The Couple: Cheri and Dave Chichizola
Wedding Date: October 15, 2010
Tell us a little about you and your beloved: Dave and I first met back in high school and dated for several years. We even attended my Junior and Senior proms together, and the photos were displayed at our wedding. After being apart for 14 years, we were reconnected by the same friend, Andrea, who set us up back in high school. Then on October 15, 2010, 17 years after Dave and I first met, I married my high school sweetheart! Today, it seems like we were never apart!
What was the most amazing part of your day? The most amazing part of the day was seeing my groom waiting for me at the end of the aisle. Then, of course, saying our vows and being introduced for the first time as Mr. and Mrs. Chichizola!
What else would you like to share about your big day? We had a lot of special and sentimental details included in our big day. My favorite was having my mother-in-law embroider the names of the family members from both my family and my husband’s family who had passed away. It was a great way to have them included in our special day!
Ceremony Site: Scribner Bend Vineyards
Reception Venue: Scribner Bend Vineyards
Photographer: Andrea’s Images Photography
Caterer: Rayna’s Gourmet Catering
Cake: Carina’s Creations
Flowers: Bella Bloom
Favors: Etched Wine Glasses from Wine Concepts
Wedding Dress: Trudys Brides & Special Occasions
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Hair: Bride’s Hair by Jen Schug-Tozi. Bridesmaids by Michelle Jordan and sisters.
Makeup: Michelle Jordan
DJ/Entertainment/Band: Mr. DJ Service
Honeymoon location: Kauai
First Dance Song: “I Cross My Heart” by George Strait
Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now? The best advice I received was a few weeks before the wedding. A friend told me that no matter what, the day would be beautiful and if everything didn’t go as planned that most likely no one else would know. It was true….some details fell through the cracks, but none of our guests even realized it.
Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance? I would have reserved more time for photos with my groom and family.
Photos courtesy of Andrea’s Images Photography.