Falling in Love: Alluring Autumn Estate Wedding – NJ

Natasha and Georges' love story begins with the passing of a note during a freshman year earth science class. From that moment, the high school sweethearts continued their conversation daily on instant messenger and in class - becoming inseparable throughout high school and college. Upon college graduation, life would take them in separate directions. Consistently thinking about Natasha, Georges decided to reach out to her five years later while in New York. It was there they reconnected, falling in love all over again - setting them on the path towards together forever.

Read all about Natasha & Georges' love story, proposal, and experiences in their fall estate wedding in New Jersey - captured by MunaLuchi Coterie member Nana Annan Photography, with planning, design & florals by MunaLuchi Coterie member Pretty Posh Events, videography by MunaLuchi Coterie member Felicity Moments, DJ performance by MunaLuchi Coterie member Mike Music, and bridal headpiece by MunaLuchi Coterie member Headpiece Heaven.


Bride & Groom: Natasha & Georges
Occupations: Nurse Practitioner & Therapist
Wedding Date: August 30, 2018
Wedding Location: The Estate at Farrington Lake (East Brunswick, NJ)

Tell us how you met. Our love story began in 2004 during the spring semester of freshmen year of high school, where we met in Earth Science class. Georges asked a mutual friend to give a note to Natasha on his behalf. In the note, Georges expressed his interest and asked for Natasha's phone number. Natasha responded by writing that her mother did not let her talk to boys on the phone and instead gave Georges her instant messenger screen name. Natasha and Georges began to speak regularly through instant messenger and in school. The relationship progressed throughout high school and college. Although they mutually parted ways after graduating from college, Georges consistently thought about Natasha despite any new relationship. After a 5-year hiatus, he picked up the phone one day while he was in NYC and gave Natasha a call. They reconnected in 2014, and it was then that they fell in love all over again. Georges knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Natasha and that he wanted to make the proposal special and memorable...

Tell us about the proposal. For weeks he thought of ideas that incorporated all the things Natasha loved. He wanted it to be intimate, romantic and special. Georges knew that Natasha's love of flowers had to be the focal point of the proposal. He also wanted to include dessert, a passion the two shared. He looked through social media and found a fabulous event planner that brought his vision to life. On September 30, 2017, Georges surprised Natasha with a romantic dinner at a steakhouse in Philadelphia. Meanwhile, Natasha's home was secretly being transformed into a room full of roses and votive candles. There was also an assortment of cakes and champagne for the couple to later celebrate. When Georges and Natasha arrived to her home at the end of dinner, Natasha was greeted by a trail of red rose petals leading to the romantic scene with a sign that said, "Marry Me." It was then that Georges bent down on his knee and asked Natasha to marry him. A great photographer was there to capture the entire moment. Georges and Natasha were shortly joined by their families to celebrate the rest of the evening.

What was wedding shopping like for you? Natasha's wedding dress was a stunning long, fit and flare Casablanca gown with a sweetheart neckline and beaded and embroidered tulle applique. Hint of rhinestones cascaded down the front and back of the dress to add a tasteful element of "bling." Detail on the customized straps added a unique sense of style to complement the intricate design pattern on the back of the dress. A shared experience with her mother, aunts, and grandmother, wedding dress shopping for Natasha was full of cherishable moments. It was new, exciting, and full of laughs. A champagne toast was in order when she finally said "Yes" to the dress!

Did you incorporate any culture into your wedding? Natasha's family is from Guyana and Barbados, while Georges and his family are from Haiti. Extended family members also include those of Hispanic descent. Such culture was incorporated throughout the wedding, as represented by the food selections offered during the cocktail hour (ie. jerk chicken, peas and rice, tacos, etc.), signature drinks ("Haitian Sensation," "Rajan Bajan," and "Georgetown Breeze"), and music (ie. reggae/calypso, merengue, and kompa).

Favorite item on the menu: Asian sea bass
First dance song: "You" by Jesse Powell

What is your best memory from your wedding? Seeing each other's facial expressions as we walked down the aisle, surrounded by friends and family!

What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples?Live in the moment and don't sweat the small stuff!

Vendors:
Planning & Design: Pretty Posh Events
Floral Design: Pretty Posh Events
Photography: Nana Annan Photography
Videography: Felicity Moments
DJ: Mike Music
Venue: The Estate at Farrington Lake
Cake: Palermo's Bakery
Stationery: Paper Dreams and Keepsakes
Linen Rental: Elegance Remembered
Rentals: Glam Party Rentals
Draping: JB Lighting Production
Groom's Stylist: Mr. Baldwin Style
Wedding dress designer: Casablanca
Bridal headpiece: Headpiece Heaven Salon
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaids dresses: David's Bridal
Hair: Joann Garcia of Brooklyn, NY
Makeup: Makeup by Adaeze
Backdrop Signage and cake topper: Ten23 Designs

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