Alas, it was time to get dressed and head for the wedding! I met the bride's parents in high school...a LONG time ago. Her Mom was one of my best friends. EZ and I went to college with her Dad. We took vacations together both before and after we had children. Our girls are close in age and we made a point of visiting one another when our husband's career paths moved us to different states. They came to our Tara's wedding, and now it was their Jenna's turn. It was a picture perfect day and I was excited to finally meet Johnny, the man who had captured Jenna's heart. They met in NYC, where they both work, and were married on Long Island, in Port Jefferson, at Infant Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Johnny's home parish.
We had a few hours between the wedding and the reception, so we did a bit of sight seeing in historic Port Jefferson.
Is that a phone booth?
The ferry to Connecticut
No neon signs for McDonald's here!
Have no idea what this monument represents, I just like it.
The reception was at The Old Field Club, on the water, in Setauket. What a perfect place to celebrate with the newlyweds. Jenna and Johnny emphasized their Italian roots by assigning tables named after cities on a big map of Italy. Very creative!
Below is the card box and wedding pictures of the parents and grandparents.
Next came the "guest book", a white Adirondack loveseat handmade by the bride's father. What a creative way to send well wishes to the new bride and groom.
The happy parents of the bride, our good friends, Patti and Mike.
Patti and I, friends for 40+ years.
The venue was beautiful, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was festive...full of music and dancing. So thankful we could share in this very special day for Jenna and Johnny. It is obvious that these two are deeply in love, and we wish them a lifetime of happiness!
Genesis 2:24 - "for this cause a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and they shall become one flesh."