A Classic, Elegant Wedding at Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth, New Jersey

Marc Jusino (29 and an estimator) Yelena Alaverdov (28 and a manager in clinical operations) met at a friends house and began only hanging out in groups. After Yelena pursued Marc, however, they began dating. After a romantic summer walk overlooking the New York skyline, Marc proposed to Yelena. He handed her his sketchbook and told her that he had something for her that she had been waiting for. Yelena opened the sketchbook to find a picture of an engagement ring inside. When Yelena looked to Marc, he was already on one knee with the actual ring. Marc and Yelena chose to have their wedding at the Galloping Hill Golf Course. The scenic views and great food made the decision easy for the newly engaged couple. Their color palette was white and plum with silver accents. "We wanted our wedding to be simple and elegant," Yelena says. The reception was exactly that with white tablecloths and tall white centerpieces made of roses and hydrangeas. Yelena loves owls and, adding a personal touch to their decor, guests were give owl picture holders as favors. The picture holders also displayed the place cards. Despite an elegant atmosphere, Marc and Yelena wanted to keep their wedding as casual as possible. "We minimized the traditional wedding formalities to maximize party/dance time," Yelena says.