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Their meeting was destiny. Caesar Mistretta, Jr. and Martha Rooney met at a Bernardsville Chamber of Commerce gathering. Caesar, the son of J.M. Stringer Gallery owner, Caesar Mistretta, Sr. and Martha, the daughter of Mastro Shoes owner Peter Rooney, began their romance shortly thereafter which led up to their engagement at The Bernards Inn and eventually their wedding day here on July 2, 2011. Martha’s engagement and wedding rings were handcrafted by Mitchell-Peck fine jewelers of Bernardsville.
Martha and Caesar are, in a word, stunning together. They are beautiful people inside and out and they looked absolutely magical and blissfully happy on that beautiful sunny Saturday taking photographs in the center of town and at the Bernardsville train station. They chose to carry on the Bernardsville theme that means so much to both of them by naming their tables after popular streets in the town, such as Claremont Road, Mt. Airy Road, Mine Brook Road and Anderson Hill Road, just to name a few.
Martha chose navy and white as her color theme to highlight the Independence Day holiday weekend with individual containers of white and navy M&M’s at each person’s place setting. The menus featured a very special monogram created by Bernardsville Print Shop.
The couple was surrounded by their family and very special Bernardsville friends as they danced the night away in The Fenwick Ballroom. They finished the evening with good-byes to all at the Library Bar and headed up to The Westover Suite (named after our own Jeffrey Haines’ home on the Bernardsville mountain) for “bride and groom” chocolate dipped strawberries and a restful night’s sleep.
They are royalty of sorts, our own Bernardsville royalty, and we look forward to being part of their lives for many years to come. Congratulations and best wishes from all of us at the Inn, Caesar and Martha!