Family and friends gathered garden side for the Celebration and Blessing of the marriage between Jen and Dennis.  Mr. and Mrs. Rosenbaum danced the night away leaving their footprints in the sand.  Congratulations!

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Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Schoenhart!  It was a beautiful day for two people in love to unite as one.  Sarah and Chris, we wish you a life of good luck, good fortune and love!

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Waterside Weddings at their Best

The Castle Yacht Club opened their doors once again and  welcomed the first Bride and Groom on March 17, 2012.  The day could not have been more perfect for the outdoor garden ceremony and the evening dancing waterside.  The venue is stunning and filled with excitement from the newly engaged couples taking tours, right down to the staff.

This is a must see venue! The view is breathe taking!  See for yourself and schedule your tour today.

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 Do you find the sun waking up with you, sharing the sounds of the birds chirping? Are you singing in the shower a little more or a little louder as you drive to work?  Either Spring is your season or you are getting married soon! Could be both, right! Enjoy this moment and the extra spring in your step, you deserve it.

 Planning a wedding is no walk in the park!  Stop, take a breath of fresh air and release slowly.   Make today’s task about choosing your wedding song. Like all couples, you may have a song that you hear and immediately you think of one another; the first time you met, your first concert together or your first rock climbing experience or maybe you have a song that just tells your story.  As great as the song may be; it might not be the one for your first dance.  So, what will you dance to?


Below is a list of the All Time Top 10 Wedding Songs and a list of Classic First Dance Songs.  Please comment on what you may be dancing to or the song that reminds you of ‘your person’!


Top 10 Wedding Songs of All Time

#1 … Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers
#2 … Unforgettable by Nat King Cole
#3 … I Cant Help Falling In Love With You by Elvis Presley
#4 … Have I Told You Lately by Rod Stewart
#5 … The Power Of Love by Celine Dion
#6 … From This Moment On by Shania Twain
#7 … Ribbon In The Sky by Stevie Wonder
#8 … At Last by Etta James
#9 … The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra
#10 . True Companion by Marc Cohn


 Other Classic First Dance Songs… 

Can’t take my eyes off you’ by Andy Williams
Let There Be Love‘ by Nat King Cole
‘‘I’m yours’ by Jason Mraz
Your song’ by Ellie Goulding
It had to be you’ by Harry Connick Jr
(I’ve had) the time of my life’ by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes (from Dirty Dancing)
Stand by me‘ by Ben E. King
Love is in the air‘ by John Paul Young
Happy together’ by The Turtles
Baby I Love You‘ by The Ramones
You’re still the one’ by Shania Twain
How sweet it is (to be loved by you)’ by James Taylor
Be Mine‘ by David Gray
I’ll be there for you’ by The Rembrants
Crazy little thing called love’ by Michael Bublé
I do I do I do I do I do’ by Abba
As’ by Stevie Wonder
Heaven must be missing an angel’ by Tavares
The look of love’ by Dusty Springfield
Nobody does it better’ by Carly Simon
That’s amore’ by Dean Martin
Moondance’ by Michael Bublé
Heaven‘ by DJ Sammy
You are the sunshine of my life‘ by Stevie Wonder
Let There Be Love‘ by Nat King Cole
Always & Forever‘ by Heatwave
If I ain’t got you‘ by Alicia Keys
Wonder of You‘ by Elvis
First Time I Ever Saw Your Face‘ by Roberta Flack
Truly, Madly, Deeply‘ by Savage Garden
Baby I Love You‘ by The Ramones
You’re the one that I want‘ from Grease
‘Your Song’ by Elton John
Don’t want to miss a thing‘ by Aerosmith
Everything I do‘ by Bryan Adams
You make me feel brand new‘ by Simply Red
The Godfather Waltz’ by Nino Rota
Waterloo‘ by Abba
I could die for you‘ by Red Hot Chili Peppers

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 Healthy, glowing skin for your Wedding Day is a must!  But why stop there?  We want beautiful, healthy, skin everyday, right?  So, how do we get it??

