IN HER FAMILY’S FOOTSTEPS Both sets of the bride’s grandparents attended dances at the Paxton in the past. “When I walked in the venue, I got chills.” She chose muted lilac as a color in the wedding because it was in her grandparents’ wedding. And her gown had elements of her grandmother’s, mother’s and mother-in-law’s gowns with its off-the-shoulder neckline and lace sleeves. “I felt it was modern-vintage with an Art Deco twist. DIVINE TIMING The bride was searching for a new rosary on line when she stumbled across catholicmatch.com. She saw the groom’s picture, signed up and initiated contact. They met at a Starbucks for their first date, only the groom was over an hour late. “He was at Holy Thursday Mass. I almost left!” He proposed four years later at the same Starbucks. MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT “When my dad walked me down the aisle. It was a flurry of emotions having the man who has always been there for you give you away to the man who will always be there for you.” A SWEET TOUCH The bride and groom met privately before the ceremony. “I had the nerves of our first date: anticipation and happiness. Fortunately, Chad thought ahead and had two handkerchiefs – one for him and one for me.” THE BEST GIFT “We didn’t give wedding gifts to each other. We considered offering each other up to one another for the rest of our lives was a true gift.” SPECIAL KEEPSAKE “We chose to use artificial flowers. That way we can keep them forever.”

ESSENTIALS:

Bride & Groom: Jennifer Sandiland & Chad Grossnicklaus

Date: 04.26.2013

Ceremony: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Gretna

Reception: The Paxton Ballroom

Photographer: iwen exposures

Flowers: All Seasons Floral & Gifts

Cake: Glaze Your Way

Caterer: Hap Abraham Catering

Music: Master DJs

Dress: Ellynne Bridal

Tux: Tip Top Tux

Honeymoon: Riviera Maya, Mexico

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