Where do I begin….after meeting with Adrienne and Tony in person I knew that the wedding was going to be a very special day for everyone involved. Aside from wanting to celebrate their love with everyone they loved, it was especially important for Adrienne to give her Dad, Don, the honor of walking her down the aisle to the love of her life.
As I arrived at the chosen destination for both the ceremony and reception, Long Meadow Golf Club in Lowell, MA, I was greeted by Tony who has been a member there for quite some time. I could tell by the smile on his face that he was ecstatic for the big day to have finally arrived. Even more so that the sun had finally decided to greet us with its presence after a rather dreary morning.
The ceremony was held outside on a patio with a fireplace that over looked the stunning golf course. With friends and family gathered around looking their best, it was time for Adrienne to walk arm and arm with her Dad to Tony, who couldn’t hold back the tears. Lynda, a close family friend, served as their officiant. A short, sweet, and funny fifteen minutes later, the new Mr. and Mrs. Del Grosso were announced to thunderous applause!
Guests indulged on appetizers from Frenchie’s Catering as the couple headed out on the golf course with photographer Scot Langdon from Wedding Bug Studios to take their first pictures as a married couple.
The reception room was bright and beautiful, adorned with accents of pink and the most perfect floral centerpieces from Mahoney’s Garden. Elizabeth from Sweet Tales Cake Boutique hit ‘a hole in one’ with the gorgeous 4 tier cupcake/cake display. Adrienne and Tony shared their first dance to “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You” by Rod Stewart with a well choreographed dance. Tony secretly practiced earlier in the day before any guests arrived to be sure the final dip would end in the center of the dance floor. He wanted everything to be just perfect for his bride!
Don gave the most heartfelt speech in which he told the entire room his proudest moment in life was when he was serving our country and received the telegram saying Adrienne had been born (pass the tissues please). Lynda followed with a toast that provided much needed comic relief, but hidden in between the laugher was a touching tribute to her dear friends. Once the dinner had been consumed it was time to party – DJ Eddie Durassi had the dance floor packed immediately.
I was honored to have been a small part of your day Adrienne and Tony! Wishing you nothing but happiness forever and always! xo
Photographs courtesy of Wedding Bug Studios - photographer Scot Langdon.