Carmen & Marissa

The wait is over

Carmen Battista
Marissa Lanfrank

Apr 18th, 2026

At Rock Island Lake Club

Sparta Township, New Jersey

Rock Island Lake Club

485 Glen Road

Sparta Township NJ, 07871

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Our Story

How We Met

We met through Carmen’s aunt Dina at a party at her home. Marissa attended the party with her dad and leaned over to her dad and pointed at Carmen and said “I’m going to marry him one day”…. That week they went on their first date and the rest is history.

The Proposal

It was New Year’s Eve; Marissa had no idea it was happening that night, but knew it was coming soon as marriage was a topic of conversation for many months prior. As the ball dropped Carmen got down on one knee. Marissa was too happy to even respond, but eventually got the “yes” out. It was in our home with our children present, it could not have been more perfect.