An Unforgettable Affair
When the time came for Natalia and Anthony Luberto to tie the knot in a royal fashion, there was only one regal setting that would fit the bill for such a monumental occasion: Park Château Estate & Gardens in East Brunswick, New Jersey.
Illusions have their place at the Park Château, where classical beauty inspires romance of another place in time. A majestic venue that transcends its guests to a French fairy tale of the 17th century, the imperial grounds didn’t see its full potential until 2016, when the illustrious owners of Nanina’s In The Park and The Park Savoy had set their sights on a visionary concept for a third property. Since its debut, the ethereal estate has surpassed anything previously seen in the Garden State, or Manhattan, for that matter.
As with any classic love story, timing was everything. The stars aligned when the time had come for one of the château’s owners to walk his daughter down the aisle on September 28, 2019. Like the venue itself, the wedding had to encompass something no one had ever seen before; an absolutely breathtaking and staggeringly beautiful celebration that would impress upon its guests in a divine manner.
The bride, whom worked with the designer herself to achieve the wedding dress of her dreams, wore a distinctive Pnina Tornai gown, hailed in from New York’s Kleinfeld, famed for its prominent ratings on TV’s “Say Yes To The Dress”. Escorted down the aisle by her father, Natalia had exited the Park Château chapel and made her way into its lush gardens, past the stately fountain, stepping closer to the groom awaiting his bride. As the harp and violins strung together in harmony, the beautiful bride met her husband before a backdrop of baroque flowers, as hundreds of their family and friends looked on with awe.
Following a lovely outdoor cocktail hour attended to by white-glove hospitality, guests were invited into the Park Château ballroom for an opulent affair. A vibrant celebration comprised of culminating joy for the happy couple, an air of celestial romance swept the scene as the band set the evening’s soundtrack. When they weren’t indulging in sumptuous cuisine, guests danced the night away from the custom dance floor.
The soiree was far from over when, late into the night, the couple and their guests moved into another dominion of the venue’s expanse. Lavishly bestowed as “Luberto After Hours,” specialty dancers percolated the scene with lively performances, as nectarous treats like cookies, donuts, and Nutella infused croissants refueled guests through the late hours.
Encapsulating the evening with sparks of magic, a display of fireworks lit up the sky in a manner that was nothing short of electric. Although they’d resisted being met with closure to a perfect fete, when the time had come to part ways with the celebrated couple, guests were pleasantly afforded a plethora of goodies. Sending them off with a token of their appreciation, Natalia and Anthony had arranged for a customized newspaper, mini three-tiered wedding cakes (by My Daughter’s Cakes), an assortment of mementos and keepsakes, and even recovery aids to be distributed to their beloved cortege.
An extravagant affair that will forever leave its mark in time, the positively exquisite union and comely château where its vows echo sentiments of eternal adoration, wonderment inspires future generations of love and passion.
Photos by: Milton Gil Photographers