When I used to live in a small town of 10,000, I thought it was pretty awesome to know everyone in town. From the post office workers, to the bank tellers, to the teenagers who stocked the shelves at the local mini-mart. For someone who lived in relative anonymity growing up in a big city, I thought this was pretty neat (and still do). I’m what you would call a “Busy-body” – and we all have a friend who is one.
And if you don’t, you do now. (me!)
Allie would be end up marrying hers, who happens to be the unofficial, de facto Mayor of Marlboro, Manalapan and Morganville, all rolled into one; this man knows EVERYONE. From the customers at the town’s liquor store, to the landscaper, to the random guy who’s just driving down the driveway to attend his wedding. It was like holding up a mirror and watching myself in action. But who can blame him, though? Anthony’s the kinda guy that pretty much everyone in the universe wants share a beer with :). (I mean, Allie’s pretty awesome-sauce too, so let’s not forget her either!)
Allie & Anthony hosted their wedding celebration and the newly renovated Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury. And let me tell you something, folks – this is NOT the same Shadowbrook of years past. Like many other wedding venues during this pandemic, they took this time to overhaul EVERYTHING on the property; from their new garden features, a newly built on-site chapel, and of course their brand new state-of-the-art ballroom.
Allie & Anthony’s wedding marked our first “big” wedding in this post-COVID era, with full-sized guest lists, fully packed dance floors (once again), and some semblance of normalcy, after all the hardships we humans have had to endure these past 15 months. Let me tell you something – it felt INCREDIBLE. Here’s to many more celebrations, for everyone :).
Venue & Catering: The Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury // Ceremony/Officiant: St Clements Church – Deacon Tom // Hair: @unbridaledbeauty // Make-up: @kristengallo_ // Dress: custom Pronovias // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Groom’s Attire: Enzo // Jewelry: Marinaccio Jewelers and family heirlooms // Floral/Décor: Marquis Florals by Kim // Entertainment: The Groove Shop // Cinematography: LVL13 // Photo Booth: JJ Pixx Photobooth // Cigar Bar: Cortez Cigars // Cocktail Hour Entertainment: Pat Gaudagno // Stationery: Shine Weddings