WELCOME

TO THE

WEDDING PAGE

WE'RE GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL!!!!! . . . . . WE'RE GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL!!!!! . . . . . WE'RE GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL!!!!! . . . . . WE'RE GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL!!!!! . . . . . WE'RE GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL!!!!! . . . . . WE'RE GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL!!!!! . . . . . WE'RE GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL!!!!! . . . . . WE'RE GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL!!!!! . . . . . WE'RE GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL!!!!! . . . . . WE'RE GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL!!!!! . . . . . WE'RE GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL!!!!! . . . . . WE'RE GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL!!!!! . . . . . WE'RE GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL!!!!! . . . . . WE'RE GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL!!!!! . . . . . WE'RE GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL!!!!! . . . . . WE'RE GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL!!!!! . . . . . WE'RE GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL!!!!! . . . . . WE'RE GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL!!!!! . . . . . WE'RE GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL!!!!! . . . . . WE'RE GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL!!!!! . . . . . WE'RE GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL!!!!! . . . . . WE'RE GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL!!!!! . . . . . WE'RE GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL!!!!! . . . . . WE'RE GOIN' TO THE CHAPEL!!!!! . . . . .

WEDDINGS....They are part of every culture, every time, every religion. First time miracles occurred at them, (Cana- ancient town of Galilee. According to the Bible, JESUS performed his first miracle here by turning water into wine at a wedding.), scandals mocked the institution of marriage (HENRY VIII was no advertisement for fidelity), beautiful sonnets and poetry were written about the love in marriage (even as far back as 955 by Arabic poet HARUN AR-RASHID).

THEN there is MARRIAGE...

THE

SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT

 

In 1999, The Very First Wedding Project Took Place within the Sections for

Mrs. Barnfield, Ms Magnotti and Mr. Heitmann.

In 2013, THE WEDDING PROJECT was totally revamped for the students with new curriculum requirements before the walk down the aisle would be completed for the students of Mr. Heitmann and Mr. Boyle.  

The  original project was to combine three of the four academic areas under the theme of a marriage. Now, Mathematics, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Art, Geography, Home Economics, and Dance all make up components of a project that follows upon the heals of "We Didn't Start the Fire" from the first/ second marking periods.

After each of the components was completed, the classes took part in a "wedding ceremony" that turned the new wing hallway into a "would-be" chapel and each of the classrooms into reception halls.

THANK GOODNESS that the parents of all of our students understood the importance of all the practical life skills that went into the wedding project! 

It is MUCH more than a reception!

THE HAPPY COUPLES:

1999     2000     2001

THE HAPPY COUPLES:

2002    2003    2004

THE HAPPY COUPLES:

2005    2006    2007

THE HAPPY COUPLES:

 2008    2009     2010

THE HAPPY COUPLES:

 2011     2012      2013

THE HAPPY COUPLES:

 2014     2015      2016

WEDDING HISTORY

2017     2018     2019

WEDDING HISTORY TRIVIA

        SONNET NUMBER 18      

A    Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

B    Thou art more lovely and more temperate:

A   Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,

B    And summer's lease hath all too short a date:

C    Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,

D    And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;

C    And every fair from fair sometime declines,

D    By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd;

E    But thy eternal summer shall not fade

F    Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;

E    Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,

F    When in eternal lines to time thou growest:

G    So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,

G   So long lives this and this gives life to thee.  

THE HAPPY COUPLES 1999

OUR FIRST HAPPY NEWLYWEDS

WE COULDN'T HAVE TRIED THE PROJECT WITH A BETTER GROUP OF STUDENTS. THEY WILL ALWAYS BE THE FIRST TO HAVE MADE THE ENTIRE MARRIAGE PROJECT WHAT IT IS TODAY. THEY WERE WILLING TO HELP-OUT AND WILLING TO DO THE WORK FOR THE WEDDING. THIS PAGE IS HUMBLY DEDICATED TO THEM AND THE MEMORY OF THAT FIRST WALK DOWN THE AISLE.

