One year ago…
…a few friends met us in Philadelphia
…my best friends came in from different cities and states
…I got a new brother and sister-in-law
….I was reminded of how amazing my parents and sister are
…we posed for pictures everywhere
…Matt’s best friends came in from different cities and states
….my family celebrated and partied with us
….my sister and best friend since childhood gave speeches that made me cry
…..I felt beautiful
…best friends from high school and college became friends
….the room of my dreams was created
…matt wore his grandfather’s talis
….another room of my dreams was created
…I got to wear a pretty dress
….we entered a room with sparklers
….I celebrated not falling down the steps
….my gorgeous best friends shared our happiness
….we danced to Cruisin
….my dad showed off his moves
…matt twirled his mom
….we ate cake
….I couldn’t stop smiling
…Matt posed with the ladies
…I was reunited with my sorority family
…I danced with my mom
…Matt’s former band played
….he crushed the guitar solo
….I had a moment with my sister
…oh yes, and I married my best friend.
And in case there was any doubt that Matt wasn’t the one for me, here are a couple of quotes I’d like to share:
“I don’t go to a casino to lose cupcakes!” – Matt running back to the casino to retrieve his cupcakes from my cousin’s wedding
“Maybe we should eat something light like salad for dinner so we can eat a lot of cake” – Matt referring to the top tier of our wedding cake
Awww happy anniversary! Such pretty pictures. You looked gorgeous btw! :) Love the dress.
Aww…Happy 1 year anniversary! :-) Do you get to eat the top tier of your cake today?
Oh yes, I’ve been waiting for it all week!
happy anniversary! we’re two months from 1 year! congrats! (also, today is my sisters (7 year) anniversary!)
Aw, happy anniversary to her and almost anniversary to you:-)
Yay! I love this post and have been waiting for a recap post from your wedding for a while! Looks like it was an absolutely beautiful wedding. Congrats on 1 year!
Thanks, Madison! I can’t believe yours is just a few weeks away! I can’t wait to hear about the details:-)
Wow everything was absolutely gorgeous- especially you!! Congratulations on your first year of marraige :)
Happy Anniversary!! I love love love the simplicity/stunningness of your dress! It’s what I will be looking for in a dress someday :) enjoy your anniversary!
Thank you! I fell in love with it before I even saw it in person!
Love this post and love the Lillings! Happy Anniversary :)
And by the way…that cake was AMAZING! Can’t wait to hear about the top tier!!!
It was still so good! We had red velvet and I thought it was cream cheese icing but they just used the same buttercream as the rest of the cake. It was still unbelievably moist!
Lovely recap. Congratulations on your anniversary, you looked incredible beautiful!
Thanks so much, Jamie!
Aw, I always smile at a good love story! Congrats!
so much fun. i love these pictures. thanks for another amazing post love. swing by to see pics of Hollywood’s most celebrity filled neighborhood. xoxo
It really was a moment in time! Love is a wonderful thing!
Happy (now belated) anniversary love! You looked absolutely gorgeous on your wedding day (and even more so in real life…if that’s possible!). I hope you guys devoured that top tier!
Thank you!!! The cake was amazing… major sugar hangover happening today:-)
You are such a pretty bride. Thanks for sharing those memories with us :)
Love the pics! (and love the black and white colors with yours and your bridesmaids dresses – so classy!!) Congratulations on your anniversary!
Thank you, Kita! I was so happy with how it turned out. I also think the bridesmaids were very happy to wear black:-)
Awwww congrats! Just beautiful :)
Lovely post! Congrats!! Marriage is the best, no?
It really is!
Aww, happy anniversary! the pics are so sweet. Your wedding cake looks massive and delicious. And I love the quotes from your husband!
Hehe, so cute. Congrats!!! :)
Yeah it’d be hard for any of your bridesmaids to look back on their dresses here and come up with complaints – they look great.
But of course, you do as well – between the friends, the cake and the man, I can see why you couldn’t stop grinning.
And your mom looks fantastic!
Stumbled across your blog today and glad I did! Many congratulations on your first anniversary…Beautiful pictures…and beautiful memories..
Happy Anniversary! Love all of the photos, your family is adorable :)!
Awwww, nice post!
Awwww, congrats and happy anniversary! I love the pics–you guys are so adorable and def made for each other! Love the quotes. :)
Oh I LOVE this post!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a GORGEOUS wedding!
oh my gosh, I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but I feel like tears are coming into my eyes. You guys look so happy together, it’s so amazing when two people can truly love each other the way it seems you guys do. Congratulations to you both!!
Casey- you are so sweet! Thank you so much:-)
It looks as though you had an amazing day. Happy Anniversary!
Congratulations!! What a cute post. You two look very happy :)
Love love love this! So sweet! Happy anniversary :)
Congrats!! Looks like such a fabulous wedding :) My own is a year from now and I can’t wait!!
I’m so excited for you! Wedding planning can be stressful, but that day will be amazing!
it looks like so much fun! and your dress was beautiful :) congrats!
Congrats to you, Lauren. Your photos make me feel like I was there. Your smile is radiant in every one. Wishing you a lifetime of happy anniversaries.
Thank you so much, Monica!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! This was an awesome non foodie post :)
What a cute couple! Love both your wedding and rehearsal dresses. Congratulations!
your wedding looks perfect! loved reading that quote your husband said about eating the salad and cake! :)
Love this post! Your wedding looked beautiful!