It was through the help of Match.com and a simple “wink” that brought Jenna and Tom together. After their first date on December 10, 2009 at Ruby Tuesday’s, Jenna and Tom hit it off and had a second date planned before leaving the restaurant. “I knew Jenna was the one two weeks into meeting her when she stepped through the door at Hemingway’s Café,” Tom shared. For a surprise proposal about two years later, the two ventured into New York City for dinner and to see Broadway’s American Idiot. Upon arriving home, Jenna was surprised to see “Will You Marry Me?” displayed across the garage door of their home as they drove up into their driveway. The date was set for March 31, 2012.
Jenna walked down the aisle of Church of the Visitation, wearing a diamond white A-line gown with strapless bodice, full skirt, and crystal embellishment. A two-tiered elbow-length veil and ivory satin Ivanka Trump peep-toe shoes completed her look. During the mass, the bride and groom included Tom’s heritage by having Father Leszek recite part of the ceremony in Polish, which allowed Tom’s family to feel welcome.
Ivanka Trump peep-toe shoes embellished with rhinestone detailing and a bouquet consisting of Picasso calla lilies adorned with crystals and two jeweled cuffs attached to the stems completed Jenna’s style perfectly.
Following the ceremony, the newlyweds, along with their guests, headed to Crystal Point Yacht Club for their reception. When the couple visited the facility, Jenna and Tom were warmly welcomed by Denise and impressed by the reputation for outstanding service and Atlantic ballroom overlooking the Manasquan River. A variety of food was served during cocktail hour, including an Italian display, pasta station, mashed potato bar, and passed hors d’oeuvres. For dinner, guests had an entrée choice of chicken Crystal, Chateaubriand, or Chilean sea bass.
“The staff at Crystal Point were incredibly accommodating to anything requested,” Jenna commented. For dessert, every guest was given a slice of vanilla wedding cake with raspberry mousse filling, along with a chocolate-covered strawberry and a shot of a chocolate milk shake, in addition to a plate of pastries set on each table.
Following Jenna and Tom’s choreographed first dance to “Everything” by Michael Bublé, which was the couple’s favorite memory of the day, guests danced the night away to a variety of songs. Jay Tompson of Elite Entertainment went above and beyond for the couple and even sang a few songs during dinner for a live entertainment feel. Rather than the customary bouquet and garter toss, Jenna and Tom presented the couple married the longest with these items and asked them to share in a special anniversary dance to “Only You” by The Platters.
From the wedding preparations, ceremony, and throughout the reception, Contemporary Image captured the special events in photography. “I loved the creative thinking Emil and Michelle put behind each shot, as well as taking the traditional family pictures,” noted Jenna. The couple was equally pleased working with Videos by Trish, who caught their wedding on film.
In lieu of traditional wedding favors, guests were sent home with chocolate cake pops from Cappy’s Custom Cakes. They were decorated in the couple’s color scheme of purple and gray, and included labels letting each guest know that a donation had been made to the Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Following the reception, Jenna and Tom escaped to Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort for their honeymoon.
Jenna & Tom
March 31, 2012
Crystal Point Yacht Club • Point Pleasant, NJ
In The Spotlight:
Ceremony Location: Church of the Visitation
Officiants: Reverend Leszek Tymoszuk and Deacon David Kohut
Reception Location: Crystal Point Yacht Club
Photographer: Contemporary Image Photography
Videographer: Videos by Trish
Entertainment: Elite Entertainment
Florist: Purple Iris Flower & Gift Shop
Limousine Service: Santos VIP Limousine
Cake Designer: The Tinton Falls Pastry Chef
Bridal Salon & Veil: Sales Unlimited
Headpiece: Sunshine Daydream • Shoes: Ivanka Trump
Formal Attire: ChazMaTazz Formalwear
Invitation Designer: Jessica Bell
Donations to Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Foundation & Cappy’s Custom Cakes
Hair Stylist: Lauren Johnson • Makeup Studio: MAC Cosmetics
Jeweler: Good as Gold Jewelers
Photo Booth: Boardwalk Photo Booths
Dance Lessons: Shall We Dance Studio
Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort– St. Lucia