Come to our huge celebration of 50 couples celebrating 2,393 years of marriage. It will begin with Mass on August 4 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 13396 River Road, Destrehan, LA. Please arrive at the church no later than 10:45 a.m.
The liturgy has been planned by the Marriage Celebration Planning Committee and Father Joseph Krafft, our celebrant and homilist. There will be five (5) priests concelebrating with him.
Because of the generosity of a few anonymous donors we will have an organist, vocalist and trumpet player participating in this special celebration. With the assistance of Jay Zimmerman, Mass booklets have been prepared and will be distributed at the church.
Awareness of the following details will keep the event flowing and enjoyable for everyone:
⦁ The dress code will be sport coat or a suit for men and for ladies an outfit that you would wear to a wedding.
⦁ After the Mass we will all gather in front of the church for a group picture.
⦁ When we arrive at Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan, LA (0.8 of a mile upriver from church) the photographer will be in a designated location before the entrance to the dining area. Individual couple pictures will be taken with the couple holding an 8 x10 framed photograph of them on their wedding day. He will take a second picture of the couple without the wedding day picture.
⦁ Each couple will receive a complimentary 5 x 7 color photograph of the group and of their individual picture taken with their wedding day photograph. Everyone will be sent an email within a week with a Dropbox of all pictures taken. Each couple will have the option to order additional prints directly from the professional lab at the photographer’s cost.
⦁ Special tables will be in the reception area of the Pavilion for each couple to place their framed wedding day photograph.
⦁ Francis Giardina will set up music equipment to play Oldies music for dancing immediately after the luncheon.
⦁ When entering the Ormond Plantation Pavilion an alphabetical chart will be posted with your Table Number listed next to your name. There are 15 tables; table numbers will be on each table.
⦁ Lunch will be served at 1:00 p.m. Since your Entrée selection has been pre-selected you will only have to decide on salad dressing choice and tea, sodas and coffee, all of which are included in the cost of your meal. Ormond Plantation Pavilion is reserved for a maximum of three and one half hours from the time we arrive. Arriving there for 12:30 will give us a choice of ending between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m.
⦁ A cash bar will be available at the following costs: House Wine $5/glass, Beer/$3 can, $4/ bottle, House Brand Cocktails $5. This will be a full bar so Call Brands will be available at market prices.