Waterloo Village, Stanhope, NJ | Jennine + Mike

Details of the Day:

Date:  October 13, 2017
Ceremony: Waterloo Village
Reception: Waterloo Village
Dress: I do…I do… - Justin Alexander
Hair: Expert Makeup Artistry - Kim Zito
Makeup: Expert Makeup Artistry -  Lauren Del Preore Iavarone
New Jersey Wedding Photographers: Jerry and Caroline Rizzo, David Eric Photography

 Photos of the Bride and Groom getting ready. The bride wore her boots and the groom had his Converse. Great details of the jewelry are very important.

Photos of the Bride and Groom getting ready. The bride wore her boots and the groom had his Converse. Great details of the jewelry are very important.

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

Tell us about Jennine: where you grew up, went to school, where you work.
I grew up in East Hanover, NJ. I graduated Hanover Park High School in 2004. I recently started a new job as Assistant Store Manager of Pet Supplies Plus. I previously worked at a home, garden, and pet supply store where I was a department manager and buy. I have a passion for dogs and other animals. Advocate for the pit bull breed and dog mom to rescue pit bull mixes.

How did you guys first meet? Who, what, when, where, why? Give us the dirty details.
We met on the dating app Plenty of Fish in April 2014. I (Jennine) saw his profile and told a friend I was in love! He’s hot, has tattoos, same music interest, and loves pit bulls! It couldn’t get any better! He has two pit bulls that were his world and just as important to him as mine are to me. I figured he was out of my league and just added him to my “favorites.” He messaged me shortly after and the same day we decided to meet for a drink and hung out and talked until 4 in the morning. We went on a second date the next day and before the weekend was over we no longer were on the dating app. We haven’t left each other’s side since.

When did you both know he was the one? Was there something he did?
We had an undeniable connection from the start that just pulled us together. Hard to explain but I got a feeling I never had before. I can feel the love with every little touch, kiss or hug…just a true natural connection. I truly feel that everything in my life happened for a reason and brought us together because that’s what is meant to be. 

 Capturing great shots of the Bride and Groom with their bridal party is a very important part of the day. But even more important of course is getting those incredible shots of just the two. These were taken at Waterloo Village in Stanhope, NJ.

Capturing great shots of the Bride and Groom with their bridal party is a very important part of the day. But even more important of course is getting those incredible shots of just the two. These were taken at Waterloo Village in Stanhope, NJ.

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?)
I was completely shocked and did not expect it at all! One night when we were staying at my parents’ house, I had just woken up from a nap. When I got out of the shower, Mike was in the living room “helping” my mom with the TV. He and my mom kept yelling at me to come in there. I was getting annoyed and noticed my dog in the living room at their feet squirming against the couch and asked, “What are you doing to my dog?” I saw that there was something on him. I went in the living room to see my boy, Cash, with a t-shirt on that says something. He was leaning against the couch so half of the words were hard to read. After taking a minute to read, I was in shock and trying to process what was happening. I see my mom recording me when I realize the shirt says, “Will you marry Daddy?” and a ring tied to his collar. I swore at them and asked if this was real. I couldn’t believe this amazing moment was happening and being filmed. But it was all so perfect. It took him a couple of months to have the ring I loved made and tried to plan a night away for us to propose but with our work schedules it was difficult. It all happened for a reason because it was perfect. I wouldn’t want this special moment not to have my baby, Cash, involved. 

Tell us the one thing that you love most about each other.
Compassion and love for each other and the same compassion and love for dogs.

Besides getting married - what is the one thing you are looking forward to on your wedding day?
I am really looking forward to and excited for our first dance. We have not had many chances to enjoy those moment besides one wedding we attended. I feel that it really is a moment for us to have without the hustle of the wedding interrupting and really soak it all in.

 Jennine and Mike had a beautiful outdoor ceremony for their wedding. The ceremony took place at Waterloo Village in Stanhope, NJ.

Jennine and Mike had a beautiful outdoor ceremony for their wedding. The ceremony took place at Waterloo Village in Stanhope, NJ.

What is your favorite trend for weddings right now?
Rustic decor, mason jars, burlap.

What inspired your decor or theme?
Country rustic.

What is one thing you wish you would have known earlier in regards to planning?
Start earlier!

Why did you pick your wedding venue? What attracted you?
The scenery.

 The details at the reception are always very important. Beautiful decor and a delicious cake! The reception was held at Waterloo Village in Stanhope, NJ.

The details at the reception are always very important. Beautiful decor and a delicious cake! The reception was held at Waterloo Village in Stanhope, NJ.

Wedding Photography at Waterloo Village, Stanhope, NJ
David Eric Photography was lucky enough to have the opportunity to capture another beautiful wedding at Waterloo Village, Stanhope, NJ. Waterloo Village, Stanhope, NJ 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 Waterloo Village, Stanhope, NJ. 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 Waterloo Village, Stanhope, NJ in every picture.

Waterloo Village, Stanhope, NJ
What makes Waterloo Village, Stanhope, NJ 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 Waterloo Village, Stanhope, NJ 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 Waterloo Village, Stanhope, NJ 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.

Waterloo Village, Stanhope, NJ 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 Waterloo Village, Stanhope, NJ, 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 Waterloo Village, Stanhope, NJ, this is more often than not David Eric Photography.

Other services David Eric Photography provides include:

- Engagement Pictures
- Family Portraits
- Pet Photography
- Executive Head Shots
- Child Photography
- And Much More

David Eric Photography provides professional wedding services in the New Jersey area. Including Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Hudson Counties, and the surrounding areas. We have traveled to New York City as well as the Jersey Shore and beyond. Interested in wedding photos, or any other types of photography, you should contact them today.