Nicole Lucas and Nico Paolucci were married on November 24, 2018. The wedding party prepped at The D Hotel & Suites, took some pretty sweet Hummer limos over to The Log Cabin located in Holyoke Massachusetts.
The newlyweds met through one of Nicole’s friends who worked at the Delaney House. Nico had just bought a house across the street from Nicole and she went to his house party. They hit it off and consider Michelle to forever be their matchmaker.
Almost five years prior to their wedding, Nico brought Nicole to the Beauport Hotel Gloucester (very fancy) for their anniversary. After a long day of relaxing they sat at the bar for dinner and drinks. Nico asked Nicole if they could go outside for sunset and Nicole said “no thanks she just wanted to stay at the bar and have more martini's” (not knowing she was messing up the plan). After dinner and many martinis, they went up to the rooftop hot tub and in the dark, Nico pulled out a ring and proposed. Because it was so dark, Nicole wasn't sure what was happening but once she realized she lost her mind crying and overjoyed with the whole experience. That night, they called their family and ended up cutting the trip short because they were so excited to share the news with all their friends back home.
The second Nicole got engaged she knew she wanted to experience Kleinfields in all its glory. I took seven of my girls in a great big van and they road-tripped to the iconic store. The experience was everything she dreamt it would be and knew the dress was the one when I she put it on and felt beautiful in every way.
I asked Nicole and Nico what their favorite memories were from their wedding day. They commented that their first look was one of the best moments. Being able to be outside alone and seeing each other for the first time, hug and cry together was perfection. They went on to say the ceremony was also amazing. “Walking down to Nico with both parents on my side to have Peter (owner of The Log Cabin) and all the special people in our lives in one room was amazing. We laughed, cried and got married in the perfect setting that we’d been dreaming of for all of last year.
Being in the wedding industry for 13 years, Nicole had seen a lot of trends. This inspired her to choose many aesthetics that best represented their relationship. Having made so many good friends in the industry, it was amazing how everyone came together to help when it was Nicole’s time to be the bride instead of the wedding planner.
Wedding planning is definitely a lot of work; especially when you are planning so many other weddings at the same time. Nicole and Nico had a lot of support from family and friends. The big day was everything they dreamed of and more.
Nicole’s brief advice for future brides
It is NEVER too early to plan your wedding day.
Give yourself a break when things are seemingly overwhelming and ask for help from all your loved ones.
Be prepared! If you think there might be snow… bring boots. If you think it might rain, grab some umbrellas off of Amazon
Buy things when the spirit moves you. Etsy and TJ Max were Nicoles go-to for all things wedding detail related.
Special thanks to all the creative professionals involved in this special day
Second Shooter: Brian Marsh
Additional Photographers: Lesley Arak and Giovannie Lopez
Filmmaker: SSA Films
Entertainment/Band: Viren Entertainment Fever Band
Chandelier, Backdrop with lighting, Ceiling Drapery: CJC Lighting and Production
Hair: Lindsey Murphy of Carve
Makeup: Shelby of Crystal Vazquez & Co.
Chiavaris and Flatware: Michael’s Party Rentals
Chargers: Jerome’s Party Plus