Gabrielle and Michael
October 23, 2010
South Gate Manor • Freehold, NJ
As the lights dimmed, Gabrielle and Michael held the spotlight as they danced a choreographed Rumba to “When you Say Nothing at all” by Ronan Keating. Their polished first dance as well as their performed Carinosa – a cultural courtship Filipino dance, impressed their guests.
Just a few hours earlier, Gabrielle and Michael tied the knot at Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic Church. Watching his beautiful bride walk down the aisle was Michael’s favorite memory from the wedding day. Gabrielle looked flawless in her Priscilla of Boston ball gown with its sweetheart neckline, crystal beading, and hand draped silk design. The groom sported a handmade custom black tuxedo with textured shirt, ivory suspenders, bow tie, and silver cufflinks. “My husband looked classically stunning,” remarked Gabrielle.
After the ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests headed to South Gate Manor for an exceptional reception. Chosen for its elegance and modern decor, knowledgeable staff, and outstanding food – South Gate Manor exceeded the couple’s expectations.
Throughout the wedding planning process, The Finishing Touch helped Gabrielle and Michael create the wedding they envisioned. Their mind was put at ease and made the wedding planning process and the week of the wedding more manageable for them. “The Finishing Touch was willing to go above and beyond what we asked for,” the bride said. Cliff Mautner Photography caught the special moments perfectly throughout the day’s events. “Cliff was great to work with. Our pictures are without a doubt amazing,” noted Michael.
After the reception, Gabrielle and Michael escaped to St. Bart’s for their honeymoon and recently traveled to Paris where they indulged in the romantic scenes and delicious abundant offerings. Gabrielle and Michael are enjoying their quiet time as a couple and look forward to the birth of their baby in November.
Ceremony Location: St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church • Officiants: Msgr. Walter Nolan and Deacon Frank Crivello • Reception Location: South Gate Manor • Photographer: Cliff Mautner Photography • Videographer: Fiore Films • Entertainment: Mirage Music • Wedding Coordinator: The Finishing Touch • Florist: Beautiful Blooms • Cake Designer: Abbate Bakery • Bridal Salon: Kleinfeld • Headpiece/Veil: Kleinfeld • Shoes: Manolo Blahnik • Formal Attire: Kleinfeld Men • Invitations: Bella Figura • Favors: Tiffany and Co. • Hair Salon: Tu Bellezza Salon • Makeup Studio: Tu Bellezza Salon • Jeweler: Diamond Castle
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