Nicole and Chris were married on a lovely fall day at the Park Savoy Estate in Florham Park, New Jersey. Everything took place at this gorgeous historic venue, from the early morning preparations to the very last dance at their reception. And we were so overjoyed to be able to share in their celebration and film their wonderful wedding event!
Nicole and Chris’s wedding at the Park Savoy was just as special as Chris’s proposal. He decided to pop the question to Nicole on a grand trip to Italy! One evening, after a romantic dinner on the rooftop of their hotel, they walked out onto the private balcony which overlooked a bustling city square in Rome. And with that magical piazza serving as their beautiful backdrop, Chris asked Nicole to be his wife. She said “yes”! And they continued their tour of Italy, visiting Florence and ending their excursion in a gorgeous villa in Tuscany. That will certainly be a trip that both will remember and treasure forever.
We return now to their beautiful wedding day… In the early morning hours, Nicole, Chris and their families and wedding party got ready for the exciting day’s events in the suites at the Park Savoy. Nicole’s bridesmaids wore long burgundy gowns in keeping with the burgundy and gold wedding theme colors, while Chris and his groomsmen dressed into their matching, classic black tuxedos.
Nicole then put on her amazing wedding gown. Her dress had a beautiful lace illusion bodice and a full skirt with an equally lovely overlay. She wore her long hair down in full, loose waves fastened with a dazzling brooch that perfectly matched her earrings and a dramatic, long veil for the ceremony. She was such a breathtakingly beautiful bride!
Nicole and Chris shared an exciting first look in the courtyard that morning before their ceremony was set to begin. We always love capturing this moment for our couples for their wedding films! There’s so much energy in the air, sweet anticipation for the events ahead and pure and simple joy!
Then, their photo shoot took place outside on the always perfectly manicured grounds at the Park Savoy. And we couldn’t have been happier to film Nicole, Chris and their wedding party as an amazing photographer and our good friend, Paul, and his talented team at Paul Francis Photography took professional photos!
After the photo shoot had wrapped up, we gathered our things and got ready for the big moment, as their wedding ceremony was about to begin. The Park Savoy recently unveiled their new onsite chapel, and it was everything we expect from this venue: beautiful, romantic and simply perfect. And the gorgeous white floral arrangements from Flowers by Connie Riemer were the icing on the cake. A very talented violin quartet played for the processional and Nicole entered the chapel on the arm of her father. Nicole’s brother was their officiant as they recited their vows and said their “I do’s”, making it official! Then, the newest ‘Mr. and Mrs.’ kissed for the first time!
Nicole and Chris’s reception kicked off in early afternoon, as the happy couple entered the grand ballroom and danced a wonderfully choreographed first dance together. We also heard such wonderful, heartfelt toasts from Nicole’s brother and man of honor and from Chris’s brothers. And the rest of their reception was filled with music and dancing! They even had an Elvis impersonator, Jim Barone, entertain guests with "the King’s" biggest rock n’ roll hits! And PAE Event Group provided DJ services and music, a fantastic saxophonist, and a ton of energy, to keep everyone enjoying themselves all afternoon long!
This special wedding day was so unique and personalized, and truly, so much fun! We'd love to thank Nicole and Chris once again for allowing us to capture their wedding day on film so they can relive their wonderful memories for years to come. And congratulations again to Nicole and Chris!
Photographer: Paul Francis Photography - Morristown, NJ
Floral Design: Flowers by Connie Riemer - West Orange, NJ
Hair Stylist: the Bride
Makeup Artist: Amanda Sarracino; Lindsay Jenkins
Cake: Calandra's Bakery - Caldwell, NJ
Officiant: Michael Spagnolo
Venue: The Park Savoy Estate - Florham Park, NJ