Five years sounds like a really long time to me, and this week, it’s been great to reflect on just how much has changed since 2009. Since it’s Thursday (aka the day everyone loves to post throwback photos on Instagram), I thought it would be fun to share a few photos from anniversaries past!
But first, I thought I’d start by sharing a few photos from what we were doing five years ago today – having our rehearsal dinner with my family and Cam’s family in Michigan! We did a rehearsal at the church, and then we had a really lovely dinner at The Earle in downtown Ann Arbor, MI. I can still remember that evening really well, and that point of letting all the stress of last minute wedding to-do lists go because everything was done and we were just excited to get married the next day!
|Five years ago today! 6/5/09|
|Some of my family after the rehearsal|
Me and my bridesmaids – my cousin Olivia used to really love the tanning bed 😉
Outside the church, heading to dinner 🙂
Enjoying our rehearsal dinner!
Our niece Alexa was so little at our wedding and now she’s six – crazy!
Oh, and Cam’s brother had a black eye for the wedding…whoops 🙂
My cousins have also changed a lot from these pictures compared to last month in Michigan!
|I still have (and love) that dress!|
And what would an walk down memory lane on our anniversary week be like without a few wedding photos? I know I’ve mentioned it on the blog before, but overall, I wasn’t thrilled with the way our professional wedding photos turned out and in hindsight, I still wish I would have chosen a different photographer. However, I’m discovering that the more time that passes, the more I enjoy looking back on them because I feel like I’m less critical and can just appreciate them for what they are – a representation of a beautiful day and a reminder of just how young we were when we got married! 🙂
|Peonies have always been my favorite and the great thing about a June wedding is they’re in season!|
That last photo wasn’t actually one from the photographer, but just one that my aunt took of us.
For some reason I really like it, but I’m also so glad I don’t go to the tanning bed anymore 🙂
Ok, on to the anniversaries!
Apparently we didn’t take any pictures on our actual anniversary, but I found this picture from the day before where we were walking around downtown Greenville and I figured that was close enough!
|Looking back through my photos, I also found one of our anniversary dinner – (a giant) steak!|
I thought I’d throw in one from our trip to Seattle that weekend aka when I was in my side bangs phase! (Also Cam is totally wearing the same shirt here that he was wearing in Cinque Terre – ha!)