Though dad just got back from a trip to New York City without us, last summer we all got to go there on a family vacation. While we were there, dad met up with Lisa and Joe and photographed their engagement session. They are incredibly nice and lots of fun! Dad has been looking forward to their wedding ever since the session.
Saturday Lisa and Joe’s wedding day finally arrived! The couple had the wonderful wedding planners of Weddings by Socialites to help them with their day. Dad said they were terrific to work with! Rob and his team from AMC Video were the videographers and they were great as well. The couple had their ceremony at the Sundial Beach and Golf Resort with the reception following at the Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa.
Dad loved seeing so many of the couple’s engagement pictures used at the wedding. The front of the reception room had a big canvas of the couple in Times Square on display. Tables were named by Italian words with a corresponding picture from the engagement session, and the guest book was an album of engagement images. It was a terrific way to personalize the reception and bring NYC to Florida.
Many of the guests were from out of town and came down to celebrate with Lisa and Joe and enjoy the Florida sun. The bride and groom set up lots of yummy treats for their guests including a sundae bar, cookies, a table with tons of candy, and a special surprise for everyone, a nutella station. Lisa and Joe, carrying giant spoons, brought out the nutella with the song Pure Imagination from Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory playing. Dad loves that song and thought it was an awesome choice! Guest favors were silver spoons to use with the nutella.
It was a wonderful day and we are so happy for Lisa and Joe! Congratulations you two, and be sure to stay in touch! Dad will probably be making another trip to NYC late this summer and hopes you can get together while he’s there.
Flowers by Yana of Floral Artistry (239-472-3040):
The wedding party rode a trolley from the Sundial to Sanibel Harbour Resort.
One of the flower girls had the same unique Italian name as mom!
The kids at the wedding had so much fun at their special kids’ table. It was named “Ridere” which means laughter in Italian, and the engagement picture on the table marker is of Joe putting ice cream on Lisa’s face.
Mom was super happy when dad brought her some sour patch straws from the wedding.
The wedding cake and groom’s cake (a NY Rangers hockey puck!) were done by Kakes by Karen.