COUPLE

7-11

RYAN HESNAN

RACHEL PANNULLO

7-12

LUIS GARCIA

AMY BEVACQUA

7-13

JUSTIN HERBSTER

ANGELA DAY

Best Man

Frank Martinez

Sal Mombelardi

Joe Gerhard

Maid of Honor

Michelle Woods

Lauren Grabowski

Kristy Akerberg

Bridesmaids

Krystin Tykot

Caitlin Byers

Stephanie McHugh

Ashley Nydam

Ashley Kight

Karissa Napolitano

Michele Carney

Angela Penna

Dannielle Peterson

Ushers

Anthony Arciniaco

Andrew Stangas

Kenny Biondolillo

Jon Mangogna

Paris DeGrassie

Billy Reynolds

James Morrell

Rob Pasino

Groom's

    Parents

Ryan Hannon

Colleen Poalillo

Larry Perna

Megan Sherman

Jess Mahler

Shaun Giblock

Bride's

    Parents

Matt Burke

Rachel Philpot

Matt Van Pelt

Brittany Rocco

Danielle Amidon

Zack Boyce

Ring Bearer

Stephen Robertson

Marc Morgan

Adam Maguire

Flower Girl

Jackie Dunay

Mahogany Critten

Liane Sninski

THE HAPPY COUPLES 2000

COUPLE

7-11

STEVE DURNIAN

AMANDA CURTIS

7-12

MICHAEL HOCKENBURY

CATRINA SNELL

7-13

DANIEL STAVOLA

CRISTINE POSNER

Best Man

Alex Gorden

Justin Suveg

Rob Hughes

Maid of Honor

Holly Lund

Heather Harper

JaimeAnn Palm

Bridesmaids

Alison Sweeney

Abby Hayden

Lindsay Berner

Becky Morganti

Jen Tignola

Kristen Trione

Ushers

Bert McKee

Joe Stephens

Charles Favia

Jordan Marsch

Rich Pomeroy

Jorden Coursey

Groom's

    Parents

Tom Barry

Karen Griegel

Tim Boeni

Marla Solomon

Drew Boyle

Amanda Winniki

Bride's

    Parents

Kyle Cobb

Melissa Stuis

Rick Szpakowski

Kali VonGlahn

Bob Mahler

Tracy Merola

Ring Bearer

Matt Andrews

Matt Tunis

Mike Mansfield

Flower Girl

Taryn Hamill

Jamie Orlofsky

Erin Mulligan

THE HAPPY COUPLES 2001

BY FAR, THE BEST PROPOSALS OF ALL TIME

WERE PERFORMED BY

ALL THREE GROOMS ON JANUARY 16, 2001.

DIFFERENT ETHNIC CUSTOMS APPEAR FIRST IN 2001

COUPLE

7-11

FILIPINO WEDDING

BILLY WINTERS

APRIL HEASLEY

7-12

ARMENIAN WEDDING

ZACK LOWENSTEIN

BRIANNA POALILLO

7-13

JEWISH WEDDING

JOSH D'AMICO

CIARA IASILLO

Best Man

Joseph Thompson

Chris Healing

Xavier Garcia

Maid of Honor

Erica Santiago

Martina Sherwood

Lauren Montagna

Bridesmaids

Michelle Harder

Paige Murtagh

Heather Wilkie

Caitlin Burke

Melissa McCormack

Kory Schreier

Melinda Mercado

Kristin White

Melissa Zduniak

Ushers

Mike Gorman

Rich Kazanjian

Andrew Syvertsen

Matt Danner

Matt Davis

Matt Giannini

Stephen Malave

Craig McNellis

Eric Saenz

Groom's

    Parents

Tia Testa

Mike Eleneski

Danielle Simanek

Joe Arciniaco

Lindsay Vitillo

Billy Pierce

Bride's

    Parents

Samantha Koste

John Radamski

Kevin Teta

Hannah Raymundo

Phil Rizzo

Ring Bearer

Dan Bernabe

Stephen Christensen

Matt Marinaro

Flower Girl

Tiffany Mnich

Shannon Sheridan

Nicole Zavattieri

The Class of 2000/2001 was so exceptionally good, that they had yet more more component of the wedding project added for them. The Best Man/Maid of Honor and Bridal Party for each couple had the responsibility of preparing and planning a Bachelor and Bachalorette Party and Rehearsal Dinner. Academic requirements were also placed upon the wedding party in 2001; likewise, anyone that was to participate in The Wedding experience was required to complete all of the assignments for the project.

THE HAPPY COUPLES 2002

A VERY organized party group!

COUPLE

7-11

JAPANESE WEDDING

ANTHONY  NARDONE

DANIELLE LUTTENBERGER

7-12

IRISH WEDDING

DREW  CASELLA

DANIELLE PADULA

7-13

AFRICAN WEDDING

F.J. LUCCHETTI

STEPHANIE JACOBS

Best Man

Sean Darcy

Jeff Peterson

Anthony Llauger

Maid of Honor

Jackie Greenwood

Alaina D'Amico

Heather Powell

Bridesmaids

Michelle Campenelli

Stephanie Kissam

Marina Shirley

Latisha Marshall

Jessica Maxson

Kate Bradford

Leah Thiel

Alyse Pierce

Karissa Olsen

Ushers

Pat Hughes

Dave Concodora

Kevin Rocha

Evan Kahl

Steve Lyon

Matt Woegens

Mike Gawronski

Doug Stirewalt

Pete Schauer

Groom's

    Parents

McKenna Crilley

Mike Consoli

Stephanie DeCicco

Anthony Penna

Alexis Thiebault

Matt Henel

Bride's

    Parents

Stephanie Winnicki

Mike Moken

Michelle Veneri

Tom Owen

Alexandra Sterling

Corey Cobb

Ring Bearer

Mike Marciano

Andrew Slocum

Dan Castiglione

Flower Girl

Laura Tedeschi

Jerilyn DiMicco

Angela Solitto

THE HAPPY COUPLES 2003

TWO couples now tie the knot as a smaller group of students go through the joys of matrimony.

EUROPEAN Honeymoon Travel Brochures add a new dimension to the event.

