Liz and Bobby went to the same college for four years, however they didn’t actually meet until the fall of their senior year when they had the same chemistry class. They had crushes on each other at the time, but neither one let it slip! Later in the spring, Liz needed to make a documentary for her major and chose Bobby as the subject (since he was the coolest guy on campus!). For his final interview question, Liz asked him where he would be in five years…. little did they both know that they would actually be preparing to celebrate their wonderful wedding day exactly then! The two started dating after graduation, and knew instantly that they had each found ‘the one’. By the way, we watched Liz’s video documentary on Bobby… she’s a very talented filmmaker and Bobby, an incredible artist!
Let’s fast forward to their fantastic wedding day. Liz and her bridal party got ready in the early afternoon at her parents’ house. After hair and makeup by ULTA Beauty, the beautiful bridesmaids enjoyed some fun moments with the bride, then dressed in their lovely matching burgundy dresses. Liz changed out of her pretty floral robe into her wedding gown. She was truly such a beautiful, glowing bride! Her dress was a gorgeous flowing strapless gown, belted at the waist with a glittering rhinestone sash. She wore her hair up and added a long veil for the ceremony. So lovely! Her bouquet was a fabulous array of dark and light pink blooms by J&M Floral and Event. Everyone was ready and it was time to head to the church for the main event!
At Central Presbyterian Church in Summit, NJ, Bobby and his groomsmen stood and waited at the altar in their classic black tuxedos, with Bobby distinguished in a black bow tie and white boutonniere. We absolutely loved seeing Bobby’s face as he just couldn’t contain his emotions at the first sight of Liz walking up the aisle! It was so touching to witness. They spoke their traditional vows and were pronounced ‘husband and wife’!
After a lighthearted bubble salute exit from the church, we enjoyed filming while the talented Paul Francis Photography photographed the wedding party outside in the gorgeous summer weather. It was so wonderful to work with Paul and his partner. Be sure to check out the amazing photos from the day on his blog!
Liz and Bobby’s reception was held at Stone House at Stirling Ridge in Warren, NJ. Stone House is so sophisticated and classic, and their ballroom was beautifully decorated this evening in shades of burgundy, apricot and rose. And check out Liz and Bobby's amazing wedding cake by Rudy’s Pastry Shop, complete with their monogram and lovely white and rose blossoms!
The newlyweds shared an affectionate and joyful first dance together before the rest of the evening’s formal events. We were treated to beautiful, engaging toasts and some really energetic dancing that evening! Hank Lane Music’s Russ Bennett Band definitely rocked the house that night and everyone had such a great time dancing and celebrating the happy couple!
We enjoyed every moment that we worked with Liz and Bobby and their family...in the months leading up to the wedding and on the big day itself. To echo Bridget, one of Liz’s maid of honor’s toasts from that evening, ‘Cheers to new life, new love and everything in between!’ Best wishes to Liz and Bobby!
Photographer: Paul Francis Photography - Plainfield, NJ blog:
Floral Design: J&M Floral and Event - Madison, NJ
Hair Stylist: ULTA Beauty - Watchung, NJ
Makeup Artist: ULTA Beauty - Watchung, NJ
Entertainment: Hank Lane Music - Russ Bennett Band - New York, NY; Livingston, NJ
Cake: Rudy's Pastry Shop - Bloomfield, NJ
Officiant: Pastor Don Steele - Summit, NJ
Church: Central Presbyterian Church - Summit, NJ
Venue: Stone House at Stirling Ridge - Warren, NJ