Monday, November 2, 2009

A picture worth a thousand words...

I celebrate 14 years of driving this man o' mine crazy wedded bliss this month. I recently thought I'd lost all of my wedding photos. Which wouldn't have been difficult, considering that all I have is a stack of 4x6 photos, tied with a ribbon as pictorial proof of this blessed event. I really need to get these into a permanent album!

I just about tore the house apart searching for these. You don't come between a girl and her wedding photos, even if they are only a stack of pictures tied with a ribbon. That's a good way to get yourself hurt. I finally found them and sank down at the table in relief. Then I applied myself to careful study of these photos for about the 800th time in the past decade. I quickly found myself laughing hysterically at the ridiculous way I chose to wear my hair (done by my own self) on this day, and the fact that I was sporting red lipstick. I think I stopped wearing red lipstick in the year 2000 and I will never look back. We should have eloped to Maui where I could have worn a simple dress, walked in bare feet, managed minimal family and guests, and taken a honeymoon. We weren't thinking. (We were 19 and 20.)

I'm just so thrilled that I had at least enough sense to forgo the butt-bow (You know what I'm talking about right?) that so many brides were wearing on the rear of their gowns in the 90's. (Oh help me... I was a 90's bride!)

So my point. Look very closely at this photo. It's my all time favorite photo of our wedding. It encapsulates our marriage perfectly. If you know us in real life, you know exactly what I'm talking about, and if you have read my blog for a few months, you've got a pretty good idea.

There's me, laughing and socializing with friends on the way down the aisle and being generally sidetracked into party mode on the way to the reception. And then you see my Adrain. Strong and steady, leading me, looking straight ahead to the future and protectively covering my hand on his arm. He was probably thinking, "Come on Sasha... sweetheart, let's just focus for a minute here, and make it out of the church in one piece."

He had no idea what he was in for...



50 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this pic. Although I have "known" you only a relatively short period of time, I have learned alot about you. This one is worth a thousand words!!

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  2. Awww, that is so adorable. Great picture! Happy Anniversary, we celebrate our 7th next week.

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  3. That was me at my wedding. I was too busy saying hi to the people as I walked down the aisle that I didn't see Rondell sobbing as I walked towards him.

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  4. That is so fun! My anniversary is in a couple weeks and I'm gonna show our pic too. Heaven help me. I have to tell you that I was the 90's bride with the big bow on my butt! I think it was bigger than me, can you imagine???
    Happy anniversary!!!!

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  5. Well Happy Anniversary!!! Love the pic! I still laugh at how my hair looks in my wedding pics too and they aren't in albums yet either.

    :) T

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  6. I love the symbolism in the photo!

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  7. gorgeous photo girlie!!!
    happy anniv.
    xo

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  8. too cute and I love the hair--big and bouncy! beautiful :) thanks for sharing.

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  9. Too precious! I was a 90's bride that also avoided the "butt bow"!(The woman who made my dress kept telling me how ugly it was, because I chose to forgo the ubiquitous sequins and pearls also.)
    Here's to many more years of enjoying that pic (and that man!).
    Ginger

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  10. I love it! Happy Anniversary!!!

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  11. LOL! Before you even mentioned socializing with the crowd that was my first thought, "Man, that woman is social!" :) Hee hee. Happy Anniversary!

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  12. Oh that is so funny. You ARE socializing down the aisle. I love it. Great pics of you youngins. Congrats on 14 years...that is something to be sooo proud of:)

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  13. What a cute pic! He knew what he was in for...and he's still around! Happy Anniversary!

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  14. AWWE!! Great pic. Happy Anniversary!!! We just celebrated our 13th 2 months ago. We were 20 and 21. :) Have a great week!!

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  15. I love wedding pictures. Unfortunalety, I don't happen to be a big fan of mine. Although I do treasure them.

    You should have the picture you love blown up. I have an 8X10 of my favorite wedding picture in our room and it often reminds me of that special day and how young we were.

    Congratulations on 14 years of marriage. I am always amazed at people who got married so young and still live to tell about it- together. Good for you guys!

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  16. LOVE this post!!!(o.k., I love ALL your posts, I know I say it everyday!) and how fun- today is my parents anniversary!
    Your sweet husband...I know he treasures every fun moment with you!! :)
    Have a great week!
    Blessings!
    Jill

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  17. That is totally the sweetest picture! You are a little doll and he is the knight in shinning armour for sure! Thanks for sharing such a sweet moment and I just love your personality. It looks to me like you guys have done very well...so happy for you! Come say hi :D

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  18. That is a beautiful photo of you two...and I love how it tells a little about each of you!

    Happy Anniversary!

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  19. Oh my gosh that is adorable! Happy 14 years!! I love how this picture shows your personalities :)

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  20. Happy Anniversary! Y'all look so cute! I was a 90's bride too. I didn't have the butt bow either, but I wore my hair in an up-do and you could see my dark roots against my bleach blonde hair a mile away....seems like someone who loves me would have TOLD me to get my roots touched up BEFORE the wedding, don't cha think?

    xo,
    Adrienne

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  21. congratulations! love this pic btw. i also avoided the "butt bow" at all costs! no way, no how was i doing it. i love looking back at my pics and having a good laugh at how it all looked.

