October 4, 2015

One Year

It's been one glorious year since I said "I do" to my Hank.

It feels like yesterday and also forever, one year ago.

Forever in a comfortable, lived in, way.

I look forward to many more years of loving, living, and learning with my husband.

Thank you Father for a year of this adventure called marriage!

October 3, 2015

Reader, I married him. | Pt. 4

Before we went in for the reception, we got a picture that I really, really wanted to have...

All of our family members that attended in one picture!  I loved having so much family there!

I'm so glad I had time before the wedding to visit with my family from out of state.  We didn't have much time on the actual wedding day.  It was so special to have so many of them with us.

In addition to family, so many friends came.  There was seating inside for 300 and it looked like almost every seat was taken.  I'm especially thankful for our wonderful church family!

Hank's siblings sang us a song that they wrote.  I honestly don't remember anything about it - everything is kind of a blur - but I'm sure it was funny. :smile:

Signing the wedding license.

The cake was exactly what I envisioned.

This was maybe one of the weirdest things I've every participated in.  Feeding each other cake.  In front of people.  It's weird.  And slightly awkward.  We did not smash the cake in each other's faces.  We are civilized, after all. :wink:  Oh, and Hank says feeding me cake was no weirder than the rest of the wedding.  I still think it was the weirdest.

I love the cake topper that I found on Etsy!

We danced our first waltz to the waltz from the movie The Young Victoria.

We tried to get our niece and nephew to dance together.  They were sure cute!

Then it was time for some swing!!

With my bro.

My mom with her sisters.

Our getaway car.  Some of the guys from church decorated it, and we found toilet paper in some of the oddest places.

And they helped my bro to put the ball and chain around Hank's ankle.

While I tossed my bouquet from the bed of the pick-up, he managed to get it off, despite the fact that he couldn't locate the key. :grin:

And then we drove off into the sunset.
It was the perfect wedding day.

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September 26, 2015

Reader, I married him. | Pt. 3

My bridesmaids and I took a moment to pray before they took their places.
It's one of the memories I cherish most from this day.

As the musicians began to play "Anna's Theme" from the movie Leap Year, I began my walk down the aisle.  There were butterflies in my stomach, but I just kept my focus on the end of that aisle...on my handsome groom.

And I didn't have to walk that long aisle alone - I was blessed to have my dad right there with me the whole way.

  I honestly don't remember much from during the ceremony, except Hank and being overwhelmed by how blessed I was to be marrying him.  

Pastor Paul does such a wonderful job of showing how the relationship between Christ and His church is imitated by the relationship between husband and wife.

I do remember it feeling so odd to be the one up there exchanging vows and rings.

And about here is where the picture of our first kiss should be...except we don't have any.  Nope, not one.  Apparently we were really quick about it...I know I was feeling a bit shy about getting my first kiss in front of so many people.  I'm still glad I waited until the ceremony for my first kiss, though.  And it makes for a good story. :grin:

Edit 9/28: My Aunt Kathy sent me this picture that my cousin Parker captured of our first kiss with his phone!!  I am sooo excited to have this!!!

So, so happy.

Here we come, officially, until God by death alone parts us, Mr. & Mrs.!

That's all for today's post.  Up next will be the reception.

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