Warm, Autumn-Inspired Wedding at The Brownstone in Paterson, New Jersey
When Tara Russo (29, a client services associate) first met Michele Torzilli (38, a financier), she was convinced that he was the only person in the office who didn't like her. "So you could imagine how surprised I was when he invited me out after work one night!" she says. "We had a great time that night, and the more we talked the more we realized we had an instant connection. We have been inseparable ever since." After three and a half years of dating, he surprised her with an engagement ring in her stocking on Christmas Eve. "And the rest is history!" she says. With the help of their planner, Jenny Orsini, Tara and Michele transformed their historic venue for their October wedding with a warm, autumn-inspired color scheme of orange and yellow accented with metallics, and rich shades of eggplant and burgundy.