Good morning HLA land. It is Thursday, May 21st and that means it is my (Heather's) 4th wedding anniversary. There are so many topics I could write on today...creative anniversary gifts for your spouse, fun weekend trips to take as a couple, ways to celebrate your love everyday but...today's post will reflect back on our actual wedding day.
Bal and I are simple, easy people. We definitely wanted a wedding but we didn't want a big elaborate shindig that would cost us $25,000 and put us in debt before we even got married. With that in mind we found a cute little bed and breakfast across the river from Louisville and used it for both our wedding and reception locations. I became the DIY bride making
everything from our cake table decorations to the invitations and guestbook. We tapped our assets to get white chairs, tables, linens, and a sound system and our friends came through with catering, flowers (thanks to CKB and her Mom) and coordinating the day of. Everything was beautiful and went off with only one minor glitch which I'll let Stacie tell.The real purpose of today's post comes after the wedding.
You see, of course we had a photographer however, if any of you have gotten married recently you know that it takes weeks, months and in Laura Kline's case a YEAR to get your wedding album. All this hype, all of the details and they are all lost for months as you wait impatiently to have some record of the event.
Well...Claudia has an answer to that and I was the lucky recipient. You see, Claudia made it her job at our wedding and reception to document the day through the eyes of a photographer. She captured each momentous occasion, every romantic glance, and all the friends and family gathered for the event. She got the preparation of the reception, the details of the cake and the flowers, and the groom anxiously awaiting me at the altar. She sent these photos for 1 hour processing and in less than 2 days had a miniature wedding album pulled together with all the best pictures mounted with captions. It was fantastic to have an
album that quickly that I could share with those colleagues and friends who weren't at the wedding.
So...for those of you heading into wedding season this June that are looking for a cheap but VERY meaningful wedding gift consider doing something like this for the newlyweds. I can promise you that I loved having that album and still four years later I turn to it for a quick reminder of just how great that day was.
I'm off to give my husband a kiss before we get ready for work.
Signing off until tomorrow...