What a fun day our wedding was...here are some high lights that I can remember now:-)
-it was unusually warm and sunny that day...at least 30
-I absolutely loved my hair...there was a ribbon tied through it with neat curls
-we waited until I walked down the isle to see each other for the day...that would be 6pm!
-I could barely eat once we got to the church, but I know I needed to so I ate an apple
-I wasn't nervous, but so excited and very at peace
-my mom saw my second tattoo for the first time when putting on the dress...haha! It was of Mike's initials...good thing she saw it on our wedding day!
-we got to ride in a vintage (well 80's) limo driven by one of Mike's neighbor to the reception...we got no privacy and it was pretty funny
-I didn't get to eat anything at the reception, or let me put it this way, it wasn't a priority for me. We only had appetizers and desserts due to the late reception, but I wasn't even slightly concerned about food!
-I was in a dream world....I was all about my new husband and I could kiss him all I wanted and not get looks of disgust or "they shouldn't be doing that!". He was now my HUSBAND!
-It was fun to walk into a hotel in a wedding dress
Our first song we danced to as a married couple was Dedicated to You by Coltrane. Mike picked this song for us during his first deployment to Iraq. To this day I still sit and dream of our romance and dancing with him when I hear this song. I don't think he could have picked a more perfect song for us. Our marriage isn't a perfect marriage and to some would seem old fashioned, but I love our life together, I love the way my husband treats me and wouldn't have it any other way. Yes the deployments and separations have been hard and trying on our marriage, but they have also strengthened it in ways that wouldn't have been otherwise. This deployment has grown us together more than anything in the past 7 years and for that I am grateful for this time apart. I love you dear husband and can't wait to celebrate 8 years together next year (hopefully together) and many more January 2nds:-)
Here are some wedding photos taken by family members...I will have to put up some of the professional ones another time. 7 years ago they, or at least our photographer, didn't put our proofs on a CD.