Saturday, August 02, 2008

10 Years Ago Today

10 years ago, I wore this dress

10 years ago today, Andrew and I were married in St. Andrews, New Brunswick in the Lazy Croft Garden at the Algonquin hotel.

It was a hot, hot day, unlike today which is rainy and drizzly. Andrew's dad performed the ceremony and my dad made everyone cry when he spoke at the reception.

It was a good day but a hard day in some ways. A few years ago, Andrew wrote a song about our wedding day and the hard parts about it. It's on the last album he recorded with his band. It makes me cry and it makes me proud.

Many things have happened in these last 10 years, some things I would like to change, others that I wouldn't; but I definitely would not change the fact that Andrew and I face all those things together.

(In case you're wondering, my dress and shawl were made by the amazing Angela Bright who does NOT make wedding dresses, but she made an exception for me. She hand beaded the shawl and the dress, and for that she deserves a medal.)


  1. Congratulations you guys! We're all glad you're facing it together too...:)

  2. Anonymous1:50 p.m.

    Happy anniversary!

    That Angela is so talented.

  3. Happy Anniversary you two! And what a stunning dress!

  4. Anonymous2:55 p.m.

    A very happy anniversary!!

  5. Happy Tin/Aluminum anniversary!

    Your dress and shawl are so lovely.

  6. What a beautiful dress! Happy anniversary!

  7. CRAP it almost makes me cry looking at that thing for SO MANY reasons....
    I remember (almost)everything about that day - you making me a bath after I finished your dress that morning while the hair dresser chased after you, pictures on your front lawn, bawling my eyes out during the ceremony, being woken up by you the next morning - weren't you supposed to be on a honeymoon, going for breakfast with Mr Happy at the diner

    Congrats!!! The dictator and I can only hope to be like you and Mr Happy in 10 years.

  8. Happy Anniversary! The wedding dress and shawl are beautiful - simple elegance. Enjoyed the vacation pictures, too. Looks like a wonderful place to unwind. Very cute pup!

  9. Congratulations to you both, and many many more happy years together!

  10. Happy anniversary! I wish you joy, happiness and many years of together...

    Minou's Mom is very talented, beautiful dress and shawl.