NJ Branch of Association of Bridal Consultants Announces Team for Cancer Patient’s June 26 Wedding

The New Jersey Branch of the Association of Bridal Consultants is planning a June 26th wedding for Tina Tinervia, who has metastatic breast cancer. All of the professional service providers are donating their time and/or services to make the bride’s dream come true.

West Orange, NJ, June 13, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The New Jersey branch of the Association of Bridal Consultants (“NJ-ABC”), as previously announced, is creating a wedding celebration for bride and cancer patient Tina Tinervia, 33, and her groom Paul Velez, 34. The wedding will take place on Saturday, June 26, 2010. All of the professional service providers identified below are donating their time and/or services to make Tina and Paul’s day unforgettable, and are members of the NJ-ABC.

The wedding will take place at Monmouth Battlefield Park in Manalapan at 5:00 pm on June 26th. Invitations have already been designed and mailed to Tina and Paul’s 200 guests by NJ-ABC member and custom invitation designer Paper Works & Events of Engelwood, www.paperworksandevents.com.

Association of Bridal Consultants (“ABC”) member and Officiant Julie Laudicina of Staten Island, New York, www.julielaudicina.com, will perform the wedding ceremony. NJ-ABC member and musicians Elegant Ensembles of Closter, www.elegantensembles.com, is providing ceremony music. NJ-ABC member and custom stationery company The Finishing Touch of West Orange, www.thefinishingtouchevents.com, is creating the ceremony programs as well as other paper items throughout the day (escort cards, table numbers and signature drink signs). Tina’s hair and make-up will be done by NJ-ABC member Magda's Designs, Inc. of Bloomfield, www.magdadesignsbeauty.net. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend the wedding ceremony and share in Tina and Paul’s joy.

The reception will follow at The Excelsior in Manalapan. Cocktail hour music is being provided once again by Elegant Ensembles, while music for the dinner-dance portion of the reception is being supplied by NJ-ABC member and full-service entertainment company Craig Scott Entertainment of Rochelle Park, www.craigscott.com. Lighting design for the reception is being provided by NJ-ABC member Dynamite FX of West Berlin, www.dynamitefx.com. The Groom’s Cake is being made by NJ-ABC member Confectionary Designs of Bogota, www.confectionarydesigns.com. NJ-ABC member Select Event Rentals of Pennsauken, www.weparty.com, is supplying the linens and chair covers.

Throughout the day, photographs will be taken by NJ-ABC member Timothy Glenn Photographers of Ridgewood, www.timothyglennphoto.com. Video will be shot by NJ-ABC member Multi-Vision of Paramus, www.gomultivision.com. All of the flowers and floral designs are being provided by NJ-ABC member Robin Rohsler of Rohsler's Allendale Nursery & Florist in Allendale, www.rohslers.com.

Tina and Paul’s big day is being planned by NJ-ABC member and State Coordinator Candice Benson, Master Bridal ConsultantTM, of The Finishing Touch of West Orange, www.thefinishingtouchevents.com. Coordination of the wedding day itself will be accomplished by NJ-ABC members Misha Shah of The Finishing Touch of West Orange, www.thefinishingtouchevents.com, Mariya Molduvanova of Lakewood, Dawn Carter of Taylor Nicole Events of Sicklerville, www.TaylorNicoleEvents.com and Christine Hyder of West Orange. NJ-ABC member Rhonda Bassat-Rivera, Professional Bridal ConsultantTM, of Bride Ideas of West Orange, www.RhondaWeddings.com, is handling all of the public relations and media inquiries.

“When I contacted the members of the NJ-ABC about donating their time and/or services for Tina and Paul’s wedding, the response was overwhelming,” states Candice Benson, State Coordinator of the NJ-ABC. She continues, “The NJ wedding community is excited to give back and help create wonderful memories for Tina and Paul and their families to cherish forever.”

Tina was first diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2006. Just two years after she beat it, she was rediagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in September 2008. In late January 2010, a PET Scan showed that the cancer in Tina’s organs (liver, lungs, chest nodules) had shrunk. Unfortunately, the cancer in her bones has spread. For much more information about breast cancer, go to www.komen.org. Tina is a 1995 graduate from Freehold Township High School and a 1999 graduate from Rutgers University. She has a six-year old daughter, Ashley, from a previous marriage.

The NJ-ABC is comprised of vendor members as well as members who are wedding consultants. The vendor members come from all aspects of the wedding industry, including photographers, videographers, florists, musicians, venues, favor specialists, invitation designers, lighting companies, celebrants, media, insurance, travel, caterers, bridal shops, tuxedo rentals, hotels, rental companies, cigar rollers, transportation rentals, gown and bouquet preservationists, and many more. Tina and Paul’s wedding is the first of what is expected to be an annual NJ-ABC “give back” wedding for deserving couples. The website for the NJ-ABC is www.newjerseyabc.com.

The ABC has been the professional organization for the wedding industry since 1955, and has over 4,000 members in 26 countries on six continents. The ABC is a membership service organization, designed to increase awareness of the wedding business and improve the professionalism of members. Membership is open to all wedding-related vendors. Members benefit from a local and national networking system, educational programs, and more. The international headquarters for the ABC is located in New Milford, Connecticut; the ABC can be found on the web at www.bridalassn.com.

New Jersey Branch of Association of Bridal Consultants
Rhonda Bassat-Rivera