Go big or go home!
That’s more or less Mob Wives star Big Ang’s life philosophy — so it should come as no surprise that her family stopped at nothing to give her son, Anthony “AJ” Donofrio, an unforgettable wedding!
Anthony (aka AJ), his wife Gabriella and their two kids.
“This was a once-in-a-lifetime wedding,” the mother-of-the-groom, 55, tells People. “It was something out of a magazine. The flowers, the table setting, just the room itself. The feeling that I had. I can’t even describe it. It was overwhelming.”
Anthony and his now-wife, Gabriella, exchanged vows at NYC’s Angel Orensanz Foundation Center on Aug. 28.
A shot of the party room.
The ceremony — which included a Frank Sinatra impersonator and a surprise Lamborghini to whisk the newlyweds away into married life — was orchestrated by celebrity party planner and reality star David Tutera.
He says of the nuptials, “I truly didn’t know what to expect going into this celebration, but I instantly felt like a part of Big Ang’s large and loud Italian family.”
Party planner David Tutera. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
The wedding — which will be featured on an upcoming episode of David’s WEtv show, CELEBrations — was a likely a pleasant change of pace for Big Ang, who was diagnosed with a malignant tumor in her throat earlier this year.
She says the surprise sports car that the newlyweds left in was “truly the icing on the cake.”
“My son was so happy,” she gushes. “All he wanted was this Lamborghini to drive off in, and he got it. Everything they wanted they had. It was a wish and a dream come true.”