An Elegant Gold and Ivory Wedding at Crystal Plaza in Livingston, New Jersey

Jessica Gregoli (25 and a seventh grade math teacher) and William “Billy” Boska (25 and a civil engineer) decided to get married at Crystal Plaza in Livingston, New Jersey, because of its historic mansion feel from the outside and regal feel in the ballroom. Jessica's mother, Joann Gregoli from Elegant Occasions, helped her daughter bring her vision to life with a gold, pink and ivory color palette that perfectly complemented the gold molding and crystal chandeliers of the ornate ballroom. The day started with a traditional, religious ceremony at Holy Family Parish that was very personal and intimate—exactly what they wanted. Although their officiant, Deacon Kamil Stachowiak, had never performed a wedding before, and did a phenomenal job making the nuptials special. “During the Deacon’s reading of Jesus turning water into wine, he ended up surprising Billy and I with a bottle of wine,” Jessica says. “He wants us to open the bottle on our 50th wedding anniversary, saying our marriage, like the wine, will improve with time. It was so sweet and unexpected!” Tall, stunning centerpieces including ivory hydrangeas and orchids adorned the reception tables in the elegant room adding an ethereal aura we absolutely love. Wanting to toss some tradition, Jessica and Billy added a little personalized detail in their four-tier buttercream wedding cake decorated with the Boston Red Sox letter B. “Billy’s family is originally from New England, and they are huge Red Sox fans,” Jessica says. “We thought it was befitting for his side of the family, and because our last name is Boska! I am not sure the New Jersey crowd were too thrilled about seeing that B though.”