2014 Red Bank Wedding Walk Returns This Sunday!

March 26, 2014

Escape to Red Bank for A Cool Little Wedding as Red Bank RiverCenter hosts their annual Wedding Walk on March 30, 2014

Make plans to attend the annual Red Bank Wedding Walk on Sunday, March 30th!

Make plans to attend the annual Red Bank Wedding Walk on Sunday, March 30th!

RED BANK, NJ Red Bank RiverCenter is pleased to announce that this year’s Red Bank Wedding Walk will take place on Sunday, March 30, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.   Inspired by the continued popularity and success of our 4 previous Red Bank Wedding Walks, Red Bank, RiverCenter, and Red Bank’s wedding-related businesses are excited to once again present this unique event.  The 2014 Red Bank Wedding Walk promises to be one of the most fun, creative and well-attended bridal events in New Jersey.

This FREE one-day event is designed for prospective brides, grooms, partners, their families and friends to come to historic downtown Red Bank to plan their weddings.  With outstanding riverfront venues, world-class shopping, gourmet restaurants and a fun and funky vibe, Red Bank is THE place for a dream wedding celebration for all couples! With recent changes in New Jersey we are encouraging same sex couples to join us this year and explore all that Red Bank has to offer for the perfect wedding.

The Red Bank Wedding Walk is the perfect occasion to explore downtown Red Bank to see what over 40 wedding-related businesses have to offer! From formalwear to favors, every aspect of the wedding day can be expertly planned with the help of Red Bank’s resident florists, gown and accessories retailers, bridesmaid and guest attire boutiques, photographers, wedding planners and designers, jewelers, salons and banquet facilities.  Most participating locations will be offering promotions, light refreshments and special amenities.

The day begins at 10:00 AM with Registration/Check In and Continental Breakfast at the Oyster Point Hotel, a beautiful, waterfront, wedding venue at 146 Bodman Place followed by a self-guided tour of the town’s participating businesses, registration is open until 1PM.  All registrants will receive a Wedding Walk map/passport and each registered couple will receive one complimentary tote bag to hold all the giveaways and information.

Free shuttle, limo and trolley service will also be available with stops at each of the downtown’s shopping areas. This service is graciously provided by Arrow Limousine and Great American Trolley, with Barbizon models stationed along the route to help you find your way. Guests must visit at least 14 businesses (including one from each zone) to be eligible for the prize drawings at the end of the day. Prizes include a honeymoon stay in Aruba from Aruba Tourism and Brickell Bay Resort, a romantic package at the Molly Pitcher/Oyster Point, a wedding dress from Sassy Chic Boutique, a full DJ entertainment package including lighting and a photobooth from Sounds To Go DJs, and many more wonderful prizes.

The day concludes with a fabulous champagne reception including hors d’oeuvres at the historic Molly Pitcher Inn at 88 Riverside Drive spotlighting their beautiful promenade.  The prize raffle will be held at 4:15 PM where brides and grooms can enter to win prizes with their validated passport including the fabulous grand prizes!  Guests can enter to win door prizes. The Wedding Walk will conclude at 5:00 PM. 

The event is presented by The Molly Pitcher Inn and The Oyster Point Hotel and sponsors for this year’s event include a range of generous businesses. Thanks to Carlo’s Bakery, Char Steakhouse, Jersey Shore Mortgage, Craig Kiley & Darryn Murphy Designs, John Arcara Photography, The Knot, NJWedding.com, Sperry Tents and The Two River Times.

Guests are strongly encouraged to pre-register at www.ACoolLittleWedding.com where they can browse the participating businesses and map out their itinerary to get the most out of their time.  Engaged couples, mark your calendars for the Red Bank Wedding Walk on Sunday, March 30th! Escape to Red Bank for your cool little wedding!

Red Bank Wedding Walk Flyer

NJWedding.com is a proud media sponsor of this annual event! Please visit our display table during registration at the Oyster Point Hotel between 10am – 1pm to say hello and enter to win prizes in our monthly contest!


Red Bank RiverCenter presents 2013 Wedding Walk on Sunday March 24th

March 19, 2013
Red Bank Wedding Walk 2013

Red Bank, NJ becomes a destination for wedding shopping at the annual Red Bank Wedding Walk on 3/24

RED BANK, NJ – Red Bank RiverCenter is pleased to announce that this year’s Red Bank Wedding Walk will take place on Sunday, March 24, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.   Inspired by the continued popularity and success of previous Red Bank Wedding Walks, RiverCenter and Red Bank’s wedding-related businesses are excited to once again present this unique event.  The 2013 Red Bank Wedding Walk promises to be one of the most fun, creative and well-attended bridal events in New Jersey.

