I am a bit behind on blogging this season! I’m going to try to get more up to date in the next coming weeks 🙂
Peter and Annie were married a few months back and had a really wonderful wedding. The ceremony was held at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel followed by a reception at Via Bella Banquets. In between we stopped for some Relaxed Portraits at a local forest preserve near the banquet hall.
Here are a few words about the wedding and history from Annie.
Our sisters (Bethann & Joy)had been friends for years. In March, 2004 his sister Joy brought him to our St. Patricks day party at my brother Dennis’s. I remember playing drinking games with him (Flip cup) and talking, but I didn’t think anything of it. He on the other hand left the party with his sister and he told her “Joy, I’m gonna marry that girl” of course she was laughing histarically because Pete was so drunk but she called my sister and told her and of course I found out and started laughing as well because we had only hung out for a few hours. We then didn’t meet up again until October of that year when my sister Bethann was getting married and we soon started dating on December 31, 2004.
His proposal started with a surprise trip to St.Thomas (anniversary gift), the trip was planned for March 13-20th. I of course had no idea that he already asked my father for my hand in marriage. So we arrive in St. Thomas and we have just gotten settled into our hotel room and I wanted to see the ocean view from our balcony, so I immediately went on the balcony and he followed. He said I’m gonna get this over with, I’ve been carrying this thing all day and afraid I was going to lose it. So he pulled out his wallet and he took out his credit card which was all tapped up. I was like what the hell happened to your credit card, do we need to call someone to get it fixed and he said will you be quiet. So I watched him take the tape off of his credit card and then taped to the back of it was a ring. He got down on one knee and he asked me to marry him, and of course I said yes and then I said I want to go home because I wanted to share the great news with my family.
Wedding planning has gone quite smoothly, I pretty much had all of the big things done last summer as I was finishing up nursing school (Just graduated May 16!) and I knew I would not have a lot of time.
Here are a few of my favorite photos from the day along with a slideshow!
*** Click to watch Web Slideshow ***
Officiant: Father Thomas R. McCarthy O.S.A
Gown: David’s Bridal
Hair/Makeup: Bride’s Sister – Bethann Enzenbacher
Groomswear: Formally Modern Tuxedo
Flowers: Groom’s Mom – Beverly Juknevicius
DJ: Get Up & Move Entertainment
Cake: Domino’s Pastries