Friday, September 24, 2010

Five Years Ago Today ..

When Mike and I first started dating, neither of us thought it was anything but fun ... our first date was typical - dinner and a movie ... and the rest, as they say .. is written right here (well okay, not the complete rest, but a chunk)

For a long time, I never wanted to get married, settle down, grow up ... for a long time, I just wanted to be me, alone, and against the world - what rebel (but very well behaved and rule following) teenage girl doesn't?  Yeah, you read that right.  I never broke laws, hurt anyone, did anything illicit or illegal - I was never arrested or anything like that either.  Never under suspicion of anything.  The worst I ever did was drive too fast, and get caught - twice.  I liked to think of myself as a rebel, even if no one else did.   See?  That's Rebellion Right There!   Or ... Something Like It - at any rate, That's not what this is about!

After Mike proposed - we decided we'd wait a year or more (maybe even two if the timing worked out) even still - we set to planning.  I like to think I was a very easy bride to please - I had my ideas of what I wanted, and what I didn't - the colors, the flowers, the place, our rings - those mattered ... the favors, my sisters dresses, shoes, hair, I didn't care.  None of that mattered to me.  the seating chart?  Not important, even the guest list wasn't that big of a deal for me.  It wasn't something I needed to stress over - I was marrying the man I loved, and I didn't care what anyone looked like, wear they sat - not even a bit.

That's the complete opposite of what a normal bride thinks - right?   Well, that's what they say.  Not really something I was prepared to stress over.  In my head, that day was going to be perfect - regardless of the details.

Below are a few pictures from "our day" ... which remains a perfect day in my memory, heart and soul.


Perfect.  <3

Happy Five Years Honey .. Even Though I Highly Doubt You'll EVER See This.
Here's to many - many more


Jessi said...

Amazing! Congrats on a perfect day, a beautiful life and a wonderful marriage. You're very blessed.

Amy said...

<3 Thank you my lovely! The same to you my dear <3

J. R. Burke said...

I LOVED seeing the wedding photos!! <3