Thursday, September 06, 2007

10 Years Ago this Week: Part II

Happy 10th Anniversary to us!!!

10 years ago today all our friends and family had safely arrived in town and were waking up to a beautiful September morning. All of the family on SJ's side were up at 2 am to watch Princess Diana's Funeral. Our wedding was at 3 pm in a beautiful stone church and then the reception was at an Art Museum. I would not have changed anything about that day. In fact I'd love to do it again with the same guy!

This is a picture of my maid of honor and myself. She is currently working for the US State Department in a far away place. I am so proud of all that she has accomplished in these 10 years. I know she'll check over here today so I will take the opportunity to sing her praises and tell her I love and miss her!!!

P.S. I know I owe you all my silly first day of school photo. I will get that up tomorrow!

Here are some more pics...

Here I am getting dressed:

Here I am with my cousin K. I was in her mother's wedding when I was 8. She was in my wedding when she was 15. She is now engaged to a wonderful guy and will be getting married next June. My kids will continue the tradition and will be her flowergirl and ring bearer!

Formal photos were done and we were waiting for the limo to arrive at my parents house. I'm here with my brother and father.

Here we are waiting to go down the aisle. I am with my dad and Maid of Honor. The church was so small that it did not have room for me and my dress between the outer and inner doors so I had to wait outside to go down the aisle. I literally stepped off the sidewalk onto the aisle!

As you can see, I made it all the way up the aisle!

And back down again!

SJ's wonderful parents that day. His father passed away nearly 3 years ago now and we miss him every day.

Photos in the Japanese garden of the Museum.

Our First Dance

Our Yummy Cake- the top of which we ate on our first anniversary!

And finally- in 2003 an editor from Modern Bride called me after she got a hold of one of our wedding photos that the photographer submitted to a photo contest (and won). She asked if she could print it on the last page of their December 2003 issue where they highlight each month an already married couple. So of course I said yes.
(I took out the paragraph b/c it has all sorts of personal info in it. )


Meg said...

Happy 10th!!!! You were a beautiful bride and the wedding and reception sound like they were perfect- I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating all that has been and all that is to come!

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

Absolutely stunning wedding photos. Happy 10th Anniversary!

ali said...

Sigh, so pretty. I love a wedding. Happy Anniversary!

And I also love a friend all dressed up in her new uniform on her first day of culinary school. Hint.

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Happy 10 yrs! We are just about to celebrate our 5th.
Your pictures are beautiful!

Avery's Mom & Dad said...

Happy 10th.....I loved celebrating our 10th. You looked beautiful and your pictures are amazing, so fun that you were in the magazine. thanks for sharing!