Thursday, September 3, 2009

11 Month Anniversary

Today, Geof and I celebrate 11 months as husband and wife. I can honestly say that I don’t know where the time has gone and I can’t believe that next month we’ll be celebrating our first year as a married couple.

Over the past few months I’ve told stories from the wedding and our proposal story. I thought that this month I would tell the story of how we met. Here goes:

I had been in a few serious relationships throughout my 20’s and got sick of meeting the same guys out and about. I was ready to meet a good guy and decided along with another friend just for the fun of it to put a personal ad online. I thought nothing would come of it, but I’m pretty outgoing and figured why not? I received some emails from random people and then one from Geof came along. He was a guy 2 years older than me who had recently moved from Florida to Pennsylvania for graduate school. I saw photos and read his bio and thought is was too good to be true. We exchanged emails for about a month and then finally got phone numbers and talked a couple times before finally deciding to meet up.

The first time we met, we went to a local bar and had some food and a few drinks. There was an instant connection. I remember the day well, because I had just gotten my hair highlighted and cut and he told me how pretty it was. I made a joke basically saying, “Don’t get used to it looking like this, I just left the salon”. Conversation was easy and we had a lot of laughs that night.

I heard from him again the day after our meet-up date and he invited me to a Phillies game a few days later. The day after the game, we spent the afternoon together. After that, I knew it was something special and starting bringing him around my friends and getting introduced to his friends. Everyone got along well and we became inseparable. It became somewhat official that we were an item after about a month. The rest is history!

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


Love him!


Bridesmaids bouquets


Ceremony


Dress detail


Centerpieces


My dad...he looks so happy is this photo

36 comments:

Kathie @ my net finds said...

Congratulations!!! I love that first picture, so sweet!

Brittany Ann said...

Our first anniversary is next month too!

d.a.r. said...

So precious!!

Katie said...

congrats hun! you're almost there! (to 1 year that is!)

Melissa said...

Awww love the pics, especially the first one! What are you guys gonna do to celebrate your anniversary?

I met my husband online too!

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

Happy 11 month anniversary!

I love reading "How we met" stories.

Your photos are so gorgeous! You were such a beautiful bride!

Also, those roses in the bouquets are amazing!

Lis said...

Awwwwwww!!! I loved reading this!! Happy Anniversary to you both!! I can't believe your one year is next month!! What are you doing to celebrate!!

And you should def get the neutrogena face thingy - I'm really loving it!! :)

Are yall doing anything fun for labor day?

Taryn said...

Awww, sweets, you looked GORGEOUS on your wedding day. I love the first picture...so much emotion. Congratulations on the 11 month anniversary!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

awww that is so sweet! and your pictures are beautiful=)!

preppyinnewengland said...

How beautiful! Congratulations!

Rachel said...

Your wedding was GORGEOUS!

Classy in Philadelphia said...

Congrats! Almost the big 1 year! I always look forward to your month anni's to see more wedding photos!

Emily said...

Oh that's such a sweet story!! (and more fuel to the fire that normal people meet other nice, normal people online....I'm trying to convince a couple of girlfriends who have been unlucky in love to give it a whirl). Love your wedding pics.

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Beautiful pictures! I loved your dress! Congrats on 11 months...almost to the big one year! Any idea how you're going to celebrate??

The Queen of Clearance said...

your wedding looks so pretty! Congrats on 11 months. I think it is soo cute that you mark each month like this!

Marissa said...

What great photos! You are almost at 1 year. Time goes by so fast!

KAC said...

Those pictures are gorgeous! Congrats on 11 months!

Joanna said...

Congrats!

Loving Life said...

Congrats! You are adorable together!

sarah said...

Happy 11 months!

short southern momma said...

happy anniversary!! I have really enjoyed reading your and Geof's story! Great pics! Hope y'all have a great weekned! = )

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

First year right around the corner!

Miss HoneyDew said...

Happy 11 months!!! Your wedding looks stunning!

Kristin said...

Congrats! Only one more month until the big one. It really does just FLY by!

Annie said...

happy 11 months!!
love the photos :)

MCW said...

Wonderful story of how you met...I love hearing stories like that!!!

jenjen said...

What a cute story! And beautiful pictures. Congratulations on 11 months!!!

XOXO
Jen

Summer Wind said...

your photos are stunning. happy anniversary! enjoy your weekend!

Midtown Girl said...

Congrats & what a beautiful bride you were!!

XOXO to the hubs too!

Lacey said...

Happy 11 months!! All of your photos have been so beautiful!

Jill said...

Congrats on 11 months! I'm so glad y'all found each other. The chruch you were married in is SO pretty.

Gwen said...

Happy belated 11th month anniversary. I can't believe it's almost a year!!! XOXO

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

So sweet! Love the pictures!! :)

Savvy Gal said...

so sweet, coming up on the big 1 yr soon. : )

Wearing Mascara said...

Happy 11-months! I just love your pictures when you post them. xoxo

Tasha said...

Congrats on 11 happy months! I love your wedding pics!!! Your "how we met" story is very cute! I'm so happy for you because you found your Mr. Right! :-)