I alluded to it yesterday but this month, July 31st to be exact, Mike and I will celebrate two years of marriage! It has flown by, as have the almost eight years that we have been together.
I, obviously, did not have this blog when Mike and I got engaged or married. However, if I did you would have been subjected to wedding recaps and I would have applied to Wedding Bee. Fact.
Every Tuesday until our anniversary (and maybe a few after for a honeymoon and trash the dress recap), I am going to recap our wedding so that I have it documented here. I have been a total slacker with scrapbooking, although I have FINALLY started scrapbooking photos from when we bought our house THREE years ago, so this is a great way for me to remember everything.
Mike and I got engaged on September 20, 2009, our five year anniversary! We went out to dinner at Brio, unfortunately the restaurant now has a new name, and right before we ordered dessert Mike was fidgeting under the table for awhile.
He finally said, "I have a knot in my shoe, could you help me get it untied?" When I looked down I saw that he had tied a ring to his shoe!
He got down on one knee and said, "I can't imagine spending the rest of my life with anyone else, will you marry me?" Of course I said yes and started to cry!
We knew we didn't want to have a long engagement so we started to plan a summer wedding, which gave us only a little more than 10 months to plan!
Almost immediately we found our wedding photographer and LOVED him! We scheduled our engagement photos right away since winter would be fast approaching in Western New York. The first session was really short because it was an extremely cold day! We went to the Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua, New York because there were Adirondack chairs that we wanted to use for some of the photos.
Ryan, our photographer, was really nice and scheduled a second session with us. We started out at a local Farm Market, then stopped at a field (where I may or may not have fallen over) before ending the day at Mendon Ponds Park.
Now you tell me, what is your engagement story?
All photos used in this post were shot by Ryan T. Collier