Yesterday was mine and C's 4 year anniversary. I can remember that day like it was just last week. It was kind of cool, but dry - the most important thing to a bride when a portion of the wedding is to take place out outside - the leaves were already starting to change. Even though I LOVE summer, fall definitely takes second place. The crispness in the air, the deep colors everywhere, pumpkins, apple cider, Halloween ... Pulling out your sweaters and boots. Ahhh fall.
Anyhow, I wasn't nervous that morning (may had to do with the x.anax and glass of champagne I had at 8 in the morning.), I was just excited. We did the hair thing in the AM and then grab some pizzas to go back to the suite to get ready. I actually ended up doing most of the girls' make-up. Not that I'm a make-up artist, but I am a painter, so at least I know how to use a brush. Ha.
Putting on that dress was wonderful. I remember looking in the mirror and giggling. I felt like I was playing dress up. Even though I was in my late 20's, I still felt like a kid. I wasn't one of those girls who dreamt about her wedding day - I was probably one of the most no-frills brides anywhere - so seeing myself ready to walk down that aisle and become a Mrs. was really a moment for me - it was like, wow is this really happening???
Anyhow, the wedding itself was amazing - we still have friends tell us it was their favorite wedding. (Best compliment ever!) We wanted it to be a huge party and that was exactly how it played out. No tears were shed, just smiles, laughs and lots and lots of drinking. :)
The last two years may have been a struggle for C and I, and a test of our marriage, but I know there is NO ONE that I'd rather had spent those dark days with.
Happy Anniversary to my love, my life ... C.