AND...The BRIDAL PARTY had NO idea what NEW TASK was waiting for them in 2003!

COUPLE

7-11

GREEK WEDDING

TERRY McMAHON

JULIE MATSUTANI

7-12

HINDU WEDDING

ANDREW SMITH

JACKIE DANIELS

Best Man

Travis Breitenbruck

Alex Gori

Maid of Honor

Kim Harder

Erin Griffith

Bridesmaids

Katie Curtis

Nicole Lindenbaum

Meghan Lindstrom

Alyssa Brown

Gina Columbus

Jessica Natalewicz

Ushers

Trevor Jones

Zack Jones

Dan Kenworthy

Mike Colabella

Matt Cuccinello

Mike Winters

Groom's

    Parents

Chris Hildebrandt

Kaleigh Kawa

Joey Favia

Nicole Simonetti

Bride's

    Parents

Kurt Loftus

Melissa Walling

Ryan Ross

Amanda Hawkins

Ring Bearer

Pedro Serrano

Joe Buono

Flower Girl

Heather Ivins

Alyssa Machette

THE HAPPY COUPLES 2004

Two real GENTLEMEN made proposals on January 5, 2004

No Wonder the Girls said YES

COUPLE

7-11

ITALIAN

WEDDING

JON KONTOVAS

LAUREN MARCHETTI

7-12

ANCIENT ROMAN

WEDDING

JOE GOBLE

KELLY GARRIDO

Best Man

Stephen McNelis

Anthony Busby

Maid of Honor

Jenna Dattolo

Carly Koziol

Bridesmaids

Dana Akerberg

Katie Cook

Stacey Perdek

Colleen Grosse

Natalie Ficetola

Carissa Natalewicz

Ushers

Alex Daudier

Bryan Dzugan

Bobby Koste

Nick LaGrou

Frank Poalillo

Justin Wahlers

Groom's

    Parents

Justin Joseph

Morgan Pannullo

Jesse Hallock

Courtney Evan

Bride's

    Parents

Ryan Sibole

Lindsey Mangogna

Dan Durnian

Marajke Masters

Ring Bearer

Pete Savage

Dan Gagliardi

Flower Girl

Danielle Marra

Alyssa Perrotti

THE HAPPY COUPLES 2005

The "WEDDING" takes a TWIST

In THIS Year. . .A Groom from 7-9 will marry a bride from 7-10, and a Groom from 7-10 will marry a bride from 7-9.

NO ONE saw THAT COMING!

Two daring GENTLEMEN make their unique proposals on January 4, 2005

No Wonder the Girls Look So Happy!

COUPLE

 

GERMAN

WEDDING

MIKE AURIEMMA

GABBY CAMERON

 

MEXICAN

WEDDING

ANTHONY VIGLIOTTI

RANDI DISBROW

Best Man

Nick Shirley

Bryan Nardone

Maid of Honor

Emily Krebs

Anais Paccione

Bridesmaids

Nicole Binetti

Becci Carey

Jade Danner

Sierra Binondo

Chelsea Foiles

Karissa Petrelesse

Ushers

Ricky Bandejas

Matt Essington

Paul Heatter

Sam Centrella

Bryan Miller

Smeet Patel

Groom's

    Parents

Kyle Nelson

Gianna Pizzella

Christian Tunis

Devin Grosse

Bride's

    Parents

Mike Carranante

Chelsea Barreto

Dylan Beaver

Taylor Velardi

Ring Bearer

John Applegate

Nick Nieves

Flower Girl

Alana Jacobs

Helene Daskolovitz

THE HAPPY COUPLES 2006

The "WEDDING" takes another TWIST

THE WEDDING PARTY IS CHOSEN BY THE TEACHERS WITHOUT WARNING

COUPLE

7-13

Chinese Wedding

NICK VITALE

JESSICA JOSEPH

7-14

French Wedding

VICTOR WILENTA

ANNA  ICOVINO

Best Man

Matt Cain

Nick Rucci

Maid of Honor

Karlee Carchio

Jessica Durnian

Bridesmaids

Tara DeNucci

Nichole Hung

Stephanie Torode

Krysten Brannick

Jacki Curtis

Stephanie Ulatowski

Ushers

Scott Butler

Steven DiLeo

Zach Kahl

Adam Daudier

Mike Davis

Andrew Wright

Groom's

    Parents

Chris Carlucci

Rachel Marino

Taylor Almonte

Anthony Martino

Bride's

    Parents

Ryan Hughes

Alyssa Lindenbaum

Chris Mnich

Courtney Vindigni

Ring Bearer

Brandon Otiepka

Kevin Brennan

Flower Girl

Nikki Columbus

Chelsea Florczak

THE HAPPY COUPLES 2007

DOUBLE the PLEASURE!

