Real Weddings

Joslyn and David at Minerals Resort and Spa



For our first course at dinner, we served fontina cheese and prosciutto pasta bundles in a sage brown butter sauce, followed by a salad course of baby mixed greens with candied walnuts, bosc pears, and gorgonzola cheese. Our guests then had a choice of “The Surf”, “The Turf”, or “The Earth”, which was Herb-Crusted Atlantic Salmon with Saffron Beurre Blanc, Grilled Fillet Mignon with a Zinfandel Reduction, or Vegetarian Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Truffle Cream Sauce, respectively.For dessert we had pastries on each table and wedding cake. Our cake was half-naked buttercream frosted with rustic lines. We had two kinds of cake inside – vanilla cake with cannoli cream on the naked layer and Funfetti cake with chocolate fudge filling on the frosted layer – both flavors were delicious! We bought a cake topper from Etsy painted like a wooden heart with our initials on it and our wedding date – the back of the cake topper had our wedding theme “Let Love Grow” written on it

Joslyn-David-Minerals-Resort-SpaAt the end of the night, we gave our guests David’s Cookies (my husband’s name) chocolate chip cookies and brownies so my guests would be able to have a delicious midnight snack!


You should be prepared for the worst that day, but hope for the best! April had A LOT of freezing rain this year and our ceremony and cocktail hour was outside, so I was worried that the weather might not cooperate. I purchased a bunch of cute, clear bubble umbrellas from and brought them to the venue so we were prepared for the rain. In the end, we ended up extremely lucky as our wedding day was the one day in April where it was 78 degrees out and sunny! The umbrellas stayed packed away in their boxes and were returned unopened, but it helped me relax to know they were there in case we needed them.For the day of the wedding, don’t sweat the small stuff and remember to smile! I forgot to wear a veil and we had some microphone problems at the start of our ceremony, but that gave me the opportunity to address our guests and thank them for coming to our ceremony… and I got a round of applause!

wedding details



Ceremony Location

Minerals Resort and Spa

Reception Location

Minerals Resort and Spa


Montclair Studio - Montclair, NJ


Chris Vergano, Mayor of Wayne, NJ (we grew up and met and now live in Wayne)

Bride’s Gown

Allure Couture C322 Lace and tulle ivory dress with lace, beading, embroidery, and crystals

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