This FREE one-day event is designed for prospective brides, grooms, their families and friends to come to picturesque, downtown Red Bank to plan their weddings.  With fabulous riverfront venues, world-class shopping, gourmet restaurants and a fun and funky vibe, Red Bank is THE place for a dream wedding celebration!

The Red Bank Wedding Walk is the perfect occasion to explore downtown Red Bank to see what over 40 wedding-related businesses have to offer!   From formal wear to favors, every aspect of the wedding day can be expertly planned with the help of Red Bank’s resident florists, gown and tuxedo retailers, photographers, jewelers, salons and banquet facilities.  Wedding Walk guests can learn to dance, plan their rehearsal dinner, have their wedding memories custom framed, order invitations or purchase gifts for their wedding party!  Most participating locations will be offering promotions, light refreshments, and libations and live music will be performed all day at locations throughout town.

Brides! Bring your bridesmaids to help you shop for local products and services at the Red Bank Wedding Walk

Brides! Bring your bridesmaids to help you shop for local products and services at the Red Bank Wedding Walk

Brides will register at The Oyster Point Hotel beginning at 10:00am for check-in and registration. All brides will receive a Wedding Walk Map and Tote Bag. Participants will be directed to walk to the businesses or enjoy the transportation of choice including limousine, wedding trolley, or shuttle to convenient central locations downtown so they may visit as many registered businesses as they can.

Visit a minimum of 12 businesses in order to be entered to win a Grand Prize Raffle along with other valuable prizes donated by the participants and sponsors.

Prize drawings will take place at a reception at the Molly Pitcher Inn starting at 4:00pm. All entry forms must be in by 4:15 pm and entrants must be present to win.

Doors of downtown businesses are open for brides, grooms, their bridal parties and families to explore Red Bank for all their wedding needs!

Doors of downtown businesses are open for brides, grooms, their bridal parties and families to explore Red Bank for all their wedding needs!

The Wedding Walk will conclude by 5:00 pm. There will be music, fun, food and lots of surprises!

Sponsors of this event include The Knot, McKay Imaging Photography, Molly Pitcher Inn, The Oyster Point Hotel, Great American Trolley Co., inc., NJWedding.com, Craig Kiely & Darryn Murphy Floral & Event Design, John Arcara Photography, Arrow Limousine, Count Basie Theatre, New Jersey Bride magazine, Red Bank RiverCenter, The Two River Times, Costa Honeymoons, The Sassy Chic Boutique, A.H. Fisher Diamonds, Spitball, Sounds To Go Entertainment and Barbizon Modeling.

Guests are strongly encouraged to pre-register on the Red Bank Wedding Walk web site, where they can browse the participating businesses and map out their itinerary to get the most out of their time.  Engaged couples, mark your calendars for the Red Bank Wedding Walk on Sunday, March 24th! Your dream wedding awaits!

For more information and a list of participating businesses, go to www.ACoolLittleWedding.com or call Red Bank RiverCenter at (732) 842-4244.  Red Bank RiverCenter is a not-for-profit alliance of businesses, property owners, and residents working toward the economic vitality of the Red Bank Business District.  Please visit www.redbankrivercenter.org for additional information.

Enjoy a fabulous day of wedding planning and fun at the 2012 Red Bank Wedding Walk!

Enjoy a fabulous day of wedding planning and fun at the 2013 Red Bank Wedding Walk!


Say ‘I Do’ Wedding Show 2013 to be held February 24th at Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton NJ

February 18, 2013
Say I Do Bridal Show, 2/24/13

The Say ‘I Do’ Bridal Show is presented by Provence Catering at the Grounds for Sculpture

You are cordially invited to the Say ‘I Do’ Wedding Show 2013 at Grounds For Sculpture (18 Fairgrounds Road Hamilton, NJ 08619) from 12:30-3:30pm on Sunday, February 24th.

Meet with top wedding specialists, enjoy light fare, fantastic giveaways and discover the latest in wedding trends. The first 100 brides to arrive will receive a bridal bag full of goodies, too! So register today, and plan to arrive early!

Features include:

  • Free online registration for you and a guest ($10 at the door)
  • Chance to win vendor prizes with a fun Mystery Game!
  • Vendors will be available during the event to speak with couples about planning their wedding and the personal touches that will make their wedding day special
  • On-trend, innovative and classic table designs for reception tables to give brides an idea of what their reception could look like.
  • A creative Sangria Bar will be available for guests to sample
  • Decadent hors d’oeuvres
  • The new 2013 J. Crew Look Book, bridal magazines and gifts from other amazing vendors in an overflowing bridal gift bags.
  • A chance to win tickets to the Philadelphia Flower Show in March 2013
  • Get pampered with hair and make-up demos, and much, much more!

For more information about vendors and to register please visit www.sayidowedding.com.  To double your chances of Winning tickets to the Philadelphia Flower Show in March 2013, Like Say I Do Wedding Show on Facebook today!

