The Danielle Mellusi and Benjamin Iorio Wedding

Tappan Hill Mansion, Tarrytown

Danielle Mellusi and Ben Iorio

Danielle is Catholic and Ben is Jewish, so they wanted to incorporate both traditions into their ceremony. They lit a unity candle, in accordance with the Catholic tradition, and had a birch chuppah and performed the breaking of the glass, in keeping with Jewish custom. Instead of an interfaith minister, they decided to have both a priest and a rabbi.

For music, they went with a 10-piece band, which Danielle had remembered from a family friend’s wedding years prior. “There were a lot of older people attending the wedding and I wanted to make sure that everyone was dancing, no matter what age, and they were,” Danielle shares. Even her 94-year-old grandmother, Rose—the original owner of the family medallion—boogied the night away.

In the end, Danielle wasn’t the only one at the center of the wedding. “My mom was a huge part of the process,” she says. “I’m her only daughter and she loved every minute of it. I don’t know what I would have done without her.” 

Danielle Mellusi and Ben Iorio

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Danielle Mellusi and Ben Iorio      

The Details: Photographer: H&H Photography, Irvington (914) 591-4200; www.handhphotographers.com. Ceremony Venue, Reception Venue, and Catering: Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill Mansion, Tarrytown (914) 631-3030; www.abigailkirsch.com. Florist: X-Quisite Flowers & Events, New Rochelle (914) 632-8700; www.xquisitevents.com. Music: New York Players, Albany, New York (518) 482-8252; www.newyorkplayers.com. Invitations: RSVP Designs, Inc., Mamaroneck (now closed). Bridal Attire: Kleinfeld, New York City (646) 633-4300; www.kleinfeldbridal.com. Bridal Hair: Lisa Marie Rinaldi (914) 299-2824. Bridal Makeup: Jeanine Leuci (954) 793-8124. Bridesmaids Dresses: Amelia’s Bridal, Yonkers (914) 779-5900; www.ameliasbridal.com. Engagement Ring/Wedding Band: Tom’s Jewelry NY, New York City (212) 398-9246. 

Danielle Mellusi and Ben Iorio

Danielle Mellusi and Ben Iorio

Danielle Mellusi and Ben Iorio

Danielle Mellusi and Ben Iorio

Danielle Mellusi and Ben Iorio

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