The Wedding of ...
Meghan MacRobbie & Michael Reiner
Ceremony: Saint Anthony’s Shrine
Reception: Falkirk Estate and Country Club,
Gown: Stefan Jolie
Bridesmaids: Jenny Yoo
Tux: Michael Kors
Photographer & Cinematographer: EID Photography,
Makeup: Dunique Wonderland Beauty & Fashion
Hair: Vogue Salon
Florist: Belle Fiore LLC
Cake: A Little Cake Bakery
DJ: Jimmy Dee Entertainment
Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Michael and I grew up in Nanuet, New York, just five blocks apart. Our parents knew each other from church and even have home videos of Michael and I making our sacraments together, but we never formally met. In our mid 20’s, we finally met at a local bar called The Pearl River Saloon. We spoke every day from that night on. He is a recruiter and I am a speech-language pathologist.
For our two-year anniversary, Michael planned a day-long proposal. For lunch, he took me back to the saloon where we first met, then to the mall to get my nails done and go shopping, then made dinner reservations at the restaurant where we had our first date. On our drive home, Michael put on a playlist of our favorite songs, and when we got home, he got down on one knee and asked me to be with him forever. Our families were upstairs waiting to celebrate! A few weeks later, Michael took me to Mexico for an engagement-moon!
We are big outdoors people and when we saw Falkirk Estate and Country Club, we fell in love with the patio outside and its breathtaking views. We were blown away by the ballroom’s elegant design and its surrounding windows. Tommy Spinelli, the general manager, Karen Corson, the event coordinator, and Michelle and Michael, the bridal assistants, made us feel like our wedding was the most important event of the year. Karen went above and beyond to make sure she understood every detail of the day. Tommy even carried my train and veil on the day! The whole staff took excellent care of us and our guests.
My grandparents helped re-build Saint Anthony’s Shrine after a fire, and my parents as well as my brother got married there, so we were honored to get married there. My grandmother handmade more than 50 white bows to decorate the inside and outside of the building! We were married by Father Jerry, who Michael and I became very close with.
We wanted an extended cocktail hour to make sure we got a chance to enjoy it. We had several gourmet displays and food stations, including a fresh fruit cornucopia, a pasta station, a carving station, and a BBQ station. Some of our favorite butler-passed hors d’oeuvres were rosemary-encrusted baby lamb chops, teriyaki-glazed chicken, and fried ravioli.
Our ballroom décor was warm and golden. The charger plates, tablecloths, and candelabras were coordinating shades of gold and the tables and fireplace mantle incorporated my favorite shade of pink. We had a special memorial table, lit with candles, that displayed photos of family members no longer with us. In lieu of favors, we made a donation to a memorial scholarship for my deceased triplet brother, also named Michael.
Dinner began with a jumbo Maryland crab cake and for their entrée, guests could choose beef tenderloin in a red wine demi-glace, Atlantic salmon with dill bechamel, or chicken Amalfi in a white wine butter sauce. In addition to our wedding cake, we had a special birthday cake for my niece, the flower girl, who turned one year old that day. Our 245 wedding guests of all ages filled the dance floor all night, thanks to our amazing DJ.
Thank you to our loving parents for their support and guidance and for helping us have the wedding of our dreams. Thank you to our bridal party, family, and friends for being by our side on the best day of our lives. We recommend each of our talented vendors. Tommy, Karen, Michelle, Michael, and all the staff at Falkirk, we can’t thank you enough for your impeccable service and helping us create the perfect wedding!