Real Weddings

Samara and Jordan in Wayne

Posted on November 19, 2020 by Ariana Baio

We met in Hoboken at Texas Arizona. A friend of Jordan’s photobombed a picture of my friends and I, which sparked a conversation between me and Jordan’s friend, Michael. Eventually Michael introduced Jordan and I to each other and it was instant chemistry. We started dating later that May.Samara and Jordan in Wayne

After a night in NYC, we stayed at the W Hotel in Hoboken. We walked around, had a lovely brunch at Ainsworth along the Hudson River, and walked up the stairs leading to Stevens Institute of Technology. While on the terrace, I made a joke about how beautiful the scene was and that it would make the perfect engagement spot. As I turned around, Jordan was down on one knee asking me to spend forever with him! Once he convinced me it was not a joke, of course I said, “yes!” We then drove to my house where I thought I would be surprising my mom, but to my surprise, Jordan had planned an engagement pool party with both families and friends. It was unforgettable day!Samara and Jordan in Wayne

Our theme was classy backyard wedding. The bridal party had red roses while I had white. All the decorations were created by Jordan mother and my mother.Samara and Jordan in Wayne

Backyard was the best choice considering the pandemic, and the Brownstone catered.Samara and Jordan in Wayne

Italian everything! Pasta, chicken, eggplant, fish, rice balls, and all the best Italian pastries, zepploes, and of course, chocolate cake.Samara and Jordan in Wayne

My dress was simple, elegant with a little glitz. It was an ivory sheath dress with rhinestone straps.Samara and Jordan in Wayne

Dancing as husband and wife for the first time under the lights of the patio by the pool.Samara and Jordan in Wayne

Dancing with our parents. I danced to a disco melody with my mom,”Brown Eyed Girl” with my dad. Jordan danced with his mom to “I’ll Always Love My Mama”, it was hysterical and perfect.Samara and Jordan in Wayne

Covid was enough wrong. All the wrong stuff happened in planning but the wedding day was magical.Samara and Jordan in Wayne

“Confessions in the Dark” by John Legend.Samara and Jordan in Wayne

Love it in the moment! Just experience it all and take it all in.Samara and Jordan in Wayne


the details


Pompton Lakes, NJ

Ceremony Location

Aruba in December

Reception Location



Joseph Spiteri


Fr. Michael Lombardo

Bride’s Gown

Vera Wang

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