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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

We're back, and we're married!

The wedding was absolutely perfect—every single part. It was even better than I imagined.

A few photos from May 25...

^^Mum doing up my dress at my parents' house...

^^The bridesmaids: my four sisters and Frank's sister. She fits in so perfectly, doesn't she? As she said, "I could pass for one of your sisters!" And now she is. :)

^^The most amazing moment of my entire life: exchanging our wedding vows.

^^We were both so happy and excited! Everyone told me the wedding day would be a blur, but it wasn't; I remember every moment.

 ^^Leaving the church after Mass. My dad says this is his favorite picture.

 ^^I love this picture with our parents.

^^My whole family.

 ^^My darling little trio of flower girls.

^^They took their train-holding duties very seriously. I felt like Kate Middleton all day!

^^This might just be my very favorite photo.

Last but not least, Lillian works for the educational institute ISI, which we joke is really just a front for a conservative matchmaking service (she and I both met our husbands through it). So I pretty much died laughing when she created this hilarious meme:

So there's that, in case you need another reason to sign up for one of their awesome fellowships. ;)

Now that we're back from Rome, I'm keeping busy unpacking and settling in to our Little House while working full-time, so free time is in a bit of short supply. But I can't wait to share more details about the wedding, and I have some awesome photos from our honeymoon I want to share too!

I'll be featuring one more great guest post this week, and then back to just me around here. Hope you've been enjoying them, and thanks for reading!

19 comments:

  1. Welcome baaaaaaaack! I've been showing my family and friends your dress and gushing about how amazing it was! You looked stunning, and Frank was so handsome. Hope you are loving being in YOUR home :)

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  2. Yessss! I have been waiting for this update. And, my goodness, you are quite honestly the most stunning bride ever. Love the photo of you with your train-carrying entourage. :)

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  3. Aaaahhh my lovveeee I love the ISI shout out! It is the place to find upstanding, traditional gentlemen, ladies!

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    1. I had a feeling you would love that!

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  4. Welcome back to YOUR home, Tess! Oh, I can't wait to read more details. I really enjoyed the guest post series, but it's so good to read YOUR words again :). God bless you, and congratulations to the new Mr. And Mrs! <3

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  5. <3 <3 <3 You're SO beautiful, Tess!! Have fun settling in. It's been one of my favorite parts so far. The wedding was great, but making a little home with my husband has been the BEST.

    God bless you!!

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  6. Tess, welcome home and congratulations!! I am so excited to see and hear all of the details from your wedding!! I have to agree with ^^Sarah Therese^^, I loved reading the guest posts but you were surely missed here!! Enjoy life as newlyweds together!! ♥♥♥

    -Becca

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  7. Mrs. Tess, :)

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!! Your dress is lovely! I love the first picture- you look so beautiful and serene. I also love the pic of you with the girls carrying the train!

    May God bless you and Frank as you begin your new life together! You will be in my prayers!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Abigail! We're so grateful for your prayers!

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  8. I have not commented on your blog before, but I wanted to give you my congratulations! I recently discovered your blog and I love reading it. I just read Brideshead Revisited (due to you review:) and while I found it sad (of course) I'm liking it better as the days pass because I keep thinking about the profound ending, the characters, and the subtle theology! I think you would like The Brothers Karamazov if you haven't already read it.

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    1. Caeli, thanks for your sweet note and the book recommendation! I actually started Brothers K in college and absolutely loved the first part of it, but somehow never finished it. You've inspired me—I think I'll make it my next read!

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  9. BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations Tess and Frank. Tess, your dress is gorgeous and I LOVE your hair! I hope you guys had a wonderful honeymoon! :)

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  10. I LOVE that the pic I took is your favorite! Can't wait to see more wedding pics and pics of Rome. Miss you guys already I hope I see you sometime this summer.

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  11. Yay!!! You were such a beautiful bride, Tess. I can't wait to hear more about the wedding and honeymoon! And, totally agree, as amazing as those are, my favorite memories are those first weeks in our family's first home. Enjoy it!

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  12. Thanks for sharing some wedding photos! The guest posts have been lovely, but I kept hoping for wedding pictures. Your dress. OH. MY. Seriously so pretty. I just love to see brides who are classic and beautiful.
    Congratulations! Enjoy every day. Your marriage is a gift.

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  13. Welcome back and my goodness your dress is truly amazing. I wish you and Frank many, many nice things and the strength that only God can give so that you live your happily ever after in His grace. Thank you for your guest posts...looking forward to your honeymoon pictures and anecdotes.

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  14. Woot woot! Ya'll look amazing! :) Time is flying by so fast! Let's meet up in Chicago sometime! Maybe at a Chesterton society meeting :)

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  15. Unbelievable! I have been stalking your blog for weeks, hoping to find a few wedding photos, and somehow I just came across these! You are an absolutely beautiful bride, Tess! So, so happy again for you and I can't wait to read and see more!

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