Real Weddings

A Jerseylicious Wedding at Nanina’s in the Park

Reality star, Tracy DiMarco, lights up the Style Network’s hit show Jerseylicious with her dazzling fashion sense and penchant for owning the room.

So it was only fitting that on August 30, 2013, the East Hanover resident lit up the rose petal–decorated ballroom at Nanina’s in the Park in a spectacular mermaid-style wedding gown, six-karat diamond earrings and six-karat yellow-and-diamond bracelet with her groom, Corey Eps. Cameras rolled, and a production crew of 40 joined the 235 guests for the grand, glam wedding.

Preceding Tracy down the aisle were the couple’s two dogs, Gio and Mia, who had done so well in practice sessions but at the big moment, ran in two different directions. Gio eventually reached Corey, but Mia preferred to be carried up by the wedding coordinator, Donna DeFrancesco. The guests, all dressed in black at the stylish couple’s request, were delighted by the adorable pups and Mia’s diva moment, but then all eyes were on Tracy as the ceremony began.

The couple’s interfaith ceremony was conducted by a priest and a rabbi, honoring the couple’s Catholic and Jewish faiths. Tracy and Corey sealed their vows, then ventured outside to have pictures taken, where 10 bridesmaids in animal-print dresses showed how a fashion moment is made, and the groom and groomsmen pulled open their shirts to reveal superhero T-shirts beneath.

The ballroom at Nanina’s in the Park was decorated in a red-and-gold color scheme, with dramatic centerpieces featuring red roses and branches with hanging crystals and votive candles.

“Nanina’s food is to die for,” Tracy says. In addition to chateaubriand and shrimp Nanina’s, they offered an elaborate Viennese spread with zeppoles, crème brulee, a candy buffet and other treats.

Tracy and Corey combined their favorite cake flavors—Corey loves red velvet and Tracy adores cheesecake—for their eight-tiered wedding cake, and the couple also had a groom’s cake designed to look like their puppies.

“The groom’s cake was made of vanilla cake, peanut-butter filling and sliced bananas, my favorite combination,” Tracy says. “We wanted to make this the best and most memorable night of our lives. We had a vision, and we worked with the best companies to make it perfect.”

Tracy, Corey and all of their loved ones danced into the night, and the couple planned a delayed two-part honeymoon, first to Turks and Caicos, and then to Disney World.

wedding details

Hometowns

East Hanover

Ceremony Location

Belleville

Reception Location

Nanina's in the Park

Photographer

Michael Romeo Creations, Staten Island

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