My Brother’s Philly Wedding

This past weekend I was in Philadelphia with my family to celebrate my younger brother’s wedding.

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I got into town Friday afternoon just in time for the rehearsal at the church, and I have to admit the whole weekend was such a whirlwind of fun that I woke up Sunday morning wondering how it was all over already.

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The rehearsal itself was a little bit on the earlier side, so afterward my brother and his now-wife hosted a happy hour back at the hotel bar for guest coming in from out of town. It was great to get a chance to catch up with a lot of my family members who were in town for the weekend that I hadn’t seen in a while.

It was also really nice to catch up with a lot of my brother’s friends from college that I probably haven’t seen since they all graduated back in 2010.

Happy hour was followed by a delicious Italian dinner, and then my brother, some of his groomsmen and I grabbed one more drink at a bar down the street before we all turned in for the night.

I was up bright and early to meet up with my brother’s wife and the rest of the bridesmaids to have our hair and makeup done. It was such a fun morning hanging out with Justine and the other bridesmaids before we headed back to the hotel to get dressed and hop in the limo…

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There aren’t really words for this limo…it was massive…

The wedding ceremony itself was really nice. I cried a bunch because I am a sap…and because my baby brother was getting married…and because Justine looked so beautiful…and yea…really because I am a sap.

Afterward the bridal party piled back in the limo for pictures around Philly. Tom and Justine’s photographer put a single shot from the session on Facebook already. Based on this one alone, I cannot wait to see all the others.

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Then it was back to the hotel for cocktail hour and the reception.

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My bridal party partner and I entered to an Eagles chant (which I thought was most excellent, and I think many of the guests felt the same way).

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And then I spent the rest of the night dancing nonstop. My feet still hurt today from all the dancing.

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It’s crazy to think the wedding weekend is over. I feel like I’ve heard Tom and Justine and my parents talk about it and plan things for it for so long, and now it’s done. I don’t think things could have gone much better though. Everyone I talked to had such a good time, and I know I’m really excited to finally have a sister (which has pretty much been a life-long dream of mine that my mom squashed every year since I was about four years old ha). If I write any more about that I will probably start crying again out of sappiness, so I’m just going to leave it at this: I’m excited to have a sister. Justine is wonderful, and my brother’s a really lucky guy, and their wedding weekend couldn’t have been more perfect.

The end.

(P.S. I am off to Iceland in a few hours with my friend Meghan. I will have some excellent travel updates for you when I get back and hope to post some fun Snapchat stories while I’m there!)

Comments

  1. YAYY!!! Congrats Tommy and Justine! Sorry to have missed it – sounds like it was an absolute blast! 😀

  2. Fred and Tina says:

    Congrats to you and your family! Wow, Iceland what a great trip for you and Meghan! 🇮🇸 We will be sure to check out Snapchat! 😀

  3. It’s silly to comment every post but what can i do if i love Iceland and in general the big solitary north..
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