We say it time and time again. There’s nothing quite like traditional ballroom weddings filled with classic details. So when Ilyssa and Mike’s wedding at Nanina’s In The Park landed in our inbox, you better believe that we spent quite some time swooning over this timeless soiree brought to us from Idalia Photography. From the picturesque setting of Nanina’s to the subtle color palette and effortless design, we think you’re going to love everything about this wedding. See our favorite moments below.
From Idalia Photography…Ilyssa and Mike have known each other since middle school! They hung out in the same group of friends for a few years, but they first became really close friends during their Senior year of high school when they took a Pre-Calc class together. They remained close throughout college, even though Mike went to Penn State and Ilyssa stayed in New Jersey at TCNJ. They always hung out on breaks and even went on movie ‘dates’, but remained just friends. Then one night during their Junior year of college, Mike came to visit Ilyssa at school while he was on break, and he randomly kissed her in the middle of a beer pong game! It was the start of everything and eventually led to Mike proposing on the Hoboken waterfront after a fondue dinner for two.Ilyssa and Mike both got ready at Nanina’s in the Park with their family and bridal party. It was a chilly wintry day but they wanted to take advantage of the venue grounds for their images so we did just that! Their first look was on a beautiful stone bridge, providing an elegant setting for what was to be a beautifully classic wedding with soft colors and black ties. These two were troopers and allowed us plenty of time to get a variety of portraits while their bridal party finished getting ready before meeting us in the gardens. We absolutely loved the romantic setting at Nanina’s in the Park and it fit Ilyssa and Mike’s timeless wedding style perfectly. Once it was time to officially tie the knot, we headed into the venue for a traditional Jewish ceremony under a beautiful chuppah and it was perfect!
Ceremony and Reception Location: Nanina’s in the Park / Photography: Idalia Photography / Band: Silver Arrow Band / Floral Designer: AW Flowers / Cake Designer: Palermo’s Bakery / Gown Salon: Bride and Formal / Formal Attire: Robbie and Co. / Invitation Designer: Invitation Gallery / Hair Stylist: Dawn Rose Makeup Artistry and Hair