Ceremony location: St. Peter and Paul Cathedral
Reception location: Ritz Charles Garden Pavilion
Honeymoon location: Gatlinburg, TN
Wedding date: November 10, 2012
When did you first meet: September 10, 2011
Where did you first meet: Verizon Music Center, at the Blink 182 concert, by complete accident.
When did you know you were going to marry him: Ha-ha…definitely when I took him home to meet my parents. He survived! And of course my family loved him.
How did he propose: He set it up with my previous manager where I had to go into a meeting at work, so I was in my pajamas, looked like a hot freaking mess and they had their iPads out which really confused me. They started talking about the finger scanners and Cristina said “Hey Taylor, come out here I want to show you something” and he was walking out in his “Dress Blues” and proposed right then. I was seriously so surprised.
Favorite thing to do together: Watch Notre Dame games every Saturday and of course the Chicago Bears. And spending time with our pups, Pixie and Paislee. Oh! And watching Duck Dynasty every Wednesday
THE WEDDING SCOOP:
Wedding colors: Charcoal grey and black with purple accents. Light purple for the girls (their flowers) and mine were dark purple.
Number of guests: 170ish
Number in wedding party: 12, but that doesn’t include the ushers, or flower girl, or the ring bearers. So total 17.
Wedding Style: Traditional
Beauty style: Traditional
Dress style: Traditional/Timeless. I didn’t want to necessarily buy a “trendy” dress because I wanted my kids to look at my dress and say they loved it rather than saying it was ugly. It had a lot of detail on it.
Most unique wedding personalization: Honestly, he’s Italian and Catholic. So I wanted to do my best to incorporate his family traditions into it. That’s why I chose to get married in the Catholic church and we ate at Bucca di Beppo for our rehearsal. We also specifically chose our wedding day because it was exactly one year and 2 months from the day we met AND it was the day of the Marine Corps birthday!
Something you did very different: I wore Converse All-Stars. Ha-ha.
Something you did very traditional: We didn’t see each other before the wedding. So the last time we saw each other was at the rehearsal dinner, and we didn’t talk either so…that kind of put me on edge a little.
Something you would do all over again: The reception was awesome. So definitely that!
Something you would never do again: Ehh…probably be a control freak. Ha-ha I wasn’t a Bridezilla or anything but I just wanted everything to run smoothly and I was always stressed out. I can’t imagine how I would have been if I didn’t have a great Wedding planner!
Most memorable wedding moment: Definitely when my Dad handed me off to Pat. I was bawling (good tears!) I’ll never forget my Dad’s smile and Pat’s face. And I looked up at Monsignor and he was just smiling and I said “I’m okay I promise I’m just ready to be married”. As I walked down the aisle one of our ushers, Clint, told me to put on my game face. So much for being serious though…Ha-ha.
Best wedding decision: Absolutely everything!
Best wedding overall advice: NEVER let anyone pressure you into anything you don’t want. It’s YOUR day. And never forget what the day is all about.
WEDDING VENDOR LIST:
Ceremony- SS. Peter and Paul
Reception- Ritz Charles
Dress- David’s Bridal
Accessories- I wore my Grandma’s earrings
Hair- My Best Friend’s Hair- Danielle Teschendorf
Make-up- Images by Mary A. Frambes
Tuxedos- Men’s Wearhouse
Flowers- Lovina Reeves
Cake- Classic Cakes
Entertainment- Grapevine DJs
Transportation- Carey Limo
Wedding Photographer– DeFabis Photography
3901 Kessler Boulevard North Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46228
Wedding Planner: Accolade of London: Michele Rogers and Brittany Cravens
5241 McHenry Lane
Indianapolis, IN 46228
Many Thanks to our Bride of the Month, Taylor! Happily Ever After to you and Patrick!
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