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  22. Oh I bet he does know what he was/is in for~♥

    What's worse then getting married in the 90's? Getting married in the 80's! Think "BIG BIG hair" EGAD! Thankfully we just went and got married at a hitching post. Then we went out with all our friends to dinner-Then my husband got the flu on our honeymoon, ahh good times! 21 years later (Nov 18th) I wouldn't have changed it for anything!

    Happy anniversay to you guys-What a perfect couple!

    Robin~♥

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  23. Oh my gosh! Look at huge smile on your face! I love it! You both look so great..you're beautiful and your hubby is cuuuuttteee (we're friends so I can say it like that right? He he!) At least you have wedding pics....hubby and I got married at city hall, so we have no pics. *SIGH* I'll just have fun looking at yours. :-D

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  24. LOL I LOVE this picture of the two of you - Happy Anniversary sweetpea! :o)

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  25. From one 90's bride to another, you looked great. It was a beautiful wedding!
    Happy Anniversary to you both.

    BTW the Maui idea, I have already told my girls (12 and 8) that that's the kind of wedding their mama would not mind paying for.

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  26. Love the pic and I noticed that about you two the second I looked at it. Reminds me of us:) And I'm so happy I'm not the only one who has never actually put my pictures in an album. You know if you have the negatives somewhere or can get ahold of them you can take them in and put them on disks. That's what I'm going to do since mine are not edited at all.

    btw, you were right, I thought the pig was cute and now we have the swine flu:-P I'm going to have to go back and read over your posts to see what to expect because the cdc website is not helpful at all!

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  27. This is so neat to share this on your site. I think it is beautiful picture and Happy Anniversary!
    I mentioned you on my site take a peek.
    Maggie

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  28. Hi,I totally love the style and the dress, very avant-garde.

    @ MaisonChaplin.blogspot.com

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  29. Oh I love this post! Happy Anniversary to you. You have the best way with words well, always. Always something that makes me think and something that almost makes me laugh out-loud. Wishing you many, many amazing years ahead.

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  30. What a fabulous picture! Definitely worth a lot more then a thousand words....an infinite amount of words. And I think you light up his life every single day by the thousand watt glow you share of yourself each day. Happy Anniversary (almost!)

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  31. Your bookclub looks like fun! I love the New Moon countdown. I was reading some of the posts and cracking up... The pictures they have of the Twilight movie and asking for a quote for each picture was great-I'm sad to say, I knew all the quotes! AND I didn't even think the movie was very good.

    I can't believe your anniversary is the same as mine! How funny is that? My husband takes that week off every year. He asked me the other day when New Moon was coming out-I told him the 20th and he said, "great I'll be home, I'll go with you!" Yeah, he is a keeper and a 1/2!

    Have a great week!
    Robin~♥

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  32. OK, no way...book club? I looked at the post above and wondered. I sadly read every Twilight series book in 2 weeks--over the summer. I was INSANE-could not put it down! Lord have mercy, we should have met long ago.

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  33. I just love that picture! And I love that you were married at 19 because I was too!

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  34. What a great photo...and yes...my husband is the same as your husband. He tells me he would still do it all over again..do you think he is drunk or lying????

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  35. you know what sasha? THat's the most romantic thing I've ever read. (at the end) you're so blessed!

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  36. I was so the 90's bride. Sported the "Butt Bow" and worked it hard. My wedding is a blur. I couldn't tell you what type of cake I had or anything. I just know that it was the best decision I ever made. Great blog... I'm coming back! :)

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  37. Beautiful photo. We have a great one coming down the aisle too, such a joyous moment to be finally hitched!!!!

    And I SOOOOOO agree about eloping. Our wedding was beautiful. But at times, I felt like I was in a Broadway show, complete with lighting effects and music.

    Dear Emersyn, Please elope to Hawaii but let us come too. Love, Mommy :)

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  38. Happy Anniversary!!! Love your wedding pictures! ahh so beautiful and i love seeing you laughing!!!
    wishing you many years of happiness,
    xo,
    LuLu

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  39. OH I love it!!! we were 19 too!! well then there was the whole five years later thing ;) I love that pic, and that you broke down what was going on I laughed so dang hard! You are beautiful then and now...

    Oh and I hear you are interested in gaining a pair of alternative pumice stones....

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  40. I love this! It reminds me of a picture we have...very similar goings-on!
    We got married relatively young, too. Because we were starting school right after the wedding (back to college), we didn't get a honeymoon, really, either. For sure, not thinking. Much better to take a week off!!
    Anyway, happy anniversary. Counting the years together is such a blessing!

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  41. I can top the butt-bow...a big lipstick imprint on the back of my dress. My mom was fluffing my train and smacked herself in the lips with my dress just as the Wedding March began.

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  42. That is such a sweet photo! Happy anniversary!

    Janet

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  43. such a fun photo of you & all your happiness that day!
    here's to many more
    blessings to you & (late) happy anniversary
    xo

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  44. Awww I love this post!! So glad you found the pictures!

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  45. OMG I love that!! You social butterfly.

    Just so you know, IU read your blog everyday but every other day I work in LA and I have a hard time commenting from there. I have no idea why.

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  46. I love this picture, and the analogy is perfect! :) One of my only regrets was not marrying younger, believe it or not. I was 22 and my DH 23, but we knew many years before that... We did what we thought was "right". God does things for a reason, though, right!?

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  47. Happy Anniversary to you two!! Just one day and a "couple" years apart we are.
    Elise

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  48. Happy anniversary! I love your post and the pic! xo

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