We tend to get rid of things when they are old. We’ll consider them not as valuable when they lose their novelty and sheen. But some things get better with age: cheese, wine, love. When love stands the test of time, of hardships it gets stronger. It just looks sweeter. When you’re brave and strong enough to make a commitment and stick to it- that’s endurance.
Caroline and Michael are from southern Indiana. They drove to Lexington on a hot early summer afternoon. They were such sports as we waded through tall grass and climbed horse fences. I’m a little behind on blogging, of course, so you’ll be seeing them recess down the aisle in only a couple short weeks. What a fun afternoon with a sweet couple.
Our relationship starting during our junior year of high school in 2003. We hung out with the same group of friends and eventually started talking to each other a lot, spending hours on chatting online when we weren’t together. Michael became interested in me but I didn’t feel the same way so we remained friends for a few more months. Eventually, though, his charms won me over and I started to develop some pretty strong feelings for him as well! We have been inseparable and in love since.
My best friend, her fiance, Michael and I planned a weekend trip to Chicago last September. Michael had planned for he and I to go out to dinner together and to meet up with my friend and her fiance later. The four of us ended up meeting at a marina, boarding a sailboat, and taking a three hour boat ride on Lake Michigan. During the summer, fireworks go off over Navy Pier at 1030; Michael had timed it perfectly for the two of us to climb to the front of the sail boat just before the fireworks went off. It was there that he proposed, I said yes, and the sky was lit up! A very memorable night to say the least!
Annie-Beth is eccentric at heart. Her public union to Joe could only be laced with eccentricity. Blues and grays were woven throughout her May wedding day. From her high heeled blues to the blue hydrangeas and the blue water of the aquarium. The day was overcast and threatened rain. To everyone’s jolly they were only bluffing! Those clouds were just enough to keep the sun from beating down and heating up the park. Alt park in Cincinnati was in full bloom. Annie-Beth and Joe were married under the ivy woven trellis in the Garden of Old Roses.
I’ve enjoyed all receptions but this one was the most unique! The Newport Aquarium was opened just for their guests to enjoy all the animals. Simon the penguin came out as an extra special treat for anyone to pet. The banquet room was aglow in purple and blue. The Cincinnati skyline shown brightly through the floor to ceiling windows. Annie-Beth and Joe’s families were so warm and welcoming. The room was full of friends and relatives form London, KY and Lexington. It was a most beautiful day. Thanks for sharing it with me:)