Tuesday, August 12, 2008

My Wedding Anniversary

2 days ago, Laura and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary! What a wonderful 6 years it has been. We spent a few hours of the day talking about why we enjoyed being married to each other. We were able to share words of encouragement, support and love while creating a vision of growing old together... Laura pictures us together on our front porch, sitting on our rocking chairs and talking about how great life has been. I can definitely buy into that!

As I was driving into work today, I began thinking of our marriage and the event that started it all - Our Wedding! As a wedding photographer, I thought how great it would be for me to share a little about my wedding that took place 6 years ago.

We were married in The Secret Garden at Valley Oak Nursery, Brentwood, CA. It was 106 degrees outside and we were hot! What a way to begin our union together, hot and sweaty! :) We hired, Julio Duffoo to photograph our wedding and we were not let down! He has become a great friend since our wedding and still thank him to this day for his creative eye and helping to make the memory our day special. Another great friend, JP Langlands, also attended our wedding and contributed his photographic eye to our day. They are both great friends and wonderful photographers. Check out their work when you have a moment...

Laura and I had a vision of what we wanted our wedding to be. A small, outdoor garden wedding with close friends and family at our side. We endured the hot day and tied the knot at 4:00PM. As we look back on our wedding day, we can honestly say that we wouldn't change a thing. We were sooo happy... (and still are!). At sundown, after great food, sangria and cigars, we moved the party to The Tonga Room at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. We drank tasty tropical drinks and danced the night away to the live band and rainstorms... Yes, they have indoor rainstorms there! I highly suggest going to the Tonga Room if you haven't been. It's a fun time. When it was time to turn in for the night, we just walked upstairs to our amazing room in the Fairmont. Just thinking about it makes me want to go back and do it all over again! Hmmmm. Maybe we should?!

Here are just a few photo's from our day:


LAURA GETTING READY


SHE WAS SOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!


Laura walked down the Aisle to "The Very Thought of You" by Nat King Cole. I tried so hard to hold my composure, but I couldn't...


THE GAZEBO


THE RINGS - (That we both designed for ourselves)


MARRIED!


OUR PHOTO SESSION AFTER THE CEREMONY


MY SANGRIA, MY CIGAR and MY WOMAN!!!

9 comments:

FMN Design said...

Love it love it love it and I LOVE YOU!!!!!

6 years and just a drop in the bucket. I can't wait to experience more of life, our marriage, our children and YOU.

Happy Anniversary My Love.

rharlow said...

Happy 6th. We just celebrated our 16th.

wendyz said...

Congratulations! Your wedding looked beautiful! I wish you a wonderful lifetime together!! It was great seeing you both the other night at David Jay!

Anonymous said...

I like to attend programmes like wedding anniversary. In my view it is the fabulous moments of married life. We celebrate it because we are happy to live together for years. I never miss the day. Actually we never miss the day. Thanks for the good post.

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Sharon said...

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for sharing these wedding pictures with us! They are just lovely!

It was great to see you guys again on Monday!

Carrie Hasson said...
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Carrie Hasson said...

Matt what a beautiful gift to give your bride, to share your love for her and pictures of your special day for all the world to see. That picture of you watching her- priceless. You can tell you feel like the luckiest guy on earth. I love how the last two shots capture each of your spirits, but show how much better they are when you're together.

Happy Anniversary Matt & Laura, I've really enjoyed following your love story!

Jeramy Sossaman said...

congratulations to you both! keep smiling. keep laughing. always be the others biggest cheerleader. take care....

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