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DIY Microwedding

When it comes to getting the job done, many couples look towards specialized vendors to get the job done. With Victoria and Alex, they took matters into their own hands, and it truly paid off. Victoria, a writer who works in the corporate events industry, sourced her centerpieces, bought all of the decorations, and worked hard to make sure the decor was properly set up. To maximize their budget, she mixed real and silk flowers. Alex, a designer who works on multimedia projects for a living, set up the branding for the wedding, made shortened versions of dance songs normally handled by DJs, and set up each perfectly-timed playlist. As for me, it was a matter of taking up the mantle to make sure the playlists and songs were timed appropriately, help finesse the decorations, and make sure the run of show all went on schedule. With Victoria and Alex's attention to detail, it was a slice of wedding cake.

Running through the ceremony and the real deal, they timed the music perfectly, being their own professional DJs. Watching the ceremony, I was moved by Fr. Joe Ciccione's speech and how he perfectly represented and encapsulated the couple. He truly expressed how the two bring out the best in each other. Once they were pronounced man and wife, guests rang adorable bell wands.

For the ceremony and reception, guests migrated to the ground level of the venue. They were welcomed with amazing finger food and home made cookies as party favors. To transition between cocktail hour and reception, Victoria and Alex gave a wonderful welcome speech, expressing their appreciation for those around them. What followed were speeches, salad, ravioli, and a choice of salmon and steak. For dessert, guests were not only treated to cake, but a delicious helping of apple bread pudding.

Festivities aside, one can tell that this was a couple that will last. From the joy on their faces from the first look to their vows, their love was brilliantly expressed. The choreographed dance to Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me" was the cherry on top. Congratulations, Victoria and Alex.

Day of coordinator and blog images: Love, Rose: Events and Design

Venue: Bernards Inn

Photographer: Jorge Garcia

Flowers: The Bouqs Co.

Cake: Rudy's Pastry Shop

Officiant: Fr. Joe Ciccione


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