Mandy Moore wasn’t the only one feeling the love from friends following her recent engagement: Deena Cortese, best known for her role as one of the seven beloved cast members of MTV’s Jersey Shore (and more recently, Jersey Shore Road Trip), was in for a big surprise when Pauly D., Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Nicole “Snooki” LaValle, Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola, and Vinny Guadagnino turned up in Atlantic City to help her celebrate her impending marriage to Christopher Buckner.

The pint-sized reality starlet posted a video of her unsuspecting restaurant entrance to her Instagram page, in which she was visibly overcome with emotion. “I love all these people so much,” she wrote. “What an amazing surprise. We miss you Mike @mikethesituation.”

While the crew was down two members — the aforementioned Mike Sorrentino and Ron Ortiz-Magro — it didn’t stop them from reliving their glory days on the shore as they shared a meal at Café Martorano.

From the looks of things, the gang was as wild as ever, despite their more grown-up status: As LaVelle shared in her caption of a group shot of the ladies, JWoww, in particular, had quite the evening. “Jenni’s mid-fall, hot mess, she couldn’t even order her food, she was slurring, #HotMessMawmas” she wrote.

From there, it was onto the dance floor at Harrah’s Resort, where DJ Pauly D. spun sounds for the crowd as he danced it up with his two favorite meatballs. “#Meatballpower,” he wrote.

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Now THAT’S a reunion!

Congratulations, Deena!

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