Saturday, June 29, 2013

Five Years Later

Five years ago, on a hot June day, Collin and I got married. We honeymooned in the Smokey Mountains, spending most of our time out of doors and in a cabin up in the mountains. It was perfect. The only touristy thing we did was to head into Pigeon Forge one day to get an old-fashioned wedding photo. We loved the portrait, especially when my grandma gave us an old frame that couldn't have fit the picture better if it was made for it.

To celebrate five years of marriage, we drove down to Nashville, IN this morning, and had our picture taken at Nashville Image. This studio seems to specialize in cheesy photo shoots for tourists, and I don't think the photographer really listened when I said I wanted a nice, classic family photo without too many props. The first dress they pulled out for me looked like something a barmaid might wear, but after a few tries we found a pretty green one that had a more elegant look. I did love the antique christening gown that Jenny got to wear, and I am happy to have a fun way to remember our fifth anniversary.

For our 10 year anniversary, I'm hoping we can stage the photo ourselves. We're going to be moving into a beautiful Victorian house, built in 1868. One of my many half-finished projects right now is reupholstering a Victorian-style fainting couch, which would be perfect for an old-timey photo shoot. All we'll have to do is make friends with some people in the theater department, so we can dress for the part!

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