Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Happy Anniversary!!

Today is a special day for me and my best friend. We are celebrating our 3rd anniversary. I am so blessed to have such a fabulous man that wanted to be my husband. He is supportive, kind, patient, full of morals and ethics, funny, trustworthy, generous, hard working, loving...on top of that he puts his faith in God. We are absolutely two peas in a pod. He "gets" me as we usually are on the same wavelength with most anything. He makes me laugh every day. There is no one on this earth that I would rather spend my time with. Although we have had our fair share of disappointments in these first few years of marriage, we have worked through them together, and we are a much stronger couple because of the things that we have been through together. I hope that I have a chance to spend many more years with this man as I cherish every moment that I have with him. I love you, Mike. Happy Anniversary!!

This was the best day of my life!!
I tried to "be in the moment" as I said my vows. Those vows were spoken from the bottom of my heart.
The church was so beautiful with over 200 poinsettias, the lighted trees and the string quartet. Oh, I can't forget the good looking bridal party!!
Why were we laughing as we signed our marriage license? Maybe we were just smiling big because we were so happy.
A close up of the newly married couple
Look at those poinsettias. It is such a fabulous time of year to get married!! We didn't have to buy any flowers for the church other than the bridal party flowers. One of Mike's members allowed us to use their RV as our transportation to the reception. This is one special RV, and we were so thankful that we had a chance to borrow it for a little while
Our first dance was "Eternal Flame" by the Bangles. Strange choice some might say, but it has been "our song" since we first started dating. Yeah, we started dating that long ago. We might only be celebrating our 3rd wedding anniversary, but we dated (with timeouts) for 17 years before we married.That cake. Holy cow. White chocolate amaretto cream center, buttercream frosting topped with white chocolate fondant. It was not only beautiful, but it was delicious!!
This was in front of the club as we were getting ready to leave. It was such a fabulous night. It went by so fast, and I would give anything to do it all over again. Maybe we can someday?? Want to renew our vows in Hawaii (our honeymoon location) in a few years?? Or we could go to Bora Bora and stay in an overwater bungalow with glass bottom floors?? A girl can dream...
...I know I dreamed about this day all of my life. It was everything I dreamed about and more!! Thank you for marrying me, prince charming!!
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Mari said...

What a beautiful wedding you had! I love all the poinsettia's and you two looked great too!

Cheri said...

That was an incredible wedding- so beautiful.
I see Dena!!
Happy Anniversary!!

Jamie said...

Wow, you were a beautiful bride!! The wedding looked perfect, love those poinsettia's.

Oh, that B/W picture with the red flowers......awesome.

This Little Hen said...

Congrata and Happy Anniversary! your wedding was beautiful. I hope that this next year is even better than imagined!

Cathy said...

What a beautiful post. I'm crying buckets right now as I'm reliving every single moment of that wonderful day. You were so beautiful and so happy. We had waited so long for that day to come. Thanks again for letting me share in that special day as your matron of honor. Love and kisses. Cathy

meg duerksen said...

seriously that could be one of my favorite weddings i have ever seen! i love red so much. the 200 poinsettias are amazing. so bold! i just love it. and your bridesmaids looked so good too.
great job on all of that!
happy anniversary. :)

Hipmomofboyz said...

what a pretty guys are soooo cute!
3 years, I just celebrated 18 years! Gosh I feel old

Musings of a Housewife said...

What gorgeous photos! Love that red bouquet. Happy Anniversary!

Dena said...

wow - wouldn't i love to get some of those pictures?? i mean annie was the best flowergirl eveh