Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Here's To TWO Years!

Two years ago today, I was in my rollers and running around crazy trying desperately to get ready for our wedding.


We didn't have a traditional wedding. My in-laws were kind enough to open their beautiful 5,000 sq. ft. home for our "wedding party" I made everything from the invitations to the flower arrangements. I am not the traditional kind of girl and we weren't up for the traditional wedding. We wanted it to be more relaxed and personal. Most everyone attending thought we had already gotten hitched and we were just having a big 'ole party. Little did they know!

About half way through the party Gabe and I slipped away to get ready. His younger brother announced that we had a surprise for everyone and right then and there, we were married in their beautiful garden.


This moment, when the officiant began, we will both never forget.

It was raining as it had been for about 3 week prior to our wedding day. I had printed out our vows for the officiant {an older gentlemen} and handed them to him just before we started. As he began, it began to sprinkle. He said "We gather here today to bring Gabriel Jefferson Long and Katrina Marie Falls together in marriage....."

Did you catch it?



This picture was taken the EXACT moment he said Katrina. Look at my face and look at Gabe's. My eyes are about to pop out of my head and Gabe is wincing..like "Oh God" Note the rain drops.

We corrected him about 4 times throughout the 4 minute ceremony. Once it was over, we went inside and he handed me the paper with the vows. The ink was completely smeared because of the rain.

So there is my "funny" {I didn't think it was funny at the time but hey, it was our special day!}
wedding story.


Here is to you my darling Gabe for 6 years together and 2 years of marital bliss!! I love you endlessly :)

Oh and tune in later this week to see what I do with these shutters!


kristina Sig copy


Liz said...

Congrats on two years! Ours is next Tuesday, so we're just a week behind you. :) And I can't wait to see what you do with the shutters - I salvaged a similar pair from our house during demo (mine are interior plantation shutters), and I'm looking for some inspiration!!

~ Liz

Averill said...

Congrats on the 2 year anniversary! You guys look so cute together.

Getting your name wrong is pretty unforgivable. Our pastor got started on this diatribe against gay marriage during our ceremony -- we were horrified, especially since we had a groomsman and a bridesmaid who were gay (and engaged!). I spent a good bit of the reception apologizing to people and promising that the pastor's statements were NOT a reflection of Dave's and my thoughts on the matter.

Noah's Mommy said...

omg...I'm sorry I'm laughing at both the story and the pic of your husband....both things I think you will never forget...stopping by to say a big Welcome to SItS....so glad you are here.

Jen said...

Happy Anniversary to you. What a great wedding story.

I stopped by from SITS.

carma said...

"Katrina" - what a beautiful story! Congratulations on 2 years- you guys are youngins!!

Thanks for commenting on my piercing post. Love that your mom got one, too. Mine seems to be healing OK so far. Didn't realize it would take so long though. I'll remember to be careful around belts!

Dreamer said...

Congrats, Katrina. :) It was a beautiful day that I am greatful to have been a part of!!!

greedygrace said...

Happy Anniversary!

I came by to welcome you to SITS! We're glad to have you with us!

Valerie said...

Happy Anniversary!!

I wanted to welcome you to SITS. I know your going to enjoy our community!

Taryn said...

Congratulations of 2 wonderful years! Here's to many more to come!!!
You are such a beautiful gal!
Stopping by from SITS and wanted to welcome you to the SITStahood!