Today Devin and I are celebrating 5 years of marriage! 5 years! I can not believe that it has really been 5 years since we got married. Look at us, we were just babies! haha (Okay, not really, it's only been 5 years, but still!)
I could not have asked for a better partner to spend life with. Devin puts up with my craziness, supports me completely in my business, and agreed to buy a Victorian house in the middle of town even though he'd rather have 20 acres of land.
Devin: I love you more and more with each passing day. You are my rock and I can not imagine my life without you! Happy Anniversary!
If you want to see some images from our wedding, keep scrolling! I'll talk about our wedding in-between each image.
I had purchased two dresses for the wedding. I spent many years working and making costumes for theatre companies and Norwegian Cruise Lines so the first gown I was doing to do custom beadwork on myself and add a removable skirt train. I never ended up having enough time to do it so I sold that dress and ended up buying this Tony Bowls stunner. I did however, make my shoes and veil.
Devin and I did a first look and did all of our portraits before the ceremony throughout downtown Lafayette, Indiana.
We had a great wedding party and had a lot of fun! Devin insisted that we had to take photos in front of the robot murals with sunglasses so we did just that! Those murals now no longer exist. :(
The Knickerbocker Salon is connected to our wedding venue so we of course had to get some shots!
We got married in the Lahr Atrium in downtown Lafayette, Indiana. We were living in the Lahr Apartments, which are upstairs from the Atrium. I had lived there for, gosh, 5 years so it made since to do it there and we loved the marble staircase and glass ceiling. (And yes, for those of you who know the history of the Lahr, it's famous with presidents and tons of famous people staying there back in the day when it was a hotel, my apartment was the apartment that is supposedly haunted where James Moon built one of the first guillotine and committed suicide to prove that it worked. FYI, it's not haunted and I loved the place.)
Anyway, we filled our wedding with unique details and special touches. Our wedding music was filled with punk and 80's music. The wedding party walked down the aisle to De Cylinders "I Wanna Get Married", I walked down the aisle to Screeching Weasel's "Your Name Is Tattooed On My Heart", and we exited to Andrew W.K's "Party Hard"!
We wanted to have our food to be personalized to us too so we choose sushi! Devin and I always frequented the sushi restaurant when we worked for Norwegian Cruise Lines and it kind of became our place so we tied that into our wedding. We had tons of different kinds and lots of veggie ones for me! :)
We also made all of our programs and menus and scattered custom guitar picks on the tables with the decor.
We hung up lots of lights and blue lanterns to decorate the ceiling which made our dances special.
Devin's mom made our wedding cake and it was sooooo good! It was carrot cake. While cutting the cake, I broke the cake knife and Devin still calls me The Hulk.
We had a band play for a little bit during our reception and I surprised Devin by joining in on the bass for a song, The Kinks "You Really Got Me".
Hope you enjoyed a little peek into our wedding day!
Photo credit: Rebecca Shehorn Photography