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Celebrating 5 Years

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Today's the day . . . 5 years ago today I walked down the aisle to my best friend and became his wife. So what better post to share to celebrate today, than the party or the reception of our wedding! But before I get into that, just a short letter to Dan.


Who would have thought that after a brief conversation years earlier, that we would meet through your roommate and start dating. From the moment we started really getting to know each other, you always told me there was just something that you couldn't describe. Everything in our lives may not have come easy, but our relationship definitely did. We would spend hours on the phone that first year, and even nearly 9 years later, I still look forward to our calls when you're on shift. I can't imagine tackling life with anyone else, and I definitely can't imagine a more perfect dad for our little girl. I'm so lucky to not only be married to the most amazing husband, but also to my hero and best friend! Happy 5 year anniversary! I can't wait to celebrate tonight & for years and years to come! I love you!
Okay now back to the photos you really came here to see . . . our reception!
When planning our reception we wanted a fun atmosphere with lots of talking and dancing. Instead of a full dinner, we provided appetizers, cake, a s'mores station, and a candy table. We didn't have assigned seating, and we actually didn't even provide enough tables and chairs for every guest to sit down in the hopes that people would be up dancing and mingling and that's exactly what happened! It was such a relaxed fun atmosphere, and really exactly what we had hoped for. Just by looking back on the images captured during the reception, you can tell just how much everyone enjoyed it.
When it was time to cut the cake, both Dan and I knew we were going to have fun with it. No matter how many times I told Dan I wouldn't shove it in his face, he knew better!

After we cut the cake, it was time for dancing. We started the night off with our first dance followed by my father-daughter dance, where Dan joined in with his mom halfway through. Dan and I danced to Everything by Michael Buble and my Dad and I danced to Cinderella by Steven Curtis Chapman.

After some more mingling and pictures, it was time to fill the dance floor for the rest of the night and enjoy ourselves with our friends! I love these photos and all the fun that exudes out of them so much! 

We ended the night leaving in Dans Dad's BMW. It was a day I'll never forget and one I am so thankful all our friends and family were able to be a part of. 

The last 5 years have completely flown by, and we are happier today than we were then. Life just keeps getting better and better and I can't wait to see what the next five and the next fifty bring!

Venue: Vista Hills Vineyard & Winery
Photographer: Emily Haven Photography
Wedding Dress: Rosewood Bridal
Tuxes: Men's Warehouse
Flowers: Showcase of Flowers
Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal 
Cake: Lambs Thriftway


  1. Happy anniversary to you 2! Thank you for sharing these sweet pictures and memories with us :)

  2. Happiest of anniversaries to the two of you! I hope you have fun celebrating!!

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