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Jenna Pikowski to Micah Tucker at Crystal Springs Grand Cascades Lodge

Details of the Day: When I tried on my dress, the store owner turned around and asked if I would model it in a bridal show (which I did!). She said it was “made for me.” From this moment, I knew I wanted to make each detail of our wedding as personal and meaningful as possible. We spent months writing our own ceremony with our officiant. The woman who did my hair was a family friend who gave me my first haircut. My dad built the chuppah that we were married under. Family and friends flew in from all over the country (and one from Europe!). Every detail of our day was unique and special to us, and I felt incredibly blessed every second of that day. We were so lucky that everything went exactly as planned, thanks to many, many wonderful people. My Favorite Part: My husband was raised Jewish, and I was raised Catholic. We found an amazing interfaith minister, Sheila Gross, who helped us create a unique and beautiful ceremony. At the end of the ceremony, instead of pronouncing us herself, Sheila had us turn to face our guests and led them as the whole room pronounced us “husband and wife” together! Advice for Other Brides: Someone gave me this advice and it was the best thing I did on my wedding day. As they brought out each course during the reception, my husband and I sat at our sweetheart table for a few minutes before getting back up. We took a few bites of the food (which we were SO glad we tasted, since we did pick it all out!) and enjoyed a few minutes of looking around the room at our guests to truly savor the memories. Sources: Bride’s Gown: Impression Bridal from Angel Bridal in Staten Island Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal Hair: Joanne Dibartolo from Chrysalis Salon Groom’s Attire: Mens’ Warehouse Flowers: Grapevine Garden and Floral Cake: Cafe Pierrot Invites: Ultimate Wedding Show Place Music: The Silk Band by Timemachine Entertainment Photographer: Garden State Photo Studio Videographer: JL Productions Favors: Donation to the Michael J. Fox Foundation Honeymoon: Aruba

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West Orange, NJ

Ceremony Location

Crystal Springs Resort

Reception Location

Crystal Springs Resort


Garden State Photo Studio

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