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