my sister is beautiful

Hello, hello! Oh my goodness it feels like I haven’t written in forever (because I haven’t) so I have about one zillion things to catch you up on. First things first. Sadly, my Grandfather passed away on May 17th at the age of 85. We are so thankful that he lived a long life, but that does not make the fact that he is no longer with us any easier. The sorrow my Nana and family is feeling is heart-wrenching. Boppa meant the world to us. His passing happened 8 days before my sisters wedding, too, which was (and still is) extremely difficult to comprehend.  As a family, we’ve helped each other cope and grieve together. We knew Boppa would want my sister to have the best day of her life on her wedding day, so it was essential we made sure to stick together as a family for both Kimmie  and Nana’s sake. We love you, Bop.

Secondly, in exciting news…my twin sister is married! With Boppa watching down on us, Kimmie and her longtime-love Jimmy tied the knot this past Sunday evening, May 25th, at Castle Hill Inn in beautiful Newport, Rhode Island. Everything turned out perfectly: the weather, the setting, the dresses, the food, the entertainment, it was magical. Plus, having our entire family together in one place was so special. My aunts, uncles, cousins and friends traveling from near and far made it even more special! My sister stated that it was ‘the best day of her life’, which is just what we all wanted to hear. I’m SO happy for these two…and I’m psyched to have a brother.

For now, here are some pictures of our weekend in Newport and of Kimmie  & Jimmy’s big day. Everyone loves wedding pictures, right? (Well, I know I do, and I’m guessing some of my fellow ladies out there do too!)

Leading up to the wedding : Day 1, Newport:

Day 2: Rehearsal

Day 3: Kimmie’s Wedding Day!

The stunning Bride

Steaming away to calm my nerves!
Off to Castle Hill Inn!
The most beautiful bouquets
Beautiful Mom
Sisters :- )
Father-daughter moment <3
Mom and daughters
Wedding party!
With our Mom’s <3

With my handsome date

Congratulations, Kimmie and Jimmy. I love you!

p.s. I promise I’ll be back soon with a recipe or two…PROMISE! : –)

Have you ever been to Newport?
I love Newport more and more each time I visit!

What’s your favorite part about weddings?
I have too many favorites…the vows, watching the first dance, the flowers, and dancing are all a tie for me!


10 thoughts on “my sister is beautiful

  1. OH MY GOSH your entire family is gorgeous, seriously…so many good looking people!! What a beautiful wedding, I just LOVE weddings. I think my favorite part is seeing so many different people coming together for one reason. It’s magical. Sorry to hear about your Boppa, but I know he was right there with you guys on wedding day!! <3

  2. Such a nice post.. It really was the best day of my life. And my first time seeing some of these pictures!!! Love you:)

  3. So many beautiful dresses – love the rehearsal dinner attire! And what a stunning bride and MOH! You seriously make one good-looking family. Congratulations to the happy couple :)!!

    Keeping you in my thoughts, so sorry about your Boppa <3

  4. I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts. XOXO

    Your sister was an absolutely gorgeous bride! You looked gorgeous as well! Loved all the wedding pictures! :-)

  5. The weekend was beyond perfect! I’m so sad it’s already come and gone. A reunion is in order ASAP! Love you xoxo

  6. Wow! I haven’t seen you in so long! You Girls are so beautiful…. Can’t believe how many years have passed. Miss the old days… Mom and Dad look great too. Sorry to hear that your grandfather passed away. Congratulations to Kim!

  7. What a gorgeous wedding! I’ve never been to Rhode Island but it looks amazing! I’m so sorry to hear about your gpa. Sending thoughts your way and I agree that it is always best to move forward knowing our loved ones are with us in heart and spirit!

  8. First of all, so sorry to hear about your grandfather. It’s never easy, and although it was unfortunate timing with the big wedding, it’s amazing that your entire family was together to support each other and pull through as one big unit. <3 My grandmother passed away just before my wedding as well, and there's definitely a void that is impossible to fill.

    The wedding looked like such a success. I've never driven south of Boston, but hear awesome things about Rhode Island and area. Your sister (and you/your mom/everyone) looked so beautiful and happy. Loved your yellow dress!!!

    Big hugs and hope you are enjoying the beautiful summery weather. x

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