It's never easy to lose a family member especially when that family member is your Father and your best friend. And it hits us closer to home when that Father is our friend and former bride's father. Our number three thank you is not only a thank you but a tribute to Shannon, Johnny, TJ, Tara their families and Shannon's amazing Father, Tom who was always filled with life, laughter and a Budweiser beer in hand!
I had the honor of being present at Tom's wake this past month and I remember looking around and and remarking to my friends Ali and Laura regarding the amount of people that had come to say goodbye and show their support. That line was out the door and down the street! Friends I hadn't seen since high school were there, Tom's friends and loved ones all gathering to celebrate a man that brought so much into their lives and I remember thinking how lucky I would be if even half of these people showed up to my wake. This post is for you Tom Golino. You have raised an amazing daughter who is strong, independent, funny and an amazing mom to her two kids. We will miss you and we know you are with the butterflies.
Shannon and John's wedding was held at The County Club of Fairfield with the ceremony at Trinity Episcopal in Southport, CT in June of 2012. Shannon's love for pink (dating all the way back to our high school days) had to be a prominent color throughout her design and it sure was! Neutralized by grays and creams this wedding was a perfect combination of traditional and sass - which is exactly who Shannon is! Check out these amazing photos by LandinoPhoto and bring yourself back to your high school reunion - which what this sure was for me!
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