Monday, May 7, 2012

Wedding Festivities on Long Island

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."


  1. Great pictures of the wedding and Port Jefferson. The statue is four men carring the 'framework' of the hull of a sailing sloop or small wind driven boat. Picture the frame filled in and a tall mast installed on top with a couple of sails. Port Jefferson origionally named Suwassett From WIKI:
    Suwassett was renamed in 1682 to "Drowned Meadow" after being settled by an Irish shoemaker from Queens named John Roe. It remained a small community of five homes through the 18th century but developed into a small ship building community by the 19th century.[3] The community leaders, realizing this was a poor name for the ship building business, eventually changed its name to Port Jefferson in 1836 after President Thomas Jefferson.[6] The town was once a major whaling port, especially in the 1880s.
    I am so glad that you and mom could represent our family at the wedding. Hopefully my back continues to improve and that I can travel by plane someday!

  2. What a beautiful place for a wedding! How special that you were able to be there for your friend on her daughter's special day!

  3. So glad that you could go and be there for Aunt Patti! Love you!

  4. The trip over to Long Island is not one I would like to repeat, but once we got there, it was well worth the trip. It was a beautiful wedding and it was great seeing Patti and Mike again. Jenna was a beautiful bride and Johnny was a handsome groom. The reception was so much fun and the food was outstanding. Thanks to Patti and Mike for allowing me to fill in for Ernie.

  5. Looks like y'all had such a great time!! Beautiful town, love Jenna's TOMs and her wedding dress. So happy for them and really glad you could make it!