THERE IS A DOUBLE GREEK WEDDING CEREMONY

 

COUPLE

7-9

DOUBLE GREEK

JOEY BENCH

CORTNEY HAGAMAN

7-10

DOUBLE GREEK

AUSTIN STARK

BRENNA  PUZA

Best Man

Zack Zeiner

Chris Parlow

Maid of Honor

Kathleen Pierce

Mercedes Marchetti

Bridesmaids

Nicole Andrukite

Lauren DeIudicibus

Mikayla Serafin

Kelsey D'Andrea

Jenna Gellis

Jordan Koziol

Ushers

Jimmy Sakers

Jonathan Valencia

Tom Winters

Vinny Favia

Alex Hascha

Nick Nesser

Groom's

    Parents

Shawn Harris

Brianna Kamen

Kevin Boyles

Alyssa Sparano

Bride's

    Parents

Evan Ventura

Breanna Bozzett

Greg Kamback

Franny Kieffer

Ring Bearer

Todd Scofidi

Armani Paccione

Flower Girl

Samantha Sadler

Jillian Higgins

THE HAPPY COUPLES 2008

 

COUPLE

JEWISH WEDDING

EUGENE  FILIK

MARY ANODIDE

 

ITALIAN WEDDING

STEVEN CIMMINO

MARLO COLABELLA

 

Best Man

Matt Jones

Vinny Vecchio

Maid of Honor

Kraemer Clayton

Evelyn Tejada

Bridesmaids

Allie Nesser

Kelly Petillon

Megan Sweeney

Kaileigh Allen

Rachel Hansen

Catherine Russomanno

Ushers

Doug Cuccinello

Harry Eaton

Anthony Goble

Nick Auriemma

Luke Parsons

Jeff Rankel

Groom's

    Parents

Anthony Loupos

Lyndsay Solomon

Dan Wojtaszek

Marissa Stroud

Bride's

    Parents

John Carey

Anna-Marie Lambusta

Bradford Smith

Samantha Cimino

Ring Bearer

Monil Mehta

Shane Duke

Flower Girl

Dana Van De Vaarst

Maria Alvarez

 

 

THE HAPPY COUPLES 2009

 

COUPLE

ITALIAN WEDDING

MATT  HASCHA

MEGAN LINDENBAUM

 

JAPANESE WEDDING

DREW CANNATA

COURTNEY TYLUTKI

 

Best Man

Josh Ketcham

Joey Licata

Maid of Honor

Amber Gallicchio

Jessica Gonzalez

Bridesmaids

Angela Micelli

Ashley Reilley

Nicole Vazquez

Nicole Bravata

Maggie Ehrola

Krista Thomson

Ushers

Julinho Apaza

Stephen Harms

Dan Kleban

Spencer Binondo

Kyle Bogert

Tommy Self

Groom's

    Parents

Anthony Jones

Cassie Bernyk

Drew Scott

Nicole Miller

Bride's

    Parents

Alex Mendez

Celine DeCara

Vinny Mack

Cori Esposito

Ring Bearer

Gabe Buono

Mitchell Mecca

Flower Girl

Kaitlyn Hauser

Alyssa Bahto

THE HAPPY COUPLES 2010

 

COUPLE

ITALIAN WEDDING

MATT  GELSLEICHTER

LAURA COVELLO

 

BERMUDAN WEDDING

DANNY BERG

KRISTI KAWA

 

Best Man

Joe Weimert

Carter Smith

Maid of Honor

Jocelyn Valdora

Emily Filik

Bridesmaids

Madeline Allen

Konica Amin

Alexis Esposito

Alana Colabella

Valerie Grimm

Jaclyn Person

Ushers

Greg Buono

Taylor Forte

Ryan Sullivan

James Juliano

Austin Koziol

Thomas Parsons

Groom's

    Parents

Matt Greenberg

Sabrina Rutherford

Casey Stackable

Rielly Bonner

Bride's

    Parents

Tyler Zukowitz

MaryEllen Guida

Dominick Nesser

Riel Champury

Ring Bearer

Pasquale Altilio

Ja'Quez Johnson

Flower Girl

Serena Kearns Dina Sheri

THE HAPPY COUPLES 2011

 

COUPLE

ITALIAN WEDDING

ERICK VILLALOBOS

BRITTANI BIROC-KLEIN

MEXICAN WEDDING

DYLAN GARDNER

RACHAEL LAWLOR

Best Man

Jake Scott

Jacob Greenberg

Maid of Honor

Dana Morris

Allison Krebs

Bridesmaids

Jessica Albanese

Morgan Caro

Mary Russomanno

Emily Anodide

Julie Cannata

Rebecca Emerson

Ushers

Ryan Hawkins

Daniel Smith

Michael Vecchio

Sebastian Medina

Kyle Oliveira

Shaun Smith

Groom's

    Parents

Joe Sperduto

Julia Davis

Connor Fritzsch

Amber Paxton

Bride's

    Parents

Cory Wilson

Meg Dowd

Hunter Rizzuto

Kelly Heilman

Ring Bearer

Nicholas Valencia

Nicholas Wilford

Flower Girl

Dayna Trotter Alana Paccione

 

THE HAPPY COUPLES 2012

 

