HOLYOKE- City Councilor At-Large Rebecca Lisi and Damian J. Cote shared their nuptials on Saturday, October 25, 2008 with family and friends at Holyoke’s Wistariahust Museum followed by dinner and dancing at The Delaney House.
Councilor Lisi had many friends and relatives visiting Holyoke for the first time for the happy occasion and wanted to show her guests how proud she is of the home that she is making for herself in the Paper City.
“Holyoke has so many layers; it is a real challenge to explain to people just what all the excitement is, so we decided to take our guest around the city and show them first hand,” said Lisi.
Guests were given informational brochures about the history of the city and were taken on tours of the canals and mills downtown. Many people took advantage of the good weather and fall foliage and went on scenic hikes through Mt. Tom State Reservation. On the day of the wedding, early arrivals at The Wistariahurst were given a tour of the museum while they waited for the ceremony to begin.
Friends and family were all very impressed by the city’s the rich history and beautiful architecture. They could not stop amazing at how these venues were once family homes and prestigious mansions.
Lisi remarked, “Now they all want me to start having holidays at our house, so they can come back and visit again!”