The Grove Wedding | Amanda and Greg

Name: Amanda and Greg

Date: October 16, 2016

Ceremony: The Grove

Reception: The Grove

Dress: Wedding Atelier

Tuxedo: Men's Wearhouse

Hair: Krystal Gleeson

Makeup: Vicki Valenci

Entertainment: Silver Arrow Band

Florist: Dalsimer Spitz & Peck

Cake: Palermo's Bakers

New Jersey Wedding Photographers: Jerry and Caroline Rizzo

The Grove
The Grove
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Tell us about the bride Where you grew up went to school, where you work.

Amanda grew up in Marlboro, NJ. Was in school for an extremely long time. Attended college at NYU, then on to dental school at Columbia University, then back to NYU for 3 years of specialty training to become a periodontist. She works in several offices providing periodontal care to patients.

Tell us about the Groom Where you grew up went to school, where you work.

Greg grew up in North Arlington, NJ. He attended college at Rutgers University, and has been working for Barclay's Capital since then.

Tell us how you first met? Who what when where why? Give us the dirty Details.

We met online, as so many people do these days. We only had one friend in common though! Greg decided to spend our first date at Smorgasburg in Brooklyn Bridge Park, which is a huge food festival right on the water in Brooklyn. It was the end of June, and the day was about as hot and humid as could be. After walking around for a little bit, it was quickly decided that the afternoon would be spent sampling every frozen treat the festival had to offer. We shared everything. The day ended at St. Gambrinus, which is a favorite beer shop of Greg's. The day couldn't have been more perfect.

When did you know he/she was the one? Was there something he/she did?,etc.

For both of us, it was when Greg spent two and a half weeks out on the west coast following around the band Phish on their fall tour. It was a couple months into when we started dating. The way I missed him, I knew this was different from anyone else. Greg tried to surprise me by attempting to get on an earlier flight home, but was unable to make it happen, which I know was super upsetting to him. However, I surprised him at the airport, to be waiting for him when he got off the plane. The moment I saw him come down the escalator, I knew he was the one.

Tell us about the proposal. (Did you see it coming, how long was it in the planning?, how did you feel? nervous, excited, freaking out?)

Greg proposed at Brooklyn Bridge Park, the scene of our first date. It was so perfect, and romantic, and a blur all at the same time. We were supposed to be meeting friends for drinks in the area, and as we were walking along the water he started reminiscing about our first date.... and before I knew it he was down on one knee. Its a pretty public spot so people were walking by and cheering. Greg had arranged so that the friends we were meeting had been taking photos of the entire thing, so now we have those to cherish forever. We spent the night celebrating with those friends, so happy and so in love, anticipating the start of the most amazing life together.

Tell us the one thing you love most about each other.

I love how great of a team we make. We compliment each other so well, balance each other out, its an indescribable feeling to have the most amazing partner.

If you feel comfortable, share with us something silly or quirky the other person does.

I love the way Greg makes these silly faces at me. Whether we're home, in public, at a wedding, across a room, its our little way of showing affection, even when we think no one else is looking.

What inspired your decor or theme?

I (the bride) have always loved the fall and knew that's when I wanted to get married. The colors of the season are my absolute favorite, and echo through the entire day.

Wedding Photography at The Grove

David Eric Photography was lucky enough to have the opportunity to capture another beautiful wedding at The Grove.  TheGrove, known to be one of the top wedding locations in the area. Brides and Groom always find their elegant and vibrant atmosphere warm and inviting. To make sure that the wedding photos match the beautiful ambiance of The Grove. Most couples choose David Eric Photography to capture their special moment. David Eric Photography has photographed a multitude of weddings over the years, but has the unique ability to capture the magnificence of weddings at The Grove in every picture.

The Grove

The Warm and romantic atmosphere make this venue so popular.  The venues space is very versatile so it can accommodate many different sized weddings. Wedding vendors are very familiar with the Grove so it is no problem getting a caterer, DJ, or florist to work at an event. In fact, many wedding vendors, like David Eric Photography, have worked so often at The Grove it is like a second home. This is great for the  couples getting married here. They can hire experts who know how to get the most out of the many unique features of the location. The vendor's experience adds to the value that they can bring to the special day.

The Grove Hosts a Special Day

At this past wedding, the food was delicious, the flowers were inspiring, and the DJ kept the guests entertained for the entire night. It was a classic wedding with all of the traditional wedding activities and traditions. The bride and groom tied the knot in front of friends and family in a beautiful ceremony that symbolized the love that they share.

The Reception

The couple shared their first dance. The speeches contained a good mix of lighthearted fun and touching moments about their connections to the bride and groom and the love that they share.

Dinner was a gourmet delight but the real star of the day was the delicious cake. The baker really outdid themselves by creating a treat that not only looked remarkable but tasted as good as it looked. If you have been to many weddings you probably know that this is not always the case. After dinner was served the real party began as the dance floor was occupied by the guests. The DJ played a great mix of music that was able to satisfy both the young and old. The wedding was a great celebration and Of course, all of these magical moments were expertly recorded with the talents of David Eric Photography.

About David Eric Photography Services

As a winner of many awards the Jerry and Caroline Rizzo of David Eric Photography is not your average wedding photographers. This is why the are so popular at The Grove. They make sure that they approach every wedding as a unique event. As a result, they capture the personalities and excitement of the wedding day. Every couple is different, hence their wedding pictures should reflect this. Couples spend a great deal of time planning a perfect wedding. The pictures David Eric Photography takes are the timeless keepsakes that will forever capture these memories. This is a very serious responsibility and why it is so important to hire the best professional photographer available. For weddings at The Grove this is more often than not David Eric Photography.

Other services David Eric Photography provides include:

- Engagement Pictures

- Family Portraits

- Pet Photography

- Executive Head Shots

- Child Photography

- And Much More

David Eric Photography provides professional wedding services in the New Jersey area. This includes Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Hudson Counties, and the surrounding areas. They will also travel to New York City as well as the Jersey Shore and beyond. Interested in wedding photos, or any other types of photography, you should contact them today.

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