Like I always say, time flies when you’re having fun, and it has certainly flown by these past eleven years! That it has been more than a decade since I married my best friend seems, if not unfathomable, then, at the very least hard to believe.
From the moment my feet hit the ground that day I could feel this kind of magic in the air. I remember feeling giddy, light-headed even, and overwhelmed with this all-encompassing sense of joy. It was one of those perfect Southern California days, no sign of the dreaded June gloom that just days earlier had hung over L.A.. It was a perfect metaphor for everything that had come before. The dark days were over. We were surrounded by nothing but light.
The entire day possessed a kind of dreamlike aura, with each and every second enhanced with a gauzy, technicolor filter. So many unforgettable moments…
This in one of my favorites –
David Aldo is singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow and I am having a major out-of-body experience. As I make my entrance on the stone walkway I instantly lock eyes with Katherine, who is standing mid-aisle, waiting to take my hand. Almost simultaneously my eyes connect with John, smiling and serene. He stands at the head of the aisle surrounded by a sea of blue hydrangeas, patiently waiting for us to get to him, another metaphor not lost on anyone.
I can close my eyes and I’m right there. I’m full of anticipation and trying to take it all in. I’m standing in this magical garden of blue hydrangeas, the California sky to match.
Any minute now my best friend, my confidant, the most beautiful girl in the world will make the turn and come up the aisle to be my wife.
And then I blink and she appears.
Like an angel in this perfect setting, grace and beauty in perfect balance.
Katherine, too, so beautiful, like her mother.
The three of us, about to become a family…
This post gave me chills. Absolutely beautiful. Your wedding looks magical, and it sounds like your love is as well!
Such fabulous memories!!
Such vivid and beautiful memories! Happy Anniversary! xox
WOW you looked absolutely stunning, like an angel! What a fabulous post – kind of apt for me really because my husband and I have just started planning our 20 year vow renewal (in two years time!).
Misty eyed reading this. Your love just pours off the page, and it feels even fuller when spending time with you both. All the best to you and wishing you many more happy and lovely years together. xox Kelsie
WHAT A LOVELY POST THE PICTURES ARE GREAT1
Much love, Pisa
Love these pictures!! You looked so gorgeous! I wish you both many more years of happiness!
Tamara – LoveofMode.com
What a beautiful post. I celebrate the joy you’re expressing.
Beautiful pictures!! Such an amazing post!
Omg how beautiful!! All of the flowers are just stunning and you look gorgeous!
This post is so sweet Mary! You looked stunning (still do) and happy anniversary!!
I just loved everything about this post, Mary. So sweet and your pictures are lovely. Thank you for sharing your special day with us.
This is the sweetest post. I am tearing up reading it ! Thank you for sharing this sweet memory & wonderful photos
Beautiful photos and beautiful words, wshing you all the best for many more years together.
Thank you for sharing these memories with us, beautiful photos and Happy Anniversary!
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