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Making Beautiful Music: Patricia and Gary's Wedding at The Upper Montclair Women's Club - New Jersey Bride

Making Beautiful Music: Patricia and Gary at The Upper Montclair Women’s Club

Making Beautiful Music: Patricia and Gary's Wedding at The Upper Montclair Women's Club - New Jersey Bride

“Our wedding took place on a lovely warm sunny day. It had rained the day before, so I was nervous, but on the morning of the wedding, sun was shining and my nerves about the rain started to melt. I spent some quiet time by myself, getting my nails done in the morning. It was just nice to be quiet before everyone arrived at my place.”

Making Beautiful Music: Patricia and Gary's Wedding at The Upper Montclair Women's Club - New Jersey Bride

“We wanted a wedding that would reflect both of us. My husband loves music and I love design. We referred to our wedding as having a 60s British rock music vibe. I designed the details to reflect both of our passions; the colors, fonts and design elements reflected me, while the use of musical notes, guitar charms (on the programs) and even old record albums (refurbished as table numbers) reflected Gary.” 

Making Beautiful Music: Patricia and Gary's Wedding at The Upper Montclair Women's Club - New Jersey Bride

“Buying the dress was stressful. I’m an older bride and at the time, I did not know what to wear that would be age appropriate but still make me feel special. I dedicated two separate days where I just tried on everything–even the dresses I knew I wouldn’t like. I had a clear image in my mind; I wanted an all lace empire waist dress, but I just did not like any of those types of dresses on me! I finally tried on a Maggie Sottero dress called “Emma”. It was lovely. It had lace at the top and then trailed off as it went down the bodice. It made me feel so pretty.”

Making Beautiful Music: Patricia and Gary's Wedding at The Upper Montclair Women's Club - New Jersey Bride

Your favorite part:
“My favorite part was when the church doors opened; I heard the lovely processional music and I saw my handsome husband-to-be at the end of the aisle waiting and smiling at me, looking so handsome. As a couple, our favorite part was enjoying the cocktail hour with everyone and snapping pictures in our photo booth.”

Making Beautiful Music: Patricia and Gary's Wedding at The Upper Montclair Women's Club - New Jersey Bride

If you could change one thing about your wedding what would it have been?
“With all the celebrating and dancing, we really did not get to eat our meal!”

Making Beautiful Music: Patricia and Gary's Wedding at The Upper Montclair Women's Club - New Jersey Bride
 
Advice for other brides:
“Even if you are an organized person, hire a wedding planner. On the day-of, you won’t want to worry about anything and you won’t want your family or friends to worry about anything. Having somebody whose job it is to worry is a relief.”


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