Thursday, October 2, 2008

Happy 4th Year, Baby ~

10.02.04 was our wedding day. At this moment four years ago, we were newlyweds. We were still dancing, seven hours into our reception.

Photo by Paul Conrad

We got married in Brentwood, TN (just outside of Nashville) on Nathaniel's family farm. It rained all morning, but the sky cleared up in time for our outdoor afternoon wedding. Everything was so pretty, crisp ~ perfect autumn wedding.

Photo by Paul Conrad

About 250 of our friends and family attended the wedding. To date, we have only been at three weddings larger than our own, so when you all talk to us about "out of control guest lists," well... we get it. But having that many people all there for you is an incredible experience. There is nothing in my life I can relate it to.

Our first dance was to "At Last" by Etta James. My long time friend Leslie Gray Streeter sang it for us. She's not just a great friend ~ Leslie truly could have been a professional vocalist. This photo from our first dance is still one of our favorites from the entire day.

Photo by Paul Conrad

Being wedding photographers ourselves we really went overboard on color and decor. We wanted the day lavish in visuals to make for wonderful photographs. After all, many of our friends and family are photographers. Though we hired a photographer, we ended up with several thousand pictures ~ all from amazing photogs. Talk about lavish!

Photo by Amy Deputy

To my Nathaniel ~ Happy Anniversary, Baby...

I found a dream that I could speak to, a dream that I can call my own. I found a thrill to press my cheek to. A thrill that I have never known. You smiled, and then the spell was cast. And here we are in heaven for you are mine at last...

Photo by Amy Deputy

xoxo, Your Bride

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

you are an incredible wife and still the love of my life. I will be home with you soon and can´t wait.
xoxoªN

Brittany said...

o boy...you KNOW this made me cry!!!! you are my absolute favorite couple..i really love BOTH of you!!!!!