day By Meghan Chalfant

Looking flawless on your wedding day may begin with the wedding gown of your dreams, but feeling beautiful for your walk down the aisle is skin deep. With your wedding day fast approaching, give your body some extra attention to eliminate any imperfections that might potentially ruin your big day. After all, a clear complexion and a well-maintained beauty regimen is a wedding day must-have that should be on every bride’s to-do list! If you’re wondering how brides make looking flawless effortless, we’re sharing our secrets (from head to toe) for wedding day beauty that will have you confident and ready to make your ceremony grand entrance.

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Hair If your hair is in a tangle, it’s time to smooth away any concerns about your luscious locks. We all have our fair share of bad hair days, but when it comes down to it, we put our tresses through a lot of abuse. Air pollution, the sun, daily shampooing, and hair styling with blow dryers, curling irons, and hair straighteners are just a few of the many stressors that factor into dry and unmanageable hair. It’s almost impossible to steer clear of these factors, but luckily there are many products on the market that your hair can benefit from. We currently love (and can’t live without) Macadamia Natural Oil’s Deep Repair Masque. This hair reconstructor helps rebuild damaged hair to improve shine and elasticity, while providing long-lasting conditioning. Before styling your hair, we also recommend using the Healing Oil Treatment. This must-have product not only reduces drying time by 4050 percent, but it provides UV protection, extends the life of color treatments, and provides intense nourishment for all hair types. www.macadamiahair.com Tip: Don’t forget to talk to your stylist to evaluate the overall health of your hair and map out appointments for haircuts, color application, and other hair treatments you may need before your wedding day!

The minute you announce your engagement, family and friends will want to see the stunning engagement ring that’s sitting pretty upon your finger. Before you put your ring–and ahem–nails front and center, schedule a manicure (if your budget allows) or get to work with a DIY manicure. The last thing you want is for those gazing at that gorgeous ring to stare away in disgust at poorly maintained nails and cuticles. Keep those nails primed and proper with Londontown kur (www.londontownusa.com) and Mineral Fusion (mineralfusion.com). • kur: Nourishing Cuticle Oil replenishes the nail’s natural oil balance while hydrating dry, raw, and cracked skin around the cuticle. • Apply Mineral Fusion's strengthening Base Coat before painting your nails with one of their long-lasting, chip-free nail lacquers infused with benefiting minerals to help keep nails strong and healthy. • Help protect cracking, chipping, splitting, or peeling nails with kur: Nail Hardener. • Safely remove nail polishes while adding hydration with kur: Strengthening Nail Lacquer Remover. (We love that this is free of acetone, which is known to damage and dry out nails.)

Body Dare to go bare on your wedding day and honeymoon without unwanted hair! Silky smooth skin will definitely allow you to feel sexier, more beautiful, and confident, but if you’re planning on going the permanent route, start planning months in advance. Right now, the Hair Removal Laser 4X by Tria Beauty is all the rage! It’s easy to use and delivers safe, effective, and permanent results in the comfort of your own home. Most users will see a reduction in hair growth after two treatments, with permanent results noticed in as few as three months with weekly treatments. www.triabeauty.com

Lips You want your first kiss as newlyweds to be perfect and one of the sweetest smooches yet. Before you pucker up, get your lips in tiptop shape with a good lip scrub and moisturizing balm. The Lip Scrub by Sara Happ eliminates dry, flaky skin and leaves lips soft and supple. Apply The Lip Slip: One Luxe Balm to your lips for immediate, intense hydration. www.sarahapp.com ContemporaryBride.com

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Rani Totman, President and Designer of St. Pucchi, founded the global bridal empire that is based in United States in 1985 with a vision to create unforgettable bridal couture through the inimitable eye of an artist sculpting dreams from the bride’s own fantasies. Since then, St. Pucchi has grown into an extraordinarily unique brand with three different collections that cater to every bride’s unique desires. Known for their range of opulent, avant-garde offerings to modern, chic gowns with cutting-edge design, St. Pucchi offers unparalleled workmanship that encompasses every bride’s unique wedding style. www.stpucchi.com

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Steven Birnbaum & Robert Bullock have built their company on captivating brides with their unique blend of sophistication and whimsy for over a decade. From day one, as a custom couture house, Birnbaum & Bullock have always met the needs of every bride to be. All Birnbaum & Bullock gowns are created in their New York workroom. The attention to detail their staff gives each creation is evident in the workmanship and fine finishing techniques. The gowns are also completely lined in silk, even the petticoats, resulting in a garment that is not only a pleasure to behold but also a luxurious and sensual delight to wear. www.birnbaumandbullock.com

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Kelly Faetanini is an accomplished bridal gown designer inspired by romance, femininity and glamour. Her ambition and lifetime aspiration is to create luxurious yet accessible customized wedding gowns for brides around the world. Kelly's enthusiasm for glamorous and elegant gowns started early in life. Growing up in the Midwest, her grandmother taught her the fine art of tailoring and encouraged Kelly's creativity and innate ability to design dresses. Kelly pursued her talent and passion throughout her youth and set off for the International Academy of Design & Technology in Chicago to continue her studies. Her love of romance and whimsy led Kelly directly to bridal gown design. www.kellyfaetanini.com

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British born Georgina and Keren met at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. Georgina’s draping and design expertise paired with Keren’s textile creations resulted in a business partnership and the establishment of Marchesa in 2004. The beautifully crafted designs fuse high fashion with an eclectic aesthetic. Co-founded by Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, the company’s namesake and muse, Marchesa Luisa Casati, is the noted eccentric European style icon. www.marchesa.com

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rose & delilah is all about simple silhouette’s with a vintage modern feel. Focusing on the finer details rose & delilah uses delicate laces, sparkling crystals, handmade flowers and pretty bows in their gowns. The collections are designed and lovingly handcrafted in the USA. You can find them in fine bridal boutiques around the world and through their own e-boutique. www.roseanddelilah.com

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It all started 26 years ago with a few dresses handmade for friends and family. Turns out, there was a niche for well designed special occasion dresses, and it caught on in a big way. By the late '80s Watters was a treasured name in the bridal industry. Always looking forward, the company continues to evolve and currently offers bridal gowns, bridesmaids, junior bridesmaids, mother of the bride, and flower girl under the brand names of Watters, Wtoo, Collection 20, Seahorse. www.watters.com

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Kimberly & Jeffrey It was Kimberly’s cousin and Jeffrey’s good friend who brought the two together. After meeting on a blind date at Dave & Buster’s, the two hit it off, and Kimberly took the chance of asking him for his number. After a year of dating, Jeffrey couldn’t picture his life without her. “She is a really kind, wonderful, and caring person,” shared Jeffrey. On Christmas Day of 2010, the two were at Kimberly’s parents’ home exchanging gifts. Inside the last present Jeffrey gave Kimberly was a piece of paper with a Precious Moment doll asking, “Will you marry me?” As she looked up in confusion, Jeffrey pulled out a box and proposed with a white gold, princess-cut, channel setting engagement ring.