We all know good diet and exercise can help achieve healthy, glowing skin.  We also know,  Life happens; we skip the gym and we have the occasional fast food run.  So, what can we do to achieve a beautiful, healthy, glow not just for our wedding day but everyday?


Things we know:

Drink lots of water-   Our bodies need hydration to avoid dry cracked skin and the water helps   detoxify our bodies

Eat the right foods (what are the right foods?  See below for a list)

Exercise daily-     Working up a sweat will help the body remove any clogs in your pores.

Avoid Smoking and Alcohol-   Smoking dries the skin, increases wrinkles and aids in premature aging. Alcohol dehydrates the skin and may reduce skin color.

 Things We May Not Know:

 What are the Right Foods…?

Fish such as tuna and mackerel contain fatty acids that produces soft hydrated skin

Raw Vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, kale, tomatoes are high in Vitamin A

Nuts, almonds, help skin tone, high in Vitamin E

Flax seed contains omega-three fatty acids

Spinach and leafy green vegetables offer vitamins and minerals

Fruits to enhance vitamins A C and E

Extra Virgin Olive Oil – incorporate into your cooking to get antioxidants

CAUTION: avoid using excessive amounts of refined white flour and sugar, they       increase wrinkles and speed up the aging process.  (Soda and candy)

SLEEP – maintain 8 hours of sleep daily, this will enable the body to detoxify itself

Take in some Vitamin D- catch some morning sun, noon sun can be harmful to the skin

Avoid using soaps or gels to cleanse the face regularly and limit the amount of make-up applied to skin

Cleanse your skin naturally:

Lime juice and warm water to cleanse the face at night

To remove skin blemishes on the body and face use apple, orange, watermelon, carrot and tomato juice

Create a yogurt paste out of lentil and yogurt, apply to face and leave on for 30 minutes

Cucumbers blended and applied to the skin decreases pimples and wrinkles creating soft supple skin

Destress daily– stress build can be harmful to your body inside and out

Facial Exercises throughout the day– creates better circulation and improves elasticity in the skin.  Ex.  Open eyes wide and keep mouth closed then reverse, close eyes and open mouth wide.

And most Importantly

Be Happy and Laugh- Laughter is the best medicine

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Does the month you  choose to marry determine the fate of your marriage?  Do you believe in old superstitions? If you are like those brides who believe, you may want to read this before choosing your wedding date!  Please remember this is an old saying .

Married when the year is new, he’ll be loving, kind & true
When February birds do mate, you wed nor dread your fate
If you wed when March winds blow, joy and sorrow both you’ll know
Marry in April when you can, joy for maiden and for man
Marry in the month of May, and you’ll surely rue the day
Marry when June roses grow, over land and sea you’ll go
Those who in July do wed, must labour for their daily bred
Whoever wed in August be, many a change is sure to see
Marry in September’s shrine, your living will be rich and fine
If in October you do marry, love will come but riches tarry
If you wed in bleak November, only joys will come, remember
When December snows fall fast, marry and true love will last

November would be my first choice.  Knowing our lives would be full of  joy, would work for me!

What month are you thinking of choosing?  Did you know…historically, Wednesday was the most popular day to marry?  Do you know what was believed to be the unluckiest day to marry?  Look for the answer in our next post!

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Congratulations to all newly engaged couples from The Castle Yacht Club! 

 Did you know…?
 (info gathered from different studies)
  •  December to be the most popular month to get engaged
  • Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and Valentine’s Day are the most common days to get engaged
  • The first person  to receive an engagement ring was Mary of Burgundy from the Roman Emperor Maximilian I, 1477
  • Elizabeth Taylor’s engagement ring from Richard Burton was a 33.19 carat diamond ring and the second ring was a 69.42 carat diamond ring
  • Engagement rings were also known as betrothal rings, posy rings
  • Round Brilliant cut diamond is most popular
  • Diamond still remains the most common gem for an engagement ring, however, Sapphires, Rubies and Emeralds are becoming more common.
  •  Average woman’s ring size is a 6 and a man’s is a 10

Do you know the meaning behind the engagement ring being worn on the third finger of the left hand? Do you know what the name Vena Amori symbolizes?

