Monday, August 3, 2009

10 Month Anniversary

Today we have been married for 10 months and I cannot believe that we’re getting so close to celebrating our first year together as husband and wife.

Since I’ve told some funny stories the past 2 months about our wedding day, I thought that today I would share the story of the night Geof proposed.

I had been putting in late nights on a project at work for the 2 months leading up to our engagement and was so tired and stressed. Geof told me that he had planned a night out right before Christmas to get my mind off of everything, which was so sweet. He told me that we would be going to Longwood Gardens and then Dilworthtown Inn for dinner. The day came and I had gotten all dressed up since I knew we were having a big date night. The whole car ride to Longwood he was acting a little strange and I just thought nothing of it. We got there and started to walk around to see the fountain show, the beautiful light displays, the flowers/tress and ice show. It had been quite a night so far. We ended up getting a drink and relaxing on a nearby bench. I got up to look at the map and ensure we had seen everything before we left, and when I turned around to go back the bench, I saw a present hanging from a tree branch. Geof said that Santa brought me something and I smiled. I assumed it was an early gift and proceeded to open it. Once I unwrapped it and saw that it was a small jewelry box, he grabbed it and got down on one knee and asked, “Will You Marry Me, Will You Be My Wife, Will You Spend the Rest of Your Life With Me?". I of course said yes, behind tears of joy as he put the beautiful ring on my finger. Everything quickly turned to smiles from ear to ear. I was so excited and the night wasn't over yet.

We left Longwood Gardens and headed to Dilworthtown Inn for dinner. It is one of the most romantic restaurants I have ever seen. We got to our table and he had a dozen long-stemmed red roses and a bottle of champagne waiting at the table. We had a romantic and delicious dinner and the staff treated us like royalty.

It was a night I will never forget all the days of the rest of my life.

Here are some more photos from our special day taken by the talented Cindy Guessford


Happiness


With this ring


Centerpieces and tables at reception


I love how happy he looks in this pic


Our signature drink menu


Geof telling Kel a little secret

Our candy apple favors

My mom and dad

Walking off into the sunset

45 comments:

Little Pink Magnolia said...

Such a wonderful story - happy 10 months!

d.a.r. said...

So sweet!!! What a wonderful engagement evening :)

Taryn said...

Gorgeous!! I love seeing your wedding pictures. Your engagement story is so sweet!!

Michelle said...

What a sweet story! Happy 10 month anniversary! :-)

MG said...

I love that you were married in the Fall, those candy apple favors are great!

Laura said...

Happy 10 months! I'm assuming the girl in the wine dress is a bridesmaid? If so, that's the SAME dress and SAME color my girls wore! :)

Kathie @ my net finds said...

congratulations!! stunning pictures :-) and what a wonderful proposal!

Kim said...

Happy 10 months - I LOVE your engagement story...so sweet!

The Queen of Clearance said...

So cute! I love how you mark every month of being married. That is so sweet. Your pictures are amazing, and your engagement story was way more romantic than mine!

Melissa said...

What a sweet story! You had a beautiful wedding! I love the idea of candy apple favors for a fall wedding! Happy 10 month anniversary!

allison said...

awww that is SO sweet! im happy for you guys - and CONGRATS!!! on 10 months!

Gwen said...

Such a fabulous story!!! Happy 10 Month Anniversary!!! And...your candy apple favors looked delicious. :) XOXO

short southern momma said...

What a great story!! how romantic!

JP said...

Happy, happy 10 months! Oh to be married and in love <3

Geof said...

You are very lucky to have a husband as handsome as him! ;)


Happy 10 month anniversary!!!

Kristen said...

your pictures are beautiful! happy 10 months!

Tracy-Girl said...

Oh my gosh... so cute!! I love asking this to people because I am getting married so soon.. what has made the first 10 months successful for you guys? Has it been challenging? Rewarding? Exciting?

Jackie said...

What a sweet, sweet proposal story. Love the pics too =)

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

That is the sweetest proposal story! What a wonderful Christmas present - to get engaged to the love of your life!

Your centerpieces are really pretty and I love the candy apple favors!

klynch said...

aww how sweet!1 I love your favors those are awsome! Happy 10 months!!

Poolside with the Girls said...

Love the pictures and the story. You were a beautiful bride. You are almost at 1 year!
Congratulations!!

Miss HoneyDew said...

beautiful pics!!!

Prissy Southern Prep said...

What a gorgeous wedding! Congratulations!

PinkSass said...

What a beautiful story! Thanks for sharing!

Kristin said...

What a fabulous engagement story. Tres romantic!

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

Beautiful pictures! 1 year will be here before you know it!!

Vivienne said...

Oh that is so sweet. I love the planning that went in to that proposal. (My husband just said, "Is Friday good for you?")

Wearing Mascara said...

What an amazing story! I love the candy apple favors :-)

Tasha said...

Your engagement story is SO ROMANTIC! I love getting to see pics from your wedding! It was so beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Happy 10 months to you both!

Kotori said...

So sweet... and I love that picture of him waiting at the altar (watching the groom's face while the bride walks down the aisle is my favorite part). He looks so excited!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Magic City College Girl said...

happy 10 month anniversary. great story and love the pics. i wish you guys many years of happiness.

Joanna said...

happy 10 months!!!

Barefoot in the Park said...

what beautiful pictures!

Savvy Gal said...

ah... congrat!

jenjen said...

Happy 10 months! What a great story!

XOOX
Jen

Brunch at Saks said...

Happy Anniversary! Your engagement story is so beautiful!!! XOXO

Katiesperk said...

Thanks Jules! I am obsessed with your candy apple favor idea. I wish I had thought of that!! I can't wait to go to Mexico!

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

LOVE the story!! :) Gorgeous pictures!

Christina said...

I love your engagement story! You had a beautiful wedding, very classy and I love all of the personal touches.

Christina said...

Oh yeah!! I almost forgot!

Happy 10 month Anniversary =}

A Balancing Act said...

What a sweet proposal! Your wedding looked gorgeous! Happy 10 months!

Slices of Beauty... said...

Beautiful is the word!
The last pic is so romantic.

Kassie said...

What an incredible proposal story!! So beautiful. :)

Katie said...

very sweet! do you live near longwood and dilworthtown inn? I am like 20 minutes from those places!! Crazy! I love the Blue Pear restaurant (part of dilworthtown in...) I'll have to look more at your wedding pictures and such and see what I recognize! haha

xox
k

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