Giuseppe & April {married}

Conversation flowed from every room and the open front door of Giuseppe’s childhood home. Parents, siblings, cousins and friends filled the gracious home to overflowing as Giuseppe excitedly prepared with his best man’s help. groomstuxdetailsIn the months prior to the wedding I was continually struck with Giuseppe’s attention to detail and creativity. In his parent’s home, built and designed entirely by his father and immaculately decorated by his mother it was a simple matter to see where these attributes came from.  brothersonweddingdayGiuseppe’s twin brother and best man kept the morning light with his laughter and jokes, their older brother – who designed the April’s wedding rings – had a final, stunning touch: hand made, perfectly finished cuff links. comp1Lovely blue and silver themes ran throughout the wedding party’s attire, the decor and of course this stunning paper suite. navypapersuiteGiuseppe had prepared a beautiful boudoir table for April’s arrival later in the morning, gorgeous long stemmed roses, a hand-written letter and surprise gifts all lay in ready. brides wedding day giftsbridesweddingmorning peach and white bouquetApril’s flowers, in the palest peachy hues, provided a light contrast to the deep blue shades found in her bridesmaids dresses. Both her mother and mother-in-law were on hand to help arrange every last detail. momputtingonveil gartersAs the final touches were placed April eagerly opened Giuseppe’s letter. Tears immediately started to gather in her eyes and she softly took a deep breathe before continuing, “He’s such a romantic, how am I going to read all of this?!”bridesgiftGiuseppe’s eyes shone just as softly 30 minutes later when he laid eyes on his beautiful bride coming down the aisle; love, joy and a just a little pride spilled out of his smile at the stunning woman who joined him at the altar.groomseeingbrideforthefirsttimegroomataltarInspiring words tinged with humor, traditional vows and a sweet kiss later Mr. & Mrs. Campobasso emerged from the chapel amid the cheers of their family and friends.just marriedAs they rounded the corner Giuseppe caught his bride up in a sweet embrace – they were married!!justmarriedThe rain that had been softly coming down all morning paused long enough to visit a nearby park with the wedding party for a few memorable photos.quietweddingmoment comp15April, you are lovely – I really can’t say it any other way!  comp4 comp12 comp6 comp7 comp8Giuseppe’s brothers definitely kept things light and he congenially put up with their ribbing. comp13 comp14 comp11 comp10bridesmaidslaughing sassybrideblueweddingshoescomp16comp9brideholdsgroomsfaceThe reception venue was exquisitely appointed and every detail was carefully chosen by the couple. Flowers, candles, gemstones and color were a profusion throughout the ballroom – completed with rich blue up-lighting and delicious food.beautifulplacesettingsLove and laughter filled every corner of the room as April and Joey cut their cake and enjoyed their families toasts, a surprise slide show and many heart warming stories.cake fight cuteGiuseppe’s father was on hand to make sure a unique perspective of the garter toss was captured!hilariousgarterphotoApril’s bouquet was caught by Giuseppe’s sister = perfection!funbouquettossgarter tossA beautifully choreographed, perfectly executed first dance was finished with a picture perfect dip and kiss. Giuseppe and April, you had a truly incredible wedding day and it was such an honor to be a part of it! May you have many, many happy married years to come!!!romanticfirstdancekiss