Saturday, October 31, 2009

I DO

5 years ago, today, Jon and I were saying our "I do's"......in fact it was just about this exact time!! From the days that followed our engagement we both agreed that we did not want an elaborate wedding.....eloping was even a thought. My mom convinced me (possibly threatened!!) that we could easily do a small wedding with little stress! The entire weekend was JUST that.....at least for me and could not have happened without my family and some friends!! Once we got rolling with the plans we knew that we wanted a fall wedding and for it to be outside if possible. Reason behind a Halloween wedding.....it was the only weekend day left in October!! It started out a rainy day which became a small stressor for me. I literally begged God in the shower that morning that he would allow me to accept whatever the weather was to be that day! I did and before I knew it the sun was shining down and it turned out to be the PERFECT day in soooo many ways! Jon and I were able to be surrounded by family and friends the ENTIRE weekend.....it was wonderful! Such good memories for me today as I scrolled thru hundreds of pictures this morning! I am blessed beyond measure!!

pre-wedding
Jon's family
my beautiful sisters
Jon and his brother
Jon's family......his grandmother passed away earlier this year (blessed to have had her there)
my beautiful grandmother who also passed away earlier this year......i miss her beyond measure and I really am grateful she was beside me the entire weekend!!
4 generations
my beautiful mother
this picture radiates happiness to me!!!
ceremony
my mother walked me down the isle.....she's forever been my rock!
i do realize this picture is sideways but i couldn't turn it and had to add it! this is my niece and she had tripped prior to making her way down and so with ALL the attitude she could muster up she threw those leaves high up into the air!!
mr and mrs
my mother had a "toast at dusk".....it was perfect!
reception
had sooooo much fun laughing, talking, eating, and dancing the night away with friends and family

i could not have asked for a more perfect day!!
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY BABE!! I LOVE YOU MORE AND MORE EVERYDAY!!

5 comments:

The Hadfields said...

Beautiful pictures!!! Happy Anniversary!!

LizE said...

this is great. i never saw or heard about your wedding so i loved the blog :)

Erika Reiner said...

What a wonderful memory! Your wedding was sooo beautiful and I am so thankful I was able to be a part of your beginning into forever! Love you and YAY FOR 5 YEARS!!! I can't believe it's gone by so fast! Cheers!

Heather Figueiredo said...

What fantastic memories these pictures brought back! i LOVED your wedding and am thankful that I was there. The picture of you, Jon and Kayden is one of my all time favorite pictures-its just beautiful and FULL OF JOY!

Heidi said...

Happy Anniversary!! You both are full of love and life and it is so refreshing to see- and be around!

Love you- and may you enjoy many, many, many of these beautiful years!