Suzy & Luke, October 2012
“Shocked? Overwhelmed with joy? It’s tough to pinpoint. You’re never really prepared for the actual moment,” Suzy is describing to us the mixture of emotions she felt after being proposed to in October of 2011. “It was perfect. We were in the car, on the way to dinner, and all of the sudden Luke pulls into the parking lot of Seven Presidents Beach in Long Branch. The sun was setting; it was a warm, gorgeous, October evening. Of course, I said ‘Yes’, and well, the rest is history.”
By “history” she means planning. Lots and lots of planning. Suzy and Luke chose Molly Pitcher Inn as their venue.
“Molly was always our first choice“, she assures us. “As practicing members of the First Presbyterian Church of Rumson, our ceremony would be held there. It was very lovely.”
Our own Allison Mercer was Suzy and Luke’s Wedding Coordinator and guided them through how Molly Pitcher Inn would do everything to make their wedding day just as they always dreamed. Suzy goes on to tell us that she also had a little help from WeddingWire.com. “We decided on a fall theme after we set the date for October 20th. Our colors were oranges, yellows, light blues, and taupe, like an October sunset. We had a Candy-Bar to tie in with Halloween, since it was close to our date, as well as white pumpkins as cake toppers. I liked the idea of keeping the cake monochromatic. It was a Red Velvet cake by Ye Olde Pie Shoppe, and it was to-die-for.”
The rehearsal dinner was held at Nauvoo in Fair Haven.
Suzy found her dress in Manhattan, by Modern Trousseau. Petal Beach did a remarkable job with all of her floral needs, and local photographer Jeri Houseworth took pictures throughout the event, day and night. The rest of the photos can be viewed HERE.
“Jeri did a fabulous job of capturing all of our special moments. It sounds cliché, but this is the stuff that matters. We will be able to look back on that day for the rest of our lives and remember how perfect it really was. We couldn’t have done it without all of our vendors, especially everyone at Molly Pitcher Inn, or support from our family and friends. We took the whole year to plan every detail to make sure it was perfect. You know, you run into hiccups and bumps along the way, but in the end it all came together so seamlessly. Better than we ever could have imagined!”
After enjoying a Brunch the morning after the wedding, in the Molly Pitcher’s Navesink Room, Suzy and Luke hopped on a plane to Punta Cana to enjoy their honeymoon. Recently, the two have relocated to South Carolina, and will be celebrating their first year as husband in wife this coming October. We here at Molly wish them all the best in love and in luck. Come back any time to visit!!