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the date Kimberly always wanted a spring wedding, with May being the perfect month for warmer weather and blooming flowers. The couple also liked the idea of choosing Memorial Day weekend so guests could have a good time celebrating their marriage while enjoying a long weekend.

the facility Upon visiting Nanina’s In The Park, Kimberly and Jeffrey were impressed with the beautiful grounds, grand architecture, and rich décor used throughout the facility. Additionally, they were warmly welcomed by Tom Casella, who was friendly and made them feel comfortable during their first appointment right up until their wedding day. “The staff treated us like royalty and made us feel special on our wedding day,” shared Jeffrey.

the tablescapes Bells of Ireland, ivy, purple hydrangeas, pink and purple roses, as well as other blooms made up each centerpiece. Candles with purple ribbon tied around them, along with purple uplighting, created a romantic glow.

the gown experience Finding the perfect wedding gown was a time-consuming process for Kimberly. After almost giving up hope, she came across Castle Couture and was stunned by the number of bridal gowns to choose from. Once Kimberly found and tried on the strapless Justin Alexander gown, she knew it was supposed to be hers.

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Kimberly & Jeffrey May 26, 2012 Nanina’s In The Park Belleville, NJ Ceremony Location: St. David the King Celebrant: Rev. Timothy J. Capewell, V.F. Reception Location: Nanina’s In The Park Photographer: The Studio Photographers Entertainment: JK Entertainment Florist: Perla & Co. Limousine Service: Joe’s Limo Cake Designer: A Little Cake

traditions The couple included the Polish custom of breaking bread, tasting salt, and sipping wine, which not only represented the bride’s heritage, but a part of their life for the future.

the honeymoon When it came to planning the honeymoon, Kimberly and Jeffrey wanted to go somewhere where they could sightsee, participate in excursions and relax. Since Kimberly had never been on a cruise, they thought it was the perfect opportunity to go on one. They set sail on the Carnival Miracle Cruise Line and visited Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, and Grand Turk.

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Lauren & Carl Lauren and Carl met one summer while he was working on the Point Pleasant boardwalk. “He was working at Kohr’s ice cream. We started talking and just hit it off. Turns out we grew up on the same street, but never knew each other,” shared Lauren. Carl knew Lauren was “the one” a couple months into their relationship. The two were looking at engagement rings online so Carl could get a sense of what style she liked, but little did Lauren know, he had already chosen the ring about three months prior. When they got to one picture, on the bottom of the screen, Lauren read, “Try this ring on.” She turned to Carl to ask how she was supposed to try it on, and at that moment Carl proposed.

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the facility The reception was held at South Gate Manor, chosen for its accommodating staff and warm ambience. After visiting the facility prior to their wedding, Lauren knew it would be the perfect place to host their celebration. The couple loved the beautiful marble floors and rich textures used throughout, but it was the phenomenal cocktail hour room featuring LED lighting in the ceiling that really wowed Lauren and Carl.

the invitations Guests were invited to the April 20, 2013 wedding celebration with champagne pocket-fold invitations designed in purple and ivory accents and embellished with a crystal brooch.

the gown Lauren tried on about 25 to 30 wedding gowns before finding “the one.” She immediately fell in love with her sweetheart, strapless Stephen Yearick mermaid-style gown detailed with intricate beadwork.

the shoes Benjamin Adams peep-toe pumps covered in Swarovski crystals complemented Lauren’s wedding day attire flawlessly.

the dessert In addition to the red velvet and tiramisu wedding cake, guests were treated to fresh cannolis, Italian cookies, various pastries, a chocolate fountain, and a station serving fried Oreos, fresh donuts, and zeppole.

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Lauren & Carl April 20, 2013 South Gate Manor Freehold, NJ Ceremony Location: St. Mary of the Lake Church Celebrant: Father Andres Reception Location: South Gate Manor Photographer: Jessica Lauren Photography Videographer: Videos by Trish Entertainment: SCE Event Group Florist: Marquis Florals Limousine Service: CAT Limousine Cake Designer: South Gate Manor

the advice When asked if they had any advice for couples planning their wedding, Lauren mentioned, “Being organized is key when planning a wedding. Don’t let the little things stress you out and try to enjoy being engaged; it’s one of the happiest times in your life.”

the honeymoon The newlyweds escaped to Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso in the Riviera Maya for their honeymoon. Lauren and Carl loved this destination so much after vacationing there a couple of years ago, they decided to revisit. During their stay, the couple participated in various excursions, including zip-lining, ATVs, rafting, and swimming in caves.

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Allison & David Allison and David met in 2001 as freshmen while attending Saint Peter’s College. The two were both auditioning for the fall musical Grease and became friends rather quickly. They worked closely together in the drama society and later became resident assistants together. Although this couple seemed to be inseparable, it wasn’t until after Allison’s cousin’s wedding that they decided to become exclusive. On December 30, 2011, David said he had to get a book for graduate school that was only available at the New York City Public Library. Allison gladly went along, and as she was admiring a particular staircase in the library, she turned to find David on one knee. At first she thought he was tying his shoe. Before the two even started dating, Allison knew David was “the one,” as did everyone around them. “Our families and friends always teased us that we would get married one day,” Allison recollected. ContemporaryBride.com

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the date Allison and David knew they needed to wait a year to get married at their church, Queen of Peace, but they didn’t want too long of an engagement. Saint Patrick’s Day is one of the couple’s favorite holidays, so it was fitting to choose March 16, 2013 as their wedding date.

the facility The Empire Club was Allison’s favorite reception location from the beginning of their search. It was exactly what the couple was looking for, featuring a modern décor and close proximity to New York City, which made it easy for close family and friends to travel to. Additionally, Allison and David loved how The Empire Club hosts only one wedding at a time.

the first dance After the two got engaged, David mentioned he knew what he wanted their first dance song to be. After he and Allison held the spotlight for about two minutes to “Masterpiece” by Atlantic Star, guests were invited onto the dance floor with them.

the formalwear The men wore black Vera Wang tuxedos with a turquoise vest and tie, while David sported a white vest and tie. Although the groom and his groomsmen wore traditional tuxedos, they all wore various superhero socks, David’s being Superman.

