Real Weddings

Dana and Vinnie at South Gate Manor

Posted on July 19, 2018 by Allison Dupree

Dana-Vinnie-South-Gate-ManorGift that I gave to Vinnie on the morning of our wedding day was cuff links with a picture of him and his father in them. I knew that he wished his dad could be there that day but we knew he was there in spirit.
Vinnie gave me a Kate Spade “mrs” necklace and a box of Venus Et Fleur white roses that last a year! They smelled amazing and I get to look and smell them everyday !We didn’t have our guest sign a guest book we had a engagement photo of us blown up on canvas and had our guests and family sign that.Dana-Vinnie-South-Gate-ManorWhy did you choose your venue? 

Dana-Vinnie-South-Gate-ManorOur menu was:
Salad: Fresh Tomato/mozz over mixed greens with balsamic dressing
choice of Penne Vodka or Pancetta RisottoOur guests had a choice of 5 entrees!
stuffed chicken breast with spinach mozz & prosciutto in a mushroom cream sauce
Pecan encrusted Salmon
Pork Chop Milanese
Prime Rib
Eggplant ParmSouth Gate gave Vinnie and I all 5 entrees for dinner that night.


I didn’t think I would ever want lace! I thought I wanted tulle and dramatic and I tried on about 10 dresses and they made me look so big! Then the lace just hugged my shape in all the right places, I just knew this was the one! It was scary at first because you envision yourself in something else, but you just have to go with what works for you!

It also would be just coming back to our apartment putting sweats on and eating all the left overs that South Gate Manor boxed up for us! & we also ate a lot of Krispy Kreme Donuts too!


We took lessons at Arthur Murray in Red Bank and they choreographed a dance for us! It was a hit! We started out just swaying and then went into a dance, I didnt want to be like a lot of couples just stay up there and sway. I wanted it to be enjoyable! Our guests still talk about it till this day!

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Ceremony Location

South Gate Manor

Reception Location

South Gate Manor




Pastor Dave Rittenger

Bride’s Gown

David Tutera

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