This was a rockstar wedding.
Robin and Anthony were married at the incredible Landmark Loew’s Jersey City Theatre – an old fashioned classic movie palace that first opened in 1929. The inside is beautiful, ornate, and lush, and the perfect backdrop for a Grammy themed wedding. The rock and roll details were incredible, and everywhere – the bride and groom posed for portraits on a grand piano, their guest book was a guitar that everyone signed, their card box was a guitar case, propped open with a cardboard sign of “Will Play for Gifts.” The flower girls (sorry, the Rock Princesses!) threw custom guitar picks before the bride and groom made their grand entrance. So freaking awesome.
The bride and groom wanted a simple ceremony, with their vows as the real centerpiece. I shared their Love Story, which is truly one for the books: they were acquaintances in high school, running in the same circles with mutual friends, but nothing more. But, nearly twenty years later, they met up again, when a mutual friend put them in touch – and it was love at second sight. From that moment, just a year before their wedding, Robin and Anthony knew they were going to spend the rest of their lives together!
Their guitar pick favors, that the Rock Princesses threw as they walked down the aisle from skull baskets!
The Rock Princesses!
Their processional was nothing short of awesome. Each bridal party member had their own theme music, with the DJ announcing them as they walked in. VIPs were seated to the side, with the rest of the guests cheering and standing behind a velvet rope. Right before Anthony walked in with his parents, his friend walked and performed a guitar solo on a glittering electric guitar, to AC/DC’s “Back in Black.”
The Ring Man presents the ring on a drumstick.
And the vows? Robin and Anthony each wrote their own vows, and Robin, who is a big crier, did a fabulous job holding it together for them (with her Best Chick and sister standing close by for support). And Anthony – well his vows were in the form of a song, which he song, accompanied on acoustic guitar. A surprise for everyone – an incredible emotional and powerful moment.
Not many couples can say they get their names up in lights at their wedding, and Robin and Anthony’s rockstar wedding truly reflected who they were, in every single way. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of it (and sharing these awesome photos with me!)
Their guestbook guitar, with a copy of their invite tickets!