VIDEOS PHOTOS Joe & Melissa Gorga celebrate Antonia’s first communion

Joe Gorga Melissa Gorga at Antonia Gorga's first communion

It was quite the weekend for The Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Melissa Gorga! In addition to celebrating Mother’s Day today, Melissa, husband Joe Gorga and lots of family and friends were at The Brownstone yesterday for a lavish and jovial celebration of Joe and Melissa’s daughter Antonia Gorga’s first communion!

Melissa Gorga's daughter Antonia Gorga 1st communion gown

Melissa shared the photo above of Antonia in her communion gown (made by Little Nikki’s, photo by Linda Marie) along with the excited caption, “Look at my baby girl! 1st Holy Communion!”

She also shared this next group shot of the Gorga family including herself, Joe, and their three children, Antonia, Gino, and Joey looking super sharp with the words, “Thank you @sceeventgroup best DJ’s and entertainment co. out there! Made our night a blast!!”

Melissa Gorga family photo Joe Gorga Antonia Gino Joey

For fans of the show, this next photo should serve to warm your heart because it features Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga’s father Giacinto Gorga and their mother Antonia Gorga. In case you haven’t been watching the show, Joe and his father have become basically estranged due mostly to the constant drama between Joe Gorga, Melissa, Teresa, and teresa’s husband Joe Giudice.

Joe Gorga with his dad Giacinto Gorga and mom Anotnia Gorga at his daughter's first communion

That is really wonderful to see!

In addition to the Gorga family, fellow cast members Caroline Manzo, Jacqueline Laurita and Kathy Wakile were in attendance, and they all looked spectabulous!

Real Housewives of New Jersey Jacqueline Laurita, Caroline Manzo, Melissa Gorga and Kathy Wakile and Antonia Gorga's first communion

(Teresa Giudice was noticeably absent from the affair — or at least from all the photos, despite reports she and Melissa had buried the hatchet.)

In addition to the ladies of RHONJ, the men were also present and looked to be cutting a little more loose than the ladies:

RHONJ men at Anotnia Gorga's first communion

And here are a few more photos and even a couple videos from the shin dig! Congrats to Melissa, Joe, Antonia and the entire Gorga family and their friends for what looks like a wonderful, altercation-free extravaganza! Hopefully we will get to see more on Bravo soon!

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Little Joey Gorga:

And I think this is Antonia dancing, though it is pretty dark: