Today my marriage turned 5, only a few hours ago in fact. It is crazy it has gone so fast, but so much has changed since then: jobs, houses, babies, pets.
Here are some of the sweet things about that day, followed by a few shots.
We had been talking about getting married for awhile, but then our friend Brad got his orders to ship out for Iraq. We wanted him there, so we planned our wedding in just a few days over four weeks. Yes people, four weeks to plan the event of a lifetime.
My friend Carolyn made the amazing cakes. An assortment of bundt cakes including her famous lemon cake (which I think some people may actually kill for), a spice cake and a chocolate. They were to die for.
Our friend Tim did the ceremony, despite being so nervous I though he was going to faint.
Our photos were taken by my friend Thais.
My friend Julie sang a song. J's friend Bruce got his band to play for free.
My dress was made by a woman in the Bitterroot in record time out of ivory silk I picked up on a trip to Vietnam for the thrifty amount of $15.
I wore my friend Jessica's fresh water pearls.
It had rained for some crazy number like 24 of the past 30 days before our wedding. It rained right up until 4 pm on Friday night and started right back up at 10pm Saturday night, just as the last of the tables and chairs were loaded in the trailer. Which was great because we had no plan "b" and no tent.
The iris garden burst into bloom the morning of the wedding because it was the first day of sunshine it had seen in quite awhile.
Aubrey put all of the flowers together, but accidentally froze some of them and had to remake a few things right before the wedding, with the help of Jessica and without me knowing a thing.
My husband had my ring made from an example I gave him, using sapphires from his great grandpa's collection of uncut gems.
My husband wore an $8 ring because he was afraid he would lose it right away.
His grandpa was his best man.
Brad, one of the groomsmen held his 2 month old son Jacob throughout the ceremony.
We danced and danced and danced...