One Year.

As I sit here, it’s hard for me to grasp that an entire year has already passed us by. It’s almost as if I blinked and suddenly catapulted from May 19, 2012 to May 19, 2013, but it’s such a strange juxtaposition, feeling at the same time that we’ve been together forever.

engagement photos richmond

I still remember those feelings of anxiety and nervousness as I primped and put on my dress…

mrs hawk wedding virginiagetting dressed wedding photos

…and how all of those feelings dissipated when I saw your face.

Wren Chapel First Look Wedding

Although I can’t remember the silly things you said, I remember laughing A LOT to the point where I was worried that I would look ridiculous in all of the photos. Luckily our photographer managed to make us look amazing.

William and Mary campus weddingAnd then at 5 pm, I held tightly to my Daddy’s arm as he walked me to meet you. I could barely maintain eye contact for fear of completely losing handle of my emotions.

william and mary campus chapel wedding

But you took my hand and everything was alright again.

yellow wedding williamsburg

After we said our vows, you almost forgot to kiss me, but I wasn’t about to let that slide.mrs hawk wedding kissI can’t tell you what a relief it was to have you on my arm post-ceremony. Such a relief that I rained rose petals onto the floor with a victory shake of my bouquet.

recessional wren chapel wedding

And just like that, you were my husband.

I could go on and on about our wedding because it was really beautiful. And the memories from that day warm my heart, but instead I’d rather focus on how it was the beginning of our life together and how far we’ve come.

Aaron, I love you ten times more than I did May 19, 2012 and honestly I have no idea how it’s possible because I couldn’t have imagined loving you more at the time. I hope and pray that the love continues to grow exponentially throughout our lives together. We may not be perfect, but we perfectly compliment each other, and I couldn’t ask for a better partner in life. Happy anniversary!

Now go grab me a margarita, clown. It’s time to celebrate.


15 thoughts on “One Year.

  1. Michelle

    It is so wonderful to relive your wedding day with you lady! 🙂 You looked gorgeous!!


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  2. Niki

    Happy anniversary!!!! You are such a beautiful bride, and I love your engagement photo! Enjoy your special day together 🙂

  3. Jenn

    Happy anniversary! The photos and words you’ve chosen to share show the beauty of your relationship. The ending shows the fun of it all hhaa celebrate well!

  4. Ada

    Happy 1-year to you two. All the photos are great. You were a beautiful bride, Lauren. My husband & I celebrate 8 years on June 19th. Our daughter’s BDay is January 19th so the 19th is a good Date for us.

    On my recent Week’s Best Post that I run weekly, I featured you so please check it out when you can. Also I would love for you to support my blog by following it. Thanks a lot, Ada. =)

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  5. Louise

    Late to the party but holy smokes I welled up reading that, such beautiful, heartfelt words! Happy belated anniversary & best wishes for many more. It goes really quickly, it’s our fifth wedding anniversary soon. Where does the time go??

  6. Agi

    What a beautiful post. You look stunning in your wedding pictures. Enjoy your first anniversary and your trip to Mexico.

    Don’t forget to link up to my weekly Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday Link Up. Hope to see you there.



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