Our wedding was an absolute dream come true. Not only did we have a unique, beautiful venue, but we worked with some truly fantastic vendors. We also took the time to make and hand craft a lot of the details at our wedding, which really helped make it personalized and even more special. Our Catholic mass ceremony was traditional, but most other aspects were fairly non-traditional. The girls wore mismatched dresses, the groomsen wore grey suits, our venue was not a typical ballroom setting... all things that made the day personal and special to us. We loved taking photos in our photo booth, tearing up the dance floor, enjoying the beauty of the venue, eating the delicious food & sharing the day with our family & friends.
It truly was the best day, and now, we get to share the rest of our lives together! :]
We really loved every moment of the day & look back on it so happily.
I had an amazing experience with Jefre Bridals! Elanie helped me choose several options for my dress and was there when my sister, cousin, friend, and mom joined me to make my final decision. Amalia, the seamstress, felt like family to me right away. She made all changes that I wanted and she made sure the dress fit me perfectly. I cannot express enough how wonderful it was to work with her. I would definitely recommend checking Jefre, especially if you're looking for a more personal (but still affordable!) bridal dress shopping experience!
Working with Rudy's through our venue (Stone House at Stirling Ridge) was wonderful! We met with Peggy for our tasting & consultation. It was a fun, easy process. We brought a photo of an idea for our cake and they let us know they'd be able to do it with no problem. The day of our wedding, our cake was beautiful! It tasted great & it visually fit so nicely with the rest of our wedding. We were very pleased with our experience with Rudy's!
We were absolutely thrilled with our wedding limo bus experience. The planning and coordinating was easy and the day of went so smoothly. Having a very large bridal party, we were concerned about making sure everyone fit comfortably, and All Star Limo made sure to accomodate. Our driver was friendly and made sure everyone was comfortable. The limo bus itself was incredible - our bridal party & families loved it! We had a blast on the drive from the church to the hotel and then from the hotel to the venue. We were very pleased with the whole experience and would certainly recommend All Star Limo!
Working with Toni at Landmark Honeymoons was one of the best parts of the planning process! She was friendly, easy to communicate with, honest & really tried hard to make sure we were going to have the best honeymoon experience possible! She worked with our budget giving possible destination options and her personal recommendations. She also help us set up a Honeymoon Registry, with the help of her colleague, Grace (who was also wonderful to work with!) Our honeymoon was absolutely spectacular and we have Toni to thank for all her prep, planning and organization! The trip went so smoothly, all our documents arrived in a timely manner, and Toni checked in to make sure everything was all in order. We credit Toni with the great honeymoon we were able to have and we plan on working with her again for our next trip!
Working with Scratch was AMAZING! The whole process went smoothly and it was a lot of fun. Dana (our correspondent) made sure everything was just what we wanted.
Choosing the DJ was a great experience too. It was fun to view videos and read about the DJs to choose the best fit for us. We ended up choosing DJ Ollie to spin at our wedding and we were blown away! Having a few conversations with DJ Ollie and Dana prior to the wedding really let them know our tastes and likes and the feeling we were going for. They listened to our vision for the day and once the day of the wedding came, DJ Ollie did not disappoint. He played all the songs we wanted to hear, a great mix. Our dance floor was PACKED the whole night! Everyone raved about how fun the wedding was and a huge part of that is because DJ Ollie really rocked. I would definitely recommend Scratch Weddings & DJ Ollie in particular, if you're in the NJ/NY area.
Our photo booth was a HUGE hit at the wedding with everyone of all ages. We also used the guestbook service which was great - we had an awesome book of photos to take home and look through that night! We were so impressed with how nice, knowledgeable and friendly our attendant, Alexandra, was during the wedding. We were super impressed with eveyr aspect. The booth was set up on time, unobtrusive but still totally accessible. Our friends are using GSPB after attending our wedding! We highly recommend them!
Kristin at House of Luciano is AMAZING. She is an incredibly talented and very professional make up artist. I researched a ton of make up artists that would do make up for myself and my bridesmaids at my parent's home on the big day. After coming up with a budget and contacting several make up artists, I really felt like Kristin would be a great match and I went to her studio to have a trial. She was super easy going, friendly and did an amazing job at the trial. She asked what I wanted to look like on the big day, what colors I usually wore, etc. I gave her a general idea (that I don't usually wear too much make up, that I wanted to look summery and I loved golden tones) and she made me look exactly as I'd imagined. Communicating with her was super easy, at the trial & in the time leading up to the wedding. She was really organized and helped me make a schedule that worked around all the bridesmaids hair appointments.
The day of the wedding, Kristin did an absolutely stellar job. The girls and I all felt and looked stunning! Everyone looked fresh and gorgeous & the make up lasted literally all day! Our wedding day was pretty hot and a little humid and even after the very last dance, we all still looked amazing - we were SO impressed! Definitely worth every (affordable) cent!
