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Michelle Pelletier & Joseph Houlihan
April 19, 2008
Venus DeMilo, Swansea, Mass.

ABOUT THE COUPLE

How they met:
The couple met on the Internet.

How he proposed:
Joseph proposed to Michelle while on a swing in the backyard of the bride's parents' house on a summer day.

Bride's occupation:
Michelle is a preschool teacher at ABC Learning in Attleboro.

Groom's occupation:
Joseph is employed at Minuteman Trucks in Walpole.

THE CEREMONY

The ceremony:
The wedding ceremony was at the Venus DeMilo in Swansea.

The gown:
Michelle wore an ivory A-line gown with a v-neck, empire waist and cathedral train that featured pearls and embroidery.

The bouquet:
Michelle carried a bouquet of light pink roses, white calla lilies and stephanotis.

THE WEDDING PARTY

Maid of honor:
Sarah Pelletier, cousin of the bride.

Bridesmaids:
Jessica Healey and Cherie Pierce; both friends of the bride; Rachel Parslow, sister of the groom; and Jennifer Maggio, friend of the couple.

Best man:
John Houlihan, brother of the groom.

Groomsmen:
Jeremy Nickerson, Jayme Nickerson and Paul Moran, all friends of the groom; and Kevin Parslow, brother-in-law of the groom.

THE RECEPTION

Number of guests:
120

The reception:
Venus DeMilo, Swansea, Mass.

The cake:
A 4-tiered ivory cake with green and ivory ribbons was finished with a Precious Moments cake topper.

First song:
The couple chose "Still The One" by Shania Twain because they both like the singer.

The menu:
A buffet featuring prime rib, danish ham, chicken cordon bleu, seafood newburg, barbeque beef, potatoes, rice pilaf, tortellini salad, garden salad and steamed vegetables was served.

What made the day unique:
Michelle writes, "Joe is a huge hockey fan and we had planned to enter our reception to the Boston Bruins goal song." What Michelle didn't know, though, was that her wedding party had all taken mini-hockey sticks and tapped them on the table as the couple entered the room, which enhanced the entrance.

Most touching moment of the day:
The most touching moments came during the father-daughter and mother-son dances.

Honeymoon destination:
Orlando, Florida.
















Ceremony Location:
Venus DeMilo

Reception Location:
Venus DeMilo

Photographer:
Bella Pictures

Cake Designer / Bakery:
Pamela's Bakery

Florist/floral designer:
LA Florist

DJ or band:
Tommy Sheehan

Officiant:
The Honorable Anne Marie Boltz

Bridal shop:
Wishing Well Bridal

Tuxedo shop:
Robert's Tuxedo

Stationery/invitations:
Pamela's