They met in the 4th grade, in Ms. Alley’s class to be exact. It was Cheryl’s 9th birthday and Adam couldn’t help but notice the bright-eyed, blonde haired girl that lived across the street from him. Even at such a young age, Adam knew there was something special about Cheryl. Over the next 18 years, Cheryl and Adam grew fonder and fonder of each other and eventually decided to date outside of the classroom. In an incredibly romantic and nostalgic gesture, Adam took Cheryl back to the very window of the 4th grade classroom where they first met. Getting down on one knee, Adam told Cheryl he had always known she was the one for him and asked Cheryl to spend her life with him. Cheryl happily agreed, excited to be marrying her childhood sweetheart and best friend!
This past Saturday, Cheryl and Adam tied the knot at the beautiful Skylands Manor in Ringwood, NJ. On the ground rested a fresh layer of soft white snow, making this gorgeous estate nestled high in the mountains even more romantic. Cheryl walked down the aisle in her mother’s wedding dress, bringing happy tears to her family’s eyes. Guests dressed in elegant black-tie danced the night away under the warm glow of the old-fashioned lanterns hanging above. As the sun went down and the sky turned a dusky blue, Cheryl and Adam shared a soft kiss, whispering their “I love you’s“. Their genuine happiness could be felt by their family and friends around them, making an already amazing evening absolutely perfect.
Congratulations Cheryl and Adam! It was a true honor to capture your incredible wedding day. I hope you are having a blast skiing the slopes of Montana on your honeymoon. Here’s to many years of happiness in your future!
Cheryl and Adam didn’t spare any detail for their gorgeous wedding. I just love this custom wood sign pointing guests to the Skylands Manor.
Cheryl and her girls had a blast getting ready in this immaculate bridal suite.
Cheryl decided to wear her mother’s wedding dress down the aisle, making both of their dreams come true.
The delicate lace on her veil added a soft, romantic touch.
Stitched inside the dress was Cheryl’s monogram and wedding date in blue.
Cheryl’s mom’s feeling of overwhelming happiness was written all over her face when she saw her beautiful daughter in her wedding dress.
Cheryl, you make a seriously STUNNING bride.
Adam got ready in the Skylands Manor’s impressive library. A big thanks to Mekina Saylor for capturing these great shots of the guys.
Adam and Cheryl opted to see each other for the first time in an intimate moment just between them.
As Adam turned around and released the white balloons, he saw his beautiful bride for the first time.
Emotional moments like this one truly filled my heart with so much love and joy.
STOP IT! You guys are just too adorable.
After the first look, Cheryl and Adam took me around the Skylands Manor to their favorite spots. I fell in love with the floor to ceiling windows in this sweet breakfast nook.
What a gorgeous wedding party! I love the taupe bridesmaid dresses from For Her and For Him.
A big thank you to Susan Meier-Blake of Tyrrells Flowers and Gifts for putting together such beautiful florals! Fun fact: Susan is also Cheryl’s aunt!
Cheryl and Adam had a little fun playing around the Skylands Manor before the wedding.
Guests were handed these gorgeous programs and wedding bell wands (to wave when Cheryl and Adam were pronounced husband and wife) as they entered the ceremony.
Cheryl’s grandmother decorated the pretty arch Cheryl and Adam were married under. The structure was actually made of copper from Cheryl’s childhood home.
Officiant Bari Braun conducted a sweet ceremony centered around Cheryl and Adam’s love story. It had guests laughing and crying with joy along with the bride and groom.
After the ceremony, guests headed to cocktail hour.
For dinner, family and friends had a choice of filet mignon, encrusted atlantic salmon, vegetable napoleon, or stuffed french cut chicken. YUM!
At every guest’s place setting rested a hand written thank you note from Cheryl and Adam. It was a unique, personal touch that made each person feel so special.
Delicious cake by Frungillo.
Cheryl and Adam shared their first dance to “Let’s Do It” by Alanis Morissette.
Sweet toasts with lots of laughter came next…
…followed by a night filled with carefree dancing!
To end the evening, Cheryl and Adam snuck away for one last kiss under the soft light of the rustic lanterns.
Want to see more of Cheryl and Adam? Check out their wedding day slideshow at www.cherylandadam.amyrizzutophotography.com. A big thanks to my second shooter Mekina Saylor and assistant Jessica DeAgazio for helping me capture this wedding! You girls are AMAZING! HAPPY FRIDAY!