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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Happy 4th Anniversary

Today is Justin and I's fourth anniversary. I have never really written about our wedding on my blog. For me, it was one of the best days of my life. We had so much fun. I was not stressed out or freaking over little details. I simply enjoyed the day and tried to take it all in. Everything fell smoothly into place and it was just perfect. I honestly loved every second of it.

It was January, so you have no idea what the weather is going to do. I didn't care what it did as long as it wasn't icing. It was overcast all day and then when we left the church to go to the reception, it was doing this misting kind of thing that made for some amazing pictures. My very favorite picture is below. I wish I had more of the professional pictures to post, but I don't have them with me.




We had an enormous wedding party. I had 11 bridesmaids. Yes, you read that right, there were 11 of them. I have 3 sisters, plus my closest friends, and that was that. A whole gaggle of people stood up with us. They wore deep red dresses and carried white roses. My dress was exactly what I wanted. I bet I tried on 200 wedding dresses. While it was fun, it was overwhelming. I always knew what I wanted and had to have the designer take the top from one dress and the skirt from another to get what I wanted. So, after trying on all of those dresses, I never even tried on the dress I ended up getting before mine actually came in.

With my dad and you can see the idea of the dress - very simple with a big bustled skirt


The reception had all white flowers and white christmas lights everywhere. My goal was a wintery feel. I think we accomplished it. My cake was 4 white tiers with red roses in between each tier. Justin's cake was a full drum kit. It was so cool. We had a great motown band from Memphis. Justin was, of course, very concerned that our band was awesome. They were. The dance floor was full the entire reception. I really had so much fun. I adored being the bride for the day.



Justin is my rock. The person that makes me stronger, happier, and more grounded than any other man could. He is the perfect match for me because he is so opposite of me in most ways, which makes me grow as a person. He is calm and collected. It takes a lot to get him worked up. I, on the other hand, am high strung and very emotional. He points things out to me in a way I would never think of and that ends up making so much sense - I just needed someone to show me how to think of it that way. We have been through a lot in our years together. Some of the times were very difficult and frustrating, but we always came out of every hard situation stronger and more in tune with one another. I love you, honey! This is going to be our best year yet!

I got flowers from Justin this morning. They are beautiful and gave me the chance to work on some photographs of up close flowers. Most of the lilies are not open yet, so that will have to wait for tomorrow. Nicki, the black background thing worked. See the rose one? Crazy, huh? There is just that one spot of green in the bottom right hand corner. I am pretty fascinated.
Single Rose
Two Roses
Lily

33 comments:

Emily said...

happy fourth!
your dress was beaut!
xo

Susan said...

Happy anniversary, y'all! Your dress was beautiful, the wedding pictures were great to see, and the flowers Justin sent you are gorgeous.

Becky & Nick said...

Happy Anniversary! I don't believe I have commented before, but I wanted to say, I absolutely love the first picture of you two in the mist. Beautiful!

Kate said...

hhhhhhhhhhhappy ani!
it's so fun to go back and remember what fun it was! ...what gifts you and justin are to each other! love you both!

ps--love the black background!!! fancy!
btw-you are being reeeeally good on posting a lot! i love it!

Cliff & Chandra said...

Happy Anniversary! That first photo is absolutely beautiful.

Christina said...

those misty pictures are just gorgeous, they're works of art! Happy Anniversary!

theysaywordscanbleed said...

happy anniversary!

Melissa said...

You said what I feel about mina and my husband's relationship. It's kind of like the "iron sharpens iron" thing. That one picture in the mist was beautiful, truly :)

Stepping On Legos said...

Happy anniversay you two! You make such a beautiful family!!! The flowers from Justin are just beautiful. The pictures are awesome - very nice! Just think what a macro lens could do, huh?! Haha. The wedding gown is absolutely gorgeous. Your day sounded so perfect in every way!!!! Here's to lifetime of happy anniversaries!

mommy magallanes said...

Happy Anniversary!! Today is a good day.

mam said...

Sweet post, and beautiful photos!

Amber said...

Kelly, I just cried reading about you and Justin...so sweet and the perfect match! The pictures of the flowers are awesome! Happy Anniversary!

John and Brandy said...

Congrats!! I love it... especially the lillies... they are my favorite and were actually my wedding flower!!!

Melissa said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope that year five rocks for you and yours!

Kristin said...

Happy Anniversary! I remember your wedding like it was yesterday...we had a blast! I even have a super cute picture of Brett cutting the rug with Justin's mom. They made such sweet dance partners!

Hope you enjoy your day!

Jena said...

Oh Kelly, Congrats! and Happy Anniversary, I can honestly say, it only gets better!

Nancy said...

Happy Anniversary! Beautiful pics!!

Marlee Belle said...

Happy Anniversary! That picture is awesome and so was your dress! I always love the neat grooms cakes that people come up with! Thanks for sharing!

Kerry said...

Happy Anniversary! What gorgeous photographs.

ShellyW said...

Hope you had a great Anniversay!!!!

Shelly and Rob W.

Kate said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSAY! May many blessings fill your marriage this year!

Thanks for sharing your photos...beautiful!

You're getting to be quite the photographer! Now, I can't wait to get my camera!!!

Shawna said...

Kel, those photos are amazing! They look really, really good. So proud of you! Justin, you did good on the flowers! I love that first pic...it's one of my favorites from your wedding too! That was such a fun day!

Jen said...

Happy Anniversary, Kelly! Your dress was amazing--you look like a winter princess. Best wishes for another spectacular year together!

Rachel said...

Aww, Happy Anniversary! That first photo of the two of you walking off hand in hand is breathtaking.

E. said...

Happy anniversary! Great photos (both of you and of the flowers).

megan said...

Happy Anniversary!!! You were a beautiful Bride, your dress was amazing!!!

Norah said...

Happy 4 years !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jenny said...

happy anniversary.
what a dress! I love it. That bussel. The prefect strapless with the little delicate detail! I have been married ages (almost 11 years) and my dress looks soo old fashioned now! (although someone recently said, oh your dress was modern for the 90s. urgh)

enjoy!

LawMommy said...

Happy Anniversary!

The photos of the two of you in the mist are stunning.

Have a great day,
Gretchen

LawMommy said...

Oh, also, the groom's cake is awesome.

LaLa said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Looks and sounds like a wonderful time : )

steelashley said...

Happy anniversary, guys! That picture of y'all leaving in the mist is one of my all-time faves! I know this will be the best year yet for you guys! The only part I didn't love so much about the reception was heading to the ER to get my toe sewn back on. Oops! Good times!

Kelly said...

From my friend Liz:

Happy
Anniversary!
You were my most favorite bride ever. I've never seen anyone have so
much
fun at their wedding. I'll never forget you on stage dancing and
singing
with the band and Justin watching from the side with the most adoring
(and
amused) look on his face...it was such a cute role reversal. Cheers
to
many more great years ahead! I know this year is going to be an
exciting
one for you two. Miss seeing you guys!

Liz