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the setting The Park Savoy was Maria and Peter’s first choice when it came to their reception location. They were impressed by the warm and welcoming staff, the beautiful ballroom, and the food, which was an important factor since Peter is a restaurant owner. In addition to the estate feel, Maria and Peter loved the history behind the facility. The property was owned by Lucky Luciano in the 1920s, and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire is centered on his character.

the stationery Guests were invited to the wedding celebration with modern and sophisticated gold-printed Vera Wang invitations. While the ceremony programs and aisle runner were created based on the invitations, the escort cards were designed in a vintage 1920s style.

the tablescapes Each table was variously designed, incorporating high and low vases, infinity vases, white cylinder vases, mercury glasses with gold touches, branches, and a variety of florals, including hydrangea, white roses, calla lilies, and orchids.

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Maria & Peter December 30, 2012 The Park Savoy Florham Park, NJ Ceremony Location: St. Rose of Lima Celebrant: Father Owen Moran Reception Location: The Park Savoy Wedding Coordinator: The Hip Event Photographer: Drew Noel Photography Videographer: PF Films Ceremony Music: Robin Fillipone Entertainment: The Infernos Band Florist: Jerry Rose Floral & Event Design

the favors In lieu of traditional favors, Maria and Peter made a donation to “Restore the Shore” to help the rebuilding of the Jersey shore area(s). The couple created a retro postcard (including family photos of them at the shore dating back to almost a century) for guests to take, in addition to salt water taffy that was ordered from the boardwalk to further support the relief efforts.

the big reveal At the end of the evening, Maria and Peter snuck away to open the box that contained the answer about their baby’s gender. Neither of them knew what they were having until this moment, which was captured on camera and film. During the last song, Maria and Peter asked guests to gather around so they could make the announcement. “Peter’s face was priceless when he found out it was a boy,” reminisced Maria.

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the setting When Amber and Scott began planning their wedding, they knew they wanted an intimate affair at a destination where they would be surrounded by pristine, natural beauty. They also liked the idea of being able to spend a long weekend with their 39 guests during their wedding celebration.

the beginning Amber and Scott decided to kick off their wedding celebration with a cocktail hour the day that most guests arrived at Breezes Bahamas. This allowed guests to mingle and get to know each other in a relaxed setting.

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the ceremony The pristine beach with turquoise water served as the perfect backdrop for Amber and Scott’s beach nuptials.

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Destination “I Do!” An exotic honeymoon in Saint Lucia By Meghan Chalfant

White sand, turquoise water, and breathtaking natural landscapes are a recipe for a perfect honeymoon destination on Saint Lucia’s exotic south coast. Experience a paradise where scenic peaks and alluring beaches dazzle the eyes and make Saint Lucia so idyllic. Imagine a tranquil oasis in a palm-fringed setting where you can bask under the Caribbean sun and explore the culture of the island. Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway or an adventure in an intimate locale, this honeymoon or wedding destination is bound to make you want to pack your bags and head to this gorgeous southern Caribbean island.

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” A Little Bit About Saint Lucia Located midway down the eastern Caribbean chain of the West Indies’ Lesser Antilles islands is the beautiful island of Saint Lucia. Part of the Windward Islands (named for being on the windier and wetter side of the Lesser Antilles) Saint Lucia is located northwest of Barbados and is situated between Martinique and St. Vincent. This 27-mile-long island is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on its eastern shore, while the Caribbean Sea lines its west coast. Saint Lucia (an UNESCO world heritage destination) offers many natural wonders of exotic beauty–from the majestic Piton Mountains, rainforests, waterfalls, and sulfur springs–and is also

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Where to Stay Saint Lucia’s most popular, all-inclusive Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa is located on the island’s exotic southern coast on Anse de Sables Beach, also known as Sandy Beach. This 85-acre, 250-room, all-inclusive resort not only has breathtaking views of the ocean, but also offers a variety of activities, dining options, entertainment, and two separate wings with one dedicated to adults only. Begin your journey as husband and wife with a romantic honeymoon in “Harmony” – Coconut Bay’s adults-only oasis, with peaceful rooms overlooking a palm-shaded pool and bar, chaises, hammocks, intimate cabana beds, and the oceanfront Kai Mer Spa. Stay in rooms overlooking the lush garden landscapes, the pool, or the Atlantic Ocean. Located on the fourth floor are the newly remodeled Premium Ocean View rooms and Junior Suites featuring modern décor, top-of-the-line linens and toiletries, flat-screen televisions, stocked miniature refrigerators, and breathtaking views of the Maria Islands. Located on the opposite side of the resort is “Splash,” the resort’s playful wing and home to Saint Lucia’s largest water park featuring exciting waterfalls, water slides, a zero-entry pool, a lazy river, and water sports such as kayaking and snorkeling. Whether you choose to swim, sun, or spa, Coconut Bay provides ideal settings and comprehensive amenities for your picture-perfect honeymoon. All guests staying at Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa will enjoy the allinclusive experience, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and daily snacks at a choice of four restaurants plus a beach grill. Dining at Coconut Walk offers a buffet-style breakfast, hot entrées for lunch, and a rotating menu for dinner. You also have the option to make daily reservations at Capri for outdoor casual dining offering Italian cuisine, or Silk for modern Asian fare, or revive your taste buds at Calabash, showcasing a new menu of Creole and Caribbean cuisine. Stop by Bites Beach Grill during the day for grilled favorites and quick, light snacks. Throughout your stay, unlimited juices, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages are included in your trip, in addition to airport transfers to and from Saint Lucia’s Hewanorra International Airport, hotel taxes, and gratuities.

Things to Do While staying at Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa, there are many things to do and see across the island. At the resort, participate in a variety of land and pool activities such as beach or pool volleyball, soccer, basketball, or biking. Enjoy the thrills at the on-premise water park, swim in one of four pools, play a game of tennis, enjoy morning yoga or exercise at the fitness center with the latest equipment and aerobics classes. At night, join in with the themed dinners, such as Country & Western Night, with a poolside barbeque, country music, and line dancing, or Caribbean Night, with all-you-can-eat local Caribbean dishes and live entertainment featuring stilt walkers and fire breathers.

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If you are interested in adventure, a Jeep Safari Tour in an open 4x4 Land Rover may be a perfect land tour for you. This full-day tour takes you through agricultural areas while observing landscapes of Saint Luciaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tallest mountain, waterfalls, Anse La Raye, and Marigot Bay. For thrill seekers, zip-line 2,000 feet through the exotic rain forest during a Canopy Tour. You might also want to consider kitesurfing with the well-trained staff of Coconut Bay's Surf Shack, located on the resort's north beach.

