Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Ground Hog Wedding Day

A fellow blogger challenged her readers to think about a day that they'd relive over and over again.  Their own personal Ground Hog's Day of sorts.  It made me think... my wedding, about my days in the classroom, the day Olive was born, travels and lot of other adventures.  It was hard to decide because there have been a lot of highlights, but the day I'd like to relive over and over again is...

My Wedding Day 7.24.04

I have such happy memories of July 24, 2004 and all the months leading up to our wedding.  Kevin proposed on Christmas Eve and we had 7 months to work out all the details.  My mom and I had tons of fun planning everything out even though neither of us knew much about wedding planning. We visited florists, did lots of idea searching in real life since there was no such thing as Pinterest and had a great time. My Dad and sister helped when the could and I think we all enjoyed ourselves.  I was only 22 and was one of the first of my friends to plan a wedding.  I had also just recently moved home to do my student teaching and it turned out to be the perfect time to be planning a wedding.  We all worked during the day and then worked on wedding stuff at night.  It was such a special time.
My family:

The actual day arrived and the weather was unseasonably COOL for July.  July in Southern Indiana is almost always hot, sticky and humid, but not for my wedding day.  There was a lovely breeze, a slight bit of cloud cover and it was comfortable to be outside.  I couldn't have asked for better weather.  We had a great crowd of family and friends to celebrate with.

Nearly everything went as planned and we did our pictures before the ceremony.  I know that sounds taboo to some, but it was amazing to have all those pictures done and just get to sit back and ENJOY the rest of the ceremony & reception.  The music was lovely and a good time was had by all.

My favorite moments of the day: 
- Seeing my programs come together - we printed them on pink paper, made a little booklet and tied a large pink bow of ribbon to hold them together.  I'd never seen a program like it and they turned out perfect.
-Loved my guest book - I had guests write their best wishes on a mat to frame.  The frame hangs in our bedroom today and I look at it often.  It's a great reminder of all the people who shared our special day with us.
-Walking down the aisle to see Kevin for the first time
-Finally getting to wear my $99 dress (that's another story for another day :)
-Being surrounded by tons of family and friends
 -Seeing people I hadn't seen in years
-Walking through a sea of rose petals being tossed as we exited the church -  
the fact that handfuls of petals fell down my dress was just funny
-Our head pastor gave a lovely wedding sermon to us and the crowd and I remember just soaking it all in.  His wife helped coordinate some things the day of and I remember her grabbing me by the hands, looking me in the eye and saying This day is going to fly by, be sure to slow down and soak in every special detail and I did.

There aren't many things I'd change about my wedding day,
but if I had the chance to edit the day a bit, I'd be sure to:
-ignore the florist's opinion and put bright pink flowers in my bouquet (he said I needed a muted bouquet and that bright colors would be distracting... wonder what he thinks now?)
-take a few more pictures
-try that delicious cake that I'd admired all night and never got more than a bite of.  I'm now that crazy lady at weddings making sure the bride eats and enjoys herself.  haha
-include a few more family and friends in our big day

So if you could relive one day of your life over and over again, what would it be?
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  1. You seriously don't look old enough to have been married ten years! And I'd probably choose to relive my wedding day, with a few minor changes as well.

  2. Your dress was so beautiful!!! You looked so happy so I can easily see why you would want to relive that day over and over again. Your cake really did look yummy so I hate that you didn't get any of it.

  3. You were a gorgeous bride! I was lucky enough to be interning at a florist when I got married, so it worked out really well. I would have taken more pictures too.

  4. I would like to relive your wedding day too and give you a toast! :-X

  5. I second eating your own wedding cake. I did get a bite of mine but I really wanted to try the chocolate groom's cake. It is was music themed and no one even took a picture of it.

  6. This is so sweet! And beautiful pictures! I love your dress!


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