Real Weddings

Jackie and Vinnie’s Wedding at The Estate at Florentine Gardens

Details of the day: Our wedding at the Florentine Gardens in Rivervale, NJ was picture perfect. We were beyond blessed to have a gorgeous April day allowing our outdoor ceremony to go just as planned. Our wedding party made this day even more fun, just to be surrounded by the people you love the most while marrying your best friend was a blessing. We decided to do a first look prior to the ceremony and I wouldn’t change that for the world. Seeing my soon to be husband alleviated those day of butterflies and I was so proud to say “I do”. Our photographer, Michael Dempsey perfectly captured all of these special moments. Denyse Roy made my vision come to life with the floral decorations for the ceremony, reception and bouquets. My Hayley Paige wedding gown was the icing on the cake. I felt beautiful in this designer’s gown and almost a year later I still stare at this dress in awe. Finally, our cocktail hour, reception and venetian hour was a giant party filled with laughter, love and a whole lot of dancing.

Your favorite part: Rarely do you have everyone you love in one room at the same time. Sharing this day with our family and friends as I was announced Mrs. DiPalma was so special.


If you could change one thing about your wedding what would it be? I would have chosen a different limo service. Although our wedding party spent minimal time traveling in the limos, the drivers were not the friendliest/accommodating.


Advice for other brides: Eat! Eat a lot. If you have a DJ/Band, make sure you are on the same page with your playlist needs. This day flys by, so don’t worry about the little things that may not go as planned. Take a few minutes to just walk around with your now husband to appreciate what this day is all about and all the details and hard work you put into making this all happen. We did this towards the end of the night. It was amazing to watch our family and friends enjoying themselves and having just as much fun as we were having.

  • Hometowns:Pompton Lakes
  • Wedding Location:The Estate at Florentine Gardens
  • Reception Location:The Estate at Florentine Gardens
  • Photographer:Michael Dempsey Photography
  • Officiant: Pastor Don Adams
    Bride’s Gown: Hayley Paige
    Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka
    Bride’s Jewelry: F. Silverman
    Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy
    Hair: Gretchen & Alyse
    Makeup: Gretchen & Alyse
    Groom’s Attire: Biltmore Tuxedos
    Groomsmen Attire: Biltmore Tuxedos
    Flowers: Denyse Roy
    Cake: Palermos Bakery
    Invites: Wedding Paper Divas
    Music: Sal Travis Entertainment
    Videographer: Michael Dempsey Photography
    Transportation: Danaro Limo
    Favors: Donations to Let The Be Little Foundation
    Honeymoon: St Lucia


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