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Galley Bay Resort & Spa

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(888) ROSEWOOD • www.jumbybayresort.com Set on a 300-acre private island, Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort, casts a spell of serene enchantment. Nestled two miles off the coast of Antigua, the exclusive resort is noted for its landscape, lush with rare tropical flowers, stately palm trees, and abundant foliage. A naturalist's haven, the island features three superb, white sand beaches. Jumby Bay, a secluded hideaway accessible only by boat, is known worldwide for providing discerning travelers with world-class service and distinguished amenities. With 40 beautifully refurbished suites and 11 villas spread across nearly a third of the island, guests feel deliciously ensconced in their own secluded hideaway. Each suite is an oasis of luxurious idleness, embodying the island's stylish good taste.

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(866) 237-2071 • www.stjamesclubantigua.com A sociable club-like ambience prevails throughout, the visiting yachts contributing a dash of glamour. At its heart lie the guest rooms, restaurants and recreational opportunities of The Club, while The Village is an adjacent sanctuary of residential-style villas tumbling down a gentle hillside towards the bay. By day there are two beaches and four swimming pools, as well as a variety of on-site activities to keep all age groups entertained. After dark, there is a choice of four restaurants set either in the gardens, on the hillside or right down by the water's edge; the cocktail bars and live music to take nightowls into the wee hours.

(866) 237-1785 • www.verandahresortandspa.com This is a place where sea meets sky, where you can reconnect with nature, your loved ones and yourself. This eco-friendly island resort offers 30 spectacular beachfront acres on Antigua’s northeast coast overlooking a tranquil bay. The Verandah’s idyllic Caribbean village ambience is bound to inspire closeness and relaxation. It’s the perfect choice for romantic getaways or convivial family vacations, with the perfect mix of activity and relaxation. It’s totally up to you. The pampering Spa Tranquility will relax and invigorate the senses. You’re always welcome at The Verandah – it’s the natural place to slow down and reconnect.

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(800) 367-3484 • www.diviarubaphoenix.com Enjoy miles of white sand beach at the Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort. Nestled in Aruba’s famed Palm Beach, this resort is the perfect host for your vacation in paradise. Spacious beachfront studios and suites offer fully equipped kitchens, picture windows, and large private balconies with widespread views. Relax in thatch cabanas and hammocks overlooking the Caribbean Sea, or enjoy activities, like windsurfing, scuba diving and snorkeling. The Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort will provide you with the ultimate romantic escape. Their romance packages include beachside candlelit dining, premiere suite accommodations, champagne, and more.

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(800) 858-2258 • www.occidentalhotels.com Experience the history, the myth, and the eternal fascination of Aruba. Discover the beaches that curve like an Aruban smile, at the all-inclusive Occidental Grand Aruba. A tropical honeymoon awaits you at the 341 room Occidental Grand Aruba as you explore countless ways to enjoy your time together. Try your luck with fantastic gaming at the resort’s casino. Or get active with a variety of sports and activities such as kayaking, paddle boats,and aqua aerobics, including scuba clinics! And at the end of an active day, let your Occidental Grand Aruba’s hosts entertain you with one of the nightly shows featuring talented locals and staff members.

(800) HOTELS-1 • www.renaissancearuba.com Romance has a home here at the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino. The beauty of nature swims with a fresh style and unique attitude, creating the perfect atmosphere for a honeymoon. Gourmet dining, endless indulgences, and touches of pure luxury bring the best of Aruba to life, an experience and environment not soon forgotten. The resort features two distinctive lodging options that showcase unique personalities. The adult-exclusive Renaissance Marina Hotel is close to the heart of the action and just steps away from the vibrant center of Oranjestad. The family-friendly Renaissance Ocean Suites is set right on the Caribbean Sea. At the Aruba Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, you’ll discover a paradise that offers you more than just a spectacular honeymoon, but an ideal backdrop for a lifetime of memories.

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(877) 782-0149 • www.westinaruba.com The Westin Aruba Resort is the perfect island destination, offering the charm of the Dutch Caribbean, a magnificent beach, glittering casino, and a host of outdoor pleasures. Located on the luxurious strip of Palm Beach, Aruba, amidst sparkling blue water and soft sand beaches, we invite you to create the memories of a lifetime. Enjoy sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, and golf. Take a refreshing swim in the ocean. Drift in our gorgeous seaside pool. Or relax with a refreshing massage, body wrap or facial at our Spa. Discover the ideal blend of Caribbean warmth and Las-Vegasstyle excitement at The Westin Aruba Resort!

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(800) ATLANTIS • www.atlantis.com With over 3,000 rooms, 21 restaurants, 19 lounges, a casino, marina, beautiful beach, incredible pools, waterslides, tennis, golf, and more, the Atlantis Resort Paradise Island truly features something for everyone. From world-class luxury to moderately-priced comfort, Atlantis gives you a range of choice. Regardless of which tower you choose, you'll have all the exciting experiences of Atlantis at your doorstep and at your disposal. Eleven pool areas and miles of white beach provide both adventure and relaxation. Enjoy formal pools, zero-entry pools, kid's pools, and more!

(877) BREEZES • www.breezes.com Set on 1,000 feet of Nassau’s magnificent two-mile, sugarwhite Cable Beach, Breezes Bahamas offers all of the amenities of a Super-Inclusive vacation at a more affordable price. Only 15 minutes from the airport, the resort offers amazing oceanfront deluxe rooms, with the beach only steps from the door. Enjoy fine dining at the Garden of Eden, where you’ll enjoy a romantic and intimate dinner, then hit the resort’s four bars, which include the hot Hurricanes Disco and a dreamy piano bar.

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(888) 528-7157 • www.oneandonlyresorts.com Nestled peacefully along a shore of delicate white sand beach, One&Only Ocean Club is a treasured sanctuary of privileged perfection. Renowned for its legendary sophistication and contemporary elegance, this alluring beachfront hideaway reflects the glamorous ambience and posh exclusivity of a grand colonial manor, welcoming generations of the world’s travelling elite. Expansive manicured lawns and towering coconut palms provide an enchanting backdrop to the pristine beaches of Paradise Island. One&Only Ocean Club is a playground of world-class golf, tennis, spa, and of course, watersports. The spectacular blue waters of the Caribbean are the elixir of Bahamian life, explored with a rich roster of activities, including diving, snorkelling, sailing, and wind-surfing.

