Monday, April 9, 2012

One Year!

I cannot believe one year ago today, I married my fave person! It feels like *so* much has changed and yet nothing all at the same time.

A year ago today, I woke up nervous. Not for the wedding itself, but mainly because I had (yet) to write my vows (I know, you'd think it'd be the guy usually, but not this time)! I took some time for myself, made a mimosa and started to write. Sadly, those vows are nowhere to be found now and all I really remember saying is, "I sat in the wrong seat at the right time"...and "Thank you for finding me, and believing in us when I wasn't ready to".

(me and some of my bridesmaids, and both my sisters prepping)

I was so nervous to walk the aisle in front of everyone that I don't remember his vows to me either (those, sadly were misplaced as well).

But I DO remember how beautiful the day was, and how much I loved our venue
{Grow old with me, the best is yet to be}

There was some drama prior to the ceremony. Not with me, but with a bridesmaid and some family members. None of it matters now and it shouldn't have mattered then. It did though and I let the ish affect me a bit. I should have pulled a bridezilla on everyone and told them to check their problems at the door. But that's not my style.

I love these girls to death!

I also lost the necklace Jason gave me as a wedding gift. That's a long story (and I fear I'll never get another piece of jewelery from hubs again!) and I will never know what actually happened to it (I had it right until my dad walked me down the aisle. That was the last time I saw it).

The missing necklace
...Once I saw Jason, however all the anxiety and stress I had, went away.

We said our vows, laughed, cried and sang (hence, why my face looks ridic in all our recessional photos. I was singing, duh) before taking family photos.

Daddio & I
Then, came OUR photos. If you ever have to choose between not having engagement photos and having them, always do it (most of the time e-pics are included in your photo packages) because it will make you more comfortable in front of the camera and  with your photographer the BIG day of.
Dances were done, toasts were made and the good times were going. We mingled with everyone that came to see us get hitched and I barely remember eating but everyone said the BBQ was amazing (it was important to both of us to have enough food so people didn't feel hungry later. I hate that after a night of drinking and dancing)
Again, we laughed, we cried, we sang.

We took goofy, photos
Cut the cake
...and danced some more
before our grand exit of sparklers to a Bon Jovi song (don't hate)

I cannot believe that it's been ONE YEAR. The wedding was beautiful (okay, so I may be biased. Sue me) and I wouldn't change a thing. But it's just one day. One albeit perfect day (even with the mishaps beforehand and the after party that never was (another long story)) to start our newest journey as husband and wife.
The real beauty comes after the wedding; they call it marriage.

Happy Anniversary, Jason. I love yer face more and more every day!


  1. Love your pictures! Congrats on 1 year!

  2. Yay for 1 year! I think you guys should just book another cruise for when we go and make a it a month long celebration!

  3. you looked so gorgeous! I am so glad I finally got to see a lot of your wedding pictures! It looked like so much fun! happy anniversary!

  4. Congrats and Happy Anniversary. Your wedding and reception were gorgeous - looks like it was a wonderful day and the beginning of a beautiful life together!

  5. Congrats on 1 year, your wedding was super gorgeous love all the details :-)

  6. Congratulations on one year! The photos are gorgeous. I love your wedding colors!

  7. Happy 1 year!! I love seeing your wedding photos, such a beautiful event and you made one stunning bride.

  8. beautiful pictures! happy anniversary!

  9. Happy Anniversary! i love your wedding pictures! love the colors and i love your reception/dinner site!

  10. Gorgeous pics, girl! I love the one with seriously looks straight out of a bridal magazine :)

    Happy Anniversary and I wish you both many fun, amazing, wonderful years together :)

  11. congratulations on one year! You were a beautiful bride!

  12. Look at how fabulous your ceremony was! I hope you had a fantastic anniversary!

  13. Congratulations on your first anniversary! Your wedding was absolutely beautiful and you were such a radiant bride.

  14. I love all of your pictures!! Looks like the perfect day and you were a beautiful bride!!! The goofy photos were such a neat idea too!
    Happy Anniversary!! I wish you many more blissful and blessed years together!!

  15. Looks like a beautiful wedding! Happy Anniversary!