Michelle Garofalo and Brett Penhollow were united in marriage on July 2, 2011, at the Belhurst Castle in Geneva, N.Y. The couple had a lakeside ceremony on the grounds of the castle. The double-ring ceremony was performed by the Honorable Judge Nitti.
The bride is the daughter of Vincent and Lori Garofalo of Rochester. The groom is the son of Duane and Christine Penhollow of Fredonia.
The bride was escorted by her brother, Mark Garofalo. She wore a white strapless, silk satin and French Alencon lace fit-and-flare gown. The cathedral-length veil was made of silk tulle and studded with Swarovski crystals. Flowers at the wedding were a mix of white and pink roses, gardenias, calla lilies and orchids.
The maid of honor was Jennifer Garofalo, the sister of the bride. Bridesmaids included Jennifer Spoleta of Webster, N.Y., Andrea Savovic of Amherst, Jennifer Cerami of Rochester and Tina Penhollow of Boca Raton, Fla., sister of the groom. The bridesmaids wore sweetheart neckline pink satin dresses. The flower girl was Isabella Rozzi of Rochester, cousin of the bride.
The best man was Jeff Carrus of Dunkirk. Groomsmen included Brad Lapaglia of Fredonia, Greg Snyder of Washington, D.C., Dave Thiemecke of Buffalo and Scott Foster of Buffalo. The ring bearers were Luciana Rozzi and Nicholas Rozzi of Rochester, cousins of the bride.
The wedding reception was held in the Castle Ballroom of the Belhurst Castle.
The bride graduated from Fredonia State University for undergrad and Medaille College where she received her master's degree in education. She is employed with Hallmark Cards as the sales representative for the Harrisburg/Lancaster, Pa., territory.
The groom earned his undergraduate degree at Fredonia State University. He went on to pursue his master's degree in human resource management at Empire State College, and completed his executive MBA from the University of Buffalo. He is employed by Ralcorp Holdings working as a human resource generalist.
For their honeymoon the couple traveled throughout Europe. They visited England, France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Italy and Greece.