July 20, 2012


It's hard not to feel a little sentimental and reminisce today.  Last year around this time, on a rainy Friday like today, we were decorating our wedding reception spot and looking forward to our rehearsal.  Our rehearsal dinner was held in the Mr's parents' magical backyard. Under a tent strewn with white lights, were tables covered in kraft paper - topped with blue ball jars filled with daisies.  Carolina BBQ goodness... an homage to the Mr's few years spent living in NC, and our upcoming honeymoon in Charleston, SC. 

While we were at the church "rehearsing" for the wedding, my future mother-in-law's best gals were coming up with a solution for the rain soaked kraft paper on the tables {which they did}... and praying for the rain to stop {which it did}. 

What followed was one of the best evenings I can remember.  For once we had all of the Mr's friends and mine in one spot; in from Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, NC, Miami, and all areas of Ohio.  It was a giddy combination to have our friends and family around us + to be excited about what was to follow the next day.  I think we were both a little high on happiness.

While our actual anniversary isn't until Monday {July 23rd} I feel that we should celebrate the anniversary of our wedding weekend all weekend. Right? Friends, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Do something silly.

{L-R: James, Nicole, Cynthia, and Graham... with one of the Martin's gnomes. You guys are the best.}

1 comment:

  1. It was such a fun evening and the next day was an even bigger and better celebration!!!