April 12th is one of the best days of the year! Why? For one reason, my parents were married 41 years ago on this date. For another reason, I married the most wonderful man in the world 2 years ago on this date!
Mom and Dad, I wish you a very Happy 41st Wedding Anniversary! May you enjoy each other’s company and smile knowing that you are loved so much and by so many people!
And my dear Reggie, can you believe it has been 2 years?! The time has flown by, but please know that my love for you has grown stronger. I wake up each day so thankful that you are the person next to me. You are amazing, talented, patient, hard-working, dedicated, kind, inspirational, devoted, caring, positive, creative, and giving. You’re a dreamer, you won’t settle for less. You are my hero, my rock. Without you and your belief in me, I would not be who I am today, nor would I have found my passion, photography. So I owe you! 😉 I love you so much! Happy Anniversary, Honey!!!
I’ve been asked a few times to share some of our wedding photos, so let’s do it! Our friend and great photographer, Katie Collier, took our photos. Her work is beautiful, classic, and she is truly talented. And, I’m including an excerpt from the journal that I kept as well. I’m getting teary eyed just thinking about it!
The Bouquet! My favorite flowers: peonies, roses, ranunculas, and hydrangeas!
“Once inside I could hear the beautiful music of our organist, Tom, and our cantor, Tim. Our wedding party was lined up and ready to walk down the aisle. Reggie’s brother Mike said, “Hey Steph!” and gave me the thumb’s up sign. Audrey and Ashley smiled and wished me luck. Justin reminded me to breathe and to enjoy it all. Sean gave me a smile, as well as Kristen and Sara. I heard Tim singing “Ave Maria” which I was so happy to hear! My parents and I were standing off to the right of the main church doors, so that Reggie and our guests would not be able to see me. I looked outside again, and saw that our ride was already there. I heard the chime at the altar, signaling that the wedding ceremony was about to begin. I could hear the church bells ringing outside too. I got chills then, and I’m getting them now just reliving these moments!…” (and now as I type this! This is why I love weddings!!!)
I’ll save more photos for a later post…thank you for allowing me to share this with all of you!
Reggie, I love you with all my heart! xo