Woke up this morning, had some coffee, hit the gym, and made the bed. Thirty one years ago today and almost all of those days in between I’ve followed pretty much the same routine, although that specific day I married the man of my dreams, the love of my life.
I knew at first sight that he was the one, he thought I was way too young. Kind of positioned myself so he would notice. Notice he did: a bride at twenty-two, a mom at twenty-three; we’re still here, still loving.
Good habits and aligned values have helped us endure. Family first, lots of exercise, shared meals.
taller than my man, and wore Azzedine Alaïa for church ceremony
We created our wedding day and have created every day since. Even then I loved clothes, and made the wedding dress, and the dresses for five bridesmaids, and two flower girls. Sewing my clothing was a self-taught skill, a hobby, and a necessity back then. Crazy girl, yet crazy kind of got me here today, thankful. Still love clothes, yet finding I need less, and want better. Even so I’m often most comfortable in husbands shirt, rolled sleeves, and worn in blue jeans.
Sure we still love to dress up, and celebrate. We celebrated large for oldest daughter’s wedding a month or so ago, and felt it fitting to share photos of that day, on this day, as both days celebrate love.
Thirty one and more, and every day dress. xoxo
all photos | Sarah Bridgeman
Yes, I wrote this post on our thirty-first wedding anniversary day, yesterday. Sarah Bridgeman, our daughter’s wedding photographer, compiled over 1,700 photos for us, each one seemingly better than the last. As you can imagine it takes hours to sort through, and wanted to post some of her images here, as to us they are just so magical. We hope you too can feel the love. Thank you, Sarah.
Thank you for sharing such special photos and for celebrating LOVE. Your daughter is beautiful and her hubby handsome. May they be as lucky in love as you have been with your adorable husband! Congratulations on 31 years of making it work. Keep sharing those wedding photos….we love them!
Thank you dear Nancy. Love you. xo
Love to see the photos and remind this great day ! To met your family made me believe that the most important thing in life is the relashionships we construct. xoxo
Yes, I agree, our relationships are all important, and time at the table together strengthens those bonds. So happy you came to Buffalo from Brazil to celebrate and break bread with us. xoxo