Real Weddings

Brooke Garofalo to Chris Poletis

Details of the day: I am submitting this Real Wedding for my friends…I am their friend and wedding photographer! Brooke and Chris are the friendliest, most down-to-earth, most loving couple. When talking to Chris for the first time, he instantly makes you feel as if you are his best friend. He’s a perfect match for Brooke who is warm, kind and loving. This couple had plans for their reception to be at the Salt Creek Grille in Rumson, NJ, but Hurricane Sandy changed those plans, damaging the venue. It was a stressful week before the wedding, but they quickly pulled through and rescheduled at Raven and the Peach, also in Rumson. The restaurant had a fabulous ambiance of soft lighting, fine woods and tasteful fabrics. Brooke’s brother wrote and sang a beautiful “wedding day” song to the happy couple at the reception, and her grandfather gave an amazing speech with his advice for a forever-lasting happy marriage, filled with fun jokes and laughs. This couple overcame the obstacles to have the best day of their lives!

wedding details


Rumson, NJ

Reception Location

Raven and the Peach, Rumson


Kira Cronin Photography, LLC

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