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3 Years

That's how long it's been since Jon and I said "I do." I know everyone always says it, but it really is hard to believe it's been three years.  Three years is a long time; yet, it still seems like it was just yesterday that we were standing on those windy shores of Inlet Beach, FL.

I think a lot of the "just yesterday" memories are because I had such a hands-on experience with my wedding day.  I can still remember me and my sister putting together my bridesmaids bouquets, my mom and her best friend helping arrange the table centerpieces, my friend Emily making my table visions a reality on the day of the wedding and the list goes on.  It was quite a family affair, and I honestly wouldn't have changed it one bit.  Our special day was made even more special by the people who had their hands on it, and I will be forever grateful.

I was looking through old albums last night and found some pictures from my sister's camera showing the beginning photos of the wedding week.  They make me smile to see where the week started and how beautiful it turned out in the end.

Here are some of the vases and jars collected by family and friends to use on our special day.

Me with the arrival of all of our beautiful flowers.

Me and my sister tying together one of the bridesmaids bouquets.

We'd spend a few hours each morning working on the flowers in the floral shop kitchen before taking a break and enjoying some time at the beach.

The bride in action.

Even Jon lended his hand in deleafing some the stems :)

Trying to get a visual of what my bouquet would look like before I officially tied it up.

My sweet friend Emily being a life-saver and putting together all of the tables on the day of the wedding.

This day was special to Jon and I not only because it was the day we commited our lives to one another but because we got to share it, TRULY share it, will our sweet family and friends who traveled for hours to be a part of it and make it beautiful with their helpful hands, encouraging spirits and sweet smiles.  We love you all.

Happy anniversary to you, Honey!  I love you bunches and bunches and can't wait for you to return home next week!  Our journey has only just begun!  :)

If you want to see how the "big day" turned out, here's a video I made of some of the professional wedding photos.  The music is the song from our first dance, "This is Us" by Christ August.  I hope you find it to be as beautiful as we did!

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