Thursday, December 3, 2009

A "bus load" of LOVE: Sarah and Jim

Congratulations to Sarah and Jim on their wonderfully classic and elegant wedding on November 14th. The weather wasn't incredibly cooperative that day, which saddened Melissa, who had worked with the couple for a number of months ...but to her surprise, it didn't dampen their spirits AT ALL! They truly enjoyed every moment of their special day!

The couple exchanged vows before a crowd of family and friends at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Maywood, NJ. It was a beautiful ceremony..decorated in rich fall tones and hanging lanterns from the pews. The Woodcliff Lake Hilton was the location of the gorgeous reception, where there was a lot of merriment to be had by their incredibly jubilant family and friends. The ballroom was fabulous...topaz embroidered overlays by Table Wraps and copper chivari chairs from Party Rental Ltd. set the tone for fabulous fall arrangements by Laurie and her team at Laurelwood Designs ( and the display of the great customized menus, table names and escort cards, created by the ever so talented Cam Turner of Cam Turner Design ( . Amber uplighting from Infinity Studios ( completed the look.

There were many details that made this event personal and extra special for Sarah and Jim. As a favor, guests walked away with custom cookie cutters in the shape of puzzle pieces, with tags to reflect their donation made to Autism Speaks, a charity near and dear to the couple.

One VERY special touch was the incredible creation by the "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro of Carlos Bakery in Hoboken...a cake in the shape of a charter bus! Jim's family owns and operates Saddle River Tours in Bergen as a couple they decided it would be fun to have Buddy make a cake that was an exact replica of one of their fleet. It was EXACT...with full mechanisms under the bus and everything! Needless to was a complete HIT with their guests!

Thanks so much to Dave Cross Photography for the great images captured throughout the day! You can see their fantastic blog of Sarah and Jim's day at:

To Tom Saffioti and the staff at the Woodcliff Lake Hilton for their assistance, Elegant Ensembles ( for providing cocktail music and entertainment and to Charlie at Krystle Clear Productions for capturing the day on film..Thanks a bunch! And special thanks to our wonderful Monique for all of her help throughout the rock girl!

Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness, Sarah and Jim!