Somehow 10 years have flown by, and Lee and I are celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary. I mean, where has time gone??? Holy moly, the last 10 years have had the good, the bad, and the ugly, but we are still standing, and somehow like and love each other more than the day we said I do. Now I could probably write a novel on the last 10 years, what I have learned from being a wife and someone’s partner for that long, advice for the newbies, etc. but today we are going to chat about our wedding day 🙂

It makes me so happy to think about that day, remember that day, and relive that day. We got married in Lee’s childhood church, with his youth pastor marrying us. That will always be a treasured part of the day for us. I always wanted a fall wedding. Fall weddings are my most favorite. The colors, the weather, everything about fall I love. My husband wasn’t thrilled that meant it would fall on a game day and he’d miss Alabama football but it was my one non-negotiables of wedding planning. Luckily he is the most agreeable person that has ever existed so we had a fall wedding. All of the colors were so beautiful and perfectly fall. My favorite memory from the day was our band and dancing. We danced ALL night with our friends and family which was exactly what I wanted. We get asked all the time when we are having another wedding (to each other of course) so everyone had a good time.

I don’t have many regrets about our wedding or things we did for our wedding but my one regret is not doing a first look. I had wanted to keep that moment special when I walked down the aisle, but in reality I was so nervous I don’t think I really allowed myself to be in the moment of the ceremony because of those nerves. We were also pressed for time after the ceremony so we don’t have many photos of just us. The biggest change in weddings I have seen since our wedding, and entering the industry 8 years ago, has been the ebb and flow of formal vs. informal, church weddings vs. everything in one location for ease of travel for guests, and the rise of barn style venues. We have also seen that the first look has become very popular. Style and trends change from year to year as all industries tend to do.

Our wedding was really the catalyst for my entry into the wedding and event industry. While I can’t believe 10 years have gone by, I can’t wait to see what the next 10 bring for The Storks. Thanks for reminiscing with me!