• A Hoboken Wedding at Pier 12 {Yes, Not 13!} and Kolo Klub

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    Just like a real-life romantic comedy, Dan and Annmarie swam in the same circle for a while before finally meeting and sparking what would be their whirlwind romance all throughout Hoboken. On their “I do” day, Annmarie and Dan had a dreamy reception and ceremony all in the city they call home. Find out how their Hoboken hometown played a romantic role in the couple’s journey.

    Dan and Annmarie Wedding

    {All photos courtesy of Lily Szabo Photography}

    How They Met

    Annmarie and Dan met roughly four years ago through a mutual friend named Chris, and as a group they would all share puns and jokes together on Twitter. Finally, Chris decided the whole friend group needed a pizza outing since neither Dan or Annmarie had seen him in a while, nor had Dan and Annmarie met yet. Fortunately for the soon-to-be couple, Dan didn’t wait until pizza night to see her and asked Annmarie out for coffee two days before, and almost instantly their relationship took off. They had their first kiss along Hoboken’s waterfront, and since then the whole area has really become a part of their love story. Fast forward to 2016 and the two venture away from Hoboken to Japan, and Dan is getting down on one knee to propose {swoon!}.

    Making Hoboken Home

    Annmarie lived in Hoboken for about seven years, while Dan was a Brooklyn native and living in Staten Island when the two met. Two years ago, however, Dan moved to Hoboken to be with his bride.

    Annmarie Crosswalk

    Ceremony

    Annmarie and Dan said “I do” on September 29, 2018, right along Pier 12 {not 13!} Hoboken with 100 loved ones looking on. They both felt tying the knot at Pier 12 was the perfect mix of both their worlds. And yes, it was the pier next to the waterfront party spot.

    Shortly after, the couple brought their guests to Kolo Klub for a reception that ran from 3:00PM-7:00PM, and then held an after party downstairs at Pilsener Haus Biergarten right after to celebrate their special day all the way into the late night!

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    Annmarie and bridesmaids

    Keeping it Local

    Annmarie and Dan kept it all as local as possible. Beyond the reception, ceremony, and after party all based out of Hoboken, Annmarie used as many locally-based vendors as they could from Hoboken and New York. The pair used Lily from Lily Szabo Photography as their official photographer, tapped into friend Angela Dallesandro of Life Made Up NJ for Annmarie’s spectacular makeup and then headed to the awesome sisters at Nail Concepts on Willow Avenue for her nails.

    Dan and Annmarie Wedding Cake

    Annmarie and Dan sign

    Annmarie asked her mother to make a special “one egg cake” from her childhood, and she even did a little DIY by wrapping biodegradable bamboo utensils in napkin with jute string, and wood burned the pair’s initials into bamboo plates. With some added personal charm and decorative unique flair, the duo’s dreamy wedding date was one they’ll for sure remember every anniversary to come.

    Dan and Annmarie Buffet

    Dan and Annmarie Reception

    Dan and Annmarie Pies

    Dan and Annmarie Cake

    Dan and Annmarie Signage

    Dan and Annmarie Flowers

    Vendors

    Makeup: Life Made Up NJ

    Nails: Nail Concepts

    Photos: Lily Szabo Photography 

    Music: DJ Scott Boyko

    Hair: Carlos Aguilar of Hair Allure

    Flowers: Christina Smith at Tame Florals

    Catering: Ho’Brah for the cocktail hour and a full taco bar buffet

    Dessert: Pies from Four and Twenty Blackbirds, chocolate chip cookies from Insomnia Cookies, and hot beverages from Empire Coffee & Tea

    Signage: All Write Lettering

    Wedding Coordinator: Lea Johnson of Events by Lea Marie

    Read More: This Hoboken Couple’s Wedding on Pier 13 Used ALL Local Vendors


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    Arielle is a born-and-bred Jersey girl and like a true NJ native, half her diet consists of bagels and the other half pizza. As a graduate of both American University and City, University of London, she’s been a passionate writer ever since she wrote her first “book” in the first grade. When she’s not furiously typing away at her keyboard, she spends her time ticking places off of her “to travel to” list, trying any and all new foods, and trying to stop herself from spending too much money at Zara.


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