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Petrina Morocco and Joe Antonucci married on July 1, 2017, making them the most recently wedded couple we've had the pleasure of featuring thus far! 

Joe is a teacher as well as a football and track coach at Springfield Local High School. Petrina is a hair stylist and lash artist at home, but also does work for Sin Pretty Beauty. Not only that, but she is also studying for her real estate license.

240 guests joined them at their romantic candlelit wedding. Joe and Petrina opted out of the traditional tropical honeymoon and did something more suited to them; they drove to four different baseball stadiums. It was a great start to their goal of seeing all 30.

Continue scrolling to check out this lovely couple's special day!

Old, New, Borrowed, Blue: "My something new was my dress, earrings, shoes, and bracelet. My borrowed, blue, and old were two hankies. Joe's mom gave me one that his grandma had made him. He's carried it at every major life event. The other hankie had belonged to my grandma and was given to me by my aunt."

As a gift, Petrina gave Joe a cigar humidor with cigars for him to smoke on their 1st anniversary, the birth of their 1st child, when life is tough, and when they are celebrating.

Joe and Petrina married at Holy Family Parish.

"Our day was truly a fairy tale. I'm 31 and he's 35, so we both waited a long time to find each other, and our wedding day was truly worth the wait, especially because we know it was the start of a great life together. Our everyday life and love was highlighted that day for our friends and family to witness."

For pictures, Petrina showed off her gorgeous fit and flare gown from Alfred Angelo with rose gold underlayer and vintage silver appliques at the Poland High School football field.

How & When You Meet: "We met online in January of 2015. I believe he was definitely heaven sent. My late aunt always told me to marry an Italian guy who was a teacher and a coach. She made it seem like I could order it at a drive thru. I used to tell her all the time it wasn't that easy, and after I had gone through a bad divorce I was sure that I would never find 'him.' When she got sick and eventually passed away, I was reminded of how strong her love truly was. The same day of a memorial mass for her was mine and Joe's first date. The more I got to know him the more he was everything she told me I needed- plus a little extra. We got engaged exactly six months after our first date and got married about eleven months later. I am reminded daily of how special our love story is."

The reception was held at Mr. Anthony's.

How Did Your Wedding Style Compliment You As A Couple: "We are easy going and laid back. We appreciate and love each other, and our wedding was centered around that love. We love oldies so our special dance songs were oldies. The centerpieces were simple- candles with greenery. I wanted people to be invited by the simplicity, yet overwhelmed by the love."

First Dance Song: "At Last" by Etta James

Your Best Memory From The Day: "The whole day was perfect- from seeing Joe cry when I walked down the aisle, to our photos, and our first dance. We loved our special dance with our parents instead of an anniversary dance. We wanted to showcase how lucky we are to have great role models in life and love."

Additional Vendors:

Photographer- Pixel pop

DJ- DJ Joeychek

Makeup- Kyleigh Chovan

Hair- me, Petrina Morocco

Cake- Bake Me Treats

Florist- Gems Floral

Limo- New Wave

Joe wanted to also include a big shoutout to Tommy Mastran from The Barber Shop.  He got the guys looking good with haircuts and shaves the morning of the wedding.

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