I’m so excited to be sharing Emily and Jeff’s gorgeous November wedding at the Estate at Florentine Gardens in River Vale, New Jersey! Emily and Jeff met in August of 2011. Somehow, while Emily and Jeff shared mutual friends and classes throughout their time at Cornell, they hadn’t crossed paths until then. Both were “on line” at the guidance counselor’s office to change classes when Jeff approached Emily and asked her to go out on a lunch date. Time wore on and the two became friends – talking every day, sharing music videos and talking about life. Graduation came and Emily began working in NYC and after Jeff’s graduation, he moved to Florida. Despite all of this, the two stayed in touch. In November of 2013, Emily surprised Jeff by appearing at one his band’s shows. Both knew when they reconnected that something was meant to be and this was no coincidence. Five years of memories, laughs, and adventures later, here they are getting married!
Their entire wedding was absolutely incredible from start to finish and a true representation of the two of them. Emily and Jeff booked their wedding date around their favorite band, Brian Kirk and the Jirks, so that they could keep their dance party going all day long! I love that! They even planned an after party at a local brewery for after the ceremony and reception finished. One of the coolest things about their day was that they are both big foodies (Jeff cooked Emily an elaborate meal for their first date!) so their favors were a make your own spice jar bar and infused olive oil made by the two of them. How unique is that?! The rest of their wedding decor had a very organic feeling to it – springs of rosemary at each place setting and fresh florals for the centerpieces. It all came together perfectly.
My favorite part of their wedding day was definitely the bad! They were so good and everyone was dancing the entire time! Emily even jumped up on the stage in her super cute jumpsuit to jam onstage – and Jeff was singing with them throughout the reception! It was a blast!!
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Venue | The Estate at Florentine Gardens
Bride’s Attire | Watters by WToo from RK Bridal
Bride’s Shoes | Naturalizer
Florist | Broderick’s Flowers
Entertainment | Brian Kirk and the Jirks
Videographer | George Street
Bridesmaids Attire | Jenny Yoo
Beauty | Pin It Up & Pout
Bakery | Palermo’s Bakery