The Say ‘I Do’ Wedding Show is hosted by Grounds for Sculpture and Provence Catering, and sponsored by Cleveland Lane Productions, Viburnium Designs, Cloth Connection, Something Different Party Rental, NJWedding.com, New Jersey Bride magazine, The Knot and VIP Wedding Magazine.

Grounds for Sculpture, Kay English Photography

Sculpture Credit: Hans Van de Bovenkamp Sagg Portal, 2004, stainless steel, 132 x 180 x 72 inches. Courtesy of The Sculpture Foundation, Inc. Photo: Kay English Photography


Hurricane Sandy and the aftermath on the New Jersey weddings community

November 6, 2012
Gloria Dimartini and U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Michael McParland at their November 4th wedding at Clarks Landing Yacht Club, Delran, hosted by NJ Nonprofit "Weddings For Heroes"

Gloria Dimartini and U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Michael McParland at their November 4th wedding at Clarks Landing Yacht Club, Delran, hosted by NJ Nonprofit “Weddings For Heroes”

What effect did the storm have on NJ brides, grooms, their families, wedding locations and other businesses? From weddings that had to be relocated at the last minute with the help of experienced planners, to a marriage ceremony and wedding celebration hosted by NJ nonprofit “Weddings For Heroes” and more, we’ve compiled some stories below, along a list of the media coverage of Hurricane Sandy weddings:

For better or worse: Hurricane Sandy can’t stop these brides (Star Ledger)

Whirlwind romance waits for calm day (Courier Post)

For Richer, for Poorer, in Hurricanes and in Calm (New York Times) – In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, couples improve the big day

Love finds a way, despite the storm (Philadelphia Inquirier)

Helping Brides In The Wake Of Hurricane Sandy (The Knot / Facebook)

Planning A Wedding In The Wake Of Hurricane Sandy? What You Need To Know (The Knot)

Post-Sandy wedding day: Defrosting chicken, playing video games (NBC News / TODAY Weddings)

Wedding follows a labor of love for Bronx couple (PhillyBurbs.com) – this article expands on our previous blog post, NJ Nonprofit “Weddings For Heroes” hosts Military wedding at Clarks Landing Yacht Club, Delran on 11/4, to profile the couple married with the help and efforts of many in the NJ wedding community, supporting the charity Weddings For Heroes

Couple vows to say “I do” despite Sandy (CBS News)

Love prevails after Sandy ruins NJ wedding venue (ABC / 6 Action News)

Wedding Planning Post Hurricane Sandy! (Ocean City Patch)

Surprising Ways Hurricane Sandy Can Still Affect Your Wedding (Merital Bliss)

Stuff Newlyweds Say and Do – Post Hurricane Sandy (Cake It Up Blog)

Natural Disasters & Wedding Contracts: What You Need To Know (With This Kiss I Thee Wed Blog)

The Importance of Backup…What If??? (SCE Event Group Blog)

Project Rebuild and Recover is a grassroots movement in Red Bank, NJ set up to relieve Hurricane Sandy victims and coastal towns in need. Visit http://RebuildRecover.org for updates and to see how you can help!

Project Rebuild and Recover is a grassroots movement in Red Bank, NJ set up to relieve Hurricane Sandy victims and coastal towns in need. Visit http://RebuildRecover.org for updates and to see how you can help!

Grassroots efforts by members of the wedding community to help residents in need:

Project Rebuild and Recover: Assist In Hurricane Sandy Relief by Sounds To Go DJs, Red Bank, NJ

Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit, (Wed., Nov. 7th, 7pm) at Amici III Ristorante, Linden, NJ

FemCity Hoboken’s Donation Drive after Hurricane Sandy – drop off through Saturday, November 10th in Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park, Lyndhurst and Hoboken, NJ

AART Event Planning Donation Drive (Sat., Nov. 10th) at The Elan, Lodi, NJ

Disaster Relief Donation Drive by DulhanExpo (Sun., Nov. 11th), Iselin, NJ

Hurricane Sandy Assistance (through Sunday, November 11th) at Atlantic Club Casino, Atlantic City, NJ

Jersey Bands UNITE 2 REVIVE (Sun., Nov. 18th, 12pm), Jersey’s, Neptune City

Branches Caterers Donation Drop-Off Site, West Long Branch, NJ

Matawan bridal shop helps Sandy victims with their ‘I Do’s’ (News 12 New Jersey TV report on available wedding dress donations)

Wilshire Grand Hotel A Respite For Local Families (West Orange Patch)

Donations for Project Sandy at the Sassy Shop Girl , Caldwell, NJ

Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy – How We Can Help (Royal PhotoBooth blog)

