Friday, July 25, 2008

Real Weddings: Steve + Lex

Did you catch that? Yes, today is the actual big day (10 years!), and I decided to be brave and post a few photos from July 25, 1998. I feel a little nervous sharing these...it was before the day of "photojournalist" style photography, before the day I did event design professionally, and I just don't usually post pictures of myself on here. And because people always ask if we were twelve when we got married when they see these. We weren't. So here goes...


The 1998 version of photojournalist photography: have subjects pretend to look at a bracelet. But it does show my bouquet; fragrant multi-colored sweet peas from my mother's garden. I did all the bouquets, but none of the other flowers so that I could enjoy the day. Sweet peas have special meaning in our family, and although I love creating lush displays of orchids and garden roses and peonies for clients, I would have this same bouquet for myself if getting married today.
With Robin, my maid of honor and lifelong friend. I just had lunch with her today--I love that she has always been a special part of my life and will always be around. I absolutely treasure our friendship.


One of my favorite pictures from the day...maybe because it's one of the few that captures a real moment! Right before the ceremony all of the girls and I realized we were starving, and found (and attacked!) a bag of peanut butter cups. I'm sure it made for a lovely "you may now kiss the bride" for Steve!


Steve and a couple of his peeps. Nate and Steve went to elementary school together, and Johnny was Steve's roommate for all four years of college. He also happens to be my oldest friend since we've been friends since kindergarten.


We had a major cake snafu a few days before the wedding, so ended up with a buffet of gorgeous and tasty french pastries and tarts (and one tiny wedding cake). It actually was the best mistake ever!


For all of you just starting out, I know it felt like ten years was so far away back then. But how it has flown! I am so blessed to have spent these years with someone I truly love and who treats me like I'm a gift. I think that marriage can feel like a journey, a bumpy road, a refuge, a big ol' pile of work, and a joyful, comforting home. Thanks for hangin' with me Steven.

12 comments:

One Love Photo said...

Congrats on the big 10! So cute!!! I am certain that my sister had your same photographer and bridesmaid dresses in 1997! I was watching her kids a couple months ago and found her wedding album in my nephew's closet, covered in stickers! I started laughing so hard and thought....so this is what will become of all my hard work in a couple years!

{this is glamorous} said...

Such a sweet and beautiful post -- loved the photographs. Congratulations on 10 years!

Jess said...

How can it be 10 years? Are we really that old? You both look lovely, and it was a wonderful wedding. :)

CoutureCarrie said...

Lovely photos!

Robin said...

Love the post (except for all the horrible pictures of me, of course)! I was honored to be a part of your wedding day and it was fun to be reminded of all the great memories. I'm so glad we are still great friends 10 years later!

Fiore fresco said...

Thanks so much everyone! I appreciate your kindness about the 1998 style photos. And OLP--I can't imagine YOUR work ending up forgotten in a closet! Jess and Robin--thank you so much for being there all those years ago!

Jules said...

aww! great photos and congrats on making it to the 10 year mark! i've been married a little over a year now and my, does time go by fast! thanks for sharing! i really enjoyed this post.

nyla said...

Congrats on a decade of marriage! You made a beautiful bride, though I would agree that you two DO look a little young to be getting married, more like you should be going to prom ;)

Riley said...

Congratulations!!
Yes, 1998 doesn't seem that long ago to me either in some instances. I can still remember so many things like they were yesterday.

Everything is beautiful! Hey - you were a trendsetter, having a dessert buffet!! And your sweetpea bouquets are lovely, and the fact that they came from your mother's garden is so meaningful!

rebekah at elizabeth anne said...

Congratulations!

The Lil Bee said...

Happy Anniversary! So sweet. Thank you for sharing. That is a true milestone.

Tara said...

Whatever, Alexa! These are just wonderful :) You 2 look so young and full of hope! I love it. Thanks for sharing.