Wednesday, June 11, 2008

3 Years Today!

In honor of our third anniversary, I'd like to share some wedding moments with you all.

First, the details (Aletha-style!)

Couple :: Josh + Jessica, 6-11-05
Ceremony + Reception + Catering :: First CRC + Frederick Meijer Gardens + Applause
Photographer :: Dusty Brown
Cake :: My Aunt Thressa made it
DJ :: I don't remember, but he wasn't anything too special

My mom and I had SO much fun planning this wedding. Josh lived across the country from me at the time, and didn't have much input! We had a 5 1/2 month engagement, and worked super hard to get all the details in place in such a short time. But it worked out wonderfully and the day was almost perfect.

My sweet dad!

You can't tell from this picture, but it was about 95 degrees in the church. No A/C! We actually put tubs of bottled water around so people wouldn't faint. But my mom's sisters spent the night before tying pink ribbons to them, so they matched.

Yay! We're married!

I had to pick rose petals out of my dress in the car on the way to the reception! But I loved the look of them.

We did a "candy buffet" (thank you Martha Stewart for that idea) as our wedding favor. Each guest got an empty takeout box at their seat, and had the opportunity to go and get it filled with their favorite pink candy. It was a hit!

We had a lot of help from friends to get the room set up. They did a great job!

Handsome groomsmen!

And beautiful bridesmaids! Three of these girls will get married themselves later this year!

The happy couple :)

We're here!

They did a great job with my bouquet - I loved it.

Dancing to our song: Your Song by Elton John

Oh my goodness, it was such a happy day. Delicious wedding details aside, it was wonderful because I got married to my very best friend.

And we've had an amazingly blessed and happy three years together.

To celebrate tonight, we're taking the dog to obedience school (yes, we're that cool!) and then going out for dinner. I can't wait!


aletha @ pearls events said...

Holy crap--love the recap!! And LOVE Dusty!!! He's so much fun to work with :)

p + j + g buurstra said...

CONGRATS you guys!

Have a fun time doggy school??!! :)

Jaimbob said...

Dang yo... 3 years!!! :) Congrats! I can't wait to read what you write about your 30 year anniversary! ;)

meganhoeksema said...

congrats! :o) I loved the recap. Weddings are always such fun to read about.

Paulina said...

Congrats on 3 wonderful years! How amazing!!

Gram said...

Your wedding was about as perfect as a wedding can be! I remember my first look at you just before you walked down the aisle and how beautiful you looked. Congratulations to both of you! Love you.

Lynn said...

Yea!!! I love wedding photos! You had a really good photographer. Thanks for sharing some stories from your special day. You look amazing, I love the bridesmaids' dresses, and the candy favors were a cute idea. Happy Anniversary!

Short Stop said...

My favorite post from you EVER. EVER. EVER!

Oh, you just looked so beautiful. And, I love every single one of the photos you posted. One day, you'll have to show me your whole album. I'd LOVE to see it.

Happy Anniversary to you and Josh. Here's to many, many, many more!

Dave and Jenni said...

Your wedding photographer did an AMAZING job. I mean, aside from the fact that everyone looked gorgeous and it looks like you had beautiful weather... :) It looks like such a happy day. Congratulations on 3 years - may God grant you many more together!