The following events took place on April 26, 2012:
“Hi! I was wondering if we would be able to come and tour the Mansion for a wedding?”
“Sure! Have you set a date yet?”
“Of this year?”
“OK, then. When would you like to come in?”
“Well we are actually right down the street. Could we come today? Like now?”
“Um… OK. Come on up!”
That was the first time I spoke with Gina. To say that she has a bubbly personality is an understatement. This girl is hilarious! She has so much pizazz and charisma. It is infectious. With just a month to plan, it was quite the whirl wind. But we got it done and everyone had a blast! I guess that is one of the bonuses of being a Mansion Bride.
They had a small, intimate ceremony in the foyer. Gina’s son, also the one and only member of their bridal party, played “Here Comes the Bride” for her entrance. Even though there were only 40 people at the wedding, her family made enough cookies to feed 200. And her mom’s homemade biscotti? TO. DIE. FOR. I should know. She sent me home with a huge doggy bag full of it. And I ate every last crumb.
Before dinner, Adam’s brother and Gina’s best friend gave the speeches. The amount of love and laughter in the room was amazing. Then, Gina got a hold of the mic. Again, I can only reiterate that she is hilarious. Lastly, Adam wanted to say a few words. He is pretty quiet and laid-back, quite the opposite of Gina. When he talked about how much he loves her, it was like there was no one else in the room. You could just see it on his face. And you could see it on mine when the tears started rolling.
Adam and Gina also now share an anniversary date with Gina’s grandparents, who were also there front and center. I should say that 70 years of marriage deserves a bit of recognition, so they shared a dance while everyone looked on with admiration. Shortly after, Gina and Adam cut the cake. This is when Gina’s true personality came out. She proceeded to lip sync every single word to “Love on Top” by Beyonce, which was the song playing during the cake cutting. She’s a hoot!
Considering everyone was dancing up a storm and I saw quite a few dance moves I’ve never seen before, I would count this one as a success.
Congrats Gina & Adam! You were truly a pleasure to work with and I hope we get to see you again soon!!