WIW: Wedding {7th Anniversary}

Seven years ago today I was not a nervous bride.  I was a happy and excited bride.  I had waited not so patiently for this day.  After years of passionate and tumultuous dating, I was finally to the finish line.  My maid of honor had Miss Manners'd me to death, the best man had promised that come hell or high water my groom would be there, and my shoes were perfect.  That's not to say there weren't any surprises and mishaps.  What I'm saying is that one of the happiest days of my life was just the beginning of our journey. 

So to celebrate SEVEN years, of marriage, of babies, of some trials, and always love, I welcome you to WIW: Wedding, my first solo linky.  I hope that you enjoy this trip down memory lane, and that you share your own photos as well.  I can't wait to see what is linked up today, and please share, share, and share!  I'm more nervous about this linky party than I was on my own wedding day!

Link up and share!
WIW: Wedding

Dress: David's Bridal (seriously $299)
Veil: David's Bridal
Shoes: Madeline's Bridal ( Local shop)

Just for the record,
I had blue shoes.
Before it was a thing.
Did you know it was a thing now?
Well I read that on Huffington Post.
But seven years ago,
shoes were my something blue.
And they were comfy!

All My jewelry.
As in bought over the Internet for less than $50.
Oh my Wedding ring is very real.
But I didn't buy that!

My make-up was done by thee most unprofessional make-up artist ever!
He was late, and made the entire bridal party late!
The wedding was still on time, but I had 2 very bride-zilla moments.
My hair was done by Bree Gentry, who still does my hair today.
This was our first major appointment.
I just remember her finishing my hair in under 20 minutes.

My flowers.
My beautiful flowers.
My only request to the florist.
No roses.
And that bouquet was $75.
Thanks to the Fresno State Student Floral department!

Let's talk about this train.
It looks amazing in this shot.
And I look super tall.
I'm not.
I have to say this dress was so comfortable.
I had my heart set on this dress about 6 months before he proposed.
Yes, I was that girl.
I saw it on the David's Bridal website,
and book marked it.

When he finally put a ring on it,
I went in and tried it on.
The first size I tried didn't fit well.
I was heart broken.
My mom convinced me to try on a smaller size.
There was no way it was going to fit.
I kept saying that, even after it was zipped.
It fit like a glove.

And yes this totally happened.
And no the cake was no GF, but I didn't get sick.
The plan was for him to feed me frosting only.
John had other plans.
So I got a face full of cake.
See that piece of cake in the front of my dress?
Take note of that.
We'll come back to it.

There I am mid clean up.
Also, notice John has some frosting to clean up too?
Well, I threw cake at him.
While our reception guests laughed and whooped and egged us on.
Yeah, it was that kind of night.
Plus with all the flash photography we were kind of blinded.

No hard feelings.
We were covered in cake.
I found cake in places I shouldn't have had cake.
And I smelled like strawberries and butter cream for the rest of the night.
Not a bad way to smell if you like cake.
John's jacket seemed to get the brunt of it.
Good thing it was rented.
We did have to have our first dance in his shirt sleeves.
It was better that way.
Casual is how we roll.

Here we are during our first dance.
I bet he is thinking about all the martial bliss we are going to have.
Nah, he's probably thinking that I'm going to give him hell for the rest of his life.
He was pretty spot on about both.

And remember that cake in the front of my dress....

Yeah, that totally happened too.
And there are many pictures to prove it.
Nice and classy!

I think the best thing about my wedding day
was that for the first time in my life I felt beautiful.
I wasn't worried about my hair or make - up.
I wasn't worried about that stomach I couldn't get as flat as I wanted.
That day, as soon as I said "I do",
all my insecurities vanished.
I just let it all go, relaxed, and had a blast!
It was a great day!

So Happy Anniversary John.
You love me, even when I don't deserve it.
You made dreams I didn't know I had, come true.
You make me laugh, daily.
I want to laugh with you until death do us part.

PS: A funny thing happened on the way to this linky.
I discovered that my CD of wedding photos is damaged.
As in there are no longer any pictures on my CD.
Currently in the process of getting another copy.
Thank God the photographer is a good friend!


  1. What a wonderful post! I so enjoyed reading it. Congrats!!

  2. Awesome! I love your dress! The cake story is so funny! :) Thanks for doing this, how fun! Happy Anniversary!

  3. I love it! Who doesn't love showing off their wedding pics? xo

  4. So pretty and looks like fun!! Happy Anniversary! xo, Kristina

  5. You look beautiful! I'm linking up a little later during nap time! This is such a cute idea!

  6. Looks like it was a lovely wedding. Happy anniversary!

  7. Happy Anniversary! You looked stunning!
    thanks for this linkup... so fun!

  8. Happy Anniversary! This post is pretty awesome - the "look gorgeous on a budget" idea, and the cake goofiness - so fun! I've linked up my own post, I'm a new follower, and I'm looking forward to more fun and goodness!


