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Bernardsville’s Own Royal Wedding

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!

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  • caesar v mistretta sr Friday, July 22 2011

    A very special thank you to Peter and Kathy Rooney for hosting one of the best wedding receptions ever.

    Thank you for making my son and your daughter's day perfect.

    Caesar Sr.

  • Edie Turna Wednesday, July 13 2011

    Congratulations to Caesar Jr and Martha.......They are a beautiful couple ......what a perfect way to start their married life
    Edie Turna

  • Peter Rooney Tuesday, July 12 2011

    Thanks so much for making it a wonderful occasion. As the hosts, we were thanked by everyone for a special party that they'll never forget.
    Our decision to have the wedding at the Bernardsville Inn was one of the best we've ever made.

    Many thanks to the entire staff for a magical evening.

    Peter and Kathy Rooney

  • Caesar V Mistretta Sr Saturday, July 09 2011


    As father of the groom, I am so proud to have as my son Caesar Jr and now as my daughter in law,Martha.They are a truly amazing beautiful couple who I love with all my heart.
    Beginning with the beautiful church ceremony to cocktails at J M Stringer Gallery, following by what I personally feel what was one of the best weddings ever, perfect Bernards Inn elegant environment,with a staff headed by our dear friend Diane Carr who assured Caesar Jr and Martha the best that the Inn has to ,food galore of the best quality and music and dancing throughout,who could ask for more.

    Do I sound like a proud father? Well, I am

  • caesar Friday, July 08 2011


    We couldn't of had a more perfect wedding! I would like to thank the entire Bernards Inn family and a special thanks to Diane. We both love everyone at the Bernards Inn and will never forget everything you did for us.

    I would write a longer email, but I'm on my honeymoon and Martha would kill me if she finds out I'm on the computer!

    See you guys when we return.

    Caesar & Martha Mistretta

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