Kim, Erica's sister, met Rob at a concert in 2009. After the show, she texted Erica saying she just found Erica's future husband. Two years later, on August 6, 2011, they tied the knot at the bride's childhood home in Clifton, New Jersey.
Vintage garden elements, DIY decor, and lots of musical touches set the mood. The couple (she's a social worker, and he's a digital imaging specialist for Martha Stewart Living) brought their vision for an intimate late-morning wedding to life with loads of handcrafted details.
Their ceremony arch was decorated with ribbons and tissue paper pom-poms. The paper parasols from Luna Bazaar guarded the 58 guests from the sun during the outdoor ceremony.
Erica walked down the aisle to The Beatles' "All My Loving." After the ceremony, hand in hand with her new husband, she walked up the aisle to the band's "And I Love Her." In between, the nature-loving couple planted a lime tree and the bride's brother, Matthew, read from Louis de Bernieres' "Captain Corelli's Mandolin."
The reception took place at Madison Bar and Grill in Hoboken, New Jersey. The brunch buffet included creme brulee French toast, eggs Florentine, frittatas, bagels, croissants, and fresh fruit. It also included savory penne vodka, salad, and a raw bar.
A playlist, created by the groom, of the couple's favorite songs was piped through the restaurant's sound system.