Tuesday, October 28, 2014

19 years...

Now that I do wedding photography, the average ages of my brides are in their early 20's.

Sometimes I look at them & think, you are too young to get married.

I can say that now that I'm in my 40's... but I was that 23 year old bride.

I was a 23 yr old bride.... with a small waist....

Today, Ricky & I have been married 19 years. 

Going into 2 decades.

How did that go by so fast?

When you're 23, I don't think you really understand what lays ahead.

I mean its so exciting & I did understand that this meant forever... but its the little things.

Its really knowing how tough marriage is
... how wonderful marriage is

... knowing you have a person on your side in everything
... knowing you have a partner in the hard times
... knowing you have a friend to celebrate in the good
... knowing you have a shoulder to cry on when you need to
... knowing you have a hand to hold through every day

It's so easy to say... but so different to live...

I think in the end, its knowing you have someone to grow old with...

& here we are 19 years later....

we're not over the hill yet... though some days it feels like it with all the aches & pains...

but we still have a long path to go... God willing...

we'll continue to grow older together... continue to live Happily Ever After...

So really, the more I think about it, I am thankful for young brides... it just gives more of a lifetime to share together...

Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband...

Next year - 20 years!! I already told my husband he better start planning a Disney trip right now!
I want my 20th anniversary in the Beast's castle... 

I'm nothing but a demanding wife ;) ... no comment on that one Ricky... no comment! ;)


  1. What lovely pictures, you made a gorgeous bride! I was a bit older when I got married and I often feel jealous of the young 20 somethings ( and the high school sweethearts), because like you said, they have more years to spend together!
    You know I am a Disney travel planner, right? I hope I get to help you and Ricky plan your dream vacation for your 20th! Happy anniversary friend!

  2. 19 years ago i graduated hs...man time flies!!!

  3. Oh I so love this post! You were a beautiful bride. Your dress is so beautiful. Love it! Happy Anniversary!

  4. awww happy anniversary darling! you were a stunning bride and you looked so happy. I can only hope to have as happy a marriage as you do :) and 20th anniversary better be at Disney, c'mon Ricky!

  5. You were a beautiful bride!
    I hope you do get that anniversary at Disney!!!

  6. Beautiful bride and handsome groom! Happy anniversary!

  7. I love this, I'm about to get married and I can't wait until Ian and I celebrate our 19 years together. Hope you had a fun celebration and yes, I'd say you're entitled to a Disney party in a castle :)

  8. Congratulations on your anniversary! I love your Disney plans to celebrate your 20th. We're getting ready to celebrate our 18th next month and I also would love to do a big renewal or just celebration at Disney for our 20th!


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