A BOHEMIAN BIMINI BEACH WEDDING
On May 5, Danielle Staub walked down the aisle to marry Marty Caffrey in a sunset bohemian beach ceremony held at the Luna Beach Club on the Bahamas’ North Bimini Island. Though Caffrey filed for divorce just four months later in August, and the couple are still estranged, their wedding aired on Sunday’s Real Housewives of New Jersey. Here’s what didn’t make the hour-long episode’s cut.
Among Staub’s big bridal party were bridesmaids and costars Teresa Giduice (left), Margaret Josephs, and Melissa Gorga. All three wore elegant pink gowns with varying necklines and carried bouquets of white and pink roses. They later posed with Staub under her floral wedding arch on the beach after the sun set.
THE FIRST DANCE
Caffrey and Staub had their first dance as husband and wife to Ed Sheeran’s 2014 hit “Thinking Out Loud.”
THE DANCING (& DRESS CHANGE)
After the ceremony, Staub changed into a silver gown with a see-through bodice, and hit the dance floor with Caffrey to dance the night away.
Giduice, who was Staub’s maid of honor, honored the bride and groom with a special toast. Nearly 10 years earlier, Giuduce and and Staub had one of the most iconic moments in reality TV history when Giudice flipped a table during an argument with Staub during RHONJ‘s season 1 finale.
Staub made sure to have a gluten and dairy-free menu at her wedding. Guests dined on hor d’oeuvres that included grilled baby lamb chops, mint aioli pan searched beef tenderloin, roasted pineapple chutney, spicy guacamole on crunch ciabatta, cajun scallop lollipop, vegetable confit and spicy tomato, sushi grade ahi tuna tartare, light citrus creme gazpacho shooter, lemon lime marinated shrimp, and a chef’s choice vegetarian option. There was also a custom french fry station.
For their wedding cake, which was also gluten and dairy free, the couple kept things simple. The sweet dessert was two-tiered, adorned with white roses, and topped with a ceramic bride and groom statue.
THE CAKE SMASH
After cutting a slice, Staub fed Caffrey with a bite — playfully smashing it into his face.