Lauren Manzo and Vito Scalia are now husband and wife. The 27-year-old sole daughter of Manzo’d With Children stars Caroline Manzo and Albert Manzo was married at St. Cyril’s Church in New York City, reported Us Weekly.
The wedding ceremony coupled with the Brownstone restaurant reception in Paterson, N.J., fulfilled Lauren’s getting-married glamorous dreams.
“[Today] is exactly what I always wanted,” said Manzo.
And Lauren’s new husband agreed.
“I just want people to have fun, that’s all I want. If I leave my wedding where I had a blast but no one else had fun I’d end up being sad!” revealed Vito.
Those present represented many Real Housewives of New Jersey faces, in addition, of course, to Lauren’s mom Caroline Manzo. The new bride’s brothers Albie and Chris, as well as Jacqueline Laurita, Dina Manzo, Kathy Wakile, Melissa Gorga, and Rosie Pierri attended.
And Albie didn’t just attend Lauren’s wedding. Manzo’s brother also gets credit for her new husband, because she and Vito met when Scalia and Albie both went to Fordham University in New York.
Following her November 2013 engagement, Lauren cherished her “Say La V” tea party that took the place of a traditional bridal shower.
As for Manzo’s mom’s take on it? Caroline is thrilled at her daughter’s happiness.
“I’m excited to see my daughter just start her life. I want her to just embrace this moment and I want to see her really, really shine,” she said. “And that’s, for me, that’s worth more than anything on the planet, to see your kids truly, truly happy. Vito is a great guy and the Scalias are wonderful people.”
Watch for the wedding on Season 2 of Manzo’d with Children, which debuts August 16, at 10:30 p.m. EST on Bravo.
Prior to her wedding vows, Lauren vowed to achieve her weight loss goals, reported the Daily Mail.
Manzo had weight loss surgery prior to her engagement, and also underwent a breast reduction. However, Lauren then worked out and dieted to slip into her wedding dress.
“I’m exercising five times per week, including free weight training and I squat a lot. I actually work to complete 100 additional squats per day on top of the other activities I do in the gym. I put a butt workout into every work out I do.”
In addition, Manzo is on a low-carb diet, including eliminating alcohol, artificial sweeteners, and added salt.
“I’ve been making sure I eat breakfast everyday… I also eat lots of protein and vegetables, and I stay away from the salt. Also, I cut out Splenda completely and drastically reduced my wine intake to basically none, which I think had a lot to do with the weight coming off so quickly.”
Lauren’s lap band procedure helped her lose 30 pounds initially, while her breast surgery reduced her from cup size G to C.
As the Inquisitr reported, comedienne Lisa Lampanelli also revealed that she had weight loss surgery, losing a total of 107 pounds.
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