11 years ago today, we got married. on the porch. with gala, our great dane as the ring bearer. and our family gathered around. i had heard there was a minister who lived in our neighborhood, so i knocked on doors until i found her, and she officiated. our mothers were our witnesses. i wore a skirt that my friend across the street made for me a few days before. and i wore a blouse that my dear friend andjelina found for me an hour or so before the wedding.....i didn't like the shirt i'd planned so she ran out and bought me 10 to choose from. although we only set the date 2 weeks before, all tom's siblings came, even his brother from california, my lovely friend sabina came from vancouver and my aunt came from baltimore. all our living grandparents (3 grandmothers and 1 grandfather)were there. everyone dear to us gathered and made it the most special and simple and lovely day. my mother and aunt picked queen anne's lace for my bouquet and filled the porch with wheat and sunflowers. it was a sunny and warm day. everything just fell marvelously into place with no stress or worry. we were getting married, how could it go wrong. and then everyone wandered around the corner to the neighborhood pub where all our friends filled the place for the night. truly magical!
and now 11 years later we've learned so much. it feels like there was no life before we had each other, and yet the wedding feels like last week. lisa took this photo of us a couple weeks ago when she was here. we were tired and busy getting breakfast for everyone when she took it on a saturday morning, but happy and content like usual.