Tom and Megan met at their “grown-up” jobs straight out of university. Tom was Megan’s boss so they developed a really great friendship from the start. They also quickly learned what an awesome team they were!
Well one day, Tom surprised Megan with booked tickets to Italy! As they started to make their itinerary for the trip, little did she know that Tom was also planning the proposal.
While they were in Venice, Italy, they decided to take a gondola ride. The lighting, weather, and ambiance was perfect. Tom had it all planned out!
As they went through the quaint, beautiful canals the guide steering the gondola kept distracting Megan with information about Venice. When they passed under the last bridge, Tom offered to take a picture of Megan on the gondola and once she stood up to walk to the other side, he asked her to stay standing up.
When Megan turned around to pose for the picture, Tom was down on one knee holding the ring in his hand! Megan’s heart had dropped. She didn’t know whether to scream, cry, or laugh! She couldn’t believe it and then she finally said “I Love You” after he placed the ring on her finger! It was truly the most romantic moment for both of them.
The pair had their wedding on April 17, 2021 at Nanina’s In the Park in Belleville, NJ. The location was absolutely beautiful. They had an outdoor ceremony in the garden area with the brilliant views. Around Town Entertainment was chosen as the couple’s dance band. The popular band in particular was a favorite of the bride and groom. Guests strolled into the gardens to hear a pianist from Around Town Entertainment play an emotional wedding version of Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years.” Then the mood transitioned to something more current in style with Taylor Swift’s “Lover” as the bride made her way down the aisle to meet her groom. While exchanging vows underneath the intricate vine arbor, draped with flowers, the pianist performed an uplifting rendition of “Home” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes. What a perfect song to conclude such a beautiful moment.
The main reception was held in the ballroom. The ballroom was simply magical with it’s high ceilings, long tables, tiered seating, and a large dance floor. Just outside was a meticulously landscaped garden with fountains, pond, and a bridge.
The bride and groom’s grand entrance song was “That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars performed by the wedding band, The Altitude Band. The couple then held their first dance to “Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur. “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw was selected for the father and daughter dance. The mother and son dance song was Robbie William’s “Angels.”
The Altitude Band played a well designed setlist, pulling from the bride and groom’s requests including a mix of songs from the decades, such as 80’s and classic pop genres. Guests never left the dance floor! It was an exciting dance event all the way through to the last song of the night when guests screamed for more music.
This wedding at Nanina’s in the Park was a once-in-a-lifetime night to remember. We loved everything about this wedding reception! Thank you so much Tom and Megan for inviting Around Town Entertainment out to celebrate with you all!