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Kids wedding photos on beachMy cousin Kristin got married a couple of weeks ago in a beautiful beachfront wedding in the middle of a nor’easter. The bride was stunning, the groom (Andrew) was giddy and the kids were stinking adorable. I was honored to be a bridesmaid (my cousin has always been more like a sister to me) and I was thrilled when she asked if Isla would be their flower girl. Isla talked about “throwing flowers at Kristin’s wedding” for literally weeks before the big day. My nephew James was the ring bearer, or as he called himself the “ring carrier.” He’s four and he told everyone his job was “the most important wedding job because they can’t get married without rings!” My younger cousin Cayden, and my sister’s older son Ryan and Theo were “ushers” (meaning they showed up looking dapper and ready to party). Kristin let me choose everyone’s outfits and I couldn’t help myself. How freaking cute are they!? (Hashtag squad goals.)

Confession: the tiny lady in some of the pictures is my niece Laila, who didn’t actually attend the wedding. My sister and I are a little crazy (it’s in our genes) so the day after the wedding we got our kids all dressed up again so we could stage a photo shoot and include Laila in the fun. They were such troopers!

The ceremony was beautiful, the party was a blast, the bride and groom are perfect and I will cherish the memories of that weekend and these images of our sweet babies forever.

Congratulations Kristin and Andrew! xx

{On the Girls: Posh Peanut crochet dresses; Mason and Harlow flower crowns; Zara shoes (on Isla); Freshly Picked gold moccasins (on Laila) | On the Guys: Zara Oxford shirts and navy chinos (baby shirt and baby pants for Theo); H&M suspenders (sold out, similar here); Etsy bow ties; Freshly Picked “Beehive State ” Moccasins (on Theo); similar sneakers here and here}

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Our Wedding | really risa
It’s crazy to think we’ve only been married for three years. I suppose that’s because we met 12 years ago and have one and a half babies already. But still. It feels like forever. And I mean that in the best possible way. When I met Chris, you could say I kind of knew I would marry him. Or at least I was hoping. Though I never would’ve admitted it then since it started as a college fling. But I knew. I was almost late for my own college graduation because we fell asleep on the phone (he had already graduated) and my alarm never went off! Now that is true love, guys. Things were rocky somewhere in the middle there for a while. Breakups, disappearances, tears (on my end). My friends even got me that book He’s Just Not That Into You one year for Christmas as a way of sending a not-so-subtle message. But I ignored them. Because I knew. Then it all just came together. We reconnected, moved in together, then things got rocky again because living together is hard!, then we got engaged, followed by more rocks because being engaged pretty much sucked and we really should have eloped and then came marriage and a baby in a baby carriage. But first came love, of course. It’s so cliché, but I married my best friend and I hope our children see that and learn just how important friendship is when it comes to finding love. He drives me crazier than any person on planet Earth, and makes me equally as happy. I mean really, who knew?

Happy anniversary, sweet husband.

(Our Wedding)