Monday, August 8, 2011

Happy Anniversary to my amazing husband!


Three years! I can't believe it has been three years already!
Our anniversary dinner


I am so blessed to have such an amazing husband by my side. He is my best friend, a great father and I love him dearly!!

So, thinking back to our wedding day.... awww Mexico! My hubby and I got married in Riviera Maya Mexico and it was perfect!! First we stayed at the Barcelo Palace , which is where we got married....



BUT I'M JUMPING AHEAD OF MYSELF....


Here is at look at our trip.
(beware- picture overload below) :)
Our Resort


Our first meal once we got there was with FAMILY. My brother Ari, his wife Tessa, Me & Joe, My mom & dad and Joe's parents and Grandma (not pictured)
We were so blessed that some people were able to make it! We had around 30 guests and it was fabulous! Everyone came down to stay with us for about a week. We got married on friday and then Joe and I left to stay at El Dorado Royale for a week to have our honeymoon :)

We had such a great time with everyone at the Palace. We enjoyed so much food, a swim up bar, pools and the ocean!


GREAT TIMES AND AWESOME FOOD!

ahh memories


And there is just something to be said about being on vacation and wearing hats... I don't know what it is but it is a MUST and we ALL did it :) Not to mention "the floppy hat" that started off as mine, got wet and passed around as it looked worse and worse :)
THE FLOPPY HAT...


Thursday night we had our rehearsal and bridal shower... where I may have jumped in the pool fully clothed. 

Rehearsal Dinner

Parents & Wedding Party 

Bridal Shower

Night time swim 

The guys had a good time Thursday morning with a guys fishing trip. I never did get a taste... They said it was amazing!
And at the end of fun filled week... A FABULOUS WEDDING! 
(It started out looking stormy and turned into a perfect evening)

FIRST THINGS FIRST- TIME TO GET READY
GOTTA EAT SOMETHING- first fried food in 3 months mmm mmm mmm

Make and hair COMPLETE!
Ali did my hair and it was AMAZING!! Thank you hun! You were such a big help to me! {thanks for being my DJ too} ;)

Time to get dressed for the BIG DAY! 

My something OLD- A hanky from my Grandma
Something NEW-Dress
Something BORROWED- Robin's diamond earrings
Something BLUE- My garter 


Now for some Family time!

MY DADDY!

MY FAMILY
JOE'S FAMILY 
So after we were all ready and he took my families pictures I got to see my husband for the first time that day. We wanted to have a first glance, just the two of us (and the photographer) :)







 IT WAS OUR MOST PRECIOUS MOMENT!


Then before the wedding our photographer and everyone took more pictures!!!










Joe and his groomsmen
Me and my girls!

AND HERE WE GO- LETS GET TO THE GOOD STUFF
OUR WEDDING!

We had Joe and his brother Jake (the best man) walk his mother down with his dad following. SUCH A MOMENT!

 Then my brother Ari, groomsman-walked our mom down 
LOVED THIS!


Following- my bridesmaids
Sister in law Tessa (oh and she painted these umbrellas for me!!) Love you!!

and my cousin Alisha (with a bun in the oven) She was amazing! It wasn't until I became pregnant that I truly understood all she went through to be my Maid of Honor here! 
YOU WERE SUCH A BLESSING TO ME LISH!!! I hope you know that!

This moment to me...... 
I just love my dad so much and he was there for me and gave me away. I just wouldn't be who I am today without him. 


We had some on-lookers too (a little girl with her mom) who waited to see the bride- it was so cute!

I LOVE this moment! My "future" husband WAITING for ME. 
PICTURE IT- THIS IS JUST LIKE OUR LORD AND SAVIOR WAITING FOR US!
WE ARE HIS BRIDEGROOM 





AWWW SO PERFECT! 
THIS WAS EVERYTHING I COULD HAVE EVER WANTED! 
Just you & me and close family & friends

 Our symbols





Ok so... I don't know if anyone knows this...
But the reason I am laughing so hard is because after we gave each other our rings,
I ALMOST KISSED HIM! HAHA 
I was partly nervous in front of everyone and overly excited. 
We both laughed as he said "Not yet" 



 My aunt Melissa and cousin Kala song for us at our wedding. I was so honored. I asked them VERY last minute and they were amazing!!!
They said a song that for as long as I can remember, I wanted at my wedding.



It was just such a perfect, small wedding. We were able to do what we want and have an intimate wedding. My dad said a prayer just before we kissed and were announced as husband & wife! 
PERFECT!! (I couldn't stop crying)

HUSBAND AND WIFE- FIRST KISS!!!



EVERYONE- THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING A PART OF OUR SPECIAL DAY!!!
 IT WAS SUCH A BLAST!!


MR & MRS 












WE HAD A FABULOUS RECEPTION TOO!!





ALL OUR FRIENDS & FAMILY WITH US IN MEXICO
DANCE DANCE DANCE

FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE

MY LOVE


OUR FIRST DANCE ENDED UP BEING TO THIS AWESOME MARIACHI BAND! IT WAS SO FUN!!


CUTTING THE CAKE

Nice & easy.....

 AND BAM!!! UP MY NOSE :)




TRUE LOVE! AND THE MOST AMAZING NIGHT!











WE ALSO WROTE OUR OWN VOWS
THIS WAS VERY DEAR TO MY HEART


Our wedding was, to me, the most amazing way Joe & I could have expressed and shared our love.  I wouldn't have had it any other way.

SO PERFECT!

Our Photographer- Michael Van Auken

2 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. Such gorgeous photos! And your vows were beautiful. :)

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  2. wow this looks like an awesome wedding! I love your photos, it seems you had a great time =)
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