Jackie dazzled in a gown with an intricately beaded bodice, sweetheart neckline, and flowing skirt with a train. The gown was topped with a short-sleeved white fur jacket. Her accessories included drop earrings and pendant necklace. She carried a bouquet of red roses accented with pine boughs and holly berries. Her five bridesmaids wore coordinating black dresses.
Chachi wore a black suit with a red vest, black shirt, red tie, and red rose boutonniere. His party contained five groomsmen.
At the indoor ceremony, the officiant spoke about love and respect, and that the couple are demonstrating their commitment to one another through their faith. The bride and groom performed a knot-tying ceremony to symbolize their new marriage.
Next, guests entered the Christmas-themed reception and enjoyed a meal of herb-crusted pork loin, flatiron steak, twice-baked potatoes, and seasonal mixed vegetables. The wedding favors were candy.
During the speeches, the matron of honor, the bride’s sister, talked about the care and patience required for a happy marriage. The best man, the groom’s cousin, said that he’s never met anyone with a greater capacity to love than Chachi.
The newlyweds shared their first dance to “History Is Made at Night” by the cast of “Smash.” Jackie and her father danced to “Thank Heaven for Little Girls” by Bing Crosby. Chachi and his mother danced to “My Mother’s Eyes” by Frankie Valli.
The three-tiered white wedding cake was decorated with red roses and bore a castle-shaped cake topper.
We wish the happy couple a long and beautiful life together!
Photography by: David De Dios