  9. You looked gorgeous, and I love that your hubby ate the cake from your cleavage. :op

    Happy Anniversary!!

  10. What a great start to your journey. Love the pictures. You both look so happy.

  11. happy anniversary! you looked amazing and this was a fun post to do. we will be celebrating five years two months from today. have a great week!

  12. haha! That pic with him eating the cake off the dress is hilarious and totally something my husband would have done! Happy Anniversary!! I really wanted to link up but sadly don't have in of my professional pics in digital form. :) I am old school and have them in an album.

  13. Such great pictures! Thanks so much for hosting! I'm excited to look through all of the pictures. Happy Anniversary!

  14. Lovely pictures and memories! I am planning my wedding, so hopefully I can link up next time! Have a great day!

  15. happy anniversary mama!! you look stunning, so happy and so beautiful. thank you for sharing and creating this great link up xoxo

  16. I'm loving this link-up so much!! :) Love your dress and the hilarious cake fight pics. :)

  17. You were such a beautiful bride. Happy Anniversary

  18. You were a stunning bride! I made Mr. E. swear he would not smash cake in my face. I may have threatened him, I can't remember!

    But what you said about feeling truly beautiful for the very first time - yep, I felt that way. I didn't care about the hair and makeup either. I felt radiant! :)

    Loved this link up - so very fun!

  19. Happy anniversary Megan! You were a gorgeous bride and I love your dress!

    What a fun link up! I loved looking back through all my wedding photos trying to figure out which ones to post. =)

  20. Happy Anniversary Sweet Meg's! You looked absolutely stunning.Wish I could have been there.My favorite...ummm All of them! I would have linked up but no wedding day for this gal....someday (fingers crossed). What a fun link up.lov ya

  21. You looked SO beautiful on your wedding day. I remember this day, it was a lot of fun. So happy that you get to celebrate 7 wonderful years together of marriage. I wish you guys another 50+ more! Many blessings to come your way! Love you guys!

  22. Hi Megan,
    I found your blog over Weiya of http://enjoyerofgrace.blogspot.com/, Love your wedding story and you look gorgeous.

  23. You look gorgeous! Happy anniversary! :)

  24. Great idea for a link up! Have really enjoyed reading your post and have equally enjoyed reliving my wedding day and blogging about it.

    Thanks for sharing.


  25. Happy Anniversary! Today is my 7 year wedding anniversary too. We are wedding twins - ha! I will have to do a recap of my wedding so I can share on your linky party. Beautiful dress, by the way! :)

  26. Happy Anniversary! Such beautiful wedding shots.

  27. What a great link-up! Thanks for hosting. And my husband kept threatening to put cake down my dress for that very same reason haha :)

    P.S. I'm your newest follower!

  28. You look gorgeous and that bouquet is incredible for $75. Thanks so much for the great link-up.

  29. oh my goodness, you both are absolutely adorable and the cake in the cleavage...priceless!! :)

  30. Thanks for the link up! Happy Anniversary!! This was a lot of fun to do!! :)
    -Meesh :)

  31. you looked amazing!! happy anni!!

  32. Congratulations!! Happy anniversary! This link party is a great idea. I got married in a dress I bought on Etsy, can you believe that! I totally fell for it. Me and my husband had a quiet and small wedding. Just our parents, siblings and our closest friends in the 2000 yo city centre of Utrecht (The Netherlands), it was a fantastic day and I wasn't nervous at all! I just laughed and laughed through the whole thing ;-)

  33. Thank you for the link up, Megan! :)

  34. haha, love that last pic. And no way -are you from Fresno?! My husband and I went to Buchanan High in Clovis. Fresno State did my bouquet too and I LOVED it! So cheap, right? Happy anniversary!

  35. Hi Megan! You were a gorgeous bride, happy (belated) anniversary! I just stumbled upon your blog and your link up...I am new to blogging (started my blog a bit ago but then did not blog for awhile...now I'm back ;) but this was so much fun!! Thanks for doing it! You have a new follower here! Have a great evening...Jillie

  36. What a great idea. I got a lil nervous at your cake part though. Always makes my stomach hurt when I see images of cake on wedding dresses that cost so much and make up that is precisely in the right place. Glad to read that there were no hard feelings. Umm... I would like to participate in this link up because my 17th annv. is coming up this June, but I'm hesitant to because it was 17 YEARS AGO! I'm gonna take the link and store it for now, because I do love telling my love story, as I love HEARING all love stories.

  37. love that last pic. And no way -are you from Fresno?!

  38. what a gorgeous bride you were and are! and i love that you wore blue shoes!