Today is a celebration of the happiest day of my life. Two years ago I married my best friend. I am so blessed to have a husband that loves the Lord more than anything, but also is a daily example of Christ's love for me through his selfless, forgiving, unconditional love. I have never met anyone who has a harder time finding fault with anyone or anything. He goes out of his way to talk to the person standing by himself, and looks for ways to serve others. He never raises his voice or gets angry. I am so thankful for his calm, level-headed, rational approach to difficult situations. And I'm thankful for his funny, crazy side that provides humor in everyday life. He is my perfect match, but yet I don't deserve him.
So in honor of our anniversary, I wanted to share a few of my favorite memories and pictures from our wedding. I can honestly say that I loved every minute of that day. If I could go back and do it again, I wouldn't change a thing. I know that I owe a huge part of that to the wonderful people who gave up so much of their time to make everything perfect. Of course my parents deserve the biggest thank-you. I am so appreciative of the many sacrifices they made for me, all the work they put in behind the scenes.
The day began with a wonderful bridesmaid's brunch at my Aunt's house. She made the most delicious meal, and I'm so glad I had the opportunity to relax and enjoy the time with my sweet bridesmaids before the busyness of the day. Following the brunch, we headed to the church where several close friends of mine were kind enough to do our hair and makeup. We put on a movie, and had a great time getting ready together.
Finally it was time to see Ryan. Here we are a few minutes after we saw each other for the first time.
The next couple hours were spent getting pictures taken. . .
with both of our families
with my cousins
of the details
in the wind
and in love.
Finally the moment has arrived.
Our reception was so beautiful, and the cake and food tasted as good as they looked.
Before we knew it, it was time to go.
I can't wait to share the rest of our lives together!