Lucretia and Francesco's Wedding
"The story of Francesco and I is emotional and precious. I grew up very Italian, my father being born in Spinazzola, Italy. I was extremely close to my grandparents, my father’s parents. They were from Spinazzola, Italy, and I thrived on hearing all about our roots there and also about the family that still existed there. I went to Italy to celebrate my uncle’s 90th birthday and formed close relationships with my cousins who lived in Spinazzola. I joined a group there and it was wonderful because I could keep in touch over the internet with all of my relatives and new friends from Spinazzola. Francesco was one of the group members and we grew to know each other through this group. Francesco said the second he saw my photo he knew I was his half. We began going back and forth across the ocean to spend time together. We fell in love almost immediately! We have been together ever since.
But there were many signs, we feel from God, that we were supposed to be together. Francesco had a heart attack on November 22, 2008 before I knew him. Later well after we knew each other, we put 2 and 2 together and realized that my “saint day”, for St. Lucretia is November 22. Francesco and I believe that he was sent back here for us. He is the kindest most gentle man I have ever known. I needed his love.
There are a few more signs from God that we feel that we were destined for one another."
On December 11th, 2016 Lucretia and Francesco had a small, beautiful ceremony in their gorgeous home. The ceremony began at 4 pm, surrounded by about 40 close friends and family members. There was a harp player for the ceremony. Her home was decorated beautifully for Christmas, with her tree, flowers and candles. Francesco is very traditional and didn’t want to see Lucretia prior to getting marrying. Lucretia was escorted in and given away by her father. The ceremony itself was beautiful and elegant.
I was so blessed to be able to capture some images of their special day. I hope you enjoy this slide show of some of the images captured....thank you for letting me be a part of this special moment. xxx