Trois Anniversaires


It's been three years, baby. Three years since David and I each said "I will" and jumped into this crazy life we call marriage. There's been lots of good times, a few bad times (I blame it all on the bathroom renovations, ha), but, most importantly... there's been us. No matter what we have to face or who stands in our way, we have each other. And for that, I will be eternally grateful. 

David and I met when I was in third grade. No joke. He was that totally cool fourth grader with the bowl cut who wore Umbros every day and got to be the school crossing guard on Fridays. So hot. David asked me to the 4th grade/5th grade dance and I turned him down...  my diary tells me that I said "David asked me out on a date today. I said no. Ew, boys are gross." Don't worry, we blew that diary page up for our wedding!

Luckily, I outgrew that phase, and when I moved to Athens after graduating College of Charleston, the right time had finally come for David and I. We started dating on July 4th, 2005 and the rest is history... or fireworks ; )

The minister who married us asked us each separately, in our pre-marital counseling, what we wanted to say to the other on our wedding day. I'll never forget when I got to hear David's response to that question for the first time at our wedding altar, in front of all of our friends and family.

You were my first... and you'll be my last. You are my best.

And because I've never shared these before, here are a few pictures from our big day.











It was such a fabulous day. The weather was perfect, all two hundred of our closest friends and family attended and my florist fixed our wedding cake when it smashed to the floor during delivery. Oh yes. The one you see up there in the picture? Bought at Publix grocery store an hour before the reception... not my choice of cake at all! How hilarious is that?! 

But, above all, I got to marry my best friend. Happy anniversary to my first, my last and my best. I love you!

Photo collage work by Ashley from her Real Wedding Blogger Series

49 comments:

  1. Stunning photographs! It looks like such a fabulous day! Congratulations Michelle!

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  2. happy anniversary michelle! gorgeous wedding pics!

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  3. SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!! You look amazing and hubba hubba hubs. (sorry, it's LATE okay????) The cake story. AWESOME. xoxo shel

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  4. I can't believe that your cake got smashed!! The florist did a great job though!! Happy anniversary!! Love love LOVE the wedding pictures!!

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  5. Awww Happy 3 Years!!! Your wedding photos are just fabulous...you were a beautiful bride!

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  6. Stunning photos. What a gorgeous bride and a beautiful wedding. Happy anniversary!

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  7. What a beautiful bride you were! Congrats - such a great story!

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  8. Happy Anniversary! You were a beautiful bride, Michelle. How funny about your cake...they say something always goes wrong on a wedding day but in the end it turns out to be the most perfect day. Your day looked perfect and the cake story you will treasure. Love your photos!

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  9. So seriously stunning girlfriend. I love your dress, the cake, and all the pink and yellow! Congrats, Michelle (: Have the best day ever!

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  10. Happy Happy Day friend! You were one beautiful bride! I loved all of the pictures! And I especially love the cake story...that's one for the grandkids! ;)

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous! We just had our 1 year anniversary and I blogged about our big day, too. I love re-living the memories! Congrats!

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  12. Happy anniversary. Lovely photos and wedding. I so wish I had an outdoor event now that I look back.

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  13. Happy Happy 3 years and many more :) You two are so cute and I love your wedding pics!!

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  14. What a great "how we met" story! Lovely photos, too. Happy anniversary!

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  15. Love that you shared these pictures! They are BEAUTIFUL, and I totally know one of your bridesmaid, I think. Is that Sarah B? I went to elementary school with her! Such a small world!!!

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  16. congrats! i wish you meny more blissful years! what a gorgeous wedding!

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  17. oh, and if we lived close enough, we would be going to see bridesmaids together. i think it is perfect for us!

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  18. YAY. Congratulations! Happy Anniversary. Hope you both have a great day today reminiscing on your wedding day. Everything was beautiful!

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  19. The gorgeousness is overwhelming! Such sweet sentiments, too. Have a WONDERFUL anniversary, Michelle -- Congratulations!

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  20. I love that dress, you look beautiful!

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  21. Michelle, what a perfect day! I love seeing the images from your fabulous wedding, the flowers are my favorites and your bridesmaids lovely. What a handsome groom!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  22. {cue tears} love your pics! and your hubs' sweet words?! wowzer.
    happy anniversary!
    xo:: Lauren @ tickled.

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  23. Gorgeous photos AND story! Congratulations on your anniversary :)

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  24. Those pictures are fabulous! Love that story -- too funny! You guys look so happy =) I hope you have a wonderful anniversary with your hubby!

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  25. Wow! Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!! Your photos are beautiful!! I just celebrated my 18 anniversary with my hubby! It goes by fast when your having fun! God bless you! Loved your dress, too!

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  26. Such a great story. I hope that quote is framed in your home somewhere. That is beautiful. All such gorgeous photos. I love the last one. I am also cracking up about the cake as I can relate . . .the bouquet I carried and that is in EVERY picture was a last minute redo and not my choice at all. Good times.

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  27. Wow! Could you have been any more beautiful as a bride? Just lovely all around. Like pages from a magazine.

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  28. What a beautiful wedding! Congrats to both of you!

    Susan

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  29. Happy Anniversary! You are a beauty, Michelle! Love your story...awesome!
    :) ~Michelle

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  30. your wedding was beautiful! And you were a gorgeous bride :) The cake story only makes the wedding so much better. happy anniversary!! xoxo

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  31. such a sweet story! happy anniversary!

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  32. @The Southland Life - Hey Katie! Yes it's me! Such a small world! Hope all is well! Sarah

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  33. Such a gorgeous wedding! I love your bouquet and heels!

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  34. You make the most stunning bride ever! These photos are perfection.

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  35. Happy Anniversary!

    I cant believe your cake was dropped. At least Publix doesnt make a bad cake...you have to admit that!

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  36. What a beautiful story and a beautiful day. Congrats on 3 wonderful years:)

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  37. Beautiful wedding, beautiful bride :) LOVE what your hubby said...so sweet!

    Hope y'all had a wonderful anniversary!

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  38. I love when you post stories about you two...it's the sweetest love story ever. (I got a half-tear reading this!) And you are a freaking hot supermodel bride!!!!

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  39. Love the cake story! Happy Anniversary - you were a gorgeous bride - it looks like an amazing day!

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  40. Awww, I love it!! Congratulations!! This whole post is precious. I love that you guys have known each other so long and I especially love that you turned him down when you were little. And what he said... PRECIOUS! Love it! Your wedding photos are fabulous. Your dress is beautiful. And you made a gorgeous bride! :)

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  41. Not surprise in the least. You were gorgeous on your day! Happy anniversary, a little late ;)

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  42. Happy Anniversary! I met (and loved since) my boyfriend in 3rd grade, but we didn't start dating until our junior year in high school. This past march we celebrated 5 years together. The photos are beautiful. Congratulations!

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  43. Happy Anni! Loved your wedding details!
    PS-my husband and I went to CofC as well, when did you graduate?

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  44. I don't even know where to start! How sweet is his comment? Love it! And your shoes and flowers -- amazing! You look absolutely beautiful! Justin asked me to a high school dance our sophomore year, and I wanted to say no so badly, but went with him anyway and proceeded to be rude to him the whole night. How nice of me, right? Glad he stuck with me! You guys are just too cute!

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