Today is our one-year anniversary. Even though the oppressive heat in south Texas feels nothing like the gorgeous spring day of our wedding in Belmont, NC, I’m still flooded with happy, beautiful memories. The few days leading up to the wedding felt like one big party that I never wanted to end!
We were married outside of Stower Manor, an old brick home with interesting rooms, painted in various colors. I loved the way the manor collected natural light.
For decor, we used a combination of vintage brass vases and simple glass vases. The beauty of the manor and the fresh flowers took care of the rest!
I am, of course, reminded of how dearly I love my husband–but that’s really something I think about every day! On this particular day, however, I’m really reminiscing about the wedding itself and wishing I could be around all of our loved ones again. Getting ready with my bridesmaids was particularly fun! At the last minute, my maid of honor suggested adding fresh flowers to our hair. Genious!
Purses for the bridesmaids–more details on those here.
For my “something old,” I wrapped my late grandmother’s cameo necklace around my bouquet.
A talented friend of ours played an arrangement of Lana Del Rey’s “Young & Beautiful” on a violin that she borrowed from one my bridesmaids. Having her play was a last-minute arrangement, and she did such a lovely job. I joked with E that I could die happily now that I walked down to aisle to her music.
This past weekend, we celebrated by drinking this wine given us to by a friend on our wedding day with the instructions to enjoy it one year later–and so we did!
I feel so lucky to have had such a beautiful experience in my life. At the time, the wedding felt like one big flutter of joy–ephemeral, bitter-sweet, already becoming a memory. Now, I carry the day around as one of my best collection of moments.