Real Weddings

Kristin and Ronald at Indian Trail Club

Posted on January 31, 2020 by Ariana Baio

We met while working at the Allendale Bar & Grill, a family owned restaurant in Allendale, NJ. We worked there for five years before speaking a word to one another. We were on different shifts and six years apart. It’s a really special place.

On Christmas Eve in front of our closest family. He shocked me! My birthday is Christmas so I never thought he would ask the question in the midst of holiday/birthday mayhem.

Our vision was flowy, neutrals and simple. We included touches of our love for baseball (the table cards and bat mugs) I made the table cards by hand and each were different photos of stadiums we have visited to see the Yankees play. We go to one ballpark a year to see an away Yankee game. That’s our thing.

Fell in love with the view and decor. We wanted our venue to be close so that guests didn’t have to travel far and get a hotel room. We also wanted a venue that was pretty but not decorated in crystal and looked like a castle. We also did not want rustic. The Indian Trail Club was perfect for our taste as it was formal but laid back at the same time.

Cocktail hour had a little bit of everything. Dinner was a duet of filet mignon and Chilean sea bass. We had an amazing grilled watermelon arugala salad to start. Cake was half funfetti with whipped cream and half vanilla/chocolate with peanut butter mousse.

Flowy light and gorgeous. Our song is “We Are Young” by FUN. I put on the dress at Bijou bridal, it was the first one I got small butterflies for, and as I walked out to show my bridal party, “We Are Young” started to play. That was it. All the tears started flowing.

This is a tough one! When my now husband said “yes!” instead of “I do”! He was so nervous and after the fact told me we didn’t rehearse that part. My second favorite part was having two minutes alone with Ronald when we exited the ceremony and went outside. Just the two of us, new Mr. & Mrs.

Hiring a videographer and boy are we glad we did.

Yes, very minor but we were missing a groomsmen tie the day before so less than 24 hours before our wedding we had to change up the attire for the best men and groom.

“Never Stop” (wedding version) by Safety Suite

Do what you want. Speak your mind. Even if that mean being a “bridezilla” I was so concerned about what other people wanted or making other people feel important and making them feel included that it stressed me out way too much. The day ended up being perfect and I married my best friend but keep your wants and opinions close and do not let anyone around you leading up to the wedding make you feel any other way. The only people that matter are you and your future spouse.

A long weekend to Los Angeles to see the Yankees vs. Dodgers! Number nine stadium checked off the list – had to keep our tradition going.

the details


Waldwick, NJ

Reception Location

Indian Trail Club


Elizabeth Mae Photography


Thomas Braney Jr.

Bride’s Gown

Blush by Hayley Paige

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