Juliana & Pete live in Wilmington, Delaware (the very first state!)
J&P don’t really consider themselves “wedding people”. They would have been perfectly happy with a courthouse elopement, sans the big white dress and wedding party. Fortunately for us, J&P also come from large Italian families, and those families wanted the chance to celebrate the couple in a grand way… so J&P sweetly agreed to a simple wedding…
Enter: 190 guests, 6 bridesmaids, 6 groomsmen, and a billion reasons to smile.
Choice in bridesmaids and groomsmen? Nailed it.
Wedding style, big white dress included? Nailed that, too.
Meaningful, religious ceremony? Boom.
Tons of fun taking photos for MSP? Yaaaas!
For a couple that never dreamed of their big wedding, they succeeded in celebrating a personal, authentic, and love-filled day!
That dress, right? We’ll take a second and just let that beauty sink in…
Juliana got ready at the Westin Waterfront
Oh, did we forget to mention Juliana is drop-dead gorgeous?
We met Pete at the ceremony venue - St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.
Fun fact: St Anthony’s hosts the second-largest Italian Festival in the country each June!
With the ceremony behind us, we headed to the Marian Coffin Gardens at the Gibraltar Estate
The riverfront area of Wilmington is a big draw for tourists and locals alike.
We returned to that neighborhood for the reception at The Chase Center.
Juliana & Pete are so lucky to be surrounded by so much love and adoration for them - but they deserve every bit of it! MSP wishes them the world!