Thursday, October 2, 2008

The thing about my 10 year anniversary

First of all, the thing about my 10 year anniversary is that it was last Thursday. But due to technical photo upload difficulties, I am posting it this Thursday.

Ok. So I'm not feeling the whole "the thing about my 10 year anniversary" vibe. But on this day, 10 years ago, Steve and I tied the knot here, at the Little Log Wedding Chapel in Gatlinburg, TN. Our wedding cost us $229 plus the gas to get there.

Only the preacher and our recently married BFFs were there to witness the momentous occasion. I wore a black dress that was intended for one of my bridesmaids. We exchanged rings bought for a quarter from a vending machine. I held a single white hardy mum. I cried tears of joy. It was my perfect wedding. Except for the black dress. I had ordered my dream dress (minus the bow), but unfortunately it couldn't be delivered in all it's bustled glory until November, a month before our initial wedding date. 

We were young. And jobless. We had both just moved from Minnesota to Michigan and decided to elope because I had a Friday off of school. The 3 month wait for the wedding we had started to plan just seemed too far away. We simply couldn't wait to start our lives together as man and wife.

What a difference 10 years and 4 kids can make! 
And I even photo shopped out my laugh lines below!!!

So Happy Anniversary to us!!! 
I couldn't have picked a more perfect mate!


Sabrina said...

I remember that! and i remember thinking how cool you were for eloping! I can't believe it has been 10 years! :)

Heather of the EO said...

Seriously? This is a true story? Wow, I'm even more in love with you now. I think it's so great that you just couldn't wait.
happy 10 years (one week late) :)

The Three 22nds said...

Noah and I had forgotten about that...but we both remembered hearing about it after we read your post! Happy 10 years!

Kim said...

I hadn't forgotten. I still might be holding a grudge. I really liked going to my cousin's weddings back when I was 17, and suddenly my mom was on the phone saying "They did what!?!?!?" No more wedding for me.

Okay, so I do remember, but I'm not bitter. Congratulations! (And crazy to think I'm only 4 years and 2 kids behind. Wow.)

K and/or K said...

I love that you eloped!! I am so jealous!! Congrats!

Gatlinburg's Little Log Wedding Chapel said...

The folks at Little Log Wedding Chapel would like to wish you a happy anniversary. We are so glad that we were able to play a part in your special day and were very moved by your post. We too have grown and moved but are doing our best to provide couples with lovely memories that last a lifetime. We wish you and your family the best in the years to come.