Lisa Castaldo and Robert Alesi celebrated their love and future together during a September wedding at the Palace—with a twist.
“We had a Cinderella wedding and what better place to hold one than The Palace,” Lisa said. The bride and her father arrived on a horse-drawn Cinderella Pumpkin Carriage, a lifetime dream of his. “The Palace arranged for our guests to see our grand entrance prior to taking their seats upstairs and it was unbelievable. My father couldn’t hold back his tears seeing all of his brothers and their families standing there watching him arrive with his first daughter.”
As Lisa says, there were “no details left out.” There was a dove release, ice sculptures from Cinderella, glass slippers, a custom Cinderella-carved candle, and as guests waited for the valet to retrieve their cars, they were greeted by an ice cream truck with over 200 flavors.
Not only was the big day a success, but the planning went off “flawlessly.” Lisa and Rob worked personally for the entire 14 months prior to the wedding with our wedding planner Michelle, who “did not miss a detail of our vision.”
We paid careful attention to every request Lisa and Rob made, including learning how to make a special Italian desert Lisa wanted as part of the Viennese Hour. We also were very careful with a severe food allergy Lisa had and went through every measure to make sure it was not in any dish. “Our wedding was the most unforgettable day of our lives,” Lisa said, “and our guests are still raving about the wedding, the Palace and the food.”
Lisa also said that Richard, the maitre’d was amazing, adding “He took our vision and pulled it off flawlessly.” Not many brides can say they didn’t havea single thing to worry about the day of the wedding, but that’s how Lisa felt. “Richard was always one step ahead of me making sure that everything was perfect! It was a day of excitement, love, joy, fun, emotions and, most importantly, worry free thanks to Richard.”
It’s weddings like this that really make it worth it for us—seeing brides, grooms and their families live out the fantasies of a lifetime.
Photography by John Agnello Photography in Wayne, NJ.