Tuesday, February 24, 2009

8th Wedding Anniversary~

Happy Anniversary Kevin! I love you!
Today we celebrate eight years of marriage~
Our song is Beautiful by Gordon Lightfoot, are your speakers on?
You can read more about our wedding day here, but for now I thought you'd enjoy a slideshow~ there are some doubles in there and I apologize... should be 60 photos in all.
You can enlarge the slideshow by hovering the mouse over it and clicking on the four arrows in the square.

I had fallen in love with leonidas roses and pretty much chose our wedding colors to coordinate with those.
I designed and had my gown and bridesmaid dresses made. I was just learning to use the internet at the library... a few more months of research would've changed a lot of things I think! I had to have the Victorian/Antoinette looking shoes. Could not find them ANYWHERE. I ended up finding a black brocade pair at a thrift store. They were a bit too small but I didn't care! I covered them in the fabric from my dress, and my seamstress made new bows. The photo of them is a scan, and it was a few years after the wedding so the glue had yellowed a bit.
I was also heavier then, and thank goodness for corsets! I wore the whole sha-bang under my dress; chemise, pantelettes, and corset. My friend Lori and my sister Jonna were my bridesmaids... Jonna was only 15 at the time! My jewelry was from Victorian Trading Co.
I gave Kevin a pocket watch as a wedding gift, which gave a nice vintagey touch. His friend Greg and my brother (only 14!) stood up with him. In the slideshow you'll see my brother reaching for the garter, it's one of my favorite pics. The look on his face is hilarious, and it looks like he's in slow motion.
I see that you can have your vows renewed on the Titanic, the museum in Branson. Hmmmm..........Perhaps for our 10th Anniversary?
We are going to The Hill in St. Louis for pizza this weekend to celebrate, the BEST place to get pizza!


19 comments:

Berlin Deluxxe said...

*♥Hooray for anniversaries♥*

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
Here's to many more years of happiness, laughter and love!
Enjoy your special day and have a great time at the pizza place!

My Big Mouth said...

Happy Anniversary Nikki!
Wow,8 years...isn't it wonderful!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Happy Anniversary Nikki & Kevin!

The Ramblin' Rat said...

Happy Anniversary! I loved looking at your wedding pictures! They are gorgeous!

Good choice going to The Hill for dinner. We happened to be in St. Louis for our 3rd anniversary and my husband took me to LoRusso's for dinner. They were excellent! Then he took me to Cyrano's for dessert.

Oh man, now I'm hungry thinking about it.

Have fun!

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Happy Anniversary Kevin and Nikki! You both looked fabulous at your wedding. I so enjoyed the vintage photo of the two of you and the vintage photo of you, Nikki, at the dressing table. Your dress was gorgeous and Kevin looked so handsome in his tux. That picture of the two of you dancing is just the sweetest. Cherish each other. xxoo

Danette said...

Happy Anniversary to a beautiful couple! And I wish for you both many, many more happy years!
~Danette

Liz said...

Have A Sweet Anniversary!
Pretty wedding!

~Liz

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Nikki, This was so nice to share with us. Your a very lovely lady indeed.. I think you did a fabulous job with your wedding. Happy Anniversary!!

TattingChic said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! Your wedding photos are gorgeous. :)

Jaede said...

Happy Anniversary Nikki and Kevin xxx

My Maine Cottage said...

Happy Eight Years! I love Gordon Lightfoot, I need to take out my cd, I havn't listened for a while. The pink shoes are SUPER cute!

Heather said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!! You are such a gorgeous couple! What a beautiful ceremony.
Did you have your bouquet framed like that or did you do it? Where did you find such a frame?
LOVELY!!
Hugs
Heather:)

Traci said...

Congrats....what a beautiful wedding!!!

Lallee said...

Congratulations and best wishes for both of you. I know I saw wedding photos in your slide show that I've never seen before. You were a beautiful bride. Enjoy your outing for pizza--sounds good to me!

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm sorry I'm so late in stopping by. I've been buried in moving stuff over here. You looked soooooooooo gorgeous!

Justine :o )

Queenie's Vintage Finds and Treasures said...

Hey Nikki!
Happy Anniversary to you and your sweet Kevin. I loved seeing the wedding photos...you make such a beautiful bride and wow, that you designed that dress! Kevin looks so handsome in his tux...I loved the picture of the two of you...especially, when he grabbed your hand and kissed it.....so sweet. What precious memories these photos hold for you and him on your special day. A hope you had a very Special Anniversary Celebration! Congrats!
Those hot pink shoes are adorable too, that you girls found for the wedding...
I can understand about you being busy...I know the feeling sweetie, don't it feel like there's just not as many hours in a day or something?! LOL! ...blog when you can, that's what I do. You know I'll always be catching up with you!
Hope you have a beautiful day!
Big hug,
Queenie~

Lallee said...

Well, I landed on your anniversary post. This time I looked up the roses you mentioned so I could see what you were talking about. Very pretty. I cannot believe you covered those shoes yourself. You are incredible! I loved seeing your photos all over again.

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