COUPLE

JEWISH WEDDING

LIAM POLAND

EMILY KURC

ITALIAN WEDDING

MIKE SOLDO

NICOLETTE COLE

Best Man

Joey Woods

Ryan Rosenfeld

Maid of Honor

Angelina Lanterii

Alexis Mendes

Bridesmaids

Jessica Higgins

Julia Meranda

Jessica Rasera

Annie Castoro

Claudia Porebski

Jennilee Stocker

Ushers

Ryan Betlow

John Bruno

Andrew Lindenbaum

Doug Boor

Tyler Jannarone

John Prato

Groom's

    Parents

Matt Lepis

Lori Petillon

Sean Menjivar

Victoria Wetmore

Bride's

    Parents

Tyler Roshala

Heather Scherer

Matt Stadelberger

Laura Spiak

Ring Bearer

A.J. Serrino

Jordan Bartky

Flower Girl

Clarissa Lambusta Katy Kutina

 

 

THE HAPPY COUPLES 2013

 

COUPLE

KENYAN WEDDING

VINCENT MASTRIA

DESTINY SIDDONS

ITALIAN WEDDING

COLIN GEBER

ISABELA VENICE

Best Man

Dylan Rankin

Kyle Glick

Maid of Honor

Kaeleigh Samms

Marissa Boyles

Bridesmaids

Carly Colabella

Faith Ruschmeyer

Loretta Warfield

Lucy Lynch

Cheyenne Pearce

Julia Perfit-Hart

Ushers

Billy Marra

Nick Olivio

Timmy Thomson

Josh Mallon

Steven Samuel

Kyle Sullivan

Groom's

    Parents

Nick Ambrosio

Virginia Grimm

Joseph Dermond

Alexis Kachersky

Bride's

    Parents

Sergio DeLuca

Madison Gibis

Nick Conforti

Diamen Braxton

Ring Bearer

David Johnson

Frankie Mesa

Flower Girl

Casey Paxton Michelle Piccione

 

THE HAPPY COUPLES 2014

 

COUPLE

FRENCH WEDDING

PETER DESTEFANO

JAIDA RAGLAND

ITALIAN WEDDING

SEAN REA

CRISTY SHARKEY

Best Man

Max Tyler

Matt Soldo

Maid of Honor

Kasey Wilson

Maggie Dougard

Bridesmaids

Caroline Blatt

Kayle Deeny

Devon McLafferty

Katie Ashe

Deonna Davenport

Madison Wicker

Ushers

Christian Dzugan

Tyley Knowsley

Jimmy Leblo

Keith Callawy-Salazar

Kadin Hickman

Spencer Rozell

Groom's

    Parents

Tino Arroz

Molly Tully

Andre Edgerton

Lily Stevens

Bride's

    Parents

Dylan DeAlmeida

Michelle Zoltan

Harry Centrella

Gia Attiglioto

Ring Bearer

Joe Gorman

Jared Lott

Flower Girl

Mikayla Oliveira Chrissy Martinelli-Doyle

 

THE HAPPY COUPLES 2015

 

COUPLE

GREEK WEDDING

CHRISTIAN ALINO

GIANNA LINFANTE

IRISH WEDDING

VINCENT SANTANIELLO

GIANNA ODD

Best Man

Michael Salvato

Anthony Maniscolco

Maid of Honor

Emily Rossini

Jhoanna Moscoso

Bridesmaids

Amanda Brooks

Ariana Ortiz

Marissa Romano

Liana Ferrigno

Natalie Lash

Daniella Licalzi

Ushers

Alex Asmussen

Brandon Bosko

Anthony Prato

Jordan Camacho

John Costanza

Maximus Zdanowicz

Groom's

    Parents

Sean Fogarty

Rianna Lash

Aziz Osman

Jamie Mellito

Bride's

    Parents

Kurt Newman

Annie Sacks

Lucio Garcia

Jenifer Lezama

Ring Bearer

Thomas Zarszynski

Evan Gardner

Flower Girl

Chloe Rozell Amanda Castoro

 

THE HAPPY COUPLES 2016

 

COUPLE

GREEK WEDDING

PAUL DEENY

DANIELA COVELLO

IRISH WEDDING

BILLY BURDGE

JENNA KLEISSLER

Best Man

Luke Bukowski

James Rea

Maid of Honor

Sarah Kalp

Ashley Konopada

Bridesmaids

Kaitlyn Horvath

Melanie Rocha

Jessica Sweet

Megan Cloud

Sandy Stansbury

Marley Wicker

Ushers

Alex Laws

Nico Mallon

Ryan Piccione

Danny Buenano

Daniel Clayton

Joaquin Ragland

Groom's

    Parents

Autumn Newman

Joseph Cambria

Keyonna Errickson

Riley Smith

Bride's

    Parents

Joey Gibis

Kate Romero

Shane Bosko

Rena Conforti

Ring Bearer

Ryan Preston

Zachary Seemar

Flower Girl

Alyssa Carlucci Madison Roshala

THE HAPPY COUPLES 2017

 

