I Do!


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!



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34 Responses to I Do!

  1. cindy knoke says:

    Beautiful in every way!

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  2. Emily says:

    This makes my heart so happy I love this post! Thank you for sharing mom! Most amazing day ever and absolutely gorgeous photos! Love you! ❤️

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Linda Clarkson says:

    Congratulations to Emily. What a beautiful wedding and pictures. The mother and father of the bride looked so lovely. The accompanying dialogue added such a great commentary. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. What a marvelous wedding! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  5. Darlene says:

    Congratulations to the happy couple. Such lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing. xo

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Peter Klopp says:

    The dream wedding of your daughter brought back sweet memories of our youngest son’s wedding in Vancouver last summer. God’s blessings and best wishes to you and your family across the border from Canada!

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    • Peter, how kind of you to say it was a dream wedding. Aptly stated I must add. Vancouver seems so far away on the other side of the US from us. Rather like flying to Europe and several hours time difference. Your well wishes across the border from Canada are much appreciated. Send me a photo of your son’s wedding if you have one handy. We can certainly use God’s blessings and will pass this on. Be well and safe. oxox

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  7. balroop2013 says:

    Congratulations and best wishes to the lovely couple. Thanks for sharing beautiful moments and pictures. Stay blessed.

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  8. Arno Bode, Cologne ,Germany says:

    Liebe Mary Ann,
    eine wunderbare Schilderung der Hochzeitszeremonie Deiner Tochter. in der Regel ein einmaliges Ereignis ,das ein Leben lang in Erinnerung bleibt. Dir und Rrussell unseren Herzichen Glückwunsch. Vin und Emily alle Guten Wünsche zu einem glücklichen Zusammenleben. Die Beiden sind ein bezauberndes Paar. Paßt auf Euch auf und bleibt vor allen Dingen gesund !
    Alles Liebe , Dein Arno

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  9. Anna and Stan says:

    Thanks for sharing!
    It is hard to believe that the cute little girl who, what seems like couple days ago, brought us the bouquet of parsley (obviously arranged by “somebody” who wanted to know who we, their new neighbors actually are) was now a beautiful bride walking to the altar carrying her wedding bouquet. That first one – parsley – worked excellent; we became close friends with that cute girl’s parents, aunt and grandmother (who came to the US from the same part of the world as we did; the world is small, indeed).
    We hope and pray for the young couple that the wedding bouquet brings them many-many years of happiness and health!

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    • Anna and Stan, Thank you for such a heart-warming comment about our “little” girl. Isn’t it wonderful how some moments are frozen in time? We also still recall that bouquet of parsley and our warm friendship over the years. Thank you too for the wonderful warm wishes and prayers for this couple. May they also find many years of wedded bliss and good health. She was/is a beautiful bride who married her handsome Prince Charming. It seems the little things mean so much in life after all. God weaves such wonderful magic with people. The Guardian Angels above were watching down on their wedding day! We appreciate your kindnesses over the years too. Have a blessed Sunday! oxox

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    • Emily says:

      It was hard not to shed a tear while reading this beautiful comment! Thank you so much Stan and Anna! Such amazing memories growing up and so thankful to have gotten to know both of you! We are blessed we got to see you this past year as well. Thanks for being family to us, love you both! Xoxo

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    • Emily wrote you both a comment too. See below. Blessings and hugs. oxox

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  10. willedare says:

    What a beautiful and uplifting blog post. I especially like the photo of everyone jumping on the beach. Congratulations to everyone for remaining flexible during a very challenging time. Also the purple bouquet was lovely. Hurrah for your families!

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    • Thank you for such a kind an insightful comment. Family is everything. Our daughter’s favorite color is purple. Could you guess? It was a picture perfect day with the weather. It’s a fun photo of everyone just jumping on the beach! Be well. “”__””


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