The Wedding

31 Mar

Five years ago today was my wedding day. My husband and I were married in the gardens of a beautiful historic home, surrounded by our close family and good friends. The day flew by in a blur (just as I was told it would by former fellow brides) and I tried to sit back and take as much in as I could. There are certain things that stand out in my mind about that day. I remember being so happy that my sister, cousins, aunts, uncles and grandmothers were there with me. I remember my best girlfriends being by my side the whole day, helping me get ready, taming any stray hair  or touching up my makeup, making sure I had a drink or food whenever I wanted it. I remember the flowers – we had the most beautiful flowers at our wedding! I remember walking around and seeing for the first time all of the hard work that my mom and dad had done by setting everything up and decorating. And taking it all in as I realized “I am about to get married; all of this and all of these people are here for me and Alan”.

But most of all I remember seeing my then future husband as I walked down the aisle towards him, and I remember the ceremony clearly.  It was a very magical day. I know that sounds cliche’ but I don’t know how else to describe it! It was truly magical. I spent some time this morning looking at our wedding album, reminiscing on that day and all that it meant to me. Here are some of my favorite photos I’d like to share with you from that special day in my life.

My beautiful wedding cake that tasted as good as it looked!

Getting ready with my bridesmaids.

Precious flower girl.

My sweet Gran.

Flowers lining the aisle.

My "something borrowed" - locket from my great-grandmother.

The groom (right) and groomsman just before the ceremony. I guess they were getting out last minute jitters!

We're married!!

Sweet family.

Ceremonial serenade by cherished friends.

At the reception we danced the night away!

Even my Gran got in on the dancing!

And then we did the Thriller dance. Oh yes, we went there.

And they lived happily ever after. The end.

Maybe I’m a little biased in saying this, but I think I had an amazingly beautiful wedding. I hope every girl gets to have a day as special as mine for her wedding day.

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11 Responses to “The Wedding”

  1. Because I Saw It On Pinterest March 31, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    Best. Wedding. Ever.

    • Mandy April 1, 2012 at 10:03 am #

      Ha! It was pretty fantastic. So was yours, though!

  2. runfordessert March 31, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    Your wedding was amazing! I’m so glad that David and I were able to share that special day with you and Alan. Happy Anniversary!

    • Mandy April 1, 2012 at 10:01 am #

      Thanks, Anna. I’m SO glad you and David were there, too. It was a wonderful feeling being surrounded by loved ones on our special day!

  3. Olivia's Opinions March 31, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    Whoa. Today is my parent’s 22nd anniversary! What a coincidence! Congratulations! :D

    • Mandy April 1, 2012 at 9:56 am #

      Thanks, Olivia! :) Congratulations to your parents on 22 years!

  4. jessseeker April 1, 2012 at 8:44 am #

    Magnificent! :)

  5. Don and carol June 5, 2012 at 10:57 am #

    such a beautiful bride and handsome groom, I will never forget such a lovely day….
    love, mom

    • Mandy June 6, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

      Thank you, mama. I won’t forget it either! Y’all made it very special for us.

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