Jacklyne Tasca and Michael Bulman both come from traditional Italian families whose Sunday dinners with a lot of food were a bonding experience. They wanted their wedding to reflect that part of their heritage and to share who they are with their guests. Their wedding ceremony on May 26th, 2012 at Holy Apostles Church in Cranston, Rhode Island, was performed by Monsignor Sheahan, a close family friend who also gave Jacklyne her First Communion and Confirmation.
“The ceremony was magical,” says Jacklyne. “We had a magnificent choir, two tenors, a soprano, cellist and violist whose music brightened our hearts and prepared us for our vows. The special moment when we said ‘I do,’ we were
fighting back tears, choking up with emotion, embracing our love for one another in front of God and our family.”
From the night they announced their engagement, Jacklyne and Michael knew they would hold their reception at the Alpine
Country Club, where Jacklyne’s family have been members for three generations. Her parents also got married there. From the second their guests arrived, the reception was a feast. Cocktail hour on the patio featured two fabulous raw bars, antipasto tables and passed hors d’oeuvres. Dinner included a white salad, Italian wedding soup, sformato pasta, sorbet, veal osso bucco and shrimp scampi. A separate dessert room featured a variety of goodies.
“What created the ultimate wedding experience for guests to feel really welcomed on this couple’s special day were the extra touches, like custom key chains, a photo booth and valet parking,” says Liane McDonnell, director of sales and
marketing for Alpine Country Club.
One of the most memorable moments of the reception was when the song “Moon River” played. Jacklyne and Michael danced with significant family members in memory of those who had passed. “It was the most beautiful remembrance of all of our treasured loved ones who were watching down on us,” she says.
Story by Laurie Higgins
Photography by Aurora Deluca
Additional Vendors: Wedding Planner: Jessica Leporacci // Linen Rental: Felicia’s Bridal // Photo Booth: Shutter Booth // Cake: Diane’s Delectables // Bridal Gown: L’Elite Boston // Bridal Shoes: Vera Wang // Bridal Jewelry: Providence Diamond // Bridesmaids: J.Crew // Groom’s Attire: Barney’s Boston // Groomsmen: Canterbury’s // Hair: Moss Salon // Makeup: Cara Valente // Bride’s Wedding band + Engagement Ring: Providence Diamond // Groom’s Wedding Band: Cartier // Invitations + Paper Products: Crosstown Press // Ceremony Music: Mark Colozzi, Cecilia Rodi and choir at Holy Apostles Church // Reception Music: Cover to Cover // Officiants: Monsignor Sheahan + Father Taillon // Videographer: Wedding Stories // Transportation: Entourage // Rehearsal Dinner: Chapel Grille