Friday, July 25, 2008

Feel Good Friday--the Wedding Addition

It's Feel Good Friday. Stop by Elizabeth's and join the fun.

This week, Feel Good Friday is all about remembering one of the most important day's of our lives--our wedding day.

I married the most wonderful man in the world, September 1997, almost 11 years ago.

We worked together to plan the wedding. Since we lived in Dallas, we had access to some of the most awesome wedding stuff in the nation. The South knows weddings ;)

I had a dress done that mimicked the dress Scarlett O'Hara wore in Gone with the Wind. It was not the sleeveless tulle that was and still is widely popular. It was a lovely raw silk with sleeves, lots of buttons and a very very very large hoop bottom. Totally not the fashion but a total nod to the Southern grace of days gone by.

My theme was white roses--white roses were everywhere. I think they smell beautiful and the church smelled lovely as I walked down the aisle on the white runner we had.

The church was the church I began to attend when I moved to Dallas. I brought Mike to the church and he converted to my religion after a series of classes at the church. Mike admired the pastor who taught the class so much, he asked if he could marry us. He said yes, even though it meant cutting his trip to Europe short. I am forever grateful for that as his sermon at our wedding was awe-inspiring. I had many guests tell me it was the best they ever heard.

I remember being so happy walking down the aisle to join Mike. Mike still talks about the giant smile on my face. I felt like a princess off to meet her price charming.

Our reception was at the Hotel Adolphus, the best hotel in Dallas--I feel the best hotel in the world. We had the most amazing food anyone could ask for. I beyond thrilled we know visit the hotel's restaurant on special anniversaries and can relive the food and thus reliving the night.

The rest I have to say is truly a blur. It is true--your wedding day lasts a blink of an eye. The one thing I remember is the new joy I felt. A joy that continues everyday I look at Mike. I am blessed to have him as a husband.


Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

That is beautiful!

I lived in Dallas for a short time, so I envy you getting to plan and have your wedding in such a fabulous city. :)

Elizabeth said...

oooooo my...i must see photos of your dress!!!!!!!!

Amanda said...

Thanks for sharing your wedding day, and i would love to see the dress!

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

Aww. I didn't realize you converted Mike. I hope your MIL didn't freak out? I'm thinking the Adolphus would be an amazing venue for a reception. See you in a few weeks!

mamachristina said...

I would love to see your dress. I didn't post mine because I still need to convert them to digital. I love that your husband was active in planning as well.

Elaine A. said...

That certainly made me feel good! Sounds like a fairy-tale of a day!

just jamie said...

It sounds just lovely. PICTURE! I want a picture! (Please.)