COUPLE

JAPANESE WEDDING

BRENDAN KALP

ABIGAIL ACHILLE

ITALIAN

JUSTIN SCHLAEFER

GIANNA PRATO

Best Man

Justin Kurc

Jason Norman

Maid of Honor

Bailey Miller

Elena Villalobos

Bridesmaids

Katelyn Niers

Victoria Silva

Gabby Soldo

Libby Blubaugh

Hailey Peterson

Melissa Zarszynski

Ushers

Nick Kachersky

Kyle McFadden

Davion Moguete

Miles Botello

John Gardner

Andy Tejada

Groom's

    Parents

Kim Hung

Nick Koval

Pamela Soriano

Joey Scamardella

Bride's

    Parents

Dominic DeStefano

Holly Tkach

Jack Dougard

Madison Ferraro

Ring Bearer

Will Irslinger

Jack Fenton

Flower Girl

Mikayla Hatfield Hailey Kolb

 

THE HAPPY COUPLES 2018

 

COUPLE

HINDU

LOGAN DONNELLY

SHEALYN DARCY

ITALIAN

STEPHEN NOVAK

CARLEY HERNANDEZ

Best Man

A.J. Grygiel

Jack Elliot

Maid of Honor

Natalie Kerwin

Cassidy Hunter

Bridesmaids

Paige Gianettino

Elina Simonetti

Sarah Wieboldt

Taylor Horvath

Madison O'Toole

Kali Wilson

Ushers

Donovan Fraser

Jack Stansbury

Kevin Toye

Gabe Blatt

Josh Camacho

Zyon Figueroa

Groom's

    Parents

Kuba Jagoda

Emma Verdesco

Anthony Cartagena

Summer Dickson

Bride's

    Parents

Ian Mallon

Isabella Campione

Julian Beltran

Natalie Dutka

Ring Bearer

Hunter Alinio

Soufyane Bougdour

Flower Girl

Olivia Hermance Anghely Buenano

 

 

 

 

WEDDING HISTORY

Tradition Behind the Wedding Engagement

Most couples plan a year-long engagement to make preparations for their wedding, although some of the most popular wedding specialists can be booked from 12 to 18 months in advance.

In the earliest days of the human race, the betrothal ritual involved an exchange of gifts or property from the groom-to-be to the bride-to-be's parents. This was not only ceremonial, but an important part of the marriage contract because the bride's family was losing her to another lineage forever, and sought compensation for this. The betrothal eventually gave way in the eighteenth century to a courtship whereby a groom chose his bride for reasons of love.

Following the era of the arranged marriage when the groom would specify the exact payment he offered for his future wife, the formality of a groom asking the bride-to-be's father for her hand in marriage preserves a trace of history and often serves to cement the relationship between the groom to-be and his future father-in-law.

Origin of the Engagement Ring

Engagement, or betrothal, rings date back to the ancient days of marriage by purchase when gold rings were circulated as currency. The groom-to-be would offer his bride-to-be a gold ring both as his partial payment and as a symbol of his intentions.

Brides-to-be in these earlier times wore woven bands made of rush (a flexible marsh plant with hollow stems), and replaced them each year. Roman brides-to-be wore rings made of iron to symbolize the permanent, unending nature of marriage. During Medieval times, grooms-to-be placed the ring on three of the bride's fingers in turn to represent the Holy Trinity -- the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Some brides choose their birthstone or favorite gemstone in a setting enhanced with diamonds.

Traditional Wedding Anniversary Gifts

1st: paper

2nd: cotton

3rd: leather

4th: fruit and flower; linen

5th: wood

6th: sugar and sweet; iron

7th: wool; copper

8th: bronze and rubber

9th: pottery and willow

10th: tin; aluminum

11th: steel

12th: silk and fine linen

13th: lace

14th: ivory

15th: crystal

20th: china

25th: silver

30th: pearls; ivory

35th: coral; jade

40th: rubies

45th: sapphires

50th: gold

55th: emeralds

60th: diamonds

GREAT WEDDING FACTS

PROPOSAL

In the past when the marriage proposal was a more formal procedure, the prospective groom sent his friends or members of his family to represent his interests to the prospective bride and her family. If they saw a blind man, a monk or a pregnant woman during their journey it was thought that the marriage would be doomed if they continued their journey as these sights were thought to be bad omens.

If, however, they saw nanny goats, pigeons or wolves these were good omens which would bring good fortune to the marriage.

During Medieval times in Brittany the man proposed by leaving a hawthorn branch at the door of his beloved on the first of May. By leaving the branch at the door she accepted his proposal. She made known her refusal by replacing the hawthorn branch with a cauliflower.

SURNAMES

It was thought unlucky for a woman to marry a man whose surname began with the same letter as hers. The sentiment was summarized in the following rhyme:

To change the name and not the letter

Is to change for the worst and not the better

The bride should not practice writing her new name before the wedding. This is thought to bring bad luck by tempting fate.

