Norm took me to dinner where we had our first date. (Our first date was actually to a wedding 8 years prior). He told me his brother and his fiancé were looking at the venue for their upcoming wedding. After dinner, on a bridge overlooking Clove Lakes, Norm proposed. Of course, I said yes!
About the Dress
I knew I wanted my dress to be classic, elegant, and dramatic. After 3-4 shopping trips with no luck, I went to Kleinfeld. Morgan my consultant picked an amazing Rita Vinieris gown. It was classic satin, elegant in silhouette, and dramatic with a beautiful train. Best of all, it was super modern and sleek looking, just like the venue Norm and I had chosen. My favorite details were the buttons down the back and the pockets!!
About the Wedding
September 21, 2019 //
Hazlet, NJ //
The Gramercy at Lakeside Manor
Norm and I were married at my family’s church in Staten Island, NY (where both of my sisters were married as well). We had a BEAUTIFUL, sunny day with almost 80 degree weather in late September. A true ‘Indian summer’ day. I had 6 bridesmaids and Norm had 8 groomsmen. Our 4 nephews were the ring bearers. We had our reception at the Gramercy at Lakeside Manor in Hazlet, New Jersey. This venue was amazing! Elegant, modern, and romantic, with awesome photo-opt locations. Our bridal party entered to the song “Forever” by Chris Brown, reenacting the scene from the “The Office”- wedding episode / you tube wedding. They were real sports! My parents entered to “Stacy’s Mom” by Fountains of Wayne. Norm and I shared our first dance to “Come to me” by the GooGoo Dolls. There was not one minute of the day that was not perfect. I was smiling the entire time, to the point that my cheeks hurt. Looking back there’s always things I’d wish I had done, or photos I wish I had taken, BUT day could not have gone any better. Everyone says “oh something always goes wrong,” and at points during the day I remember checking, waiting almost, for something to happen. BUT it was perfect. We will always remember the “twenty-first night of September.”
For more than 70 years, thousands of brides have traveled to Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City to find their wedding day looks. From the moment you walk through the doors, you’ll feel the magic of Kleinfeld. Not only does Kleinfeld have 30,000 square feet filled with the largest selection of wedding dresses in the world, it also has the greatest professional staff of over 200 employees who are dedicated to finding and perfecting your bridal look.