Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Happy 8 Years to Us!

I can't believe it has been eight years already...in a good way :) I thought I'd bring you along on a little stroll down memory lane. We had a daytime wedding - I'm not into frills & can't see spending tons of money on a one day deal...I'd rather keep the money for the marriage than the wedding. Only flowers were for the bridesmaid & a couple corsages, no cake, no band or DJ, no floofy table pretties (they had some pretty cool looking beaded lamps at each table already), inexpensive dress, no new jewelry or spa treatments...you get the idea. But it was still pretty :) Plus, it is still talked about as being one heck of a fun wedding. You're welcome :)

The day started with my hair getting done by my hairdresser - who has been doing my hair since I was 12. My bridesmaid (yes, only one), myself & Yvonne shared a bottle of champagne with OJ afterward. This may have contributed to my almost being late to the church. But I prefer to blame traffic or driving slow so my hair did not get mussed. *snicker*

Got dressed and took a couple pics before the ceremony. This one is my fave - my son kissing me on the cheek. How sweet is he?

The ceremony itself was a total blur... and no, not because of the champagne. I was much more nervous than I thought I would be. I hate being in front of people or the center of attention.
I recall forgetting what to do with my dad once we reached the end of the aisle. But since my mom forgot to be the first to stand when I started walking down - I figure it evened things out. Walking back down after was much easier....

The reception was held at the Gem theater in downtown Detroit. Our first big dinner out together was at their Century Club - awesome food. We were one of their earliest receptions. It was great - we did not even need a cake because the dessert they had was so awesome. And an open bar - of course.

This is me and my Becca (my bridesmaid)...who recently deserted me for the wonderful world of Colorado...miss you sweetie! Being my only bridesmaid, she got to pick out her dress with just one guideline - the color. Doesn't she look amazing?! If I didn't love her so much I may not have liked her looking so gosh darn pretty.

If you have ever been downtown, you may recall what is right behind the Gem...Tiger stadium. Yes folks...we went to a Tigers game after the reception. And by "we" I mean about 50 of our guests...actually, some tickets were given away because of those that changed their minds...or stayed at the Gem to continue the festivities...you know who you are!
And yes, we stayed all bridaly. The Tigers even won, so you know it was a special day.
We did make a quick stop on our way around the block...at the Pepsi Challenge - which we also won. Go us!

On the way in we had to recreate a pic in front of the stadium from a few years back when I went with friends to a game (friends who have since moved back to Europe)...Jim made a pretty good stand in. Although, I did not realize at the time just how much leg was showing...but remember, this was after the open bar reception :)

So Happy Anniversary sweetie...I Love You!


  1. Happy Anniversary for both of you... :D

  2. Thanks for sharing your wedding story and all these great pictures :)
    I love the idea for saving the money for the marriage...and not wasting it on the wedding! I'm totally with you on this one :)

  3. I enjoyed your wedding story and photos! Sounds like a small but perfect wedding and certainly wonderful memories! Happy Anniversary to you both!

  4. Happy Anniversary! Great wedding story :)

  5. Happy Anniversary! You look great together!

  6. Those are awesome shots - it sounds like you had an incredible wedding!

  7. The Gem! Oh my gosh! I loved that theatre! I saw Shear Madness there before they moved the entire building down the street :)

    Happy anniversary! You make the cutest couple!

  8. Thanks so much for sharing this! It was a ton of fun to read! I'm totally with you on the wedding and money. (I borrowed a dress, the reception was held at our home, people brought food, a friend made a cake. This wedding was proclaimed to be so much fun.)
    Happy Anniversary!!!


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