This month, my husband and I are celebrating our 10-year wedding anniversary. I can’t believe it. So much has happened in that time, yet it feels like we were just planning everything yesterday. I vividly remember so many details and how hard we worked at making the day our own. We get compliments to this day on everything from the ceremony to the food to the music at our reception. The music was a top priority for my husband. We literally picked almost every single song ourselves and made a point of choosing from different genres and generations so that everyone felt included and eager to hit the dance floor.
One of my planning priorities, of course, was the stationery. I spent weeks planning, sketching and tweaking the design. Our save the dates were hand cut, printed magnets with a ribbon tied around them to symbolize our “tying the knot”. (I love when I walk into the kitchen of friends or family members and see one still hanging on their fridge!) Our invitations included a trifold with reception details, directions to the church and a custom map (because designers can’t help themselves and GPS wasn’t all that common yet). And I’m quite certain I gave my sister carpal tunnel syndrome by asking her to punch holes and tie ribbons on about a gazillion ceremony programs, half of which we ended up not needing. Whoops, sorry, sis!
In honor of our 10 years, here’s a little peek at some of the details. All of these images were taken by our photographer, Rob Yaskovic.
Everything about our day was perfect. Not because it was a warm, sunny day (it was actually chilly and a bit overcast) or because everything went off without a hitch (hello, broken bustle), but because, much like our marriage, it was very “us”. I’m excited to see where the next 10+ years take us.
What are you doing to personalize your day and make it your own? Let me know in the comments.