ABOUT THE COUPLE
How they met:
Anastasia and Justin met in high school, and after 2,483 days of dating, he asked her to marry him.
How he proposed:
Justin proposed to Anastasia on a Monday night at LaSalette Shrine in Attleboro.
The couple went to view the shrine's annual Festival of Lights display on Dec. 12, 2011, and it was in front of the rosary fountain that he proposed.
"Justin tricked (me) into turning around and when (I) looked back to him, he was down on one knee." Anastasia said.
Anastasia said Justin had asked her parents for permission, and they had one request: "A long engagement, so (we) could both finish (our) degrees."
She says they were surprised because they were expecting a Christmas engagement, but had the champagne chilling nonetheless.
The couple was married at a traditional evening church ceremony at St. John the Evangelist Church in Attleboro.
Anastasia wore an Oleg Cassini tiered, asymmetrical ball gown with a strapless, sweep train paired with a matching veil of lace and pearl appliques complimented by a crystal and pearl headband.
She carried a satin-wrapped bouquet of white and purple hydrangeas, white garden roses, eskimo roses with white freesia, purple lizzy, dendrobium orchids and green berries embellished with her great-grandmothers' brooches.
THE WEDDING PARTY
Maid of honor:
Randi Flynn, sister of the groom.
Alex Scott, brother of the bride.
Christine Cabral, Danielle Cameron, Kelly Simmons, Haley Rosen and Nicole Talibon. Michelle Perry, sister of the groom, was the junior bridesmaid.
The bridesmaids wore purple satin, fit-and-flare floor length gowns with a sweetheart neckline and side draping. They carried platinum-tied bouquets of hydrangea, purple dendrobium orchids, cool water roses, purple larks and green berries
Nick Cruz, Matthew Cruz, Nick Sousa, Ray Hayden and Anthony Fuca. Nicholas Roy, cousin of the bride, was the junior usher.
Number of guests:
The reception was at Spring Valley Country Club in Sharon, Mass.
The theme: Anastasia and Justin's wedding had a "Family, Friends and Favorites" theme.
The couple's cake was a four-tiered chocolate, raspberry and carrot cake. The white frosting was accented by purple flowers and ribbon and rhinestones.
The reception began by acknowledging love of the ocean with fried clams and shrimp followed by a surf and turf entree. The family's Italian ancestry was honored with pasta and wine, and a toast to our Irish heritage included a cordial bar and reading of the Irish blessing by the best man.
What made the day unique:
"Beautiful weather surrounded by all those who care," Anastasia said.
The couple spent their honeymoon on a cruise from New York to Bermuda.