Monday, August 15, 2011

Do You Know What Today Is? (It's Our Anniversary)

Did I manage to work that song into your head (please, please, please know what I am talking about)?  Today, husband and I are celebrating 3 blissful years of marriage.  By celebrating, I mean I am in an all day class in the city that I couldn't get out of and won't be home until an unreasonable hour, but we'll make up for it this weekend.  

View from the Heavenly gondola

 Anyway, I thought I would share some pictures of the big day with you.  Let me start this post by saying that  it took husband and I a long time to decide here we wanted to get married.  I wanted the beach.  Husband wanted the mountains. We found the perfect compromise in a place that we escaped to on occasion, Lake Tahoe.

View of the Heavenly gondola

We eventually decided to get married at Edgewood, in Lake Tahoe.  It is a beautiful location, on the shore and alongside a golf course.  Mountains and beach at once.  Now that is what I call compromise!

Outside Edgewood

So we booked the North Room for August 15 and planned away.  It turned out to be one of the most amazing days of husband's and my life.  How could you not fall in love with a place that looks like this?

Here are some details from our ceremony.  Our colors were eggplant, lavender, and green.  Our ceremony was outside, above the shore of Lake Tahoe.  

Our reception room had a large glass wall that looked over the lake.  We had a chocolate fountain, a sand ceremony, and a funky cake.  We used pictures of our dogs for our table numbers.  Husband and the groomsmen wore shell-toe Adidas with their tuxes.  It was very "us."

The cake server didn't really look like that.  I blocked out our last name.  

This cake was our design. We wanted something a little on the unusual side.  Something that represented us.  The result was gorgeous and perfect.  It as also the absolute wrong colors.  Remember how I said our wedding colors were eggplant, green, and lavender?  I am not sure what happened here, but NOT EVEN CLOSE. Luckily, by the time I saw it, it as too late to even care.  So husband and I just went with it.  It was still delicious (and cool to look at).   

Here are more reception details (clockwise):  flowers, wedding favors, the sand ceremony display, and cookies that my mother-in-law made for our guests.  They are from family recipes, and were very special for us to have on the big day.  

This is husband's big debut on my blog (and to tell the truth, I am still not sure how I got him to agree to this)!!  

Obligatory wedding party picture.  One of my favs.

And we lived happily ever after:),.


Kristina said...


Katie said...

so so so sweet!!! Happy anniversary!!

Suze said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Happy anniversary!

Joanna said...

Happy Anniversary (And I totally sang the song in my head)!
Love your wedding pictures. Your cake looked awesome even though it had the wrong colors. I'm sure it tasted great!

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

Happy Anniversary!

Laksmono said...

Your photos from the day are stunning
Happy anniversary

Adele said...

Aaah, beautiful photos Erin. Your dress looked gorgeous xoxo

MM said...

Everything was so beautiful!!!You were such a beautiful bride!!
Happy Anniversary, sweeties!!


joanne hegarty said...

Happy Anniversary Erin. Your pictures are amazing, what a venue !!

Lindsey said...

awww great pictures! Your wedding was beautiful. Happy Happy Anniversary!

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Happy Anniversay! I love your cake. What a creation. Lovely wedding photos.

Bad Joan said...

Happy anniversary! Looks like a gorgeous ceremony and trip!


ajg-jane said...

Beautiful photos! Happy Anniversary!

Elle Sees said...

Omg how gorgeous are y'all? Congrats and here's to a million more! Slight exaggeration ;)
I want the scarves and shoes definitely from missioni. Luckily I live by 4 targets in a 10 mi radius, so I will be stalking them for sure.
And thanks for commenting on my posts. You always say the most thoughtful and sweet things.

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