(888) RIU-4990 • www.riu.com Standing on a spectacular 3-mile stretch of white sandy beach, Riu Paradise Island has a prime location next to Atlantis and just two miles from downtown. Riu Paradise Island offers the ultimate all-inclusive Bahamas vacation coupled with Riu’s outstanding services. Riu Paradise Island offers three conference rooms, a gym, a swimming pool, tennis court three bars and six restaurants. Take advantage of the gambling, shopping, and entertainment opportunities offered by our neighbor the Atlantis Resort & Casino. Begin the rest of your life with the friendly Bahamian pace, where the world slows down.

Sandals Emerald Bay

Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island

(888) SANDALS • www.sandals.com Sandals Emerald Bay, an all-inclusive oceanfront resort in laid-back Great Exuma, opened as the first all-butler resort in January 2010. Your butler will cater to your every need with just the touch of a button. Enjoy the mile-long crescent shaped beach, a par 72 Greg Norman designed golf course, a 29,000 square foot spa, a deepwater marina and delectable food from five restaurants. At Sandals, the honeymoon package is included. Indulge in a bottle of chilled sparkling wine upon arrival, turndown service with flower petals on your bed for your first night, and breakfast in bed served with fresh flowers one morning.

(888) SANDALS • www.sandals.com Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort & Spa in Nassau, Bahamas, is a monument to regal elegance. Voted the Top Caribbean Spa Resort by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, this spectacular resort combines European sophistication with the passion of the Caribbean. Experience perfection in everything from a fullservice European spa (considered the finest in the Caribbean) to heated, colonnaded pools. Also enjoy water skiing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and even a private offshore island. Indulge your passion for classical elegance and romance at Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort & Spa.

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(800) 367-3484 • www.divisouthwinds.com Divi Southwinds Beach Resort features over 130 suites and is situated on a half mile of white sand beach among 20 acres of tropical gardens. You’ll never run out of things to do between the numerous outdoor activities and historical tours, and the shops, restaurants and nightlife of the St. Lawrence Gap, which conveniently runs through the resort.

Mango Bay Barbados

Hilton Barbados Resort

(246) 432-1384 • www.mangobaybarbados.com The deluxe 76-room Mango Bay in sun-splashed Barbados offers an unforgettable, romantic, all-inclusive way to spend your honeymoon. The resort is cozy and intimate – perfect for romance – and white sandy beaches, sparkling turquoise waters, and clear blue skies create an idyllic Caribbean backdrop for that first vacation as husband and wife. Mango Bay’s all-inclusive vacation features all meals, afternoon tea, local and brand name drinks, including wine with dinner, nightly entertainment, water sports, such as waterskiing, Hobie Cat sailing, kayaking and snorkeling, a glass-bottom boat ride, a shopping trip into the capital city of Bridgetown, and a catamaran sail.

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Sandy Lane

Turtle Beach

(246) 444-2000 • www.sandylane.com Sandy Lane conjures up images of serene style in an idyllic resort setting. This resort has it all: a perfect location in Barbados overlooking the Caribbean Sea on a tranquil coral sand beach, shaded by mature mahogany trees, the timeless and classic elegance of the Palladian buildings mirrored in the spacious comfort of the 112 hotel rooms and suites, a stunning private villa, exceptional golf, gourmet dining, an outstanding spa, superb sports facilities and finally, an exceptional level of warm Barbadian hospitality.

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Divi Southwinds Beach Resort

(800) 367-3484 • www.diviheritage.com Discover a romantic adults-only hideaway overlooking beautiful St. James Beach. Private verandas in each of the 22 colonial-inspired suites guarantee an intimate experience as you enjoy a wide range of island activities. All-inclusive day passes and meal plans are available for guests to take advantage of the amenities at the neighboring Almond Beach Resort.

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ClubHotel Riu Bachata

ClubHotel Riu Bambu

(888) RIU-4990 • www.riu.com Riu Bachata, a luxury all-inclusive resort in Puerto Plata. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens and with a Maimon Bay beachfront location, this luxury hotel offers the ideal setting for your dream Dominican Republic vacation. Riu Bachata offers two tennis courts, two swimming pools, four bars and two restaurants.

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ClubHotel Riu Merengue

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana

(888) RIU-4990 • www.riu.com Nestled among tall palm trees on the beach of Maimon Bay, Riu Merengue provides stunning views of green mountains and lush tropical gardens. Riu Merengue features a swimming pool, two tennis courts, two restaurants and three bars.

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Hotel Riu Naiboa

Hotel Riu Palace Macao

(888) RIU-4990 • www.riu.com Located on the eastern tip of Dominican Republic in Punta Cana, Hotel Riu Naiboa is ideally situated within a lush tropical landscape and calm waters. Hotel Riu Naiboa offers four restaurants, bar, tennis, daily entertainment and more.

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Paradisus Punta Cana

(888) RIU-4990 • www.riu.com Standing on the beach of Arena Gorda, Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana achieves an even higher level of luxury, comfort and beauty. Located on a spectacular stretch of white sandy beach, the hotel boasts 612 junior suites. Room service 24 hours a day and 24-hour All-Inclusive complement the wide array of gourmet restaurants and bars available, completed recently with a new fushion Krystal restaurant.

(888) 741-5600 • www.paradisus.com Set amid tropical gardens with magnificent views of the Caribbean Sea’s turquoise waters is the Paradisus Punta Cana. This all-inclusive, all-encompassing, all-suite Caribbean playground offers tennis, championship golf, an array of gorgeous pools, every non-motorized water sport imaginable, a casino, an exquisite full-service spa and health club and a thrilling collection of unique island activities.

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(888) RIU-4990 • www.riu.com Located in the north-west of the island on the beach of Montego Bay, this resort will offer a wide range of services including the “All Inclusive” system, in which guests’ convenience and enjoyment is paramount.

ClubHotel Riu Negril

ClubHotel Riu Ocho Rios

(888) RIU-4990 • www.riu.com Located on the beach in Negril. Jamaica, lies the 420-room Riu Negril, an authentic oasis of tranquility set in extra ordinary natural surroundings. The hotel’s “All Inclusive” system and its attractive, family atmosphere make it the ideal place to enjoy a family holiday. Six restaurants, five bars, two tennis courts, a gym, two swimming pools and a children’s club are just a few of the hotel’s amenities.

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Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay

Sandals Montego Bay

(888) RIU-4990 • www.riu.com The Victorian-inspired Riu Palace Tropical Bay is an all-inclusive resort located on Negril’s beach of Bloody Bay. It’s the perfect locale for ultimate relaxation with its lush gardens, fresh water swimming pools, solarium terrace and “Renova Spa” wellness center. Enjoy a wide variety of cuisines, nightlife, and outdoor activities on this fun-filled Jamaican getaway.

