Diana and Stan
October 23, 2011
Crystal Plaza • Livingston, NJ
For Diana and Stan, living in the same building as teenagers and spending summer mornings on the run was a recipe for romance. One summer they began getting to know each other and jogged together every morning on the boardwalk. Shortly after Diana and Stan started dating and became inseparable. As they grew up, the friendship between the two began to feel like something more, and on their first date, Diana knew Stan was “the one”. Five years later, on a date special to Diana, Stan asked her to be his wife. “Stan made a special Valentine’s Day proposal, which also happens to be my birthday,” Diana shared. “But what makes it even more special is that my dad also proposed to my mom on Valentine’s Day. I was completely surprised when he popped the question in a limo on our way to dinner at River Cafe. The evening was very romantic and unforgettable. Leaving my dad speechless and hearing my sister’s excitement was a priceless reaction.” Diana and Stan began planing their October 23, 2011 wedding.
“Crystal Plaza had us at hello with their friendly service and warm hospitality. The only obstacle we had to overcome was convincing our parents to have a wedding New Jersey since most guests would be coming from Brooklyn. My dad got a little push from Douglas from D and E Entertainment as he raved about the place and said it was worth the commute. So we brought our parents to Crystal Plaza and they realized what we had been raving about.”
While searching for her dress, Diana’s father proved himself to be a maestro of bridal gowns as well!
“Choosing my wedding dress was no easy task since I wanted something special and unusual with a modern twist. I didn’t know what style but I knew I wanted to be comfortable so I can enjoy my wedding night. After hitting up all major bridal stores, one dress caught my attention at a small boutique in Manhasset, New York called The Wedding Salon. I was walking around the store when a beautiful Marchesa gown caught my eye. Before I even tried it on my dad said, “This is it.” When I walked out of the room his eyes lit up and he said, “We’re done.” My mom and I had our doubts because it didn’t fit the norm of bridal gowns, it didn’t have a train, it didn’t bustle and it wasn’t very poufy. To which my dad’s response was, “But you wanted to be different so make a fashion statement.”
When it came to her accessories, Diana had only one place in mind, Bridal Styles Boutique. To match her gown, Diana selected an exquisite crystal and pearl headpiece, veil created from a unique combination of classic veiling and French net with crystals scattered and Fench net blusher.
“Choosing the headpiece and veil was an easier task because I didn’t have to go to many stores and search; I went straight to the professionals, Edward and Elaine at Bridal Styles Boutique. They have exquisite taste and style and I knew they would create the look I wanted. Every headpiece that was handed to me was more beautiful than the next. But when I brought my dress it was evident which piece would fit the gown. The pearls and crystals on the headpiece matched the bodice of my dress perfectly. I wish all wedding decisions were as easy as this one.“
Other than their families, while putting together the ingredients for their dream wedding, Diana and Stan relied on the advice of the professionals they’d chosen. “All the vendors I worked with were truly amazing, cooperative, and friendly. Besides Douglas and Eddie who provided the best entertainment, I had the opportunity to work with the best florist in the community, Tamara from Aramat Events. During our first meeting I didn’t know what type of flowers and colors I wanted to use. I just wanted to incorporate a singe of purple and have a variety of flowers and not just the typical roses and orchids. She is a woman of exclusive taste and I trusted her professional judgment. The chuppah was beautifully decorated and the reception looked radiant with a plethora of crystals and variations of flowers that included roses, orchids, hydrangeas, tulips, lily of the valley and much more. She created a magical evening for us and I will always be grateful to her and her positive emotions. The ceremony that occurred at sunset was truly unforgettable. Another outstanding vendor and probably one of the most important was the video and photo team, Videomax. They are responsible for capturing every moment of our wedding so we have a memory for the rest of our lives. I commend them for a job well done! They worked extremely professionally and made sure to capture not just the bride and groom and family but all the guests as well. I look forward to watching the video and reliving every moment.”
Ceremony and Reception Location: Crystal Plaza • Photographer and Videographer: Videomax • Entertainment: D and E Entertainment • Florist: Aramat Events • Bridal Salon: The Wedding Salon • Headpiece and Veil: Bridal Styles Boutique • Hair Stylist and Makeup • Artist: Didi Benabo
To read Diana and Stan’s full wedding story, visit www.BridalStylesBoutique.com