Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Simply Amazing

This past Saturday, May 15th, my little sister was married.   She chose the most beautiful spot along the Hudson River, Upstate NY.  Gorgeous views from her reception.  The weather could not have been more perfect.  The temperature was around 74, low humidity and puffy clouds.  The sun was shining brightly.

My sister borrowed the angels on her cake top from my mother, who used them on her cake top, when she got married.  The cake was chocolate with a hazelnut icing.  Very tasty!!

Weren't her flowers gorgeous!!  Lilacs, Sterling roses, Black Magic Calla lilies, gosh, the smell was breath-taking.  We all were caught smelling the bouquet and center pieces :).  She had beautiful table linens, pin tucked lavender taffeta, lavender napkins, everything was thought of.

Our dresses were tremendous, our hair was perfect.  She was simply glowing.  Radiant.  Perfect.  My mother made her cathedral length veil, with the same exact alencon lace that she wore on her bridal gown.  Her dress was impeccable.  Not a piece out of place.  Her shoes exquisite.  Her necklace was borrowed from Great Grandma, the same she wore on her day, close to 100 years ago.   I was honored to stand up next to my sister.

My sister planned this entire event.  Every detail was thought of.  Her ceremony included a 14 piece orchestra-- close friends and family, with music she chose for months and months.  She arranged several pieces and it brought tears to all of our eyes when the doors in the back of the church opened up, and there my father and my sister stood.  The most beautiful music was playing, and she knew the very line to come in on.  She knew it was time.  Slowly, she marched down the aisle, and stood at the end, waiting for her song to finish.  All that time she had spent on this music, had come down to this very moment.   She was to be married in only a matter of minutes.

I will never forget this day, my sister the most beautiful bride, so peaceful and calm. One of the happiest women I know. Simply amazing.   I love her very much :)


  1. What a wonderful wedding! I'm so glad it was such a special day for everyone. Congratulations to the bride and groom!

  2. Sounds like a beautiful day - those flowers are amazing!

  3. Sounds like a beautiful wedding! I hope you get to share pictures of it sometime. Congratulations and best wishes to your sister and her new husband.

  4. Sounds like a gorgeous wedding! Congratulations to your sister!

  5. What a beautiful post!!! Congratulations to your sister and your new brother in law!!

    Oh, and those flowers are stunning (and the cake, too!)!!


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