Yesterday marked 4 years that my husband and I have been together. We just celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary while we were away on vacation in New York. You could say that we have moved mountains in our short time together.
Weddings, babies, houses, ups, downs, new jobs, new adventures, traveling the world. All that jazz.
We just returned from NY last week. We celebrated the wedding of some friends in upstate, and then celebrated our wedding anniversary in the city while we were there (funny enough with a different newlywed couple).
Love is in the air…..
The wedding that we attended in upstate New York got me realllly got me thinking about our own wedding. The officiant talked about the night that the couple met at a Halloween Party at a bar downtown. Tom was beaming at me from his spot as a groomsmen, because that was the same night that tom’s story and I begins. We had originally met at Little Woody but didn’t see each other for a month or so, until the Halloween Party.
So, you could say weddings are on my mind…. I wanted to share more about our special day on the blog, because hello, it’s the best day ever!
Months ago I had devised a plan to pre-write out some posts to publish during the week of our wedding. Well, that didn’t happen the way I had planned due to a job change, traveling, other’s weddings, etc. Better late than never though right!
I’m still going to share some more about our wedding day but this post is just to share never before seen photos mostly.
If you don’t know the story of our wedding day, I’ll give you a little context.
2 years ago, Tom and I threw the best party of our lives. We couldn’t have done it without the love and support (and money, ha!) of our families.
At that time, we were new parents to the sweetest little 8 month old baby girl. As you can imagine, planning a wedding with a newborn had it’s challenges, but I tried to keep my cool despite being personally responsible for one of the biggest days of our lives! No pressure or anything.
Tom’s parents hosted our rehearsal dinner the night before at Kitchen 56, which was beautiful. I do believe that the construction of K56 has done away with the patio as it once was, so I hope they have another alternative! It’s a beautiful view of Camelback Mountain. We’re not upset that they attached a Lou Malnati’s delivery window attached to it though.
I had decided that I was going to plan our own wedding, I mean how hard can it be? Basically, there’s a formula you follow, you pick some colors, you get a dress, you invite some people, you feed them, say I do, and party all night. For the most part, that’s basically how it went.
It went off without a hitch with the help of amazing friends and family. It was a beautiful (albeit slightly hot) sunset wedding, graced with the most beautiful desert sky as the sun went down. It was picturesque and perfect.
You know how the story goes, but for sake of preserving these memories even more, I thought I would share some never before seen photos from our special day!
The rest of the night was full of love, laughter, and prickly pear margaritas and tacos.
Stay tuned for more wedding related posts! I am going to share some of my favorite moments, bloopers, and lessons learned.
Thanks for reading!
As always…sending sunshine,
Photography done by: Brooke Bates Photography
Venue: Desert Botanical Garden
Dress: Lillian Lottie Couture
Entertainment by: SKM Entertainment
Videographer: Something New Media