Please comment below. (there are many folk tales told; so get creative)

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Home Baked Love

Our first date was in the basement of my dorm, and we made brownies. Oh and I taught him how to salsa.

Mind you, this was three years ago! Since then we had been through a lot, including 2 months over-seas separation due to work.

We had taken a cruise in May, and I thought he would propose then. But…no. Nada. I just thought he would wait until our anniversary. Very blah.

I was wrong.

It was a hot night in June–the kind of night that makes Kansas famous. It was sticky, and the apartment A.C. wasn’t quite working. I had just moved into my own apartment, but I was staying the weekend with my boyfriend to spend time with him.

We had just finished some random TV show, it was 9:00 at night, and all of a sudden he said that wanted brownies. We had made brownies several times before, so I thought that he just wanted brownies…

In the brownie box there was a ring. When I open it, he was down on one knee and asking me to marry him and continue on dancing in his heart (corny, but…).

Apparently he had been saving for the ring for a year and had even asked my parents for permission.

I was in shock for about a week. :) Now at the wedding we are giving away bite-sized brownie bites to everyone as a thank-you gift.

While it may not be romantic to many, it was perfect for our relationship


Our Love Story begin on June 21′st 2008 thru an Aol chatroom actually… John popped on & said “Hello”. Given his screen name I laughed thought oh no he is a worshipper wait to he finds I have 2 sons as a single mom. Also both of my sons having Autism.Bottom line it was his last name haha.
Our first meet was at Delanco Motor Vehicles. He was to inspect my mom’s car. When I pulled in all eyes were upon me & I felt like crawling under the seat. His friend Sam was like, ‘Wow you sure came a long way to get your car inspected, may you know someone here’. I just smiled & said, ” I believe I am here to see John” & of course I blushed.

After 2 years of dating he proposed to me at Cafe Vienese in Cherry Hill during Dessert.. Although I wouldn’t let him get down on his knee cuz I couldn’t stop giggling..
We are set to have our wedding at The Yacht Club Caterers on June 21, 2013, exactly 5yrs of our Anniversary.. I am so excited to become Mrs. Lord

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What to ask your wedding caterer.  Ensure stress-free planning with good communication between you and your caterer.

1.  Will the banquet coordinator be there on my wedding day?

  •  Request your coordinator be there to see your wedding through.

The Castle Yacht Club:  From your first tour till your last dance; our banquet coordinators will be there every step of the way.

2.  How does the caterer handle final count, last-minute RSVPs or no shows?

  •   Does the caterer have a set date for final count?

The Castle Yacht Club: Your final count is due only 5 days prior to your event. Allowing plenty of time for last-minute invites or regrets.

3.  What is included in the price per person?

  • Ask if certain things are included in price; taxes, linens, gratuity

The Castle Yacht Club:  Price includes signature dishes; Chateaubriand, Stuffed flounder and over 20 passed Hors d’oeuvres.  Along with choice of linens, centerpieces, wedding cake and international coffee and espresso bar.

4.  How many servers will my guests have per table?

  • You may always ask for more staff but remember it may increase the cost per person.  The general code is one server per two tables.

The Caste Yacht Club:  Two servers for every three tables, plus wine stewards, greeters and captains.

5.  Does the staff wear a uniform?

  • The servers are in uniform in most venues.

The Castle Yacht Club:  The staff wears a uniform and has on occasion dressed according to the theme if requested by the bride.

6.  Can we tour the kitchen?

  • The kitchen is the place to look if you want to see the true cleanliness of the venue.

The Castle Yacht Club:  Just ask during you tour

7.  What is done with the left over food?

  • The leftover food must be handled according to the Health Department regulations.  Food is not permitted off the premises.

The Castle Yacht Club:  Abides by the Burlington County Health Department Regulations.

Tell us what you are thinking?  Have any advice that may help another Bride? Let us know.

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