Toi et Moi Pour Toujours

Sparkler 2In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that the main reason I traveled to France this past weekend was for my aunt’s beauitful wedding. And that’s exactly what it was – an absolutely beautiful wedding weekend. It had been such a long time since my entire family was all together and that was my favorite part of the trip. We laughed as we remembered old jokes from way back when, we danced the night away as if no time had passed at all, and we reminisced on all of the moments we’ve shared together. There were some members of my family that I had not seen in over ten years so for all of us to be together again was really special.

My aunt wore a gorgeous, classic, cream colored dress that fit her beautifully. To top the outfit off, she wore sparkly shoes and a pearl necklace to match her pearl hair accessory. She was incredibly happy as she walked down the stairs from the mayors office, where the ceremony took place, hand in hand with her man by her side.

The reception took place in an elegant hotel inside a large banquet hall where each table was named after a specific type wine from the French region. Foie Gras (my absolute favorite) overflowed the appetizer section, champagne bottles were endless (my second absolute favorite), and fountains of chocolate desserts took over the tables. The ceremony and the party couldn’t have been more perfect. I hope we don’t wait for another wedding for all of us to be together again because this was way too much fun…Cousins Dancing Me and Mom Me and Mom 2 the bride and cousinswalking in mayors office WOmen Sparkler outside tent Men

PS. If you’re in a wedding mood, see a bridesmaid post here, a wedding post here and an engagement post here!

10.25.14 – A Day to Remember

I am always stunned and impressed as to how the little details of a wedding can truly depict and tell the story of a beautiful couple. The thought and consideration that goes into every minute step of throwing a celebration that one will remember forever is pretty amazing. After recently receiving pictures of one of my best friends wedding, I was able to relive every moment of that day which brought me back into a flurry of emotions. The wedding was not only gorgeous but it was also so authentic and genuine, that it warped you into the love that Mike & Casey have for each other.

Their story is a romantic one. Girl meets boy at a sailing summer camp in New England. Girl flirts with boy by pushing him into the water. Boy flirts with girl by pushing her into the water. They start chatting and from that moment on, sparks begin to fly.  That day, laid a foundation for a friendship, which turned into a relationship, which ultimately turned into the type of love and respect that everyone strives to find at least once in their lifetime.

I was extremely lucky to have been part of Casey’s special day as one of seven bridesmaids. We have been as close as two sisters’ ever since our freshman year of college. The stunning reception was nautical themed, with blue, white & red hues, and piercing Massachusetts water taking over the backdrop. New England oysters, Moscow Mules, laughter amongst friends and non-stop dancing ( as well as bouquet catching), all made this day a day to remember.10959675_10204135924898699_4825953725366063169_n10984067_10204135941139105_7054404985162916478_n 10527806_10204135943179156_2048697646879603153_n10959370_10204135932258883_5232761794779294917_n10406731_10204135940299084_2881651575322504125_n10989166_10204135924938700_23293791525539254_n** All images taken by Henry + Mac