Friday, July 31, 2009

My Wedding - October 20, 2003

It's time for Kelly at Kelly's Korner Show us your Life Friday. Today is wedding party and flowers/ceremony.
I can't wait to show you ours. I missed last week so sneaking a few pictures of my dress in here, but they also show my flowers.

My husband and I eloped. We had been dating and planned a cruise with another couple. The closer the cruise came we started 'joking' about just getting married on the beach before boarding the boat--OR getting married in the Bahamas on the beach (which was too much of a hassle, we found out). So, the plans were set in motion. The only people that knew was the couple that went with us. Not even our families knew. I had made up announcements (we arranged for a reception a few weeks after we got back) that had a picture of the beach and lighthouse (where we got married-it's a local beach so we had visited it before this) and the front said, 'On the beaches of Sullivan's Island, on October 20th...'
Open, and said 'Chuck and Reid got married!'
We got married, then on the way to board the ship, we dropped them off at the post office. We laughed a few days later, saying the phone lines were probably burning up! It was great.
Now, on for the good!
Since it was the beach, I had hubby stand with his back to me and I walked down to him.
Of course he had seen me that day, but hadn't seen my dress, etc. (oh yeah-did I mention I had to change at a local establishment because we rode there together! A hoot!)
And he turns to see me......heart melts.

Happily married couple! Toes in the sand and all.


And here is our wedding party! Ha! Don't you just love the hats!

More of the wedding party.

I present to you....Mr. and Mrs. Anderson

And you know how they take a picture of you boarding the boat....yup, ours was another 'formal' wedding picture. I actually wore my dress around the ship for the first few hours. People congratulated us all night. Then, remembered us most of the week....'aren't you the Bride and Groom'? It was great! I highly recommend eloping!!! It was the best day of my life and I wouldn't have had it any other way.
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Lysana said...

Awesome, Reid. So gorgeous.

We got married on December 20, 2003. Ha!

Jennifer said...

That is such a fun concept! Those are some beautiful pictures ... I love the simplicity and the fact that it was all about you and your hubby!

Becoming A Mrs. said...

That's a great idea. It would have saved me a lot of unnecessary hassle and headache. I love the idea of sending out the announcements and then being unreachable for a few days. Perfect!

Kickin' Kari said...

I love how simple it was! You looked very pretty. and yes...LOVE the hats!!
I live in SC too..yay! Just moved here though. Thanks for sharing!

Jenn said...

That is the cutest wedding story I have heard!

Rona's Home Page said...

When we got married 13 years ago it was just us. I'll always remember how blessed I felt. It was a perfect day!
I've so enjoyed looking at all the ladies' wedding photos. There's so much love, beauty and creativity.
I love your dress. Everyone looks so gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful day!

Shauna said...

What beautiful wedding photos! I love the one of y'all walking towards the water with the sun in the background.