Today my husband and I are off in the mountains on a camping trip, celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary. It honestly blows my mind that five years have passed since we were married at the beach in Nags Head, North Carolina.
Since then, we've had a baby (who's not a baby any more!), moved and built our house. I
quit working full-time in real estate and became a stay/work-at-home mom, a challenging personal transition. We've embarked on several homesteading projects. And more. It's been a stunningly fast and full five years to say the least.
As I think back to that day in 2006, I can't help but feel a little nostalgic about the wedding. With so much that's happened since then, I'm reminded of all the forgotten details of the day as I look at these pictures.
all photos by Chris Bickford
Since it was before high season, my parents generously rented an AMAZING oceanfront beach house for our families and wedding party to stay in the week leading up to the wedding. We didn't take a honeymoon because we had a beach vacation before the wedding!
The ceremony took place on the beach in front of the house. The reception was then held in the top floor of the house to take advantage of the gorgeous ocean views.
I haven't worn it since May 12, 2006, but looking at this photo of my dress makes me want to slip it back on for funsies.
My shoes were a favorite detail even though I was barefoot on the beach and my feet didn't last long in them at the reception!
I'd almost forgotten how delicious our cake was! A local baker made it and those shells were all edible as they were molded chocolate.
The bridesmaids' dresses.
The wedding party.
My family and my husband's family.
Friends and family (blinded by the setting sun!)
Good eats at the reception.
Happy Anniversary, honey!
I'll be back next week with country wedding inspiration photos. After
Enjoy your weekend,