CHOOSING THE DAY

Although most weddings now take place on a Saturday it was considered unlucky in the past. Fridays were also considered unlucky particularly Friday the 13th. The famous old rhyme advises a wedding in the first half of the week:

Monday for wealth

Tuesday for health

Wednesday the best day of all

Thursday for losses

Friday for crosses

Saturday for no luck at all


Advice on which month to marry in is given by the following rhyme:

Married when the year is new, he'll be loving, kind and true.

When February birds do mate, You wed nor dread your fate.

If you wed when March winds blow, joy and sorrow both you'll know.

Marry in April when you can, Joy for Maiden and for Man.

Marry in the month of May, and you'll surely rue the day.

Marry when June roses grow, over land and sea you'll go.

Those who in July do wed, must labour for their daily bred.

Whoever wed in August be, many a change is sure to see

Marry in September's shrine, your living will be rich and fine.

If in October you do marry, love will come but riches tarry.

If you wed in bleak November, only joys will come, remember.

When December snows fall fast, marry and true love will last.

Marry in May and you'll live to rue the day

May has been considered an unlucky month to marry in for a number of reasons. In Pagan times the start of summer was when the festival of Beltane was celebrated with outdoor orgies. This was therefore thought to be an unsuitable time to start married life. In Roman times the Feast of the Dead and the festival of the goddess of chastity both occurred in May. The advice was taken more seriously in Victorian times than it is today. In most Churches the end of April was a busy time for weddings as couples wanted to avoid being married in May. Queen Victoria is thought to have forbidden her children from marrying in May.

Marry in Lent, live to repent

Lent was thought an inappropriate time for a wedding as this was a time of abstinence.

June was considered to be a lucky month to marry in because it is named after Juno, the Roman goddess of love and marriage.

The Summer as a whole was considered a good time to marry and this is partly to do with the sun's association with fertility. In Scotland one popular custom was for the bride to "walk with the sun" to bring her good. She would walk from east to west on the south side of the church and then continue walking around the church three times.

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW ...

Something old, something new

Something borrowed, something blue

And a silver sixpence in your shoe

The rhyme originated in Victorian times although some of customs referred in it are much older.

The "something old" represents the couples friends who will hopefully remain close during the marriage. Traditionally this was old garter which given to the bride by a happily married woman in the hope that her happiness in marriage would be passed on to the new bride.

"Something new" symbolizes the newlyweds' happy and prosperous future.

The "something borrowed" is often lent by the bride's family and is an item much valued by the family. The bride must return the item to ensure good luck.

The custom of the bride wearing "something blue" originated in ancient Israel where the bride wore a blue ribbon in her hair to represent fidelity.

The placing of a silver sixpence in the bride's shoe was to ensure wealth in the couples married life. Today some brides substitute a penny in their shoe during the ceremony as silver sixpences are less common.

THE WEDDING DRESS

It is thought unlucky for the bride to make her own wedding dress.

It is also unlucky for the groom to see the bride in her wedding dress before until she arrives at the ceremony.

The bride should not wear her entire outfit before the wedding day. Some brides leave a final stitch on the dress undone until it is time to leave for the ceremony when the outfit is completed.

WEDDING DRESS COLOUR Most brides today marry in white which symbolizes maidenhood. This tradition started by the rich in sixteenth century. The tradition was given a boost by Queen Victoria who chose to marry in white instead of silver which was the traditional colour of Royal brides. Before the white dress brides wore their best dress. The colour was a matter of preference. The following is a traditional rhyme offering advice on dress colour:

Married in White, you have chosen right,

Married in Blue, your love will always be true,

Married in Pearl, you will live in a whirl,

Married in Brown, you will live in town,

Married in Red, you will wish yourself dead,

Married in Yellow, ashamed of your fellow,

Married in Green, ashamed to be seen,

Married in Pink, your spirit will sink,

Married in Grey, you will go far away,

Married in Black, you will wish yourself back.

A green dress is thought to be unlucky unless the bride is Irish. The old expression that a woman has a 'green gown' was used to imply promiscuity, the green staining being due to rolling in grassy fields.

THE VEIL

Traditionally, brides have been thought to be particularly vulnerable to evil spirits and many of the customs and traditions associated with weddings are to provide protection. The veil was originally worn by Roman brides. It was thought that it would disguise the bride and therefore outwit malevolent spirits.

The veil became popular in Britain in the eighteen hundreds. In this country it is associated with modesty and chastity.

In some Eastern ceremonies the bride is veiled and the groom is not allowed to see the bride's face until after the wedding ceremony.

In some Jewish weddings there is a ritual where the groom ensures that the bride is his intended before placing the veil over her face.

FLOWERS

Flowers have always been used for decoration at weddings.

Some people choose the flowers at the wedding on the basis of their symbolic meaning. For example orange blossom has always been associated with weddings because it signifies purity and chastity.

Peonies are avoided by some as they represent shame; azaleas represent temperance: roses symbolize love and snowdrops represent hope.

A combination of red and white flowers is avoided by the superstitious because they stand for blood and bandages.

However, people from different regions may attach other meanings to the same flower. For example lilies symbolize majesty to some but are thought unlucky by others because of their association with death.

