Carol + Don spent nearly a decade together before finally tying the knot, watching their children grow, fall in love, and a few even start their own families. It was a pleasure to be a part of their day. Choosing the historic grounds of Glen Foerd Mansion for their first look and holding their ceremony and reception at Knights of Columbus Hall, they were married on October 13, 2012 on Carol’s parent’s 61st wedding anniversary and making a point to involve their children and grandchildren in their wedding party. Carol’s daughter Megan and Don’s son Don starred as their MOH and Best Man, so it was truly a family affair!
Carol wore a lovely champagne tiered gown and sequined jacket from David’s Bridal, earrings given to her grandmother on her 16th birthday, and carried a purse bought by her mother from an antique store. Other thrifty finds included the ring box, their champagne glasses, and the card box (originally from David’s Bridal).
Paying homage to their love for bird watching, they decorated their Oteri’s Bakery cake with wooden Bird B&G cake toppers from Etsy.com to and choosing an alternative guestbook of colorful paper birds stored in a vintage-style birdcage purchased from Michaels. Inspired by the season, they collected pine cones and made the guest card holders themselves along with their centerpieces while Melissa (Carol’s daughter) made their head table piece. Carol’s granddaughter put together the favors, monogrammed boxes filled with hershey’s kisses and tied with a brown ribbon. Carol carried a bouquet of lace and cedar roses matching Don’s cedar rose boutonniere. Special thanks to Mike Edinger and the Knight’s of Columbus (James Street Location) staff, Nick Milillo of M.E.I Catering, Ralph Antonelli of Antonelli Entertainment for Emceeing/DJing, Officiant Stacy Litz of Liberty Weddings, and Valerie Glynn of Blade’s Hair Salon.
Now…onto the photos!