There's something really special about getting ready in a family members home! Micheles parents welcomed everyone into their home for for these precious memories.
This is a special church to Pat and his family (and myself too!). He attended Catholic School down the road where his Mom also worked (I went there up until 5th grade!). Getting Married in this church was almost a no brainer for them, as it carries many fond childhood memories. Plus, the architecture is BEAUTIFUL!!!
It's up for debate if Pat looks at Michele with the same amount of love that he looks at Beer 😂. Just kidding! Check out these beautiful fall photos at the vineyard, not to mention the Rolls Royce for the added vintage beauty! We cannot forget the full moon that lit up the sky to keep the party rocking!
The wedding party intros DID NOT DISAPPOINT! I have never seen anyone ride in on a mini bike!
Michele's family is polish, so we honored one of their wedding traditions before we really kicked the party off. Here's a little info I found to better explain the tradition. Keep in mind, they used vodka instead of wine 😉
"* According to Polish tradition, we greet you with bread and salt, so that your home might always enjoy abundance”. In Polish culture, bread is considered a gift from God and must always be treated with deep respect and Salt, which comes from the earth, is a basic necessity of life. The parents perform this symbolic custom to signify a “Gift from God” and the “Basic necessity of Life” to show the unity that has been created of two people into one couple.
* The bride and groom each taste a piece of bread to signify: “May you never go hungry”
* They each sip a little wine to signify: “Enjoy the sweetness in life”
* They each place a spec of salt on their tongue to signify: “May you overcome the bitterness in life”
* Silver Coin: “ may you be wealthy with good health and never be in a financial stress”
* The parents then kiss the couple as a sign of welcome, unity and love." (https://lexpolonia.com/famous-polish-wedding-traditions-will-surprise/)
In celebration of Micheles Grand parents 50th wedding anniversary (SAME DAY!!!) we had a second cake cutting to celebrate! They are so cute!
Venue: The Vineyard at Hillyland
Florist: Victorian Rose Florist Hebron, CT
Cake: David Alan Hospitality Group
Makeup: Emily McNulty @face.forward1
Hair: Gabbi @labellasalonstyles
Dress: Mariellas Creations @mariella_creations
Suits: Formals by Antonio @formalsbyantonio