Friday, August 6, 2010

Real Wedding: Mike and Sheryl - Part 2 of 2

Welcome back for the conclusion of Mike and Sheryl's wedding.  We've taken you through their engagement, into the getting ready and pre-ceremony shots, and now, here is where the magic happens and you see it all come together.  Sheryl and Mike managed let their personalities shine through each element of their wedding, which exuded both vintage charm and modern style. From the live musicians at the ceremony, to the mashed potato bar, to the vintage photo booth, and right on through to the sparkler send off it was apparent to all that this is a couple who not only has great style but that loves to have fun together.  

Sheryl and Mike chose to host their ceremony and reception in Newark, NJ - where they had first met.  Now, we know what you're thinking because we thought it too. Could Newark, NJ - once ranked as one of the most dangerous cities in the nation - be the perfect place for a fairytale wedding?  We were skeptical at first, but my oh my were we shocked and awed by the beauty of The Mezzanine, on the second  floor of The National Newark Building. Art Deco, bank vaults, funky teller window turned bar - the history and 1930's feel was captivating...although certainly not more so than the charm of the lovely bride and groom and the romantic and modern details that they brought to the space. 

The Dress: Pnina Tornai
The Shoes: Emilio Pucci
The Suit: Andrew Fezza
Bridesmaids' Dresses: Alvina Velenta
Groomsmen's Suits: Alfani
Flowers: Laurelwood Designs
Veil: Kleinfield
Make-up: Expert Makeup Artistry - Lauren Del Preore Iavarone
Hair: Headhunters - Annie Mees
Photo Location(s): Hilton Newark Penn Station, Branch Brook Park, 
The Mezzanine, and Broad Street Newark
Catering: Frungillo
Stationary: Paper & Inklings
Music: Ceremony & Cocktail Hour - Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra
Reception - DJ Gaza (Gary Hoffmann)
Videographer: Well Spun Wedding Films

Thanks again to Mike and Sheryl for sharing these gorgeous photos.  You both mean a lot to us and we wish you a wonderfully happy and healthy marriage.

Jen & Saira

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