A horseshoe is said to bring good luck. Many believe that to hang it with the ends pointing upwards is good luck as it acts as a storage container of sorts for any good luck that happens to be floating by, whereas to hang it with the ends pointing down, is bad luck as all the good luck will fall out. These were are wedding favors, and they were heavy.

Monday’s Philly Magazine column was also about Lisa & Jimmy’s wedding, there’s lots of stories and fun picture’s there too, but the following pixs didn’t make the column, but I love them too.

“I DO”
The ceremony and reception took place at Radnor Hunt (an upscale equestrian club) on Saturday, May 8 at 5:30 p.m. Gaudio who found her dream Lazzaro gown at Kleinfeld in N.Y.C. where owner, Ronnie Rothstein, a long time Four Season fan explained what a treat it was to help the daughter of the legendary group. Gaudio wore off white cowboy boots, while her horse of 24 years, Choices, stood by her. Katherine James (Los Angeles) designed the engagement ring, necklace, earrings and wedding bands. The bridesmaids wore cowboy boots to match their dresses as well.
World-famous and award winning Broadway show Jersey Boys has made headlines for years but on Saturday, May 8th the daughter of Four Seasons original member, Bob Gaudio; Lisa Gaudio was the Jersey Girl in the spotlight. Gaudio walked down the aisle and married her fiancé, Jimmy Kazanjian twenty six years after their first engagement. After their initial engagement and first wedding was canceled in 1982; four children, 3 dogs and 1 horse later Gaudio and Kazanjian are finally husband and wife.

Kazanjian, who grew up in Havertown, PA and Gaudio who spent time both on the East and West Coasts growing up met while Gaudio was still in high school. They were engaged in 1982 when the bride was working in Ardmore, PA and the groom was running his fathers company. After purchasing their first home they decided to part ways a few months later even though both always held a special place in each others’ hearts.
Gaudio moved to the West Coast and after she found herself divorced years later she was persuaded to call and check in on Kazanjian after she had a re-occurring dream which lasted over a year. During one visit on the East coast, she finally picked up the phone which resulted in their lives being changed forever and almost twenty six years to the day later of their first planned wedding the two finally were able to be called husband and wife. Lisa’s horse “Choices”.

It was an incredibly beautiful day, with sustaining wind you would only see in a storm, but that didn’t take away from the romantic story that was unfolding in front of us.
Sabrina Tamburino Thorne, Carol Tamburino, and Lauren O’Dorisio

Kali Dedderian, Linda Vosbikian , Jenette Derderian and Nancy Becker,

Julie Jamgochian and Joana Piazza
Our table cards came in little horseshoes. Now I have to go look for 5 more for a set.
Loved ones to pray for. Lisa was very supportive when my sister passed away in December.
This is one my favorite picture of the night with flower girls Zoe and Lola Guadio (Her brother Shannon’s girls)

Renee Marino and Jarrod Spector. They were my table mates. They drove down to the wedding, checked in to the Radnor Hotel, came right over to the wedding, slept there and went right back to NYC as Jarrod, who is playing Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys on Broadway.

Brianna and James give toasts to their parentsBrianna D’Amico
James Kazanjian

The wedding was by candle light, but not on purpose as the electric wires were downed by trees.

Olivia Polci sang two songs to the newlyweds, Norah Jones “I Don’t Know Why” and an amazing rendition of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock & Roll”Olivia Polci has a huge career ahead of her

Dario Polci, Jimmy Kazanjian, Lisa Gaudio Kazanjian, Frankie Valli, Michelle Fleury, Toni Valli look on as Olivia Polci sings Nora Jones’ “Don’t Know Why” and Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll.”
Been a long time since I rock and rolled

Lisa and her dad Bob Gaudio

Lisa and her Step-Dad, Rick Pincus. Lisa tells me” we danced to my mothers favorite song “You are so beautiful ” by joe cocker . she died when i was 24 and she and my stepfather introduced me to jimmy …..really my mother persuaded me to go out with him “she loved him so ” so this wedding had deeper roots than anyone can imagine”

Steve Thorne, Sabrina Tamburino Thorne, Lauren O’Dorisio, Philadelphia Style Publisher John Colabelli, Carol Tamburino, and Chuck Peruto Jr.

Fox 29’s Jen Frederick tool this shot of Carrie Brescia and me.
Yumm the cake: Lisa and Jimmy do the honors with just a tad cake in the face ending. Congratulations you two. Thanks for allowing me to photograph your fairytale wedding.

PS Thanks to my neighbor Judy Kassar who lent me her car when I had a flat on Saturday and needed to get to the wedding and then a party at 11PM back in the City.

My favorite Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons song: