More Pictures & Memories:
Wedding Part One- Before the Ceremony
Wedding Part Two- The Ceremony
Wedding Part Three- The Reception
Its hard to know how to even begin to describe and reflect on such a special day of Dave and I's life. A year ago today all of the people we love gathered in a beautiful space to celebrate Dave and I and our life together. I have a hard time describing what it felt like to walk down the aisle and see all of the faces of people I love smiling at me. It meant so much to me to have all of them there in that place on that very day.
About this time my nerves were running high. It was only a few hours until the ceremony and my bridesmaids and I were hurrying to get ready in our little room at The Flying W. My brain was a whirl at this point, but I remember my beautiful friend Anna retouching my eye liner several times and wondering what the heck the boys were up to. The other girls were running about finishing up their hair and fingernails, it was so nice to have them there with me to calm me down.
I would choose to have my ceremony out on that very spot on Dave's family's land over and over. It was the perfect place to celebrate our love and as I have gone back there for hikes and camping this past year I have been refilled with the love I felt that day. The blooms remind me of my bridesmaids and I running about with home depot buckets and crappy scissors cutting flowers for the centerpieces and assembling them the morning of the ceremony, the limestone rocks remind me of the many hours Dave's family and I spent plotting and planning out on the pasture- moving rocks and trimming branches, and the beautiful hills remind me of the views that I saw and loved that day as I stood in front of Dave and looked around nervously and happily at the people we love.
This past year has been so wonderful, though it's hard to really believe it has been an entire year. After a few days in Kansas City last year we came home to the remnants of our wedding piled high in our living room and office. The reminders of our beautiful day sat there to bring us back that love. Since then those items have been packed away or set out for display, but our home still holds the memories of that day.
I remember hearing about how hard, yet fun, that first year can be. I never felt like it was in any way difficult. Living with and being married to Dave has been the easiest, most comfortable part of my life so far. I wouldn't trade this past year for anything and I can't wait to see what the future hold for Dave and I in these coming years.