The Wedding of ...
Brittany DeTitta & Charlie Tacopino
Ceremony: St. Peter and Paul Church
Reception: Metropolitan Room
Gown: Ally’s Bridal
Tux: Jos A Bank
Florist: Metropolitan Plant & Flower Exchange
Photographer & Cinematographer: George Street Photo & Video
Band & DJ: Craig Scott Entertainment
Panoramic Skyline Views
Charlie and I met through a mutual friend while out at Mulligan’s Pub in Hoboken. I am a catering director and Charlie is a trader. Our first date was at another restaurant and bar in Hoboken, and we clicked immediately.
Two years later, on the way to dinner, Charlie and I made a quick stop at Mulligan’s, where we first met. I was confused to find no one else inside and only a letter addressed to me sitting on a table. Intrigued, I opened the letter, which was a list of apologies for all the things Charlie lied about the last few months to make this proposal happen. When I looked up, Charlie was down on one knee, and then our families came through the door to congratulate us! We headed off to dinner, where he surprised me again by inviting more friends and family to continue the celebration!
I wanted our wedding venue to incorporate the homey feeling of Hoboken and the city feeling of NYC. When we visited the Metropolitan Room, I loved all the windows looking out to New York City. Artie Wassif, corporate sales manager, made us feel so comfortable right away. Since Artie and I are both in the catering industry, he spoke my language about the planning details and treated me as an equal, not just a client. Once my parents met Artie, they loved him too and it was a done deal. Cookie, my bridal attendant, was also so helpful and such a sweetheart!
For our ceremony, we chose the church that I have belonged to since I moved to Hoboken and that Charlie and I attend together. We held our cocktail hour in the venue’s atrium, with its elegant marble floors, high ceilings, and lit-up trees. Our passed hors d’oeuvres included coconut shrimp, stuffed mushrooms, BBQ pork skewers, and more. We also had a carving station serving grilled angus flank steak chimichurri and roasted pork loin and a chaffing station serving braised lamb shank, sesame-crusted chicken, and fried calamari.
I was in awe when we entered our ballroom. The large windows surrounding us offered a beautiful view of the New York skyline. The dance floor was in the middle with tables and bars on either side. Our centerpieces alternated throughout the room to create a candlelit setting. Some had mason jars filled with hydrangenas surrounded by votives and others had tall cylinder vases with branches and hanging tea lights. For dinner, guests had a choice of sautéed salmon with mango avocado salsa, French cut chicken breast filled with eggplant, goat cheese, and chorizo sausage; or black angus steak with cognac peppercorn sauce. Everyone especially raved about the steak. No one went home hungry, that is for sure!
The dance floor was the perfect size and was never empty throughout the night. Our DJ and band played a great mixture of current and classic music.
Thank you to all our vendors and to Artie, Cookie, and the staff! Coming from the event planning world, I know how much it takes to pull off a successful event. All their hard work allowed Charlie and I to let loose and enjoy our wedding day with the ones we love!