Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Danielle and Rob's Wedding

Though the Hibachi/Sake Bomb crew stayed out quite a bit later than we did that night. We had a wedding to go to the next day, so Chris and I called it an early night (as in...midnight) and got up the next day to head to New Jersey for Danielle and Rob's wedding at the beautiful Perona Farms in New Jersey. The venue was gorgeous, and we were super wowed as we drove up and walked into the space.

The ceremony was in an outside garden off the building. Danielle looked beautiful and so happy as she walked down the aisle.

Danielle and Rob wrote their own vows, and I'd be lying if I said I didn't cry through most of it...there were very few dry eyes in the, garden.
The Wagner College crew at the ceremony

After the ceremony we walked back over to the building for Cocktail Hour. On the walk over, the strap on my dress broke as I went to hug a college friend! Thank goodness for Danielle's bathroom basket filled with everything anyone could possibly need at a wedding, sometimes those really come in handy! Thanks to a safety pin, I was back in action in no time and outside for some "Champs", paninis, and a whole table of fresh prepared food from local farms!

After Cocktail Hour we were ushered into the main ballroom, which was beautifully set-up for dinner and also had a band warming up for the start of the reception.

Danielle got her bridesmaids wine glasses hand-painted with an image of their bridesmaid dress: a very cute, personalized touch! The favors were playing cards with pictures of places they've traveled together since they started dating. I had no idea what world travelers these two were! It seems they've been everywhere, and seeing their own pictures they've taken around the world was really neat! The top card in the pack said the following: "You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams"

They also had beautiful, full centerpieces
Top left: Dinner menu, Top right: Sweetheart table
Bottom left: Card box, Bottom right: Memorial candle
 The Bride and Groom were announced and they shared their first dance!

Next up, the parent dances. Danielle's dad was very dapper and these two had quite the moves on the dance floor!

Rob danced to "I Hope you Dance" with his mother:

After a bit of dancing, it was time for the cake cutting:

This little man stole the show with a rousing rendition of "We Will Rock You"

 Then the bouquet toss:

Danielle and Rob also had a photo booth, which was a ton of fun (and explains Chris's garb below). We got two film strips: one to keep, and one to put into their guest book!
This was, of course, my favorite part of the day. A full dessert table with different chocolate dipping sauces at the end.

Then we finished out the afternoon dancing and having a blast catching up with friends!

Congratulations to Danielle and Rob, and thanks so much for inviting us to share this special day with you both! We weren't able to sneak Rob away for a picture, but at least we got one with the bride!


Heather said...

What a beautiful wedding! I'm so glad you were able to fix your dress and get right back to partying. That dessert table looks awesome!

Kristina said...

Oh my goodness. You were 10 minutes from my house!!!!! I love Perona. We go to their Sunday brunch. We almost got married there but a friend of mine also got married there and I wanted to do a little something different! Isn't it amazing.

eliz said...

Wow great centerpieces!!! I still haven't been to a wedding with a dessert bar....I am missing out!

Mom said...

Sounds like such a fun wedding. How thoughtful of the couple to have a basket full of all the little "essentials."

All you need is love said...

Holy Moly what a fantastic wedding, and the brides!! Gorgeous!