Woweee! I am so excited to finally share these photos from my cousin’s wedding! I can’t believe they have already been married for over a month. This couple couldn’t be more perfect for each other. Melissa and John are two of the sweetest, kindest people I know, and they would do anything for anybody. I am so happy they found each other and that we were lucky enough to be included in their celebration. Their ceremony was held at their local parish in the Bronx, where my cousin Melissa is a teacher. All of her students were in attendance which was adorable. The reception took place at The Venetian in New Jersey, and it was the most breathtaking venue I have ever seen. Melissa and John really thought of everything, and every detail was planned out right down to the personalized champagne glasses for Grandma and Grandpa. This wedding was certainly the kind that you only dream of in fairytales.
Not only was it a dream-like wedding, it was also a party! The music was pumping all night long, the guests were given light sabers, and the venue boasted the largest dance floor I have ever laid eyes on. The Viennese dessert table was introduced with a fire show, and the bridal party made their entrance down a long flight of elegant stairs. The WOW factor was through the roof, and the night just kept getting better and better as it went along.
Congratulations Melissa & John! I wish you and wonderful life together full of happiness and love!
The last weekend of June, the hubby and I headed down to Maryland to see our good friends Kurt and Tiffany tie the knot on the Chesapeake Bay. I struggled with whether or not I should buy a maternity dress for this event, but ultimately decided that it wasn’t worth the expense for one night, since this is the last wedding I am going to be able to make before the Little Monkey gets here. Instead, I decided to wear this number I purchased from Forever 21 a few months ago. I wore it to another wedding earlier this year, and because of the stretchy middle material and the flare underneath the bust line, it works perfectly for my prego shape. I topped off the look with earrings from Amrita Singh (a bridemaid’s gift from my friend Katie’s wedding), and these gold sparkly bow pumps. My husband calls them my “Wizard of Oz” shoes, but I absolutely love them. Before you think I am insane for wearing 5 inch heels while 6.5 months pregnant (ok, so maybe I’m a little insane, but heels just make a girl feel prettier, right?), I did end up changing into flats for the dancing portion of the evening. No one needs a pregnant woman falling over on the dance floor.
We got back from our mini-vacation to Maine this weekend, and wow did we have an amazing time! I have so much to share from our trip, but first I want to share some fabulous wedding photos from Kurt and Tiff’s big day. I have lots to edit and catch up on from my time away, so stay tuned this week and next for some exciting posts to come!