Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Love & Marriage (Again)

Earlier this month, we attended the second family wedding within 4 months when we went to NJ when our niece Julie married Michael. In early June, we were also in NJ for the wedding of her younger sister Jamie to Mike

The father of the bride was my younger brother, Tony, who was very relieved as this was the last of his daughters getting married and both within the same half year.
The groom waited at the alter as the bride was escorted down the aisle by her father.
Quiet anticipation as the couple waited for the ceremony to begin.
As for her sister's wedding, the service again took place in St. Bernard's R.C. church in Plainfield, NJ. It's also the parish church of my childhood.
When the service was over, the happy couple started down the aisle as Mr. and Mrs.

Everyone went back into the church for obligatory family photos. A professional photographer was doing the set-ups. I took shots for our family album. There were several combinations of family groupings, here's a few. 

First the bride posed with her parents, Tony and Anita, then her sister Jamie and brother-in-law Mike were added.

The groom posed with his parents, George and Mary Ann, and was then joined by his siblings (but I don't know their names).

After photo sessions, it was time for the party reception to start. The couple made a colorful Star Wars themed entrance, preceded by their flower girl and ring bearer.
The youngest wedding participants (brother and sister) shared in the couple's first dance.

Here's the wedding cake and a "traditional" bride feeds the groom moment. Julie later smashed the piece of cake in her groom's face, but I didn't capture that moment.
A few shots of family enjoying the party: Grenville and the bride's mother, recently married niece Jamie and Mike, and Grenville and myself.

All our best wishes to the newly-married Julie and Michael.


DUTA said...

Looks like a very lively wedding. Best of Luck to the newly wed couple!

Kathy said...

The bride's dress is beautiful! What a handsome couple they make. So glad you were able to attend. Wishing them a wonderful life together.

Sandra said...

congratulations to both brides and grooms and it looks like everyone had a ton of fun. glad you got to attend both weddings.

Lois Evensen said...

What a beautiful and fun wedding! Wonderful images! Thank you for sharing.

Linda said...

Such joy in each photo! I’m leaving tomorrow to attend my sister’s oldest grandson’s wedding. We are traveling as a caravan to Arizona. We will also meet her very first great grandchild! I hope I live long enough to meet mine!
As beautiful as all your photos are.....I like the one of you and your beloved best of all!

mamasmercantile said...

Looks like a wonderful time had by all. The bouquets were stunning and of course the cake...beautiful couple too.

Nil @ The Little House by the Lake said...

I wish your niece and her husband a very happy future together!

Anvilcloud said...

A fine overview

Emma Springfield said...

So beautiful.

Doris said...

Everything and everyone looks so beautiful. Congratulations to the happy couple!

Latane Barton said...

You certainly have been busy with weddings. And, what a lovely thought, two nieces getting married. I have my granddaughter's wedding on Nov. 10th. Busy time for us all.

William Kendall said...

Terrific shots! Congratulations to the happy couple!

Valerie said...

Congratulations to the happy couple. Dare I say... next!
My ageing family has outgrown weddings, sad to say.

Goldendaze-Ginnie said...

Looks like a fun time was had by all. And it all happened in Plainfield, NJ … as you know I was born there.

possum said...

What a beautiful wedding dress!
Looks like everyone had a good time. Glad you got to go there.

baili said...

Oh these pics are so precious dear friend!

i so enjoyed each bit of you shared

your niece is pretty and dress is gorgeous!

lovely series of photos you shared here !

Connie said...

Congratulations and best wishes to all! Lovely family photos!

My name is Erika. said...

I thought I commented on this but I guess I got interrupted and didn't get to comment. It looks like a gorgeous wedding and what a beautiful family. That cake too. I am always on the look out for ways to decorate a cake. Hope all has been well. hugs-Erika