Joseph + Gianna | Married | The Palace At Somerset Park | New Jersey

Joseph & Gianna’s wedding was simple said, Blessed. I say this because from the very first day we met, they both said they wanted a winter wonderland. And, they had just that! It snowed to perfection, their wedding was that of just like a movie scene, all the way down to each and every detail.

“We know that the kind of love we have is rare and is something that some people never have the chance to experience in their lives, and we are lucky to have found each other and love one another unconditionally. Gianna and I met on the beach in May through mutual friends and what quickly could’ve been just a “summer fling” or a failed love story turned into the perfect match”.

After a trip to Bermuda in July, Joe knew he had to propose after just 3 months. “And, I did on that very beach that we met and now on January 7, 2017 we will be married’!

We truly believe that when you know, you know, and with the full love and support from both of our families and friends we knew that it was clear to us and everyone close to us that we were meant to be together and meant for one another! We are truly so grateful and happy that we found our other halves and our soul mate”.


“The color palette for our wedding is Gold Blush Navy and Ivory”. The bridesmaids wore Sapphire sequence dresses by Sorella Vita, and each bridesmaid choose a different style that reflected their own personalities. “My brother is my MOH he will be wearing a navy tuxedo with a black lapel to match both the groomsmen and the bridesmaids, he’s also having a tie made that is the exact fabric from the ladies dresses, it’s a very nice detail”. The groomsmen wore all black tuxedos with navy ties.

“We chose The Palace at Somerset Park because we wanted our guests to feel like royalty and that they are watching a love story play out just like they remember from fairytales. We believe it’s all in the little details that really personalize a wedding and make your guests feel like they really play a part in our wedding story and we believe we really executed that well for our big day”.

At the entry for their ceremony, the guests wore greeted with champagne and their place card table had a luxurious gold manzanita tree that had pearls sweeping elegantly; as well at antique keys dripping from it, with antique key place cards and a sign that let the guests know that the key will unlock a night full of memories. Their ceremony had a vintage door frame on each side dressed with florals flowing the sides of each frame..

“For our first dance we will be dancing to ‘When You Got a Good Thing’ by Lady Antebellum. Our winter theme is a Happily Ever After, we have a fairytale romance and we want our wedding to be a reflection of that, we really want our guests to feel as much in the moment as we are”. They danced on clouds and the snow fell from above inside the Ballroom!

The centerpieces were a gorgeous assortment of ivory and blush roses on top of huge gold candelabras, the gold candelabras all have pearls dripping from the centerpieces. Exquisite details by A Touch Of Elegance.


“Our wedding has a very old vintage luxury feel, elegant, whimsical and romantic at the same time”.

“Our advice to other couples is to relax and have fun, we know for us we were definitely a little bit nervous, we are a tad camera shy. The experience is so much fun though and you really do feel like a model, Emilia makes it so relaxing and makes you feel beautiful. This is a once in a lifetime event, and the happiest time of your lives so relax, and enjoy it, and definitely say I love you to one another, that is after all why your there”! 

Ceremony/Reception: The Palace at Somerset Park

Entertainment: This is It Entertainment

Florist: A Touch of Elegance

Videographer: NRGFilmCo

Hair: Brittney Wainwright | Splashes Salon

Makeup: Ebony Williams

Wedding Gown: Marianne by Maggie Sotterro

Bridesmaid Dresses: Sorella Vita

Groom + Groomsmen: Men’s Warehouse, Vera Wang

Stationary: Cherish the Moment


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