Rebecca and Joseph are very spiritual and sentimental so many elements of their day were inspired by that.  They chose to be married on July 11th, St. Benedict's Feast Day, to commemorate the fact that they met at a Benedictine University.  For the ceremony, they chose St. Patrick's Catholic Church, the same parish where Rebecca had grown up, gone to elementary school and received all her other sacraments.  Joseph's Scottish heritage was celebrated with a bagpipe processional.  Since he had proposed on the top of a mountain with a beautiful view, they were looking for the same feeling in their reception venue - Lucchesi Vineyards, with its panoramic vistas was the perfect choice. Long banqueting tables provided the couple the opportunity to share their meal with the bridal party and other friends.  Each guest table was named for a favorite author or book with the escort cards typed onto book plates and placed in a vintage card catalog.  Continuing to highlight their love of literature, cover-less book stacks were incorporated into the table decor.  Rebecca's grandmother baked the couple her famous sponge cake with whipped cream frosting as their personal cake; they cut the cake with a sword, used in generations of Joseph's family's weddings.  For dessert, guests were treated to homemade fruit pies, provided by family and friends, along with a dollop of ice cream. Honoring their individual histories and their joint faith was the ideal way for Joseph and Rebecca to tell their love story their way. (Photography by Amy Nicole; vintage elements from {storehouse}rentals)


  










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