Church of Saint Anthony of Padua, Hackensack, NJ | Nayibe + John

Details of the Day:

Date: October 20, 2017
Ceremony: Church of Saint Anthony of Padua
Officiant: Priest Brian Laffler
Reception: The Terrace
Cake: A Little Cake
Florist: Dahlia Floral & Event Design
New Jersey Wedding Photographers: Jerry and Caroline Rizzo, David Eric Photography

Every detail of the wedding is just as important as the next. Details of the dress, the tux, the rings.

Every detail of the wedding is just as important as the next. Details of the dress, the tux, the rings.

As part of our blog, we interview the bride and groom about their wedding experience. This is what they said:

Tell us about Nayibe: where you grew up, went to school, where you work.

Nayibe grew up in Barranquilla, Colombia. She graduated from Montclair State University and now works for Univision Communication.

Tell us about the groom: Where you grew up, went to school, where you work.

John grew up in Bogota, Colombia and went to Kean College. He now works for Hackensack University Medical Center.

Wedding at Church of Saint Anthony of Padua in Hackensack, NJ.

Wedding at Church of Saint Anthony of Padua in Hackensack, NJ.

How did you guys first meet? Who, what, when, where, why? Give us the dirty details.

We met while going to the same high school. We were good friends at first and eventually that lead to us becoming boyfriend and girlfriend.

When did you know he was the one? Was there something he did?

I always knew he was the one!

Incredible day at the equally incredible venue of Church of Saint Anthony of Padua.

Incredible day at the equally incredible venue of Church of Saint Anthony of Padua.

Tell us about the proposal? Did you see it coming? (What long was it in the planning? How did you feel? Nervous, excited, freaking out?)

While on our trip last year to Aruba, he proposed. I had no idea. It was a really special moment for me. Although, I must say, he was scared on our way to Aruba that he would lose the ring. He refused to give up the famous backpack (where he had the ring hidden).

Tell us the one thing that you love most about each other.

We care about one another and our families!

Always make sure you take the time to get portraits with the bride and groom! These are images they will cherish for many years to come.

Always make sure you take the time to get portraits with the bride and groom! These are images they will cherish for many years to come.

If you feel comfortable, share with us something silly or quirky the other person does. 

He's constantly asking me to scratch his back and it doesn't matter the time, place, or circumstance. 

Besides getting married - what is the one thing you are looking forward to on your wedding day?

For both of us to enjoy it to the fullest!

A beautiful wedding documented by David Eric Photography. Reception held at The Terrace in Paramus, NJ.

A beautiful wedding documented by David Eric Photography. Reception held at The Terrace in Paramus, NJ.

Wedding Photography at Church of Saint Anthony of Padua

David Eric Photography was lucky enough to have the opportunity to capture another beautiful wedding at the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua. The Church of Saint Anthony of Padua is known to be one of the top wedding locations in the area. Brides and Grooms always find their elegant and vibrant atmosphere warm and inviting to make sure that the wedding photos match the beautiful ambiance of the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua. Most couples choose David Eric Photography to capture their special moment. David Eric Photography has photographed a multitude of weddings over the years, but has the unique ability to capture the magnificence of weddings at the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua in every picture.

Church of Saint Anthony of Padua

What makes the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua so popular is the warm and romantic atmosphere.  The venue's space is very versatile so it can accommodate many different sized weddings. Wedding vendors are very familiar with the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua so it is no problem getting a caterer, DJ, or florist to work at an event. In fact, many wedding vendors, like David Eric Photography, have worked so often at the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua it is like a second home, making it ideal for the couples getting married here. They can hire experts who know how to get the most out of the many unique features of the location. The vendor's experience adds to the value that they can bring to the special day.

The Church of Saint Anthony of Padua Hosts a Special Day

At this past wedding, the food was delicious, the flowers were inspiring, and the DJ kept the guests entertained for the entire night. It was a classic wedding with all of the traditional wedding activities and traditions. The bride and groom tied the knot in front of friends and family in a beautiful ceremony that symbolized the love that they share.

The Reception

The couple shared their first dance. The speeches contained a right mix of lighthearted fun and touching moments about their connections to the bride and groom and the love that they share.

Dinner was a gourmet delight but the real star of the day was the delicious cake. The baker outdid themselves by creating a treat that not only looked remarkable but tasted as good as it looked. If you have been to many weddings, you probably know that this is not always the case. After dinner was served, the real party began as the dance floor was occupied by the guests. The DJ played a great mix of music that was able to satisfy both the young and old. The wedding was a grand celebration and of course, all of these magical moments captured by the talents of David Eric Photography.

About David Eric Photography Services

As a winner of many awards, Jerry and Caroline Rizzo of David Eric Photography are not your average wedding photographers. They are so popular at the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua, as they approach every wedding as a unique event. As a result, they capture the personalities and excitement of the wedding day. Every couple is different. Hence their wedding pictures should reflect this. Couples spend lots of time planning a perfect wedding. The photographs David Eric Photography takes are the timeless keepsakes that will forever capture these memories. This responsibility is why it is so important to hire the best professional photographer available. For weddings at the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua, this is more often than not David Eric Photography.