Weddings are about family… fundamentally, they are about creating a new family – a new beginning – between the bride and groom.  It is about bringing their two families together.  At last weekend’s wedding, those family connections were just the tip of the iceberg.

The presence of family was overwhelming at Alessa & Nik’s wedding.  The bridal party was made up of siblings & those friends so close they may as well be blood… The ceremony featured the groom’s father chanting the traditional Greek songs, and even the desserts were lovingly baked by the bride’s family (and boy were they delish!).

But with all of the elements of family throughout their wedding, there was another aspect that made this wedding special… this bride, being Gabriella’s sister, is a part of the Kim Ponsky Photography family… no pressure there!  ha!

I loved getting to see Gabriella and her sister’s crazy close relationship through my camera.  To see the tears of joy in their eyes as they acknowledged what a special day this was… or even the bittersweet tears in Gab’s eyes as she realized how her sister’s life was taking her (and their shared wardrobe) away from her.  These two are about as close as sisters could be, and the amount of love visible between them, and the rest of their newly extended family was palpable.  I was excited and honored to get to be a part of this crazy Greek and Italian family for the day, and capture what I know to be a day they will never forget.

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