Gina and Greg gave their vows and said their I Dos at Nanina’s in the Park on a chilly day in January. Nanina’s in the Park is a very luxurious venue with beautiful architecture and the most elegant photo locations.
How did you both meet? And fall in love?
“Greg and I knew each other from high school. One night we noticed each other at Bar A. Then, a few weeks later, Greg asked me on a date. For our first date, he took me to McLoone’s in Long Branch for dinner and drinks. And the rest is history!”
At Nanina’s in the Park, you can find several suites or rooms for you and your wedding party to get ready for the day. We met up with Gina and her girls, who were getting their makeup and hair done, in one of the larger wedding suites. The girls looked awesome!! Cassandra DeRosa of White Opal did a fantastic job with Gina, her mom, mother-in-law, and her 12 bridesmaids. Gina had her hair styled down in beautiful big waves. She pinned one side of her hair back with a crystal, beaded hairpiece. Christina Dellanno of Perfect bridals by Christina did the girl’s makeup in a very natural but boldly elegant-look. Gina and her girls went with dramatic eyeshadow and big dark lashes.
Can we take a minute to talk about Gina’s wedding dress!? OBSESSED!! Her Ellyse – Rainia from I Do I Do boutique was stunning! The lace and detail of this dress was beyond gorgeous; and look at that train! BREATHTAKING! We were also obsessed with her veil that came down and floated on top of her train. Greg looked handsome in his blue tuxedo jacket and formal black pants from Chazmatazz Formal Wear. He paired his look with a black bowtie and black dress shoes. The groomsmen wore black tuxedos with matching black bowties. Their boutonnieres were white roses with berries that matched the girls’ wintry bouquets. Cathy Dormer of Crest Florist designed the most gorgeous and beautiful floral bouquets that went with the snowy vibes of the day. The bridesmaids kept with this winter look by wearing different styled floor-length dresses in various shades of blue.
With the snow falling throughout the gardens at Nanina’s, we fought the cold for a few minutes and took a couple of wedding party photos and romantic portraits of the bride and groom. The bridesmaids had matching cashmere scarves they wrapped over their shoulders, and Gina had a faux fur that she had wrapped around her to keep warm. After a couple of portraits of the group and then a few romantic ones, we headed inside to get ready for Gina and Greg to say “I DO!”.
Tell us your proposal story!!
“Greg took me back to McLoone’s for dinner. We had a nice dinner then walked along the boardwalk. It was all decorated for Christmas. Under the pavilion, Greg set up a walkway with garland and lanterns. The walkway led up to a Christmas tree with all of our pictures on it. To the right of the tree was a ladder Greg had built with two stockings and more photos. To the left of the tree was a sign Greg made that said, Will you Marry me? After he proposed, we went back to our home where all of our family and friends were there to celebrate!
What a lovely and heartfelt ceremony for Gina and Greg. Mitch The Minister kept the ceremony sweet, pleasant, and funny. He had Gina, Greg, and their guests laughing the entire time. Gina and Greg kissed, their guests cheered, and the two walked down the aisle happier than ever!
From the bottom of our hearts, Gina and Greg, thank you so much for choosing Limelight Entertainment to photograph your happily ever after. We had an excellent time with you!