Post-Sandy…Who Needs Help With Their Wedding? (Molly Tully’s Blog | New Jersey Bride magazine)

Planners Gather To Discuss Industry Response To Hurricane Sandy (Biz Bash News)

Hurricane Sandy – Restore our Shore / Asbury Aid (Essential Sounds Entertainment Blog)

Screen Shot of Google+ Hangout with Julie Albaugh of Wedding Market News

Screen Shot of Google+ Hangout with Julie Albaugh of Wedding Market News

A special LIVE Google+ Hangout on Hurricane Sandy and the Wedding Industry took place on Wednesday, November 7th from 2:00-2:30pm with myself (Erik Kent, Co-Publisher of NJWedding.com), Anja Winikka, Site Director, TheKnot.com, Mauro Castano from Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, NJ and Penny Port Glazier, Director of Communications & Partner, The Glazier Group to discuss the ramifications of the storm, response from wedding professionals, and helping brides and grooms that were affected.

Important web sites for those directly impacted by Hurricane Sandy:

State of New Jersey: Hurricane Sandy Information Center

Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund

American Red Cross

Need Help? Want to Help? These NJ resources make a difference

Hurricane Sandy Help Center for NJ Workers & Businesses

Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort – Family – To – Family

Wish Upon A Hero Foundation – Hurricane Hero

Save Our Shore

NJ Sandy Recovery Resources (from News 12 New Jersey)

Restore Our Shore

Asbury Aid

Hurricane Sandy resources: How you can volunteer and donate (NJ.com)

If you are planning a wedding and your reception site has been directly impacted by the Hurricane (and needs time to rebuild and recover), there are many banquet facilities around New Jersey available to discuss options for wedding dates in November and December. Some have reported openings through posts on facebook, so please view their pages for up-to-date information. For a list of banquet facilities/reception sites on NJWedding.com that you can consider, click here.

As we continue to receive more reports of power being restored in various areas of New Jersey and New York continue, wedding locations and businesses will recover from the affects of the storm.  For engaged couples in the midst of the planning process, please contact your vendors to find out how they are doing, and if you need assistance in finding additional or other services, the wedding community is here to help you!  For wedding businesses that have been affected by the storm and its aftermath, specifically those along the Jersey shore, it will be a process to rebuild and recover. Stay Jersey Strong!

We have also updated our NJ Wedding Industry Events Calendar and NJ Bridal Shows & Events Calendar to keep you informed on what’s going on within the NJ weddings community!


Fourth Annual VIP Winners Putting Finishing Touches on LBI Dream Wedding

April 18, 2012

NJWedding.com and Southern Ocean County Chamber announces winner of Wedding Road Show VIP Experience Contest

Long Beach Island, NJ – With over 1,200 brides-to-be entering online and at statewide bridal shows, it was the luck of the draw as Erik Kent, Co-Publisher of NJWedding.com chose the winning Wedding Road Show VIP Bride and Groom, to claim their wonderful LBI prize package on April 21st.

NJWedding.com's Wedding Road Show "VIP Experience" Contest Winners, Stephanie Scarpa and Richard Lechner

NJWedding.com's Wedding Road Show "VIP Experience" Contest Winners, Stephanie Scarpa and Richard Lechner

Stephanie Scarpa, from Cherry Hill, is a Math Teacher at a regional High School in Mullica Hill, NJ and her fiance, Richard Lechner, is a funeral director in his family business, Lechner Funeral Home in Medford, NJ. Their wedding ceremony will be taking place in Tabernacle, NJ on June 22, 2013 and their wedding reception is planned at long-time Wedding Road Show partner, The Stateroom on Long Beach Island.

Stephanie and Richard have been dating for 4 1/2 years and have spent a lot of time together with friends and family on Long Beach Island over the years. They were engaged in Philadelphia in January 2012, and Stephanie always pictured a “beach wedding” complete with wedding photos taken on the beach. Kent, who contacted Stephanie directly, said “They are thrilled to have won the ‘VIP Experience’ at the Wedding Road Show, which includes an overnight stay at Daddy O Boutique Hotel on Saturday night, along with a custom welcome gift basket by Camille’s Floral Design, an LBI-themed cookie basket from A Sweet Memory, and they will chauffeured around the region in a white stretch limousine to make their stops during the Wedding Road Show by Lacey Limousines. “In addition to the package NJWedding.com is also providing a dining gift card to Daddy O Restaurant for the winning couple.”

The Wedding Road Show on LBI is taking place Sunday, April 22nd from 10am – 4pm. For more information go to http://www.visitLBIregion.com or call the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce at (609) 494-7211. The event is sponsored by the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce and the New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism, as well as various media partners, including Magic 100.1, the knot, Wed Alert, Celebrations Guide, New Jersey Bride and NJWedding.com.


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