It was the day after Valentine’s Day in 2013, and Jaclyn was out with a guy friend at the Bamboo Bar in Cranberry Township. She wasn’t supposed to be there that night, but as fate would have it – she was. Her friend ran into one of his friends who just so happened to be there with Jaclyn’s future husband, Adam. There was instant chemistry…well almost instant chemistry – Adam initially thought that Jaclyn was dating the guy she was out with that evening. However, as soon as he learned she was single, Adam knew he had to get to know this girl.
Their first date consisted of the classic dinner and a movie date combo. The night began at The Sports Grille and ended with a healthy dose of Bruce Willis in the newest rendition of Die Hard. The most memorable and humorous part of the night was when she leaned in for a hug, as he leaned in for a kiss… Jaclyn’s face lights up when she tells this part of their love story, a potentially awkward moment that has turned into one of her favorite memories. (Adam succeeded in landing that first kiss)!
Almost three years later in November of 2015, Jaclyn’s parents asked to make dinner plans with the happy couple at The Pines Tavern in Gibsonia. She was under the impression that they would meet at her parents’ house to drive together. They were running late and she was urging Adam to hurry up as she ran up the porch steps in front of him. Little did she know that he was going to propose on those very steps a few moments later…
As he finally caught up to her, he stopped her from going inside and began his speech… He hoped that she had “walked up these steps all these years as a Skurko, and will now walk down the same steps as a Trozzo.” He got down on one knee and revealed a custom-designed round brilliant cut halo engagement ring with a pavé band.
After proposing, Adam revealed that Jaclyn’s family, as well as his, were already waiting for them at the restaurant to celebrate. The entire night had been set up and planned, leaving Jaclyn completely clueless.
The Big Day
Like most brides, Jaclyn had dreamed of her wedding day since she was a little girl. As her mom and dad wished for the right man to come into her life one day, Jaclyn was happily growing up as a daddy’s girl. She fondly remembers her dad always picking her up and flying her around the house like an airplane, until the day she was too big for him to hold in such a way. Without hesitation, Jaclyn would say to her dad, “Carry me like a bride, Dad! Carry me like a bride!” With tears in his eyes, pride in his voice and love in his heart, he shared this story in his speech at the reception. Her parents could not have been happier that their little girl found Adam, a man full of integrity and compassion, much like her father.
Jaclyn opted for a breathtaking classic and elegant themed wedding that left guests in awe of the atmosphere. The ceremony was held at Saint Ferdinand Church on August 6, 2016, and she walked down the aisle in a Casablanca ballgown from Exquisite Bride. Jaclyn fondly remembers Adam’s face revealing a tiny smirk as she neared the altar. He also recalls the smirk and thinking about how stunning she looked that day and how beautiful he finds her every day.
One hundred and seventy guests celebrated Jaclyn and Adam’s union at the gorgeous LeMont in Pittsburgh. The bridesmaids wore floor-length taupe dresses with a sweetheart/illusion cut neckline with elegant necklaces attached. The groomsmen looked beyond sharp in their classic black tuxes and bow ties, as guests wore their formal best to fit the ambiance surrounding them.
Aside from marrying the love of her life and creating a dream wedding, Jaclyn holds one special moment near and dear to her heart. She shared a surprise slow dance with her grandfather. Jaclyn is his only granddaughter and he had been her only surviving grandfather growing up. The dance included a tribute to her surviving grandmother, as well as all the grandparents between her and Adam who had passed. There was not a dry eye in the room as these two danced to Tim McGraw’s Humble and Kind.
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