Today is our 7th wedding anniversary. We’re not big for celebrating, although we’re still both big fans of the marriage (and of the wedding we had). Because it’s our anniversary I was flipping through my old photos, found one of my wearing giant sunglasses on my wedding day, had a good laugh and then thought I’d share a few photos of our special day. We didn’t have a photographer at our wedding so all of our photos were supplied by friends and family.
My mom and dad walked me down the “aisle”. I loved my bouquet that friends made me from flowers collected from an assortment of local gardens. I put it in the fridge in the afternoon and never remembered to have a bouquet toss.
It was so hot during the ceremony. Now I feel a little bad for my bridesmaids and the groomsmen who had to stand up there in the heat with us but at the time I was too happy to care. You can see that I have terrible tan lines from tree planting, wore flip-flops, a watch and two climbing rope bracelets but I think that was perfect for our wedding.
When it came time to exchange rings, Jonny had a little bit of struggle to get mine on. My hands were swollen from tree plant, the heat and the fact that I had gotten an infected cut on the pinkie of the my ring hand less than a week before the wedding. He persevered and we were officially married!
We got married on a ranch, so one of the optional activities between the ceremony and dinner (besides partaking in the afternoon long cocktail hour) was horseback riding. Quite a few of our guests headed out on a ride after the ceremony.
After dinner we had our first dance to Beautiful by Gordon Lightfoot (it was a suggestion by a friend from tree plant who sang me the song while we planted through a giant block of devil’s club). I had abandoned shoes at that point and added at least two mini-drink umbrellas to my hair. We had a “self DJ” system where guests took turns picking the music and my father and I two-stepped to Johnny Horton’s North to Alaska.
I had a fantastic day (well, whole weekend at that) and couldn’t have had a better wedding. Even 7 years after the fact I wouldn’t have changed a thing!