Monday, September 24, 2012


One year ago today, I married my very best friend. (And no, I cannot believe it has been a year already.)

Dave and I spent most of our anniversary weekend lingering in restaurants, sipping wine, and reminiscing about our wedding day. There is plenty of material to keep us laughing for a lifetime...

Like how unbelievably nervous we were -- not nervous to marry each other, but to have to speak in public (oh, the horror!). I mean, we were petrified.

About how unseasonably cold and rainy it was that day, and how I had to keep applying lipstick to hide my blue lips.

When our friend Evan, who performed the ceremony, recited the words to "Never Gonna Give You Up" during the pronouncement of marriage and essentially rickrolled our wedding. It was awesome.

My mini-meltdown when we got the wrong rental car. Instead of the chic hybrid SUV we reserved, we got stuck with a bright orange minivan that we not-so-fondly nicknamed the Great Pumpkin.

When we excitedly cut the cake, only to discover it was not ours. (Apparently, there was a mix-up at the bakery.)

Upon learning that not one -- but three -- of our guests went missing during the reception. (Don't worry, they turned up... eventually!)

When a few drunk football fans wandered into our venue to munch on the late night snack for our guests - macaroni and cheese pizza from Ian's (it sounds weird but trust me, it's the BEST).

It was a day filled with so much love and laughter, I would relive it again and again.

When I think back to that day, to how deliriously happy I was, I know I'm the luckiest girl in the world. Especially because the happiness felt I that day absolutely pales in comparison to the happiness I feel now.

Davey, thanks for giving me the world. I look forward to many, many more years of loving you... and being loved by you.

Photos by the lovely and talented Anda Marie.


  1. Happy Anniversary! Holy cow.... That dress of yours!! You look absolutely stunning in these pictures! xo

  2. Happy anniversary! What a lovely post, and so wonderful that you have such good memories even in the things that didn't quite go according to plan. Your dress was absolutely beautiful xxx

  3. Such gorgeous pictures! Your dress is absolutely stunning!

  4. I absolutely love your dress, so elegant :)

  5. Your dress is incredible! I love it!