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(877) BREEZES • www.breezes.com Situated along Jamaica’s Southwest shore, you can find Breezes flagship of Super-Inclusive resorts – Breezes Grand Resort & Spa Negril. At this world-acclaimed resort, you will not only be welcomed by the friendly team members, but enter paradise with breathtaking beaches and tropical gardens. Water sports, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a soothing spa, are just a few of the resort’s amenities, in addition to six classic restaurants, a piano bar, and disco. At this luxurious resort you are sure to leave your worries home. Not only will your honeymoon be memorable, but it will be nothing short of paradise.

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Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa

Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island

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Sandals Royal Plantation

Sunset at the Palms

(888) SANDALS • www.sandals.com On the lush north coast of Jamaica, where the rolling St. Ann Mountains sweep down to two private cove beaches, the art of stylish hospitality can be found at this all-butler, alloceanfront resort. Boasting a charming intimacy in an atmosphere of aesthetic sophistication, this five-decade gem of history hosts 74 ocean view suites tucked into a magnificent coral bluff.

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Sunset Beach Resort & Spa

Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort & Spa

(877) 734-3486 • www.sunsetbeachresort.com Escape to the playful, all-inclusive, 430-room Sunset Beach Resort & Spa in Montego Bay, offering the awesome new Pirate’s Paradise Water Park for the ultimate fun in the sun. Perfect for singles, couples and families, with a spectacular beachfront setting, spacious guestrooms, three restaurants, six bars, beach grill, three swimming pools, giant Jacuzzi, nonstop activities and entertainment. Spend a day pampering in the sumptuous spa with Jamaican inspired treatments or relaxing on the white sand beaches. Or tie the knot ‘island style’. And it’s all just ten minutes from the ‘Hip Strip’ of Montego Bay, featuring shopping, dining, and entertainment. Named one of the Top Ten Family Resorts In The Caribbean by TripAdvisor.com.

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(877) 576-7511 • www.hardrockhotels.com/riviera-maya The Aventura Spa Palace and Aventura Cove Palace will be transitioned to the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in the winter of 2013. Everyone’s got an all access pass to experience this all- inclusive oasis. Couples, families and even kids deserve the rock star treatment. The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya offers a family and adults-only side to create a truly one-of-a-kind, all- inclusive escape for guests of all ages. The family side has 489 spacious guestrooms, three restaurants with something delicious for everyone, cannon-ball worthy pools and water activities. The adult side has 777 decadent guestrooms, four bars to shake things up and a grotto pool that turns into an anything-goes-nightclub after hours.

Cozumel Palace

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Hard Rock Hotel Cancun

Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta

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Isla Mujeres Palace

Le Blanc Spa Resort

(800) 635-1836 • www.palaceresorts.com Enjoy a romantic, couples-only experience at the allinclusive Isla Mujeres Hotel Palace. Located away from the hustle and bustle of urban Cancun, this 62-room paradise is all about relaxing and rejuvenating with in-room Jacuzzis, spa services, and 24-hour room service. With destination wedding and honeymoon packages, your trip to this undisturbed tropical oasis is sure to be unforgettable.

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Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort

Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta

(800) 635-1836 • www.palaceresorts.com Escape to a place where you can leave your worries behind and relax in the warm sunshine with a total sense of freedom. Located on Cancun’s south shore, between mangroves and the Caribbean Sea, Moon Palace Golf Resort offers unsurpassed natural beauty. Guests indulge in an all-inclusive haven from everyday life featuring two enormous outdoor freestyle pools, two indoor swimming pools, six outdoor Jacuzzis, four swimup bars, a gym, six outdoor tennis courts, beach and water volleyball, miniature golf, bicycles and roller blades, two basketball courts, billiards, Ping-Pong tables, a disco, a sports bar, and much more. Guest rooms feature double Jacuzzis, private balconies, in-room safes, satellite TV, and mini-bars.

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Playacar Palace

Sun Palace

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(888) RIU-4990 • www.riu.com Located in the lively hotel area of Cancu?n, Hotel Riu Caribe is ideal for enjoying an unforgettable holiday along with your loved ones amid a fine white sand beach and turquoise water. With the 24-hour All-Inclusive system, guests are offered a variety of activities to participate in from tennis and swimming to daily entertainment. Experience Mexican gastronomy and taste sophisticated flavors at the restaurant’s buffet and in the thematic restaurants at the resort.

Hotel Riu Emerald Bay

Hotel Riu Jalisco

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Hotel Riu Lupita

Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas

(888) RIU-4990 • www.riu.com Situated on the beautiful Yucatan peninsula and surrounded by lush vegetation, the Hotel Riu Lupita offers its guests a wide range of services, including the “Renova Spa” with different treatments, and the “Cozumel” Beach Club, located on the beach itself. Four restaurants, two bars, two tennis courts, a gym, two swimming pools and a disco are just a few of the hotel’s amenities.

(888) RIU-4990 • www.riu.com In the south of the Baja California peninsula, north of Mexico, lies the Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas. Constructed directly on an extensive beach of white sand, you can enjoy the best service the Palace seal offers guests, along with the lively range of leisure options in the surrounding area. Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas has an outstanding gastronomic offer with seven restaurants, one of the new Krystal fushion gourmet proposal, five bars, two conference rooms, a tennis court, a gym, two infinity edge swimming pools and a disco.

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(888) RIU-4990 • www.riu.com The Riu Cancun is RIU’s all-inclusive resort with an unmatched location right in the heart of Cancun’s hotel zone. Located on a stunning beachfront property with unparalleled views of the Caribbean Sea, this Mexico vacation offers the perfect combination of beauty, convenience and luxury. Five restaurants, five bars, two conference rooms, a tennis court, a gym, three swimming pools and a disco are just a few of the hotel’s amenities.

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Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas

Hotel Riu Palace Mexico

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Hotel Riu Palace Pacífico

Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya

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Hotel Riu Vallarta

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Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort

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(888) SANDALS • www.sandals.com Built in the style of a British palace where majestic stone archways lead through a three-story open-air lobby, Sandals Grande St. Lucian is framed by spectacular mountain views and edged by the island's most dramatically perfect beach. Indulge in everything aquatic from scuba-diving to swimming in a choice of four impressive pools - including a creative lagoon pool that lets guests swim right up their rooms. Since the resort is surrounded by the sea, every room includes a mesmerizing water view. When you choose a suite, you'll luxuriate in the most lavish appointments including the indulgence of 24-hour room service. When you stay in at a Sandals Resort in St. Lucia, it's like 3 vacations in one. Our exclusive exchange program allows you to enjoy all the amenities and services of all our resorts on the island.

