It’s been an action packed week for me. On Tuesday, I had the exhilarating pleasure of seeing at a signing for his first children’s book, Santiago The Dreamer. Wednesday, I enjoyed a fun dinner date with an adorable member of HowAboutWe.com. And this weekend, I stood by my beloved cousin Alexandra’s side as she married her longtime beau Michael.
Held at The Fountainhead in New Rochelle, the wedding was a joyous celebration of a truly perfect couple. Alexandra and Mike met three years ago, when she found herself at a bar in downtown Manhattan for a blind date. The date didn’t last long, but it didn’t matter – because she ended up meeting Mike that same night. I remember the first time Alexandra told me about Mike, thinking that she’d never sounded so over the moon about a guy.
This is a couple that truly compliments each other, bringing out the best in one another and exemplifying what is possible when two people are truly kindred spirits. I’ve never been happier or more proud to be a bridesmaid. And part of that is also because of how much I adore my cousin.
More like a younger sister, has had a very special place in my heart ever since she was born. We experienced so many fun times growing up – many of which were captured on VHS. When we watched the footage with Mike, he said his face later hurt from smiling so much. I feel the same way whenever I think about how much Alexandra and I have shared over the years.
I’ve watched my baby cousin blossom into a beautiful, vibrant woman with a big heart to match her infectious laugh. I feel so fortunate to have her in my life and to now have a new cousin in Mike. And seeing them find happily ever after with each other makes it seem somehow more possible.
Congratulations, Alexa and Mike!
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