10 years ago today, I married the man of my dreams. In some ways, it seems like yesterday. In other ways, it feels like we've lived a lifetime. 18 years together, 10 years of marriage. It was one of the happiest days of my life. It has been really fun to go back through all of the pictures (not so fun scanning them all in to our computer) and thinking back to that day. We were young and had so much ahead of us. It seemed like anything was possible as long as we were together. We've realized so many of our dreams together already and I can't wait to see what the future holds for us. This post is a look back at our special day.
Randi stayed the night with me at my parents house. We had a little slumber party and kept talking about how it was my last night as a single girl. We turned in early because I wanted to get plenty of sleep. I woke up the next morning filled with excitement.
Here is a picture of me right when I woke up (thanks Randi)
My dad went to get my favorite breakfast, Foster's Donuts, and we enjoyed a relaxed morning.
The girls headed to the salon to get our hair done. Shannon had been doing my hair forever and she did a wonderful job that day, on me and the rest of the girls.
Me with my hair done (and no make-up on)
We went back to my parents house for make-up
After getting make-up on and finally getting my dress on, we were ready to head out for pictures
My dad snapped photos as I came downstairs
Getting in the limo (not so easy in a dress that big)
This is my "holy crap it's hot" face. It was July. In Bakersfield. 100 degrees.
We had fun in the limo
Shaun and I did not want to see each other before the ceremony, so he and his family took pictures first, and then we followed.
Shaun and his sisters
Shaun and his groomsmen
Shaun and his parents
My handsome groom
Shaun and his best man Joey
Shaun and his mom
Me and the girls
Me and the girls (with the sunglasses my mom made us)
Me and my brother
Me and my mom
A kiss for my dad
Me with my Matron of Honor Randi
Just me again
Some pictures from the ceremony
Some pictures from the ceremony
Our first picture as husband and wife
With our parents
The Bridal Party
Shaun with the girls
Me with the guys
Bridal party hug
A kiss under the veil
Leaving the church headed for the reception
Pictures before the party
A toast from our best friends
The feeding of the cake (we did it nicely)
The ring shot
Dancing with my dad
Shaun dancing with his mom
Cutting the cake
Throwing the bouquet
Joey, the best man, catching the garter (impressive jump)
That's right, we wear our sunglasses inside...that's how we roll!
This is a bit later in the evening....I sang to Shaun and did a little dance for him
I gave it all I had
He appreciated it!
This is pretty much where I was all night....the dancefloor
Shaun joined me for a few dances!
Here I am leading the electric slide
A hug from my best good friend
And one from my mom
This is us in the limo heading to our hotel. What a night! And they lived happily ever after.....
Babe, I love you more than I can say. These last 10 years have been an adventure. It hasn't always been easy but we have made it through together. I can honestly say that I love you more today than I did on that day 10 years ago. You've given me a wonderful life and it's better than I ever dreamed. I have you. We have Julianne. Life is sweet and it keeps getting sweeter. I love you!