I wish Kristin could do my make up everyday! She is truly amazing and if you're looking for someone to do make up in your home, I would highly recommend choosing House of Luciano!
Working with Lynn at Angelone's Florist was wonderful! Not only did Lynn really try to see our vision, he worked with me to ensure we had the look we wanted and stayed within our budget. I had a non-traditional idea for our centerpieces (using different sized mason jars) and Lynn worked with me to make it happen exactly as I'd imagined it. Our bouquets were incredibly beautiful as well. A really nice touch is that the bouquets are delivered in vases, so they arrived standing upright, no flattened flowers! I definitely feel like that touch helped make our flowers look great for a long period of time.
We got a ton of compliments on how beautiful all the flowers were, from the bouquets, to the church arrangements, to the centerpieces. I had a great experience working with Lynn and I would definitely recommend using Angelone's!
We flew Tyler and Sarah from Treehouse Photography from Montana to New Jersey to capture our wedding.
I cannot say enough about how incredible they are. They are talented, creative, professional, hard working and they were a blast too! It truly felt like having family shooting our wedding. They made everyone feel comfortable and at ease. The photos came out absolutely stunning. Tyler & Sarah captured the day perfectly. If you ever have the chance to work with them, take it! We loved working with Treehouse Photography & would do it again in a heartbeat!
https://vimeo.com/46012293 <--- Our Treehouse Photography photo slideshow
Working with William was awesome! My husband was in a friend's wedding last year and that couple used Video Tech. When it came time to plan our own wedding, we remembered what a great job William had done & made an appointment to meet with him. All of the pre-wedding planning was very smooth and communication with him was easy. He is professional, enthusiastic and does great work! We were very happy with how unobtrusive he was and how he really took filming our wedding seriously through a cinematic approach. We love that Video Tech is a family owned, family run business and that was part of our reason for choosing them. We would definitely recommend working with William!
Working with Alexa of 26 Sorts (http://www.etsy.com/shop/26Sorts) was an absolute dream. Alexa created our save the dates, our invitations, our menu header, and our programs. She also created custom timelines for us that we shared with our guests staying at the hotel. Some items we had Alexa print and ship, and others, she created digital files and we printed them ourselves. Alexa made both options super easy & worry free. If you're planning on printing through her or printing yourself, it will be a great experience either way.
Not only is Alexa super professional, talented and creative, she is incredibly easy to work with. She made sure every detail was perfect and was friendly and fun throughout the whole process. She was super communicative, I was always able to reach out to her and her responses were always prompt. Alexa's designs are fun, unique & and she offers a great variety of items. Working with Alexa was one of my favorite parts of the planning process and I highly recommend her! You will not be disappointed if you choose 26 Sorts for your stationary needs.
I grew up going to St. Joseph's church and when the time came to choose a ceremony location, there was no question! Father Charlie did an amazing job with our mass and ceremony - he really got to know us and he made our families and bridal party feel comfortable and at ease. The church is beautiful and all of the history behind it made it that much more special for us.
I found Stone House before my husband and I even got engaged! It was just so beautiful and so different, I held onto the link. Once we were engaged, I showed him the place right away. It was the first place we visited and our only real contender as far as choosing where we'd celebrate our reception.
The venue itself is absolutely stunning. The modern rustic setting and the surrounding trees and grand lawn are just breathtaking. We knew right away we'd want to have our reception in the Gallery space - very unique and somewhat non-traditional, which is what were going for. We also loved the outdoor cocktail hour space next to the Gallery. The tables and chairs, the tent itself, every thing you could look at that was already in the space was beautiful. And the same went for inside the Gallery itself. Both spaces are incredibly lovely.
Everything leading up to the big day went fairly smoothly as well. Our tasting was phenomenal. We worked with Carissa who really listened to our vision and executed it wonderfully. Ruby and Mercedes (our bridal attendant and our maître d) were amazing on the day of the wedding. I didn't feel as though we had to worry about anything. Everything was taken care of exactly how we had discussed.
The grounds are amazing for photos as well. We got so many compliments on how beautiful the venue was (the inside space and the outdoor space as well), even our wedding photographers said it was the most beautiful wedding site they'd ever shot! I would definitely recommend checking out Stone House. They have such a variety of options as far as what you want your day to be, and if you like a more unique look (as opposed to traditional/standard ballroom) this is definitely the place for you. And did I mention the food there is amazing? AMAZING!
Overall we were absolutely thrilled with Stone House at Stirling Ridge & would recommend it highly.
Working with Kelly & Sara with Courtyard Marriott was a pleasure. They made setting up and planning our room block super simple. They were always there to answer any questions and kept us updated on our room block status throughout the process. The hotel itself was clean, well kept & everyone there was very friendly to us and our guests. We really enjoyed staying there the night of our wedding & we know our guests did too!
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