The groom often chooses a flower for his buttonhole which also occurs in the bride's bouquet. This is a vestige of the time when a Knight would wear his Lady's colours to display his love.

ON THE WAY TO THE WEDDING

When the bride is ready to leave the house for the wedding ceremony a last look in the mirror will bring her good luck. However returning to the mirror once she has began her journey will result in bad luck.

Seeing a chimney sweep on the way to a wedding is though to bring good luck and it is still possible to hire one to attend wedding ceremonies. Other good luck omens when seen on the way to the ceremony include lambs, toads, spiders, black cats and rainbows.

Seeing an open grave, a pig, a lizard, or hearing a cockerel crow after dawn are all thought to be omens of bad luck. Monks and nuns are also a bad omen. This may be because the are associated with poverty and chastity. They are also though to signal a dependence on charity by the newlyweds.

Bad weather on the way to the wedding is thought to be an omen of an unhappy marriage, although in some cultures rain is considered a good omen. Cloudy skies and wind are believed to cause stormy marriages. Snow on the other hand is associated with fertility and wealth.

BRIDESMAIDS

Bridesmaids were dressed in a similar way to the bride for the same reason as the origin of veil. The bridesmaids were thought to act as decoys to confuse evil spirits and thus protect the bride.

THE COUPLE'S FIRST PURCHASE

It is said that the first partner who buys a new item after the wedding will be the dominant one in the relationship. Many brides ensure that they make the first purchase by arranging to buy a small item such as a pin from the chief bridesmaid immediately after the ceremony.

THE WEDDING CAKE

Cutting the wedding cake is now part of the ritual celebrations at the reception. The couple make the first cut together to symbolize their shared future.

Cakes have been associated with weddings throughout history. The Romans shared a cake during the wedding ceremony itself. This was not the rich fruit-cake we enjoy today. It was a plain confection made from wheat flour, salt and water. The Fijians and Some Native American tribes still incorporate cake in the wedding ceremonies.

In Britain early cakes were flat and round and contained fruit and nuts which symbolize fertility.

In the past the custom was to throw many small cakes over the bride in a similar way in which we throw confetti today. A modification of this custom was to crumble cake over the brides head and in some versions to break the cake over the Bride's head. In Scotland Oat Cakes were used for this purpose. This was done to promote fertility.

In Yorkshire a plate holding wedding cake was thrown out of the window as the bride returned to her parental home after the wedding. If the plate broke she would enjoy a happy future with her husband but if the plate remained intact her future would be grim.

Another old English custom was to place a ring in the wedding cake. The guest who found the ring in their the piece of cake would be insured happiness for the next year.

The shape of the modern three tiered iced cake is believed to have been inspired by the spire of Saint Bride's Church in the City of London. It is said that unmarried guests who place a piece of wedding cake under their pillow before sleeping will increase there prospects of finding a partner and bridesmaids who do likewise will dream of their future husbands.

The top tier of the cake is often kept by couples for the christening of their first child.

CONFETTI

Confetti is Italian for sweets which in Italy are thrown over the couple as they emerge from the Church in that same way we use paper confetti. Raisins and nuts may also be used.

Before the use of paper confetti the married couple were showered with flowers, petals, rice or grains. This was to bestow prosperity and fertility on the couple.

SHOES

In the past there have been a number of customs involving shoes which were thought to bring good luck. The best known, which is still upheld, is to tie shoes to the back of the newlyweds' car. This has evolved from the Tudor custom where guests would throw shoes at the newlywed couple. It was considered lucky if they or their carriage were hit.

Less well known is for the bride's father to give the groom a pair of the bride's shoes to symbolize the passing of responsibility for the daughter to her new husband. A variation of the custom is for the groom to tap the bride on the forehead with one of the shoes to assert his dominance.

The custom of the bride throwing her bouquet shoulder, described below, was originally performed by her throwing one of her shoes over her shoulder.

BOUQUET

After the reception the bride throws her bouquet back over her shoulder where the unmarried female guest group together. Tradition holds that the one who catches the bouquet will be the next one of those present to marry.

A parallel custom is for the groom to remove the garter worn by the bride and throw it back over his shoulder toward the unmarried male guests. Again the one who catches it will be the next to marry.

CROSSING THE THRESHOLD

After the wedding the bride must enter the new marital home through the main entrance. It is traditional for the groom to carry the bride over the threshold when they enter for the first time. The reason for this is uncertain. One explanation is that the bride will be visited by bad luck if she falls when entering. An alternative is that the bride will be unlucky if she steps into the new home with the left foot first. The bride can avoid both mishaps by being carried. A third explanation is that it symbolizes the old Anglo-Saxon custom of the groom stealing his bride and carrying her off.

Hindu's have a similar tradition. The bride is carried by her new husband so that she does not touch the threshold when entering her new home.

THE BEST MAN

It is the best man's duty to protect the groom from bad luck. He must ensure that once the groom has began his journey to the church he does not return for any reason.

He must also arrange for the groom to carry a small mascot or charm in his pocket on the wedding day.

When the best man is paying the church minister's fee he should pay him an odd sum to bring luck to the couple.


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