Tara and Donald
June 6, 2010
The Rockleigh • Rockleigh, NJ
High school sweethearts Tara and Donald met through the help of a friend. Although Donald was intimidated and shy at first, he knew he couldn’t let Tara get away and kissed her the first night they hung out. The two began dating and about seven years later Donald proposed with the help of their dog, Lola, who had an engagement ring dangling from her collar. They set their wedding date for June 11, 2011.
Selected for its elegant charm, personable staff, notable reputation, and breathtaking grounds, Tara and Donald’s wedding took place at The Rockleigh. Amid the lush landscaping of gazebos and fountain, Tara walked down the ceremony aisle donning a lace v-neck, A-line gown with a key hole back and adorned with flowers and crystals. Donald sported a Calvin Klein three-piece gray suit, while the groomsmen wore a gray suit with a black tie.
From the wedding day preparations, ceremony, and throughout the reception, Milton Gil Photographers captured the special moments in a photojournalistic style. At Tara and Donald’s first consultation, Milton was cordial and professional. “During the reception our photographers casually blended in with the crowd. Milton captured so much without us ever knowing and the pictures came out amazing,” exclaimed Tara.
The five-tier vanilla and chocolate wedding cake with chocolate ganache filling was designed by Le Petit Gateau and was embellished with Swarovski bands around the base of each layer, three bows with a Swarovski brooch, and topped with a Swarovski single-monogram.
When asked what their favorite memory of the day was, Tara said, “Seeing Don for the first time. We have been living together for about seven years so I missed him even after just one night away.” Donald commented, “Dancing with Tara after dinner to Jersey Girl by Bruce Springsteen. It was at that moment on I had nothing to worry about – no weather, special dances, nothing; Just looking forward to buying a house and starting a family.”
Ceremony Reception Location: The Rockleigh • Officiant: Father Bob Daly • Photographer: Milton Gil Photographers • Videographer: Videoccasions Video Productions • Entertainment: Magic Moments Productions • Florist: Amaryllis Decorators • Limousine Service: Town Limousine Service • Cake Designer: Le Petit Gateau • Groom’s Cake: Sophie Sophia • Bridal Salon: Bijou Bridal Special Occassion • Headpiece: Jaehee Bridal Atelier • Formal Attire: Ideal Tuxedos • Invitations: Designing Moments, LLC • Photobooth: Magic Moments Productions • Hair Stylist: Melissa D’Aloia Co. • Makeup Artist: Melissa D’Aloia Co. • Dance Lessons: The Grand Ballroom
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