Name: Marybeth and Ricky
Date: September 22, 2017
Reception: The Palace at Somerset Park - 333 Davidson Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873
Dress: I do.. I do.. Morristown, NJ
Tuxedo: Men's Wearhouse
Hair and Makeup: Pin It Up Bridal
Florist: A Touch of Elegance
Entertainment: Cloud 9 Entertainment
New Jersey Wedding Photographers: Jerry and Caroline Rizzo
As part of our blog, we interview the bride and groom about their wedding experience. This is what they said:
Tell us about the bride Where you grew up went to school, where you work.
Grew up in Somerset, NJ High School: Notre Dame High School College: Kean University - Marketing Major Work: Ferring Pharmaceuticals - Specialist, Projects & Support -Type A personality, funny, never relaxes
Tell us about the Groom Where you grew up went to school, where you work.
Grew Up in Union, NJ High School: Union High School College: Kean University - History Major Work: Wells Fargo, Kenilworth - Personal Banker -fun loving, easy going, funny.
Tell us how you first met? Who what when where why? Give us the dirty Details.
We both went to Kean University. Ricky was in a fraternity “Sigma Beta Tau”. Although I was never in a sorority, all of my best friends were in a sister sorority “Nu Theta Chi”. We were at many of the same parties and definitely knew of each other. One Sunday afternoon, my job at Charlie Brown’s called me told me that we were permanently closed and I no longer had a job. I immediately went out in search for a job around the University area and applied for a position at Olive Garden and got it! This is where Ricky and I try began to connect. We worked together closely and went out together at night with the Olive Garden team. We quickly became friends and bonded over our favorite beer at the time (Blue Moon) and called each other twins! I was at first not very interested in going out with Ricky as I was still in my having fun stage and had other priorities. Ricky kept pushing and pushing, no matter how much I pushed back and I finally agreed to our first date at Arirang (Hibachi Place). After this, it was all downhill!
Tell us about the proposal. (Did you see it coming, how long was it in the planning? how did you feel? nervous, excited, freaking out?) Ricky told me that we would be going out to dinner on Friday, June 3rd with his family after work. Me getting out of work earlier than him, went on over to his Aunt’s house to wait for him (which is right around the corner from his job). I sat there and chatted with his Aunt until Ricky got there after work. Once he got there his Aunt let us know she needed to run across the street to the neighbor’s house and that she would be right back. Before leaving she let us know not to go in the back room because she just shampooed the rugs. Once his Aunt left, Ricky began to go in the back room and of course, being the usual control freak I am, I began to yell and say “You never listen, everything someone says goes in one ear and out the other. She just told us not to go in the back room”. Once we entered the back room, it was set up with fruit, cheese, snacks, and champagne. I was in utter shock as Ricky got down on one knee and began to propose. I can’t even remember word for word what he said because all I was thinking was “Dammit Marybeth, your bossy self-ruined another cute moment”. As I looked over in this cute and most memorable moment in my life, I see my dog eating and licking everything on the table. The story of our lives. I then said yes and then we began to run and tell our close friends and family before we, of course, made it “social media official”. His aunt and dad brought us out to dinner to celebrate and then, later on, we met our close friends at our favorite bar, Blackthorn to celebrate. This memory will forever be with me and describes our relationship perfectly. Ricky trying to do something cute, and me always yelling. I always tell him, “I can wait to spend the rest of my life yelling at you” Ricky was originally supposed to propose in Baltimore as we were taking a long weekend there to go see a Yankees game. He then decided to make it a more private and personal moment.
Tell us the one thing you love most about each other.
Marybeth's Answer: His ability to put his whole heart into everything no matter what it is - From work to fish tanks. Ricky's Answer: Ability to put other's before herself
If you feel comfortable, share with us something silly or quirky the other person does.
One of the silliest things that we both do is: We love our dog uncontrollably and have come up with about 5-7 songs that we sing about him/to him. It's become quite the inside joke.
Besides getting married -What is the one thing you are looking forward to on your wedding day?
Marybeth's Answer: The Dessert! Ricky's Answer: The speeches
What is your favorite trend for weddings right now?
What inspired your decor or theme?
I have always loved neutral colors, however, have never been a sparkle and shine kind of person. Once I found my dress and LOVED it beyond my disbelief, I knew that my wedding had to match its glamorous look and feel.
What is one thing you wish you would have known earlier in regards to planning?
There is no need to rush! Take your time and enjoy! Look around.
Why did you pick your Wedding Venue, What Attracted you.
The "wow" factor is what pulled us in, then once we were in, the excellent customer service closed the deal. When speaking with our sales person Christie Sa', she was able to answer every single one of my questions with the answer "yes" (unlike many of the other venues that we looked at)
Wedding Photography at Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset NJ
David Eric Photography was lucky enough to have the opportunity to capture another beautiful wedding at the Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset NJ. the Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset NJ is known to be one of the top wedding locations in the area. Brides and Groom always find their elegant and vibrant atmosphere warm and inviting to make sure that the wedding photos match the beautiful ambiance of the Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset NJ. Most couples choose David Eric Photography to capture their particular 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 Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset NJ in every picture.
Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset NJ
What makes the Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset NJ is so well known for 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 Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset 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 the Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset 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.
Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset 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 Wedding 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, the real party began as the guests occupied the dance floor. The DJ played a great mix of music that was able to satisfy both 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, Owners of David Eric Photography are not your average wedding photographers. They are so popular at the Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset 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 Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset NJ, this is more often than not David Eric Photography.