Events - Wedding
Mystery couple solved!
Bill Izzarelli and Jackie Levensailor tied the knot at the Village in the spring of 1973!

How it happened in Bill's words:
    We contacted their general office and inquired about having a wedding at the park and we were politely told no, they don't use the park for weddings  About a week or so later there was a personal ad in the Mercury News asking for the couple who contacted FV about a wedding to call back, I can't recall the gentleman's name but can still remember recall his face.  Older guy in his late 30s to early 40s (remember I was only 22) with dark wavy hair.  They made us an unbelievable offer and as it was explained to us, it was all about PR.  They paid for the complete wedding and honeymoon, all but the price of gas to drive to Southern California.  It covered my bride's dress, the men's tuxes, bridesmaids' dresses, the photographer and pictures, the wedding cake, our invitations, our guests were let in for free, everything.  They paid for the honeymoon which included our stay on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, also got us into Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm as VIPs.  We had over 75 guests who attended and yes it was announced the paper.  As for pictures, Jackie, now my ex-wife has or had all the pictures that were taken, I'm having my Dad dig into his old pictures to see what he can come up with.
    The wedding was on a Saturday and yes, we did ride some of the rides, the Ferris wheel, carousel, the old cars and the stage coach are the ones that come to mind, especially the stage coach. . . . .you really notice the dust dressed in a wedding gown and tux. We walked most of the park dressed up and it was a sight to see.