Saturday, October 3, 2009

My Wedding Day

Eleven years ago today - I became Mrs. Jay Sharpe. I can hardly believe it. On one hand, I can barely remember life without him and on the other, it seems like 11 years have gone by in a flash.

I wish I could remember every little detail of my wedding day but it all seems like a blur. Now most girls would have gone that morning and had there hair and nails done but I thought all that was silly. I threw my hair up in a bun, did my own makeup and nails and hopped in the car with my parents for the hour and a half drive to Clanton.

The wedding was at 2 and the weather was a lot like it is today - perfect. It was sunny and just the right temperature. I don't remember being nervous. It didn't seem like I had anything to do but wait.

And then before I knew it, I was walking down the aisle. I would give anything to have a picture of Jay's face. No, not because he was staring at me with love and wonder and amazement - because he looked SCARED TO DEATH!!! I'm talking terrified.

Here we are. I was 24 and Jay was 27 but I think we look like babies. And as I mentioned in the last post, this is Sister's dress. The one that made me feel like a princess. And look how handsome Jay is!

I wanted you to see how cute our cakes were. I remember my Mom and I flipping through the caterer's book and seeing these cakes with the icing bows on top and we both knew instantly that these were the ones.

You might be wondering why in the world I'm blogging when it's my anniversary, so here's the scoop. Jay has to work this weekend so we couldn't take a little anniversary get-a-way like we usually do. A couple of nights ago I got a little sentimental and decided that we just had to do something. So, I booked us a room at a really nice hotel that's close to Jay's office and he'll meet me there when he gets finished with work. We plan to go have a nice dinner and just relax for a night - away from the cats, away from the laundry that is screaming at me from the hamper, and all the other things that can be distracting.

This is my favorite wedding picture - we're leaving for our honeymoon.

More on this tomorrow....
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11 comments:

Rachel said...

Happy anniversary!! You are SOOO gorgeous!!

Lianne said...

Y'all are just too cute! Happy Anniversary!

Mama Hen said...

I agree with Rachel-you were and still are just gorgeous!

It was a perfect day and I hope you and Jay have a relaxing time tonight. Remember though, if you get bored :), I will only be 15 minutes away and you can take the kiddos with you!

Kerrie said...

Happy Anniversary Jill and Jay!! Y'all do look like babies in these pics. We are getting old :-( Hope you have a fun night at your fancy hotel woo hoo!

Paulina said...

what great pictures!!!!! happy anniversary!

Daphine said...

Beautiful bride! Happy Anniversary dear friend!

Tracy Calvert said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm sorry Jay had to work. I would've made Heath swap with him but Heath had to leave today for a week in Louisiana (ya know how that goes with the phone company). Hope you had a great time!

Mollie said...

I can't believe my brother didn't completely trash decorate your get-away car. When I got married they did so much to the car it was never right again - specifically putting bird seed in the AC vents, so that when we turned it on we got sandblasted with birdseed.

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

You are darling... I love your dress! What a cute bunch of photos.

Rhianne said...

Happy Anniversary. I love that you used your sisters dress in the end... you look lovely in the pictures x

courtne450 said...

Such beautiful photos! You looked gorgeous! Hope you guys had a great anniversary! Congrats on 11 years!