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Ella’s day started at her home in Bloomfield NJ. As I arrived, hair and makeup was underway and Ella’s dog greeted me at the door wearing a tux! I loved all of Ella’s vintage details! Once everyone was ready, the stretch limo arrived to pick the girls up. Everyone headed to The Newark Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart Catholic church! I absolutely love this church! The architecture is spectacular and reminds me of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in midtown Manhattan. As soon as the Bride arrived, everyone got in place in a hurry to get the ceremony started! The ceremony was beautiful! After, everyone gathered outside for family portraits! The grand church was a perfect backdrop for them! Before anyone left, Ella and Marcus had a Champaign toast by their Rolls Royce!

Everyone traveled to The Castle at Skylands Manor in Ringwood NJ. We went around the beautiful grounds at the venue for a few more wedding party photographs. They went ahead to the indoor cocktail hour while we finished up with Bride and Groom images. All of the guests were guided upstairs to be seated for the introductions! After the first dances, Marcus danced with both his mother and stepmother. The live band had everyone dancing all night long! Congratulations Ella and Marcus!

Reposted from Jamie Bodo Photography

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Fall Wedding at Skylands Manor


The autumn and winter months tend to bring on busy days filled with holiday shopping and events. A “staycation” at the B&B at Skylands Manor offers our guests a special opportunity to unwind, take in the beauty of the changing seasons, and spend quality time with friends and family in a cherished historic NJ landmark.

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Skylands Manor featured by NJ Monthly Magazine

Skylands Manor is well-known and cherished by New Jerseyans as one of Frungillo Caterers’ unique wedding and special events venues.   Did you know that it is also a one-of-a-kind Bed-and-Breakfast?

Located in the heart of the New Jersey Botanical Gardens in Ringwood State Park, Skylands Manor offers 44 stately guest rooms that reflect a time gone by and have been recently restored to include modern amenities.  There are endless things to do year-round, and in the summertime the gardens, woodlands and surrounding towns are in full bloom.

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Frungillo Caterers' Traditional Turkey Station

Frungillo Caterers' Executive Chef Joanna DeFrancesco shares four TERRIFIC TURKEY TIPS that will have all of your guests asking for seconds, thirds, and leftovers to take home. These are very easy tips you can do right now and as you prep and cook tomorrow.


So, if your turkey is sitting in the fridge all nice and covered up, finish reading this post and go implement Chef Joanna's first tip right now!


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Frungillo Caterers’ Caviar & Smoked Trout
on Grappa Cured Lemon

Executive Chef Joanna shares the recipe for the Grappa Cured Lemon Slices layered within our Cavier & Smoked Trout tasting spoons. Note: You will need three days to prepare this unique lemon recipe ... trust us, IT IS WORTH THE WAIT!

1 dozen lemons
1 tablespoon Kosher salt
2 cups sugar
1 cup grappa

After cutting, be sure to pick out any seeds from the lemon slices. Mix the salt and sugar together. Cover the bottom of a small glass container with a layer of salt/sugar; Layer on one of the sliced lemons, and cover with a layer of the salt/sugar mixture. Repeat this until all the lemon slices are covered. Add 1 cup grappa. Seal the container and leave on the counter for 3 days.

Place salad on top of the cured lemon. Garnish with black caviar and chives. Enjoy!

More recipes from Frungillo Caterers' new taste kit coming soon...
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