Check out the elegantly beautiful spread in the summer issue of “North of Boston Weddings,” created by Gail McCarthy and Amy Sweeney, featuring our daughter Liv and son-in-law Matt’s Lighthouse Beach wedding.
Our family’s deepest thanks and appreciation to Gail and Amy–truly a wonderful memento of their special day that we will treasure for always.
Story by Gail McCarthy and Liv, photos by Esther Mathieu.
Bouquet by Aster B. Flowers
“North of Boston Weddings” presents a guide to planning your wedding day, local couple’s weddings, gowns, flowers, invites, venues, and more! To read this and more about Liv and Matt’s cover story you can pick up a free copy of “North of Boston Weddings” magazine at the following locations:
The Essex Room
Avanti Hair Salon
Bass Rocks Golf Club
Sunbanque of Gloucester
Cakes by Barbara
Cape Ann’s Marina & Resort
Castle Manor Inn
Chrisholm & Hunt Printers
Dr. Jeffrey H. Ahlin
Eastern Point Yacht Club
En Vogue Salon
Espresso Italian Grille & Pub
Fatima’s Hair Design
Gloucester Estate Buyers
Gloucester Rental Center
Hamond Castle Museum
Harbor Loop Gifts/Building Center
House of the Raven
Sage Floral Studio
Soft Touch Hair Salon
Virgillio’s Itallian Bakery
West End Salon
Mila’s Beauty Salon
N Larson Jewelry
Seaside Wellness & Spa
Mimi Gift Gallery
Emerson Inn by the Sea
Nicole’s Hair Salon
Rockport Golf Club
Rockport Inn & Suites
Yankee Clipper Inn/Bistro 127
She is from Vermont, he is from the Middle of Pennsylvania, Gloucester is the mid-point. They will be married Sunday July 12th at Stage Fort Park. Congratulations and we hope you will return to celebrate many wedding anniversaries here in Gloucester.
Thank you to the person who brought this down the dock for me. Sorry I didn’t get your name.
Ron Gilson writes in-
Good morning Joey:
Over the years I have refrained from commenting on various interesting community posts on your blog. Who’s interested in an old man’s perspective?
However, today’s wedding story on your blog represents not only a detailed account of a prominent Italian commuity wedding, but more importantly, to me, it is a detailed slice of our all important fishing community history.
In 1938, all the up and coming leaders of the Italian community fishing fleet were listed as principals in this wedding. They were the future players about to write Gloucester fishing history. The Curcuru’s, Ciaramitaro’s, Branceleone’s, Strescino’s, D’Amico’s, Calamo’s, Novello’s, Orlando’s, to name a few, were all in attendance. It was a wedding spectacular!
Ten years later, Capt. Joe Ciaramitaro, in his highligher Benjamin C., would lead the fleet in the redfishing game, along with Capt. Sam Nicastro in his F/V Felicia; Capt. Chris Cecilio in his F/V Mary and Josephine; Capt. Rico Strescino in his family owned F/V Balilla and later in the Boston vessel Agatha and Patricia; the Brancaleone brothers in their family vessels Joseph & Lucia and St. Victoria; the Novello’s in their new Bonaventure and the Calomo and D’Amico families in their highline seiner, Ida & Joseph.
These Italian vessels and their crews and many others played a major role in the prominence of Gloucester’s fishing production in that era. It will never happen again, and this wave of Italian-American immigrants should never be forgotten. It was an unforgettable time in our city’s history!
You probably have received pictures of last night’s wedding of Brad Pierce and Lindsay Brown on Long Beach. Brad owns the Cape Ann Motor Inn.
It was beautiful — and Brad and Lindsay graciously invited all the neighbors. Party of the year!
Sending some more in the next email.
Enjoy this beautiful day.
I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all the people who made our wedding day a beautiful success. We are grateful for not only the presence of our family and friends, but the people who worked ‘behind the scenes’ to make it a special day. They include:
Stacey Dexter and the staff of the Elks at Bass Rocks
Barbara and Al Boudreau Jazz Band
Kathy Sullivan and Jo-Ann Figuerido from Shear Madness Hair Salon
Melissa Rezza, Flower Coordinator
Kim Smith, photographer (from GMG!)
Joey Ciaramitaro and GMG for referring us to local folks for help
Jackie and Michael Defalco & Kristine and Rick Fisher for fabulous decorations
Scottie Mac, DJ, host
Richard Perry, Justice of the Peace
The Blue Shutter Inn for hosting our families and friends
You can click on the link to see more wedding pictures, mostly the wonderful work of Kim Smith. In the pictures you’ll see fellow GMG contributor Donna Ardizzoni and of course, other Gloucester folks!
Thank you everyone!
Terry (Weber) and Chris Mangos
Joey! Happy October! From Kimberly & Bradley
We did it! Niles Beach, October 20, 2012
Mr & Mrs Bradley Scheetz
(Newlyweds & big fans of Mighty Gloucester)
You may remember this post back on August 28th-
My boyfriend (now fiance!) Bradley and I really enjoy your blog and we LOVE Gloucester (we definitely have the wheels turning for a relocation from Boston one day). Thought I would share a Gloucester story from this past Sunday..
We often come up on the weekends to hang out and one of the things we (mostly me) like to do is look for sea glass at Pavilion beach. That’s where we were this past Sunday when Bradley called me over to look at something in the sand. Just sitting on a rock was a beautiful shiny sparkly ring. I was a little slow..even thinking aloud that someone must have lost their ring..doh! Anyway it was for ME and we got engaged right then and there! We were super lucky that local, Amy Clayton happened to be on the beach and she snapped some pictures for us! Here our a couple of our favorites ..
Kimberly Funk & Bradley Scheetz
So this morning I saw there was going to be another beautiful sunrise at Good Harbor so I shot right over before work for my “Gloucester at Dawn” picture of the day. Lo and behold the boardwalk (the same boardwalk that I came face to face with the coyote earlier this week) was set up for a Sunrise wedding.
Sounds like a fantastic idea right?
You couldn’t have got a more beautiful setting, but what no one could control was the incredible amount of bugs eating everyone up alive. I’m still scratching from the amount of bug bites I got capturing this setting for the blog. I’m sure folks will tell them the bugs weren’t that bad, but believe me they were vicious.
So anyone that sees these pics and gets the idea to recreate it for themselves or a loved one’s wedding, just be aware that the bugs are BRUTAL.