8th Anniversary

Today is my & JB's 8th wedding anniversary! We've been together now for 12 years. :-) Even though neither one of us is excited to have spent our anniversary with a giant moving truck, I still wouldn't trade him...even for a Brownie Husband! (A la SNL this Saturday :-P)

Wedding Details (a la FB survey :-P)
1) When was your wedding day?
Saturday, April 13, 2002

2) How was the weather?
It had rained on Friday, but Saturday was nice! Low 70's - perfect Southern spring, with the azaleas in full bloom.

3) Did you get married in a church? Where?
Yes - Davidson College Presbyterian Church - Davidson, NC

4) How many in your wedding party?
20 - 7 bridesmaids, 7 groomsmen, 4 ushers, us - HUGE!

5) How many guests were invited to your wedding?
Just under 350

6) How many guests actually attended your wedding?
MORE than the 250 we expected & had told the reception to plan for! :-)

7) How long did you wait to tie the knot after your proposal?
10 Months

8) What did you do in the morning before your wedding?
I had all my bridesmaids come over to my parents' house, and we hung out while getting our nails and hair expertly done by best friends of our family who own a salon & spa.

9) Did you have any wedding day disasters/fiascos/complications?
The guy who was supposed to come do my make-up (he's a professional make-up artist & *was* a good friend; he did my make-up gorgeously for my bridal portriat shoot) didn't show up. Ever. We put off pics waiting for him for almost an hour! I didn't flip out, though; I just told all my bridesmaids to give me whatever make-up they had and did it myself! (So THERE, Stanley!!! :-P)

10) What song did your bridesmaids walk down the aisle to?
"Highland Cathedral" - complete with an amazing bagpiper, organ, drum, & chimes! The only thing that made me bawl at my wedding was that incredibly gorgeous song. It still makes me cry... Here's what it sounds like. [Don't watch - just listen. :-)]

11) Did your father walk you down the aisle?
No, he had passed away 5 years earlier. My brother walked me down the aisle in his Navy dress blues!

12) What color were the bridesmaid dresses & what did the groomsmen wear?
My bridesmaids wore gorgeous iridescent blue-purple dresses undersewn with pink satin and the groomsmen wore white tie tuxes

13) Who was your Maid Of Honor/Best Man?
Maid of Honor: Wendy McGuire
Best Man: Adam Phelps

14) What type of limo did you get?
Type? I don't know - they were white. Ask JB; he would know.

15) What was your first dance song?
"At Last" - Etta James

16) What flavor was your wedding cake?
Almond pound cake filled with raspberries & white chocolate ganache and iced with the smoothest buttercream icing I have ever tasted - the most delicious cake I have ever put in my mouth. EVER. The top was even amazing on our 1-year anniversary, and no one ever thinks that!

17) Did you party at your reception or spend the whole time greeting guests?
Both! We didn't have a receiving line, b/c it would've taken forever, so we chatted as much as we could while still partying. I danced and danced! Fave songs I remember: "Brown-Eyed Girl", "With This Ring", & "Carolina Girls".

18) Where did you go on your Honeymoon?
Pink Sands on Harbour Island, one of the out islands of the Bahamas

19) How did your guests wave you off from your reception?
With big sparklers! The picture of us walking through the fireworks made Carolina Bride magazine. :-)

20) How long have you been married?
8 years today

Here's our old (wow - my web design skills have really improved in the last 8 years!) wedding website with ALL the pics and info. Ah, nostalgia!


  1. happy anniversary! i hope you have MANY MANY more anniversaries of happiness and joy, but not many more full of moving trucks :-P happy anniversary!

  2. that was so fun to read! I love your neck line on your dress....you look stunning!

  3. You are truly blessed! Have a great anniversary. btw, that is saying something - you wouldn't trade him for a brownie husband :-)

  4. Beautiful! Love it all! I'm such a sucker for weddings, still! I'll have to look at your website still but I bet it is wonderful!

    Hope the move is going well ... and the drive!

  5. Happiest 8th anniversary!!! I remember it so well...8 years and 2 kids ago!
    Sh'non and Tron

  6. Y'all are the greatest!!! Blush-inducing compliments & happiest memories! And yes - here's to no more anniversaries on the move, literally. :-P


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