Sunday, September 27, 2015

Best night ever!

Emily and Matt's wedding was so beautiful!  

Isn't she just glowing from inside! This was taken my one of her bridesmaids, just before her dad came in for a "first look" - which was such a beautiful moment.  

Their first dance - taken by my niece, but you can see their photographer working in the background.  Matt and Emily took dance lessons and did a choreographed dance...I can't remember what song they danced, to, but I do remember how happy they looked!

We had a picture perfect day, and spent some of the afternoon outdoors with the photographer.  I love how he composed this picture, so each person's personality could shine through.  Such a great group of kids!

Another amazing photo by Collin Pierson, their photographer.  I cannot wait to see all of the photos! I was there when he was setting up this photo - it wasn't even dark there - he is an artist!

Mr. & Mrs. Puglisi! Their friend, Tim Daniels, married them and did a beautiful job.  He took it very seriously and gave a personal and meaningful message.
After the ceremony we had a lovely dinner, and then danced the night away!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Wedding Countdown - One Week to Go!

So excited for these two! One week from today, our daughter, the lovely Emily, will marry the wonderful Matthew.  I can't wait!

I believe this is their first date - over 5 years ago.  They are both Chicago White Sox fans, and in a city with two baseball teams, that is huge!  These two knew right away that they were meant for each other.

They also attend as many Notre Dame football games a year as possible.  Matt got his undergrad there - and now the whole family cheers for the Irish!  Emily and Matt were just home (from Austin, Texas, where they live now) for a game last weekend.  They have lots of fun together, no matter what they do. 

Fun photo - having a stare down at my nephew's wedding.  

Aren't they cute together? They really love and respect each other, and take good care of each other.  I'm a proud mama, can you tell?

This "big day" was over a year ago, the day she said yes!  I can't believe how fast this year has flown!  Now we just have a few little details to take care of, and then - the BIG day on 9-19-15.  Scott and Hannah will sing "Come What May" from Moulin Rouge, with me on the piano, and the string trio accompanying us.  Emily has lined up the strings to play such gorgeous music, including lots of Bach, which I love!
Next blog post will include wedding pictures!