The Wedding of ...
Michelle Tracey & Nathan Gullo
Ceremony: Seton Hall University Chapel
Reception: The Park Savoy Estate,
Gown: Allure Bridals at Jahee Bridal Atelier
Bridesmaids: Sorella Vita at Say “I Do” Bridal Boutique
Tux: Calvin Klein
Photographer & Cinematographer: Stark Studio
Makeup & Hair: Blush Makeup Studio & Boutique
Florist: Crest Florist
Cake: Palermo’s Bakery
DJ: More Than Music
Limo: First Class Limousine
A Luxurious Mansion
Nathan: On Thanksgiving, mutual friends introduced me to Michelle. After our shifts at separate hotels in New Jersey, we all met for drinks at a bar. Michelle and I hit it off and began dating shortly after.
Years later, I made a custom bottle of wine with “Will you marry me?” etched onto it. I dropped off the bottle at our favorite restaurant and let the owner know my plan. Before dinner, Michelle and I went to a winery, created another homemade bottle, and brought it to the restaurant. The owner secretly swapped that bottle for the one I gave him. In true Michelle fashion, she immediately noticed that the bottle was different, but then soon saw the proposal, teared up, and said yes!
Michelle: Of all the decisions we made in planning our wedding, picking our venue was the easiest. The Park Savoy Estate is a classic, luxurious mansion with pristine manicured grounds, a wide selection of delicious food, and most importantly, a culture of service and hospitality that was unrivaled at any other venue we visited. Sam Tillawi, the general manager, Vincent, the maitre d’, Mary, my bridal attendant, and Myron, the groom attendant, took time to get to know us so they could help us create our dream wedding. They made useful suggestions and went out of their way to make anything we wanted happen.
Outside our chapel was a big tree covered in Christmas lights and inside, there were poinsettias that lined the sides of the tabernacle. The priest that officiated is a close family friend. With the beautiful church, holiday décor, and intimate ceremony, everything was perfect.
N: All the variety and fanfare at our cocktail hour created the ambiance of an elegant street fair. We had several passed appetizers such as spinach and feta in phyllo cigars, filet of beef on garlic toast, and chilled mango shots with skewers of Jamaican jerk chicken. Food stations circled the room, including a homemade mac and cheese station with lobster mac and cheese as the crowd favorite, a Peking duck station, a seafood risotto station, and more. Our favorite station was the “Mozzarella Joe” station, where one of Park Savoy’s chefs prepared fresh mozzarella, stuffing slices with fig, prosciutto, arugula, and other accompaniments.
M: The intricate crown molding on the ballroom’s ceiling and the beautiful garden view from the large windows gave the room a royal ambiance. We added to that with candles and flowers all around the room. We changed the lighting of the room throughout the night for different moods, which added an extra layer to our décor.
Dinner was phenomenal. It started with an apple and walnut salad. Guests then had a choice of Chilean sea bass with a soy, ginger, and sesame crust; chateaubriand in a cabernet reduction; or chicken saltimbocca prepared with cheese and prosciutto. Our DJ did a great job of designing the playlist with a mix of music that all our guests could enjoy. The dance floor was big enough so people could either dance or just walk around and chat.
M & N: A big thanks to our parents for their love and support. We are blessed to have shared our wedding with so many friends and family. Thank you to our vendors for their knowledge and dedication to us. Thank you to Sam, Vincent, Mary, and Myron at The Park Savoy for your hospitality, warmth, and expertise in wedding planning!