Congratulations: Kris and Wesley!

This blog post is long overdue….

Earlier this year, Rothweiler Event Design hosted New Jersey’s first Same Sex Wedding Giveaway. We partnered with our favorite New Jersey venue, The Wilshire Grand (it’s not a secret, we love it there) and some seriously talented and dedicated vendors to give away an all inclusive wedding valued at over $70,000. 

Late last Fall, couples were asked to submit their stories or nominate a couple that was deserving of this amazing prize. We received plenty of entries and then narrowed the field down to 10 finalists. These finalists were invited with their friends and family to celebrate New Jersey making same sex marriage legal and to find out who the winner was. On January 9, 2014, we announced Kris and Wesley as the lucky couple and the planning took off!

On July 27, 2014, Kris and Wesley had their special day. Surrounded by their closest friends and family members, their wedding was complete with love and support. We were more than excited to have Mitch Maged (aka Mitch the Minister) preside over their ceremony and announce them as husband and husband. The grooms looked stunning in wardrobe provided by Robert’s Tuxedos, and the ladies were decked out in bling provided by Elizabeth John’s. Live music was provided by The Smokin’ Section for both the ceremony and the cocktail hour, before Ambient DJ took over and got the party started at their reception.

From the signature drink cards to the menus, escort cards and more, designs by RSVP to Me were seen everywhere and added the southern charm the grooms were looking for. Rothweiler Event Design provided the flowers and decor and used sunflowers (the grooms’ request) as a base in the centerpieces. 

Even though the food was abundantly provided by The Wilshire Grand Catering, desserts were plentiful as well. Their cake was modern and fun from Confectionary Designs, and they also enjoyed a late night cupcake service from Polka Dot Cupcakes.

Above all, Kris and Wesley were all smiles the entire day. Their story won them this incredible wedding and we were ecstatic to put this together for them. We believe that love is love and celebrate everyday that New Jersey has legalized same sex marriage.

Congratulations to Kris and Wesley!

Planner and Event/Floral Design: Rothweiler Event Design
Venue: The Wilshire Grand Catering
Stationary: RSVP to Me
Officiant: Mitch the Minister
DJ: Ambient DJ
Live Music: The Smokin’ Section
Men’s Wardrobe: Robert’s Tuxedos
Women’s Jewelry: Elizabeth John’s
Videography: Gabelli Studio
Cupcake Truck: Polka Dot Cupcake
Photography: Al Ojeda 
Cake: Confectionary Designs
Horse and Carriage: Dream Horse Carriage
Photobooth: Goodwin’s Good Time Photobooth
Hair and Make Up: Deeva Beauty

Thank you also to Erik Kent of NJWedding.com for being the gracious media sponsor of this event!
 

  • Event Planner Rothweiler Event Design (Danielle Rothweiler) www.rothweilereventdesign.org
  • Catering and Accommodations Wilshire Grand Hotel www.thewilshiregrandhotel.com
  • DJ Entertainment Ambient DJ Service (Gregg Hollmann) www.ambientdj.com
  • Photography Al Ojeda Photography www.alojeda.com (the beautiful images in this blog are courtesy of Al Ojeda Photography – follow them on Facebook to view the complete gallery! )
  • Videography Gabelli Cinema www.gabellistudio.com
  • Photo Booth Goodwin’s Goodtime Photo Booth (Gus Goodwin) www.goodwinsgoodtimephotobooth.com
  • Hair and Makeup Deirde Mahon from Deeva Beauty www.deevabeauty.com
  • Media Sponsor NJWedding.com (Erik Kent) www.njwedding.com
  • Invitations RSVP to Me www.rsvp-to-me.com
  • Ceremony Officiant Mitch the Minister www.mitchtheminister.com
  • Wedding Cake Confectionary Designs www.confectionarydesigns.com
  • Cupcake Truck Polka Dot Cupcake Shop (Little Ferry) www.polkadotcake.com (thank you for serving us a heavenly late night Red Velvet cupcake!)
  • Horse & Carriage Dream Horse Carriage (Tania Lawson) www.happytalespets.com/carriagerentals/
  • Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music The Smokin Section www.smokinsection.com
  • – See more at: http://ambientdj.com/ambience-a-nj-dj-blog/305-wedding-gig-log-kris-a-wesley-the-wilshire-grand-hotel-loft.html#sthash.0e9Obuwx.dpuf 

    Event Planning/Floral Design and Decor: Rothweiler Event Design, www.rothweilereventdesign.org



  • Event Planner Rothweiler Event Design (Danielle Rothweiler) www.rothweilereventdesign.org
  • Catering and Accommodations Wilshire Grand Hotel www.thewilshiregrandhotel.com
  • DJ Entertainment Ambient DJ Service (Gregg Hollmann) www.ambientdj.com
  • Photography Al Ojeda Photography www.alojeda.com (the beautiful images in this blog are courtesy of Al Ojeda Photography – follow them on Facebook to view the complete gallery! )
  • Videography Gabelli Cinema www.gabellistudio.com
  • Photo Booth Goodwin’s Goodtime Photo Booth (Gus Goodwin) www.goodwinsgoodtimephotobooth.com
  • Hair and Makeup Deirde Mahon from Deeva Beauty www.deevabeauty.com
  • Media Sponsor NJWedding.com (Erik Kent) www.njwedding.com
  • Invitations RSVP to Me www.rsvp-to-me.com
  • Ceremony Officiant Mitch the Minister www.mitchtheminister.com
  • Wedding Cake Confectionary Designs www.confectionarydesigns.com
  • Cupcake Truck Polka Dot Cupcake Shop (Little Ferry) www.polkadotcake.com (thank you for serving us a heavenly late night Red Velvet cupcake!)
  • Horse & Carriage Dream Horse Carriage (Tania Lawson) www.happytalespets.com/carriagerentals/
  • Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music The Smokin Section www.smokinsection.com
  • – See more at: http://ambientdj.com/ambience-a-nj-dj-blog/305-wedding-gig-log-kris-a-wesley-the-wilshire-grand-hotel-loft.html#sthash.0e9Obuwx.dpuf

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