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Love and Family


I had a post all lined up for today, but sometimes things don’t always go as planned. Yesterday, my Uncle Paulie passed away suddenly from a heart attack. He was a truly great man, and he will be so sorely missed. It’s hard to imagine my family without him.

Having lived overseas for so long, my family missed a lot of events with our extended family over the years, but I’m so thankful that I was able to be at both of his daughters’ weddings. My cousins were both the most beautiful brides I’ve ever seen. I write a lot on this blog about the details and styles that can go into weddings, but all of that would be nothing without the two most important things: love and family. That’s what a wedding really means.

{Uncle Paulie and Chrisianne, July 2005}

{Uncle Paulie and Marie, November 2010}

Rest in peace, Uncle Paulie. I know the New York Mets must be overjoyed to have you as their angel in the outfield.








  1. Jadzia says:


  2. Dana says:

    the mets kicked some serious philly butt tonight! 7-1!


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