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Atrium Beach Resort & Spa

Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino

(888) 992-8748 • www.festiva-atrium.com With its half mile of natural beach and an array of nearby water sports, the Atrium Beach Resort & Spa is sought out for its pristine beachfront paradise overlooking the calm Caribbean Sea. Adjoining the resort’s pool area is the Greenhouse Restaurant, a mainstay on St. Maarten that features local and international cuisine.

(800) SONESTA • www.sonesta.com Set on 10 acres of lush, beachfront property, Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino is a “destination within a destination” offering a variety of accommodations and a dazzling array of activities. Situated on the Dutch side of the island, the resort is the island’s largest, with 520 rooms, and offers everything from sailing to shopping and stage shows to sybaritic spa treatments. For nightlife, there’s a world-class casino, a Las Vegas-style theater and clubs where you can dance until dawn. The resort also features three restaurants, a promenade with 40 shops and stand-alone restaurants from intimate to convivial in style, as well as tennis, the Good Life Spa and a beautiful white-sand beachfront.

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Advertisers Index The Estate at Florentine Gardens . . . . . .18-19 201-666-0444 www.florentinegardens.com

Macaluso's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110 973-427-7320 www.macalusos.com

The Fiesta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 201-939-5409 www.fiestabanquets.com

The Manor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 973-731-2360 www.themanorrestaurant.com

Flanders Valley Weddings & Banquets . . . . . .9 973-584-6620 www.flandersvalleyweddings.com

Metropolitan Room at The Newark Club . .26 973-242-0658 www.newarkclub.com

The Gran Centurions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 732-382-1664 www.thegrancenturions.com

Nanina's in the Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-29 973-751-1230 www.naninasinthepark.com

Grand Marquis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 732-679-5700 www.grandmarquiscaterers.com

Nauvoo Grill Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 732-747-8777 www.nauvoogrillclub.com

Grand Oaks Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 718-356-2771 www.grandoaksnyc.com

OHEKA CASTLE Hotel & Estate . . . . . . . . . .53 631-659-1360 www.oheka.com

Grand Plaza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 718-967-4034 www.grand-plaza.com

The Park Savoy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-29 973-377-7100 www.theparksavoy.com

Chimney Hill Estate Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 609-397-1516 www.chimneyhillinn.com

The Grand Summit Hotel . .Inside Back Cover 908-273-3000 www.grandsummit.com

Pierre's of South Brunswick . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 732-329-3219 www.pierresnj.com

The Clubhouse at Galloping Hill . . . . . . . . . .57 908-884-5657 www.gallopinghillgolfcourse.com

The Grove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 973-239-0390 www.thegrovenj.com

The Pines Manor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 732-287-2222 www.pinesmanor.com

Colonial Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 201-767-1505 www.colonialinnnj.com

Highlawn Pavillion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 973-731-3463 www.highlawn.com

The Place on the Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 732-297-1500 www.theplaceonthelake.com

Colts Neck Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 732-462-0383 www.coltsneckinn.com

Hilton Woodcliff Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104 201-391-3600 www.hiltonwoodclifflake.com

Pleasantdale Ch창teau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 973-731-5600 www.pleasantdale.com

The Cranbury Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 609-655-5595 www.thecranburyinn.com

Holiday Inn of East Windsor . . . . . . . . . .30-31 609-443-8000 www.windsorballroom.com

Radisson Hotel Freehold . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-31 732-780-3400 ext.6108 www.crystalballroomnj.com

Crowne Plaza Suffern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110 845-294-3342 www.cpsuffernhotel.com

Holiday Inn of Toms River . . . . . . . . . . . .30-31 732-244-4000 www.atlantisballroom.com

Ramada Inn of Toms River . . . . . . . . . . . .30-31 732-905-2626 www.versaillescaterers.com

Crystal Point Yacht Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 732-295-7000 www.thecrystalpoint.com

Jacques Reception Center & Catering . . . . .83 866-522-7837 www.jacquescatering.com

Raven & The Peach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 732-747-4666 www.ravenandthepeach.net

Doubletree by Hilton Tinton Falls . . . . .30-31 732-544-9300 www.sterlingballroomevents.com

Jericho Terrace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 516-742-5251 www.jerichoterrace.com

Richfield Regency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 973-239-6234 www.richfieldregency.com

The Empire Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 201-641-2892 www.theempireclub.com

La Riviera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 732-566-8400 www.larivieraloungenj.com

Rock Spring Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 973-731-6464 www.rockspringclub.com

The English Manor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 732-776-8558 www.theenglishmanor.com

Lake Valhalla Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 973-334-3190 www.lakevalhallaclub.com

The Rockleigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3 201-768-7171 www.therockleigh.net

Bakery A Little Cake (Le Petit Gateau) . . . . . . . . . .118 201-391-6300 www.alittlecake.com

Banquet Facilities & Catering The Berkeley Plaza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 908-464-0300 www.berkeleyplaza.com Biagio's Ristorante & Banquets . . . . . . . . .112 201-652-0201 www.biagios.com The Brownstone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 973-595-8582 www.thebrownstone.com Casa Bianca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 973-697-9704 www.casabiancabanquets.com The Channel Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 732-229-3131 www.channelclubnj.com

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Advertisers Index The Rosewood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-13 732-549-2900 www.therosewood.com

Woodcliff Manor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 201-391-0940 www.woodcliffmanor.com

Great Bridal Extravaganza . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224 631-667-EXPO www.greatbridalextravaganza.com

The Royal Manor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 973-478-8590 www.theroyalmanor.com

Bridal Accessories & Shoes

Honeymoon Expo Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230 973-773-7155 www.bridalhoneymoonexpo.com

Season's Catering Facility . . . . . . . . . . . .64-65 201-664-6141 www.seasonscatering.com Shadowbrook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33-44, 68 732-747-0200 www.shadowbrook.com Skylands At Randolph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 973-328-8600 www.skylandsatrandolph.com South Gate Manor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 732-431-1500 www.southgatemanornj.com Spring Lake Manor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 732-449-6630 www.springlakemanor.com The St. John Neumann Conference and Banquet Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 732-562-2411 www.diometuchen.org/banquets Sunset Harbour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 631-289-2582 www.sunset-harbour.com Towers on the Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111 516-775-7710 or 718-279-1472 www.towersonthegreen.com Vanderbilt at South Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 718-447-0800 www.vanderbiltsouthbeach.com

Alan's Fine Footwear Village . . . . . . . . . . . .131 732-321-6510 www.alansfinefootwear.com Bridal Styles Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129 718-339-3222 www.bridalstylesboutique.com My Glass Slipper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134 573-256-1931 www.myglassslipper.com

