We’ve got a situation! Almost four years after Snooki’s Great Gatsby-themed wedding to Jionni LaValle, the Jersey Shore alum took to YouTube yesterday to share the video from the big day. While Snooki, formally known as Nicole Polizzi, has since shared photo snippets from the ceremony, nothing could prepare us for the overwhelming amount of fist bumping, fellow reality TV cast members, and overall extravagance highlighted in the 24-minute montage.
From the couple’s November 29, 2014 nuptials, the video kicks off with the bride and groom separately getting ready. As Snooki undergoes hair and makeup, she reads aloud a heartfelt card from two of her go-to reality TV guys. “Dear Snooks,” the note says. “Congrats. We are so happy for you and Jionni and couldn’t be more proud. But, if he ever does you wrong, then we got you. Love you, Pauly and Ronnie.” That’s Jersey Shore family for ya. The newlyweds also opened letters and gifts from each other before walking down the aisle.
The footage is laced with adorable snippets of the couple’s young children, Lorenzo and Giovanna, now 5 and 3 years old, respectively. The bride even joked, “I already did” when the wedding officiant asked whether the pair would “accept children lovingly from God and raise them according to the laws of the holy Catholic church.” Snooki’s close pals from their Jersey Shore days, Jenni “JWoww” Farley and Samantha “Sammi” Giancola, served as bridesmaids.
Fast forward to the lavish reception, replete with sparkly decor, a cocktail tower, and dancing. Check out the entire video in all its glory here.
Next wedding on deck for the Jersey Shore crew? Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and his college sweetheart Lauren Pesce. Snooks set the bar high, so we can’t wait to see how the next ceremony will live up to the hype.