Monday, September 12, 2011

East Coast Trip Part Four: Corin and John's wedding!

The very last leg of our trip brought us to gorgeous Hillborough, N.J. to celebrate the nuptials of Corin and John!  Corin and I grew up together from infancy, and our parents have been best friends since college. She was my childhood best friend too, and we've always been in each other's lives from as far back as I can remember. Every photo of every birthday, there's Corin and their family smiling away. We even call each others' parents Aunt and Uncle, and have spent every major milestone in all of our lives together. Growing up in New Jersey we'd also spend every New Year's Eve together, and I have some of the greatest memories of our annual sleepovers while our parents were at the Fireman's New Year's Ball. I remember being so young in our New Year's crowns, getting so excited about staying up later than usual, hoarding the noise makers and candy from our younger sisters, and plotting some sort of silly mischief. After watching the ball drop of course we'd pretend to be asleep for the babysitter- and older woman and family friend named Betty, and we'd always sneak out of the bedrooms and watch The Twilight Zone marathon once she fell asleep.

The wedding took place at this house- Corin's parents' home, the same house she grew up in with her sister Caitlyn, and the same house that holds so many of our most special growing up memories. This was the place I was as my little sister was being born, it's the home where there were countless parties, sleepovers, and get-togethers. A place full of memory and tradition. So seeing Corin get married there was very special and pretty emotional. I felt like we had come full circle. I sat there, my husband next to me and our son on my lap, and thought about child-me, looking forward at this moment. I know she'd be proud.

The happiness she and John share is so apparent, and it was awesome to be at a wedding that was so full of love, in such a familiar, happy, and absolutely gorgeous place. Their backyard goes on for miles, and Mother Nature did not let us down with the blue, blue sky and big fluffy clouds. It was perfect.

Here are some photos:


Uncle John, Hank and Henry
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best friends since college
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Abe, Uncle John, and Lauren
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Cor and her Dad walking in
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first dance
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Corin, John, and us
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Corin and John's Wedding
My Mom and Maureen have been best friends since kindergarten...and my Mom even introduced her to her hubby Kevin! These are four of my most favorite people in the whole entire world.
Corin and John's Wedding
Corin and John's Wedding
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Corin and John's Wedding
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Maureen and my Mom
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Corin and John's Wedding
Corin and John's Wedding
Corin and John's Wedding

11 comments:

  1. Oh. My. Gosh! I love that black dress you rocked! It's so crazy to see your baby grow because mine is only a few months behind!
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  2. what a beautiful wedding! the sky and the barn look like the perfect setting. love your black dress, so cute! you have a beautiful family!

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  3. I love all the pictures. So cute! XO, Rae

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  4. These pictures are just the best quality. Your black dress is just so adorable!
    =)

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  5. I love that Henry is trying to grab your glass of wine, hahaha.

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  6. Friendships like this, true friendships, make my heart swell. Thank you for sharing this Danielle. Such.a.beautiful.day!

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  7. Wow, what a beautiful wedding! And that black dress is just as beautiful. <3 But your whole family is always stylish, I must say. I love it. Like, I swear every time I see your pictures of you guys it makes me wanna dress all stylish, haha. <3

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  8. Isn't it great when a wedding reflects how much a couple loves, as well as truly likes, each other? Those are the best kinds of weddings in my mind. Plus I adore that black dress you're wearing!

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  9. a beautiful wedding...congrats

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  10. Best post forever. Thanks foo sharing this wonderful images.

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