North Shore Bridal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231 631-563-6280 www.longislandbridalexpo.com PlanIt Expo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229 800-770-2743 www.planitexpo.com

Bridal Consulants & Event Planners

Tastefully Done Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230 908-420-2713 www.tastefullydoneevents.com

Alva Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150 646-504-0538 www.alvaevents.com

WeddingSetGo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226 888-435-7773 www.weddingsetgo.com

Jaynee's Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149 201-568-6717

Bridal & Tuxedo Fashions A. Bridal Co. & Formal Prom & Tux . . . . . .130 973-601-7272 www.abridalco.com Anthony Richards Formal Wear . . . . . . . . .148 973-736-0582 www.anthonyrichardstuxedos.com Deborah Lindquist Couture . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 818-763-7324 www.deborahlindquist.com

Bridal Registries Macy's Wedding & Gift . . .Inside Front Cover 800-568-8865 www.macys.com

Bridal Show Producers

Dance Studios Ballroom Dream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175 732-444-8164 www.ballroomdream.com Fred Astaire Dance Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176 908-228-2245 www.fredastairenj.com

Florists & Floral Arrangements Always & Forever Flowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180 848-459-4810 www.alwaysandforeverflowers.com Amore Weddings & Event Design . . . . . . .177 973-922-0902 www.amoredecorrental.com Ariston Florist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184 212-929-4226 www.aristonflorist.com Garden State Flower Market . . . . . . . . . . . .179 732-431-9000 www.gardenstateflowermarket.com

The Venetian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66-67 973-546-2250 www.venetiannj.com

Bosco's Bridal Fashion Show & Expo . . . . .225 914-337-3826 www.BoscoBridal.com

Verdi's of Westbury . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 516-334-4552 www.verdis.com

Bridal Expo, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232 800-625-3976 www.bridaltradeshows.com

Verdi's of Whitestone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 718-746-6000 www.verdis.com

Bridal Showcase/Four Season Productions 227 973-669-1625 www.njwedding.com/bridalshowcase

Waterside Restaurant and Catering . . . . . .103 201-861-0700 www.watersiderestaurantandcatering.com

Elegant Bridal Productions, Inc. . . . . .222-223 888-427-4339 www.elegantbridal.com

SilkFlowerWedding.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178 877-237-2972 www.silkflowerwedding.com

Westmount Country Club Outside Back Cover 973-256-2700 www.westmountcc.com

Everything Bridal Shows & Expos . . . . . . .228 800-334-4448 www.everythingbridalshows.com

Towers Flowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186 631-422-6714 www.towersflowersny.com

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Limousine Services

Photography & Videography

Hallak Cleaners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130 201-343-7333 www.hallakcleaners.com

TRU Limousine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194-195 908-523-1700 www.trulimo.com

Allan Reider Studios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157 908-688-8808 www.njphotographer.com

Health Beauty & Spa Services

Linens

Appearance Worskhop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138 732-244-1155 www.appearanceworkshop.com

Bergen Linen Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178 201-343-7333 www.bergenlinen.com

Ben Lau Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160 973-375-2301 www.benlauphotography.com

Gingi Skin Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139 800-823-9928 www.gingiskincare.com

Music & Entertainment Special Love Songs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174 908-616-0552 www.speciallovesongs.com

Gorgeous Bride NY Hair & Makeup . . . . . .136 212-481-4990 www.gorgeousbrideny.com

Ted O'Connell Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . .174 732-367-0647

Lash Concepts LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138 732-421-6931 or 732-672-3001 www.lashconcepts.com

VIP DJ Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174 973-261-0036 www.vipdiscjockeys.com

Model Bride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136 908-832-0098 www.modelbride.com

Over-Night Accommodations

Ephemera Photographics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164 732-229-1964 or 908-489-1770 www.ephemeraphotographics.com Jessica Lauren Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . .160 862-377-5961 www.jessicalaurenphoto.com Lara Lux Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164 201-577-2049 www.laralux.com M&A Video Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160 973-812-9250 www.mavideoproductions.com

Crowne Plaza Suffern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110 845-294-3342 www.cpsuffernhotel.com

Milton Gil Photographers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165 973-771-9700 www.miltongil.com

Crystal Point Yacht Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 732-295-7000 www.thecrystalpoint.com

Park Ave Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166-167 631-589-7735 www.parkavestudio.com

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino .201 800-223-6388 www.arubamarriott.com

Doubletree by Hilton Tinton Falls . . . . .30-31 732-544-9300 www.sterlingballroomevents.com

Proposed Studios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172 201-485-8885 www.proposedstudios.com

Atrium Beach Resort & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . .200 888-992-8748 www.festiva-atrium.com

The Grand Summit Hotel . .Inside Back Cover 908-273-3000 www.grandsummit.com

Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa . . .202-203 877-352-8898 www.cbayresort.com

Holiday Inn of East Windsor . . . . . . . . . .30-31 609-443-8000 www.windsorballroom.com

Honeymoon Expo Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230 201-880-6838 www.honeymoonexpocenter.com

Holiday Inn of Toms River . . . . . . . . . . . .30-31 732-244-4000 www.atlantisballroom.com

Invitations

OHEKA CASTLE Hotel & Estate . . . . . . . . . .53 631-659-1360 www.oheka.com

Shall We Dance Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134 973-542-8433 www.shallwedancedesigns.com

Wedding Information Services

Jaynee's Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149 201-568-6717

Pleasantdale Ch창teau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 973-731-5600 www.pleasantdale.com

Make An Impression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150 201-261-2777 www.yourpartyexpert.com

Radisson Hotel Freehold . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-31 732-780-3400 ext.6108 www.crystalballroomnj.com

RSVP to Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150 201-825-RSVP (7787) www.rsvp-to-me.com

Ramada Inn of Toms River . . . . . . . . . . . .30-31 732-905-2626 www.versaillescaterers.com

Tim Alan Makeup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138 732-718-1144 www.TimAlan.net

Honeymoon Locations & Travel

The American Wedding Album . . . . . . . . . .150 608-783-1665 / 765-473-4438 www.theamericanwedding.com

ContemporaryBride.com

The Studio Photographers . . . . . . . . . .158-159 732-431-2660 www.thestudiophotographers.com VeroLuce Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164 973-449-6167 www.verolucephotography.com Videoccasions Video Productions . . . . . . . .173 201-891-2300 www.videoccasions.com

Shoes & Apparel

Contemporary Bride Magazine . . . . . . . . . .168 www.contemporarybride.com NJ Wedding.com (Kent Enterprises) . . . . .178 www.njwedding.com WedAlert Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230 www.wedalertnetwork.com Wedding Vendor Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224 www.facebook.com/njweddingvendornetwork

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