I consider it a huge honor when someone you know asks you to be their wedding planner. To me, this means the person knows you, and knows you are responsible enough to coordinate and execute one of the most important days of their life. This is not a responsibility that I take lightly.
I knew Melissa and her family for several years but never met her fiancé, Greg. Through the wedding planning process I got to know both of them much better. It was such a pleasure getting to know them as a couple and to see how well they work together.
Melissa and Greg's wedding was held on July 9th. The ceremony was took place at St. Peters Church in Riverside, NJ. After the ceremony was over, guests headed to the Bradford Estate in Hainesport, NJ for the reception. Cocktail Hour was held in a large room, then guests headed into the main ballroom for dinner.
My favorite thing about this wedding was all the little details that Melissa and Greg added to the day. From the teacher-themed wedding, to the Harry Potter elements, to their gift basket raffles, the day was a true representation of them as a couple and the things they enjoy.
Melissa and Greg are both teachers and their love of education played a large role in their wedding. Their students came to the ceremony and handed out programs- which was designed to look like school newspapers. Instead of traditional table numbers, the couple used letters and had the letters written in chalk on small chalkboards. Even their engagement session took place at a school, with the large chalkboard serving as the background.
I think the fan favorite moment of the night was when Melissa and Greg's guests received their favor, which was a very large personalized cookie. It was in the shape of a chalkboard and said "Melissa and Greg's wedding". Each cookie had a piece of chalk and an apple on it. They were delicious!
The picture below is my favorite picture of Melissa and Greg. These two get each other's sense of humor, and love of Harry Potter!
Melissa and Greg's Wedding Professionals:
Church: Saint Peter's Catholic Church, Riverside, NJ
Reception: The Bradford Estate
Wedding Planner: Table 1 Events
Photography: Studio K Photography
Videography: Scary Good Solutions, LLC
DJ: Jon Strout
Photobooth: LLR Photobooths
Cake: DiBartolo's Bakery
Cake Topper: Top of the Cake
Florist: Eastwick's Florist
Dress: purchased at Kleinfield Bridal