Months of planning and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day! Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends traveled from near and far to witness the wedding of Erin, our youngest niece. The weather gave its stamp of approval with the sun shining down on us, pushing the rain forecast away for the day.
Entering the church to take our seats we were greeted with many colorful summer bouquets of flowers throughout and sounds of music played by a string quartet. Soon it was time for the wedding to take place and we watched as the grandmothers were walked down the isle. Next to follow were both sets of parents, who went to the front of the church and lit the candles that were next to the unity candle.
Seven bridesmaids entered the church and took their place at the front, waiting for the bride to be brought down the isle by her father. When I looked back and saw Erin with her father I have to say that she took my breath away. It was hard to believe that our youngest niece was now a young beautiful woman about to be married. With tears of happiness in my eyes I smiled, as I knew she was finally marrying the man she has been in love with for many years. Many thoughts ran through my mind for Erin and Nick as they are now will start a new journey in life together. I wished the new couple much happiness and that all of their dreams and hopes become a reality.
Exchanging wedding vows
Mr. & Mrs.
Family photos with the bride & groom
Cara with Grandma & Grandpa
They traveled from Italy to be here
Cara with Daddy & Mommy
A little fun after the ceremony
Heading out to the reception after a lot of hugs, laughs, kisses, and pictures.
To be continued. . .