Victoria Taibe and John Masco
Victoria & John
July 9, 2011
Victoria Taibe and John Masco were wed on July 9, 2011 at Sacred Heart Church in Lake George surrounded by family and friends. They planned a very personal and ecologically responsible wedding day.
The reception was held at The Hiland Golf Course which also offered a vegetarian option for those guests so inclined. Music was provided by DJ by Andy Pratt. Guests enjoyed a cake made to look like birch bark by Lake George Bake Shop. The cake topper was lovebirds made by Johanna Masco, the mother of the groom.
The wedding invitations and wedding programs consisted of recycled paper. The ceremony was at the newly renovated Sacred Heart Church in Lake George Village. The vows were officiated by the Very Reverend Thomas Berardi, and music was performed by Barbara Guy and Libby Cassella.
The bride wore a gown from David’s Bridal. Her custom-made Chantilly lace veil and straps with a keyhole back yoke were designed and constructed by Sally Taibe, the mother of the bride. The gown has since been donated to “Brides for Breast Cancer.” The bridesmaids wore black dresses from Macy’s with the hope that they will actually be worn again (recycled) as little black cocktail dresses. The groom and groomsmen wore tuxedos from The Men’s Warehouse. Hair and makeup were done at Studio 71. The platinum rings were from Tiffany’s.
The Rehearsal Dinner
The bride, groom, wedding party, parents of the bride, mother of the groom, close family, and friends enjoyed a rehearsal dinner at the Boardwalk in Lake George Village. The mother of the groom made homemade chocolates as favors and also provided custom made napkin rings, and topiary trees to decorate the tables. The topiary trees were used again at the church and donated for the church’s use.
Flowers for the wedding party were from Price Chopper. Plants to decorate the church from Price Chopper and Garden Time were then planted on church grounds after the ceremony. A pine tree memorialized the groom’s father and was taken by the couple to plant at their home. Each guest received a Norway spruce tree plug obtained from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as a wedding favor. The favor tag was also made of recycled paper. Many of the guests have reported that the trees have been potted or planted already. The Unity Candle was made of palm wax by the Adirondack Chandler at the Shirt Factory. Reception centerpieces, also from Price Chopper were made of recycled glass and contained miniature white rosebushes, which guests also took home to plant.
The couple honeymooned in Costa Rica and visited the rainforest while they were there.