They were very surprised, and touched as well, by all the nice touches that their family put in to arranging all the aspects of their party.
They let us know after the fact how much they all enjoyed the event, and even offered to share photos with us, so this blog post is just that. Some "before" photos of their event here at the hotel 50 years ago, and some photos of their anniversary party.
I LOVE to look at old photos especially of the Hawthorne Hotel. I hope you enjoy seeing these as well!
|The Wedding Party photos were taken in the Pickman Room then as now, but a big change in the look of the room.|
|The Pickman Room had "faux bookcase" wallpaper. Wow, how things have changed.|
|A look at the Ballroom from the Grandmother windows. Love the waitress uniforms and the extra-long head table.|
|The Grand Ballroom sans our famous Palladian windows. I can't believe prior ownership covered them up! |
Check out the competition for that bouquet.
|Too cute! (I love seeing the old "look" of the hallway carpet and wallpaper, and that fire extinguisher, too.)|
|The "going away" photo. Love the seeing the Andrew Safford House in the background.|
|Left to right, back row: Mark Paluzzi, Michael Paluzzi, Kevin Paluzzi, Tom Paluzzi|
Center row: Karen Paluzzi, Beth Paluzzi
Front row: Kathleen and Fred Paluzzi
|Aww. . . they are such a sweet couple!!|
|Their wedding cake top was replicated for the anniversary party.|
|Their wedding photo with the cake was the cover of the invitation for the anniversary party.|