Shortly after her engagement to be married, our
daughter visited with her fiancé, Vincent. Traditions.
Ask for permission to marry our daughter, Emily. We
were delighted with her choice. Next, show him
around town and the schools she attended. Our
church’s name happens to be the same name as his
home parish church. What a small world!
The dress was purchased more than one year ago.
The maid of honor and future bridesmaids tried
on their dresses too. More rituals. Several dresses
later, our daughter beamed radiantly with her choice.
Shoes were purchased later with a trip to a favorite
mall in New Jersey. More visits here and on LI
to meet family. Then the pandemic and lock downs.
Send out invitations. Venue for reception with music
and dancing had to be cancelled as well. As per
new rules during the pandemic. Undaunted, more
invitations with a new date for the reception
scheduled for next year. Our guardian angels
worked overtime to let everything fall into place.
Wedding was last Saturday and smaller scale
dinner reception with mainly family and some
friends. It was an exquisite ceremony at the
church followed by photos at the beach.
The weather was picture perfect as well. The
honeymoon trip remained on the East Coast.
The CA redwoods will be another time. Dad
surprised his daughter with a specially recorded
song called “Fathers and Daughters” as a surprise
gift to her. No dry eyes. What a radiant bride walking
up the aisle on her Dad’s arm. Beautiful organ music.
Soloist with Ave Maria. Stunning bridal couple.
The two Moms walking on the sidewalk to the
church and commenting on each other’s dresses.
Such a memorable day! Such a wonderful wedding.
Welcome to our family! And live happily ever after!