We can’t think of a better way to spend Father’s Day than celebrating the joyous occasion of a wedding and that’s exactly what LL Cool J and his family did this weekend when his daughter, Italia Smith, tied the knot this past Saturday.
LL’s wife Simone shared this beautiful daddy-daughter moment on Instagram last night, announcing Italia’s nuptials and declaring her husband “the best daddy in the world.”
Our daughter got married on the eve of Fathers Day. Absolutely Unforgettable ? Happy Father Day Mr. Smith!!! You’re the best daddy in the world!!! #blessedbeyondmeasure #loved #tlc061717
A post shared by Simone I. Smith (@sislovespurple) on Jun 18, 2017 at 3:24pm PDT
This morning, LL followed with a pic of his eldest daughter preparing to the cut the cake with the groom, using the exact emojis you’d expect from a father still getting acclimated to the fact that his baby girl is now a wife.
My eldest Daughter got married. ? ? ➡️#tlc061717 #fathersday
A post shared by llcoolj (@llcoolj) on Jun 19, 2017 at 2:17am PDT
The wedding took place in Long Island, with the reception following at Sparkling Point Vineyards and winery in Southold. A number of celebrity friends attended the festivities, including Mary J. Blige, Monica, Niecy Nash, and Bill Bellamy.
Italia graduated from the Northeastern D’Amore Mckim School of Business with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and works as a very successful licensed real estate agent in New York City. Her husband, Lamar Cardinez, also received a BS in Business Administration from Northeastern and is currently an Incoming Investment Banking Summer Associate at Guggenheim Partners. Click through to see all the photos of their big day.