Rachel & Matt
August 28, 2010
Branches Catering • West Long Branch, NJ
Rachel was about to nap before her night class when Matt walked over to her and put a piece of paper on her bed. While she read the names, “Mom, Dad, Ashley, Marlena, Samantha,” Matt announced that she had to call these people. As she rolled over asking why, Matt was down on one knee and responded, “Because you have to tell them you just got engaged.” The couple began planning their beach-themed celebration.
Following a beautiful ceremony held overlooking the beach and ocean on the grand stage, the newlyweds, their bridal party, and guests headed to Branches Catering for an exceptional reception. Two years prior to becoming engaged, Rachel attended her grandparent’s 50th wedding anniversary at Branches Catering and was so happy with the outcome that she knew they had to consider this facility to host their wedding.
The wedding was wonderfully captured in photographs by Darren and Nino of Darren LeBlanc Photography. They took many classic pictures from morning preparations, on the stage after the ceremony, and beach photographs. “Nino took such an amazing picture of me dipping Rachel on the stage and kissing her.”
A Viennese table, a chocolate dipping fountain, and an international coffee bar were served for dessert, in addition to three-tiered platters of pastries and cookies placed on each table. The four-tiered wedding cake, designed by Rachel’s maid of honor, was a chocolate cake with Kahlua filling and marshmallow icing.
Ceremony Location: Beachfront North • Officiant: Buddy Ellison • Reception Location: Branches Catering • Photographer: Darren LeBlanc Photography • Videographer: Dan Zambrano Productions • Entertainment: Simply Professional DJs • Limousine Service: Driven by Excellence • Florist: Flowers By Elizabeth of Long Branch, Inc. • Cake Designer: Ashley Daetz • Bridal Salon: Mustillo’s Town & Country • Veil: I Do I Do • Headpiece: Mustillo’s Town & Country • Formal Attire: Men’s Wearhouse • Invitations: Jamm Printing • Favors: Stelair Design Corporation • Hair Salon: My Cinderella’s Dream • Makeup Artist: Glenda D’Ambrisi • Jeweler: The Stone Hut
To read more about Rachel & Matt’s big day, pick up the New Jersey Edition of Contemporary Bride Magazine today!!