Happy Anniversary to us…

I got married 5 years ago today.  I can honestly say it was the best and most FUN day of my life.  The advice I give every bride who’s wedding I shoot?  Forget everything once the day arrives and enjoy it for what it is.  A great big party with all of your favorite people there to celebrate you marrying the one you love.  It’s as simple as that.  And that is what we did…

We got married at the San Juan Vineyards, and went with a local photographer, James Krall.  He didn’t have a blog or a fancy website, but I loved the way he captured people.  Loved the way he captured us…

I did my own bouquet from wholesale flowers.  My dress was a designer sample (no tag, so I don’t know who it’s by) from Belltown Bride.  It was exactly what I wanted, only better. Kind of like the Huz 😉

Here’s a few images from that amazing day.Blog Our Wedding 8-8-09-1 Blog Our Wedding 8-8-09-2 Blog Our Wedding 8-8-09-3 Blog Our Wedding 8-8-09-4 Blog Our Wedding 8-8-09-5My Mastiff of Honor…I still miss her every day. Blog Our Wedding 8-8-09-6 Blog Our Wedding 8-8-09-7The little chapel on site held a maximum of 50 people, including us.  I LOVED IT!  It was so intimate and exactly what I wanted.  We had a larger reception at the covered pavilion with more family and friends.

LOVE how excited the boys look up at the altar with us haha.Blog Our Wedding 8-8-09-8 Blog Our Wedding 8-8-09-10I was trying to think of something eloquent to write, but writing isn’t exactly my forte.  Precisely why I take pictures.  Those tell my story for me… Then, I went to reread our vows.  They said it all then and I can honestly say that they say it all now….

 From this day forward I promise you these things.
I will laugh with you in times of joy, and comfort you in times of sorrow.
I will share in your dreams and support you as you strive to achieve your goals.
I will listen to you with compassion and understanding, and speak to you with encouragement.
I will help you when you need it, and step aside when you don’t.
I will remain faithful to you for better or worse, in times of sickness and health, through the pressures of the present and the uncertainties of the future.
You have shown me what love feels like and for that I thank you.
You are my best friend, and I will love and respect you always.

I found my other half later in life, and it was sooooo worth the wait.  He doesn’t read this blog, but…love you Huz! 🙂dit-elle-Lauren

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