Both Maggie & Eric went to same parties & social events at Boston College; they spent their summer nights at the same local college bar. Eric even saw his future bride perform on stage, however it wasn't until six years after graduation that they finally met. It was a mutual classmates wedding that brought the two together. "Under the smoky cover of a New Jersey fog machine, we took the first of many sweet dance steps together," recalls Maggie. They hit it off and shared their first kiss while waiting in line for a hand-rolled cigar. After a year of long distance dating Maggie finally made the move up to Boston to be with Eric. On a West Coast trip from San Francisco to LA the couple decided to take a hike in Big Sur. A 45 minute climb and one wrong turn later and Eric got down on one knee and proposed as the sun set over the valley. For the big day the couple decided to stay near Maggie's hometown of Rumson New Jersey. The Church of the Nativity in Fair Haven was perfect for her ceremony and a tented outdoor reception at Rumson Country Club fit the black tie wedding theme. Maggie chose a beautiful Monique Lhuillier gown from Kleinfeld Bridal with a full skirt of organza flowers paired with killer Jimmy Choo stilettos in festive silver sparkle. Make up and Hair was done by Glen Goldbaum and a birdcage veil added a timeless elegance. Eric chose a tasteful Brooks Brothers Tuxedo paired with evil ninja socks, a perfect pairing! Classic knee length black Alfred Sung dresses were picked or the girls. The couples' invites were from Pauline's Papery in Red Bank. Maggie's mom Kathleen was the official "party planner" bringing in fabulous florists & event designers Craig Kiely & Darryn Murphy Designs to create soft fall table arrangements & stunning bouquets. Their beautiful tent was brought in and set up by Sperry Tents and The All Star Dance Band from Star Talent Inc had this crowd packed on the dance floor till the early morning hour. Mr. Jeary, father of the bride, may just win our best dancer of the year award!
We are just so excited to have been invited to the Manufacture De Monaco Exclusive Truck Show! A portion of the proceeds will go to the Princess Grace Awards a wonderful organization that supports emerging talent in theater, dance, and film. This event was hosted by the lovely owners of Rumson China & Glass. Sperry Tents brought in such a unique tent for the event! Darryn of Darryn Murphy Designs created the sweet and elegant arrangements and Mumfords Catering tempted quests with delicious h'orderves.
The rolling hills of the New Vernon estate made for an elegant and romantic setting. Lauren added a champagne sash to her dress for the reception and traded her veil for a simple white flower hair piece . Larkspur & Thyme cut young saplings from the property and used them inside the tent along with centerpieces full of dahlias, hydrangeas, and apples in an autumn palate. The spacious heated tent was provided by Sperry Tents. Place cards were held in sterling silver dishes of acorns, sheaths of wheat adorned the table, and firecrackers with monogrammed matches lite up the night. The cake by Joanne Gusweiler of CoCoCuisine in Bedminster was right in time with the season! Laughter and tears followed every speech, and the crowd danced the night away. The Eturnity Band of NYC was just so much fun!
The couple was so lovely we did a more relaxed after wedding portrait session. We got such a kick out of Lauren's converse sneakers!
The fall colors could not have been more vibrant for our handsome couple Rob and Lauren! Their wedding was held at the bride's parents private estate in New Vernon, New Jersey. Florist Carol Magadini from Larkspur & Thyme was lucky enough to be able to work with her natural surroundings to create refreshingly informal bouquets and centerpieces. Lauren was so excited to use the fall foilage! Almost all of the flowers used were grown on the estate creating such a sentimental feel. Lauren looked absolutely radiant in a delicate lace gown by Monique L'huillier and Christian Louboutin open toe pumps all purchased from the bridal department of Saks Fifth Ave in NYC. The gorgeous blue topaz & peridot ring was a gift from Lauren's grandmother. Susan Brinson of Studio Brinson in NYC created all of the menues, place cards, and CD covers. The girls wore Amsale in a rich shade of chocolate.
Lauren's parents recall thinking of this day when building their grand staircase. With four daughters it will be the backdrop for many special days!
The ceremony was also in New Vernon at The Church of Christ the King where the couple made a dashing exit in an antique Triumph convertible.