Patty & Manny
July 10, 2010
The Pines Manor • Edison, NJ
It was New York City’s biggest snowstorm of 2009 as Patty and Manny ventured to the top of the Empire State Building on a cold March day. Once at the top, the beautiful view was accompanied by an intimate calm. “It felt like we were in a snowglobe,” Patty recalls, “and Manny began taking pictures to capture the special moment.” Little did Patty know, it was about to become even more magical. Manny handed Patty the camera to look at the photographs he had just taken. When she got to the last slide, it read, Patty, will you marry me? As Patty looked up, Manny was down on one knee.
Patty and Manny didn’t even consider having their wedding celebration anywhere else. Having both met working at the Pines Manor, it holds a very special place in their hearts. “A wedding is a time to be spent with friends and family, and that is what the Pines Manor is to us,” recalled Patty. “It felt like being home.” When asked about the staff at their wedding, the couple responded with one word, “Amazing.”
When guests entered the Pines Manor, they immediately felt as though they had been whisked off to a beautiful Greek isle. The room was appropriately decorated in turquoise and white, and Dori from Total Party created a stunning ceiling treatment that featured Chinese lanterns. Guests’ place cards and champagne glasses that held an edible hibiscus flower were set on a table covered in wheatgrass that was provided by The Arc Greenhouses.
Patty and Manny are still talking about how much they loved Marconi Photography. Manny is happy that they have traditional wedding photographs, but also “artsy” ones, which are wonderful keepsakes.
Dessert followed, featuring a beautifully designed cake from Americana Baking Company. Layers of chocolate and vanilla cake with a raspberry filling and a buttercream icing was the perfect light finish to a wonderful dining experience.
Ceremony Location: Kimisis Tis Theotokou, Greek Orthodox Church • Officiant: Father George Dounelis • Reception Location: Pines Manor • Photographer: Marconi The Art of Photography • Entertainment: Platinum Entertainment Productions • Florist: The Flower Cart • Bridal Salon: RK Bridal • Veil: Custom-made • Headpiece: Etsy.com • Formal Attire: ChazMaTazz Formalwear • Cake Designer: Americana Baking Company • Limousine Service: Action Limousine • Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas • Hair Salon: Vogue Hair and Nail • Jeweler: Jared the Galleria of Jewelry • Ceiling Treatment: Total Party • Specialty Greens: Arc Greenhouses