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Today we're recovering from Katie and Peter's awesome wedding weekend.

These are two of my favorite people that I absolutely consider family. Getting to celebrate with them and their parents and siblings and friends and extended families was something I will always treasure. Just good, kind people.

And the dancing was pretty darn fun too.

We'll be sharing more photos as they become available. Here's two from Paolo's camera that he shared with me:

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I wrote on Instagram that Saturday was really the day I actually saw Simon for the first time as a young man. He and Anna have been looking forward to this weekend ever since Katie and Peter asked the three of us to be in the wedding last year.

Simon and Anna and I talked a lot leading up to the big event about how this was Katie and Peter's day and that best behavior was expected. Simon really took that to heart and was patient and polite and mature even during all the standing around & waiting time that seems to happen on the day of a wedding when you are in the wedding party.

He was so excited for his "uniform" (suit), including the bow tie that Peter picked out for him and he got ready with all the groomsmen who were just so fantastic with him. He didn't complain once about the outfit (he tends to be pretty particular about his clothes) and he happily wore the fancy shoes we picked out for him.

Basically he totally rocked the whole day.

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One of my favorite things was having some of my family there as well. They've gotten the chance to know Katie and Peter over the last four years and love them just as much.

I can't wait to show you more photos of all the cool things Katie set up for the wedding and reception. That "best day ever" sign was a huge hit of course. She and Peter and their families put in a ton of work to really make it a magical celebration. I'll have her tell you all about it when they return from their honeymoon.

Love you guys!

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38 thoughts

  1. dawn says…
    09/30/2013

    How beautiful all of you look!! So excited the big day finally came! Congrats to Katie and Peter, can't wait to see more pictures!!

    So awesome of Simon, he is growing up so fast and doing so well with it!! GO SIMON GO!!

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  2. Brooke says…
    09/30/2013

    Huge Congratulations to Katie and Peter!!

    I've been stalking your instagram feeds for updates and your caption with the shot of Simon and Paolo made me cry, as did the other comments from your friends. I'm sure that being surrounded by such awesome people and close friends helped Simon rock this day. I know it would have done with my son. You are so lucky to have the best people around you, the way you treasure each other is truly inspiring!

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  3. Jo-Anne from ZA says…
    09/30/2013

    AHHHH WOW looks like it was just a MAGICAL DAY from start to finish!!

    CONGRATS TO THE NEWLY WEDS!!

    Can't wait to see some more pictures of the very special day:-)

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  4. helen says…
    09/30/2013

    congrats Katie and Peter!! lovely pics!! how "décalé" those rain boots!!

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  5. P.J. says…
    09/30/2013

    Congrats to Katie & Peter! Congrats to Simon for handing the Big Day so well.

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    1. Amazons says…
      01/14/2014

      How wonderful – special day and wonderful to see Simon in his suit!!

  6. Sue P, says…
    09/30/2013

    Awesome, just awesome. Simon so handsome!

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  7. Lisa W. says…
    09/30/2013

    I have been SO so so excited to see this day come. I know the pictures were gonna be awesome!!! And I know the "fun" stuff with the decor Katie did would be so wonderful too...cannot wait to see all that and more photo's. Congradualtions Katie and Peter! May you ALWAYS be as happy as you are today!

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  8. kelsey says…
    09/30/2013

    Congrats, Katie and Peter! Can't wait to see more pics.

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  9. Theresa says…
    09/30/2013

    Congrats to Katie! How beautiful, but honestly, Simon is the heart-stealer here! How amazing, as a reader of your blog since he was so tiny, to see him grow up so wonderfully. What a seriously cool kid, and an awesome family, Ali. Thank you for inspiring each of us. :-)

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  10. Jenny A says…
    09/30/2013

    Beautiful pictures! I can't wait to hear all about it from Katie!

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  11. Crystal says…
    09/30/2013

    Precious! Way to go Simon. Looking very handsome!!!

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  12. laura g. says…
    09/30/2013

    such a happy day!! thanks for sharing & I look forward to seeing more pics!!

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  13. Paula says…
    09/30/2013

    What a beautiful day all around. Wishing Katie and Peter a lifetime of love and blessings. So happy that each of you, who are obviously a special part of the lovely bride's life, had a wonderful time celebrating!

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  14. karen c says…
    09/30/2013

    Congratulations to Katie and Peter! What fantastic decorations! So happy for everyone and can't wait to see Anna as a flower girl now that we've seen Simon as a splendid groomsman.

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  15. Nicky from Okotoks says…
    09/30/2013

    How wonderful - special day and wonderful to see Simon in his suit!!

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  16. Rene says…
    09/30/2013

    Congratulations to the wonderful couple and Ali you are so gifted at sharing special moments, how much you love them all really shows through. Its so funny how I feel proud of Simon like he is my own son - I am so thrilled for you all. What a wonderful occasion to celebrate! GO Simon Go!

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  17. Alida says…
    09/30/2013

    Special photo's and you all look awesome, inside and out. Congratulations to Peter and Katie.

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  18. Jennie Clarke says…
    09/30/2013

    Awe! Love it & can't wait to hear more from both you and the bride!!! (That sign... oh my... that sign!!!!!) *wub*

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  19. stacyk says…
    09/30/2013

    Wow, thanks for sharing Ali! Congrats to Katie and Peter.

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  20. Deirdre says…
    09/30/2013

    Ali, you look gorgeous! Thank you for sharing the story of Simon rising to the occasion. Congrats to Katie & Peter!

    I'm a fan of Emily Freeman and the trailer for her new book reminded me of you and the message you've been sharing for years---of being a life artist.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr_xAkDkL_g

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  21. Erica Thomas says…
    09/30/2013

    Way to go Simon!!!

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  22. Jo says…
    09/30/2013

    Lovely, happy post!

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  23. Leslie S. says…
    09/30/2013

    Congrats to Katie and Peter!! Simon looks so handsome and grown up.

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  24. kybarb says…
    09/30/2013

    Wondering how Anna did--wasn't she the flower girl?

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  25. Julie says…
    09/30/2013

    Wow ali you look stunning - that's a fantastic dress ! Glad the day went so well for you all :) Julie

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