Marissa + Jack | Vera Wang Wedding from MIlton Gil Photographers

Vera Wang Unveiled said it best, “A bride wearing Eliza will feel delicate and light, as if she is floating on the joy of her day.”  I love that! And so true about Marissa + Jack’s estate wedding at the Pleasantdale Chateau.  Marissa’s Chantilly and Alencon lace appliquéd bodice with traditional organza ball gown compliments the lush and elegant details throughout this day…romantic chuppah with white flowers and draped fabrics, stunning five-tiered white wedding cake and oodles of white floral centerpieces against a backdrop of champagne and ivory decor. Just beautiful, enjoy!

Marissa + Jack | June 30, 2012 | Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, NJ

The Ceremony
We had a summer outdoor ceremony right before sundown on the private estate of Pleasantdale Chateau.  It was beautiful out.

The Reception
Our reception was held at the Pleasantdale Chateau – it is absolutely breathtaking.  It is one of the world’s greatest private estates.  It is truly a romantic and magical wedding location. Our reception was lively, romantic, intimate and most importantly so much fun!
We had fireworks at the end of the first dance, the band was unbelievable and the food was out of this world.  We are still getting compliments today, over 6 months after the wedding.

Marissa’s Dress Search
I originally wanted a mermaid style dress.  I am very petite so I thought that a ball gown would overwhelm my body type.  I tried on numerous dresses but none of them felt quite like Eliza by Vera Wang.  This dress made me feel like a princess.  My wedding was in June, so I was concerned with the weight of a wedding gown.  The Eliza was so light that this was not a concern at all!

How Marissa Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Beautiful, Romantic, On top of the world!

Why Marissa Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
Originally I wanted to make something out of the dress (like pillows), however the way the material is cut it would not have worked very well.  The dress is so beautiful that I didn’t want it to just sit in my closet.  Plus, it takes up a ton of room.  It is too nice not to be worn again!!!

Wedding Dress: Vera Wang ‘Eliza’ | Photography:  Milton Gil Photographers | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Pleasantdale Chateau | Floral Design: Crest Florist | Cake: Pleasantdale Chateau | Vera Wang Unveiled Quote: Behind the Dress – Eliza