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Favorite Wedding Memory!

Welcome to day 4 of the Valentine's Day Extravaganza!


Today we're sharing our favorite memory from our wedding day...

9 years ago this very moment, I was getting ready to walk down the aisle and vow to love, honor, and cherish the love of my life!'s true! It's Mr. and Mrs. Wonderful's Anniversary today!! (I love how, when I write our names like that...that I become "Mrs. Wonderful"!!) *cheesy grin*

Wow...I still can't believe it's been 9 years!

So...after the whole engagement story...we decided, " that we're engaged, let's just make it official!!"...and we planned (oh, who am I kidding...I planned, he showed up...) our wedding in 3 months!

Crazy much?! (That's the Mr., heaving a sigh of relief that this crazy planning is done...and that he's locked me in...he's saying to his buddy Leon, " I one lucky dude, or what, man?"...ahem...or something like that.)

Well...turns out, when you get married in the dead of winter...things fall into place quite easily! No picketing for reception sites, no bribing priests, no fighting for someone to alter your dress...

It was smooth sailing...and for an indecisive chick like myself...having a tight time frame actually made things easier.

I couldn't dwell on the symbolism of gardenias versus hyacinths, or contemplate whether our programs should open landscape style or portrait style and whether the font on them should be Lucinda Grande or Courier.

Nope...I was making rapid fire decisions and not looking back! In fact, I still have a list of what decisions I made on what day (suggested by my gram--that's her on the left, my mama on the right)...and it was pretty much solid planning, right outta the shoot!

But, anywho...back to the wedding.

The marriage.

And my favorite memory.

Can I just say the whole day? 'Cuz it was amazing. Everything went off without a hitch (which, now looking back, kinda bums me out...'cuz it's the "hitches" that make for some fun wedding stories!!)...and it was one heckuva fun day!

Okay, okay, okay...I'll choose!

My favorite part of the day, was probably right before I walked down the aisle with my dad.

Mr. Wonderful and I (oh, who am I kidding was my decision...) decided that it would be so romantic to not see each other prior to the, the first that he saw me (and I saw him) that day, was when I was walking down the aisle.

What an amazing emotion it was! To be on the arm of my dad, about to pledge my love and my life to this amazing man at the other end of the my breath away just remembering it!!

And then there was the reception!! And lemme just say...I come from a family that knows how to throw a party...nope, scratch that...I come from a family that just knows how to party!!

Oh, the dancing and the fun! My new in-laws dancing to a fun song (that I can't, for the life of me, remember...)... Mr. Wonderful gettin' jiggy wit' it and falling right on his side, where he had keys in his pocket (ouch!!), my aunts and uncles partying into the wee hours to Prince, by request, my new BIL teaching me "the window" (or something...)...

And then, there was this:

(That's me...being serenaded the "Sweetheart Song" by the Mr.'s AGR frat brothers!

Sigh...oh, to be able to go back and live that day all over!

It was the beginning of the rest of my life!

I can't wait to hear about YOUR wedding day!

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  1. This made me sniffle. How wonderful! Hehee.

  2. Sounds like a great day! We planned ours in seven weeks and got married in the middle of winter as well. I completely agree that having a short time to plan made it so much easier. :)

  3. AWW!! That is SUCH a great story! 3 months and you did awesome I say =) It's always better to know what you want rather than taking months just to pick napkins! LOL.

  4. I love it! And Happy Anniversary! One of these mornings I'm going to try and be the first linker! I'm up early with the baby and then back to sleep for another hour and I always miss it. =)

  5. Happy Anniversary!! What a wonderful story.

  6. Happy Anniversary to Mr. & Mrs. Wonderful.
    What an awesome day!!

    Oh and your gram and mama passed on some great genes to you, neither one of them looks old enough to hold the name you gave them.

  7. Happy Anniversary! :) I loved looking at your wedding pictures!

  8. YAY for 9 years! I hope the next 9 are just as wonderful for you! Also it looks like you guys had a blast on your wedding day!

  9. What a beutiful bride you were! You were just glowing :)

    Looks and sounds like a perfect wedding day!! Thanks for sharing with us

  10. Love the picutres and the story!! I am glad you didn't have snags in your day!!!

  11. Love the picutres and the story!! I am glad you didn't have snags in your day!!!

  12. Looks like you all had a wonderful day!!

  13. Happy Anniversary! Mrs. Wonderful... You were a beautiful bride! Enjoy your day! I linked yesterdays - oops!- =) Thanks for reading! So if my hubby is Mr. McFunny ... do I get to be Mrs. McFunny?!! =)
    Just Jenn~

  14. that is so beautiful!! I love that story, I want my wedding day to be beautiful and fun too!!
    Speaking of beautiful, there's something for you on my blog!

  15. Let me guess...they were singing "I get down on my knees for yoooouuuu!" Can't remember the title though.

    You looked gorgeous! What a fun wedding!

  16. You looks fabulous! I wish I could redo our wedding day at least once a year. :) Happy Anniversary!!

  17. Happy Anniversary! I love your wedding photos.

  18. Happy Anniversary! It's my parents' anniversary too and the anniversary of my 2nd date with my husband (actually, exactly 9 years ago-it's in my how we met post).
    Great job planning a wedding in 3 months - sounds like it was amazing. I had 2 1/2 to plan mine-crazy!

  19. Happy Anniversary!! =D I love your story!

  20. What a great story. I'm amazed you planned it in 3 months!

    Happy Anniversary!

  21. Happy Anniversary! We also have a winter anniversary Feb2. I love having that excuse to go somewhere warm.

  22. Oh I love it all. I was sad that today you were doing wedding memories...since I am oh 138 days from my big "I DO" day. I love your pictures you guys look so happy and in love! I hope my memories are as wonderful as yours. I don't think I could have done a wedding in 3 months, let alone in the COLD! We are going to the beach!

  23. Happy Anniversary!! I love hearing about people's wedding day memories. I love the serenade by the frat brothers. :)

  24. Happy Anniversary! I also planned our wedding in 3 months, craziness but I think that made me worry less as well, just had to get out there and do it!

  25. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!! Hope your day is beautiful!
    Toni @ Hemp & High Heels

  26. Happy Anniversary!
    Cute story! That first photo- you are sooo cute! You look so happy. :-) But, of course, it's your wedding day!
    I actually did a post today and linked up...yay for me. :)

  27. Your so cute. And seriously, you haven't changed a bit.(which by the way, if I was completely honest, makes me hate you because you've had 5 kids, I've had a measley 2 and look like doo. If I was completely honest.)

    Love this extravaganza!

  28. Oh yeah, Happy Anniversary!

    What made you pick THIS day to celebrate the union of the Wonderfuls for the rest of your life? Well...

  29. Great story, I woulda been beet red when they were singing! Happy Anniversary!

  30. Happy Anniversary!!! Wonderful memories and great photos! Have to say...your mom and gram look like they could be your older sisters in that picture :o)

    Love the dancing and serenading too. You are a beautiful bride!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    (work has me squeezing my posts on to your links, barely :o) I just posted my engagement story... I hope to have the weekend to read everyone's stories, but for now, trying to get mine together! I am soo glad that you dont close the links right away.)

  31. Hey! You and I had the same wedding dress:-) We're going on 8 years this May.

  32. just now reading this - 9 months after it was posted! ha - but i saw that your husband was in AGR! What school? my boyfriend wasn't in AGR, but we sure did spend alot of time at the AGR house in college. they were 'ag' and had the best 'socials!' :)


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