On this, the day of your grandson’s wedding. Though the late John Gotti was not present at his grandson John Gotti Agnello’s wedding this past weekend, Page Six reports that the affair was an event straight out of The Godfather.
Agnello, the heir of the legendary mobster and the son of Victoria Gotti and Carmine Agnello and one of the stars of A&E’s Growing Up Gotti, wed his longtime love Alina Sanchez, a physician’s assistant. According to Page Six, the 500 guests were required to give gifts of at least $5,000, and the couple left the evening with an “elegant birdcage” of envelopes that added up to a whopping $2.5 million.
My handsome son john and his beautiful new wife Alina!! Congrats! I love you son. -more than life! And my daughter pic.twitter.com/Cf8yT3KyMp
— Victoria Gotti (@GottiVictoria) September 27, 2015
The event took place at the Oheka Castle in Long Island and went from 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, and ended at 1 p.m. on Saturday. It reportedly included a multi-course meal at midnight and a breakfast at 7 a.m.
The unusual hours were a result of Agnello and Sanchez’s vast array of guests, who have colorful pasts.
“Felons can’t consort together,” a source told Page Six. “You have to stagger the felons. That’s standard mob procedure.” The source added there was “enough security to guard an army.”
Page Six reports that the father of the groom had to get a judge’s approval to attend the wedding while he awaits trial for racketeering charges.
Celebrity guests included John Travolta (who will play John Gotti in an upcoming biopic), his actress wife, Kelly Preston, actor Kevin Connolly, Goodfellas star Debi Mazar, and Robert De Niro’s daughter Drena De Niro.
Victoria’s spokesman released a statement to Page Six about the event, saying, “I think whomever is creating these stories has watched The Godfather one too many times.”
The Growing Up Gotti matriarch posted a Twitter photo from the festivities on Sept. 27, writing, “My handsome son john and his beautiful new wife Alina!! Congrats! I love you son. -more than life! And my daughter.”
On Sept. 17, Agnello posted a photo of his then-bride-to-be via Instagram, writing, “Behind every successfull man is a smart successfull woman that has his back. So proud of my fiance on passing her boards. #alinawienerPA #beautyandbrains #physiansassistant.”
He also shared a photo of Sanchez in her wedding gown on Sept. 28, several days after they tied the knot, with the caption, “Happy birthday to my beautiful wife.”
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