Jacqueline and Jason met through mutual friends while they were attending Rutgers University. Following their initial meeting at a college bar they began spending time together. After graduation, the two eventually moved in together and after dating for five and a half years, Jason proposed while they were in Morristown. “He completely caught me off guard when he asked me to marry him. I was overwhelmed with excitement,” reminisced Jacqueline.
After months of planning, the wedding day finally arrived. The ceremony was held at Church of the Visitation where the bride was escorted down the aisle by her mother. Jacqueline wore a Maggie Sottero gown adorned with lace, crystal, and flower accents. She carried a bouquet of peonies, orchids, and miniature calla lilies embellished with crystals. A Tiffany locket given to the bride from her groom, included photos of Jacqueline and her father and was attached to the bouquet. During the Catholic ceremony, the bride and groom exchanged vows and wedding bands engraved with “Love Always 6-11-11”.
Jacqueline’s favorite wedding detail from her wedding day was their placecards displayed in a box of sand with orchids, candles, and crystals. A photograph from their engagement session was also displayed.
Chosen for its Jersey shore location, ballroom with large windows overlooking the marina, outdoor patio, and onsite accommodations, the reception was held at Crystal Point Yacht Club. Jacqueline and Jason were also impressed with the staff. “The staff at Crystal Point went above and beyond. They were organized and worked with all of our vendors to make the night run smoothly,” noted Jacqueline.
A variety of food was served during cocktail hour including scallops wrapped in bacon, miniature crab cakes, fried calamari, and beef carving station. Guests were offered a choice of filet mignon with crabmeat stuffed shrimp or chicken vin blanco.
A Belgium chocolate dipping station, assorted pastries and cookie platters were served for dessert. The four-tiered wedding cake was decorated with merlot ribbon, fresh orchids, and a Swarovski monogram topper.
Being introduced as a couple at the reception was Jason’s favorite memory of the day, while Jacqueline enjoyed their first dance together as newlyweds to Lady Antebellum’s “When You Got a Good Thing”. Eclipse Entertainment provided music that had guests dancing to a selection of songs. Their emcee for the evening, Steve, was energetic, played the right music at the right times, and exceeded Jacqueline and Jason’s expectations. In addition to playing music for the evening, Eclipse Entertainment provided spotlighting, uplighting, and a 50-inch LCD television screen that displayed Jacqueline and Jason’s photo montage.
Throughout the day’s events, Abacus Wedding Studios captured the special moments in photography and video. Although the weather wasn’t ideal, Abacus was still able to get great shots throughout the day including Church of the Visitation, Crystal Point, on the beach in Manasquan, and at Brielle Yacht Club. “Michelle and Damon were a pleasure to work with and we were happy to have them be a part of our special day,” noted Jacqueline. Once the celebration ended, Jacqueline and Jason escaped on a honeymoon to Turks and Caicos where they stayed at Grace Bay Club.
Jacqueline & Jason
June 11, 2011
Crystal Point Yacht Club • Point Pleasant, NJ
In The Spotlight:
Ceremony Location: Church of the Visitation
Celebrant: Deacon Salvatore Vicari
Reception Location: Crystal Point Yacht Club
Photographer & Videographer: Abacus Wedding Studios
Entertainment: Eclipse Entertainment
Florist: Purple Iris Flower & Gift Shop
Limousine Service: Vision Limos
Cake Designer: Tinton Falls Pastry Chef
Bridal Salon Tina’s Bridal • Veil: Hollywood Bridal
Headpiece: Something Borrowed • Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Formal Attire: Dante Zeller Tuxedo & Menswear
Invitations: Suzanne Whitman Design
Favors: Cake Pops by Stephanie Ovares
Hair Salon & Makeup Studio: A Bridal Beauty
Jeweler: Corbo Jewelers
Honeymoon Location: Grace Bay Club- Turks & Caicos