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Sunday, September 1, 2013

1 Year Wedding Anniversary!

I can hardly believe it's been one year since our wedding day! So much has happened within a year that makes us so excited for the many years to come. Being in love with husband has grown me into a better woman, and it's because of his steadfast and unconditional love. Sometimes in society, marriage gets a bad rep. We see month-long marriages fail in Hollywood, or even decade-long ones from family and loved ones. Marriage is trying and growing together is often uncomfortable or even painful, but I love being married to my best friend. I pray for the grace to be less selfish, more considerate, and always generous with love and kindness in our marriage.

For our anniversary, I would like to share one of my favorite memories of our wedding day: The First Look
One of our favorite moments of the wedding day was the first look. He stood with his back facing the altar, and as I walked down the aisle, I felt so happy that I get to marry him. Laughing and smiling, I tapped him on the shoulder, and I will never forget how he looked at me when he turned around. He was overcome with emotion and told me, “You are so beautiful.” We both started crying and hugging. Even as I am writing this, my husband leaned over and said, “I was overwhelmed with the thought that I have the privilege to spend the rest of my life with this amazing woman standing in front of me.” I remembered thinking that if the day had ended there, it would have already been perfect. We went on to have an awesomely fun wedding, thanks to our loving family, wedding party, and everyone who came to celebrate with us!

Here are more wedding posts: My Wedding Outfit, Our Wedding Video, Wedding Photos (part 1).

photography by Benj Haisch

31 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary to the both of you! I love how sweet these photos are. And your dress is gorgeous!

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  2. Happy Anniversary! you too look amazing together!

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  3. This is such a beautiful memory. I wish you guys a lot of happiness together.

    I think I already commented about your dress on a previous post but it's truly stunning! x

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  4. Happy Anniversary, you looked so gorgeous, stunning dress

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  5. Happy one year to you and your love, Carolyn!! Seeing your first look photos seriously made my heart melt! So sweet and endearing. It really makes me look forward to my and my fiancé's wedding day! Wishing you many MANY more years of blessings, love and happiness! xoxo

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  6. Amazing pics!!! Congrats!!

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  7. happy anniversary! i love the idea of a first look :)

    Katie x

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  8. Happy anniversary to you both, the pictures captured the moment beautifully.

    Isabel x

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  9. These shots are absolutely stunning! Happy anniversary to the both of you x

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  10. Happy anniversary! The first look is such a sweet idea and you both look so wonderfully happy! Storing away that idea for my big day - thanks :)

    xx T

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  11. You look stunning, these pictures are fab!
    Happy anniversary.

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    Hannah xoxo

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  12. Happy Anniversary to you both! I wish you many more fantastic ones together :]
    <3 Carolyn

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  13. Happy anniversary to you too! You both look stunning in your wedding attire and I wish you two all the best :) I got a little emotional from reading this post!

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  14. So gorgeous love!! Happy Anni!!
    Take Care, Aimee
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  15. OMG! Congrats! 1 year is a huge deal! Beautiful pictures! I teared when I saw the one where you guys first see each other! So adorable!

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  16. Beautiful! What a lovely moment to relive~~ happy anniversary!! Here's to many more!

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  17. Congratulations, my parents in this same day comemorated 40 years!!

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  18. This is so beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful marriage for the rest of your life!

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  19. This is such an amazing moment captured and your wisdom on marriage is so refreshing and touching. Thank you for sharing!

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  20. these photos are so sweet and precious. What a wonderful moment captured. We also decided to see each other for the first time before the ceremony and it was a feeling of surreal happiness I didn't expect. It wasn't something I could know in advance until it happened but it was such a good feeling to see my husband and a feeling of surreal happiness I can't explain well enough.

    Happy Anniversary to you both!

    xo,
    nancy

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  21. This is so beautiful. Happy anniversary!

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  22. happy anniversary! you`re video was so beautiful, and the first look part made me tear up!

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  23. oh happy anniversary.. ;) you are both very lucky to have found each other!

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  24. 2nd to last image. MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE. LOVE LOVE LOVE

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  25. Omg Carolyn, this post really touched my heart even though i dont know you in person:) It's sooo heart warming and sweet to read the way you described your first glance in each other on your wedding day. I loved the line "love being married to my best friend" and it's something i hope for myself in the future too:D

    The photos are captured so well above! The shot where you both are cracking up is sooo sweet:)

    Lastly, it's so sweet how your hubby said he was so overwhelmed by the idea to spend the rest of his life with you!!!!awwww.....sooo touching!!! hehehe...LOVE this recap wedding post!!!

    P.s. you look absolutely stunning in that wedding dress, it wraps you around at the right places, just to perfection:)

    Cinz
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  27. Awww these photos made me smile!! Your dress is too die for!

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Thank you for commenting!
Love, Carolyn