Oh, what a night Janet and Vinnie Gramuglia had at the Stockade Inn on November 30th!! Their 2 sons, Anthony and Bob, together with their wives (Pam and Holly) threw their parents a surprise 50th wedding anniversary party.
Friends and family came out to celebrate the Gramuglias; listen to lots of stories; witness a vow renewal; dance the night away, and of course – mangia!!!
Janet’s favorite cake from Villa Italia (white with strawberry filling) was absolutely beautiful ( and delicious), along with gorgeous floral centerpieces from Renaissance Floral Design. The food was outstanding, the music non-stop, young and old(er) on the dance floor all night!
Several touching moments were had, from the Best Man’s hilarious stories of his part in getting Janet and Vinnie to the Justice of the Peace, to Janet dancing with her brother who is ill, to Janet and Mr. G dancing and singing to one another on the dance floor. Beautiful sights to behold and capture for their Golden Anniversary.
I’ve known Janet and Mr. G for 20 years, so when Pam and Anthony asked if I would photograph this party, I was honored. This wasn’t a ‘job’ for me, but a joy! Being around so many family members, who I’ve also known for 20 years, made me feel right at home. Such a difference when you’re photographing friends – I was so comfortable and relaxed with everyone. A truly great evening honoring a huge milestone for the Gramuglias. Congratulations Janet and Mr. G, and here’s to several more anniversaries!!