“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”
– Mignon Mclaughlin

This past week, I received a Happy One Year Anniversary email from my client with the above quote, and I absolutely love it!  One year ago today on May 16, 2009, I married my monkey, my handyman, my enginerd, my best friend.  We’ve had quite a year full of learning to live together, home renovations, sitting on the couch watching TV, fun weekend trips, and love… and I couldn’t be happier!  🙂

As promised, I leave you with some of my favorite wedding day photos!  Of course there’s sooo many more but I don’t think my bandwidth would allow me posting 1000+ photos up here.  😛

{Getting Ready}

Getting makeup and hair did.  I loved wearing flowers in my hair!

The Dress (#1)

me and my beautiful ladies!

our stuffed animal kids (the boys)

marv and his brother

matching argyle socks, YES!

{First “First Look”}

this is the first time we seeing each other on our wedding day!  and yes, I am wearing dress #2

{Before Ceremony Photos}

carriage ride around Greenfield Village!

cool red barn and covered bridge!

YIPPEE!! of COURSE we had to do a jumping shot!

his arms are buff, oh yea.

{Second “First Look”}

switched to my ceremony dress and had another “first look”

our familes! 🙂


my sister-in-law, brother, nephew and mom… yup, nephew slept the whole way down the aisle, too cute!

ring bearer and flower girls!

here we go…!  notice that big flowers were added to the bottom of the gown as an element of surprise.  but of course marv didn’t notice b/c the whole 15 minutes of the ceremony was a blur anyways!

we’re MR. and MRS.!!


love these shots!

leave a wish for the newlyweds and hang it on the cherry blossom tree!

handmade placecards a week before the wedding and centerpiece (all flowers made by my mother-in-law)!


here’s the grand reception entrance in dress 3 – a traditional chinese chi pao!

first dance

cutting the delicious cake!

well said toasts that made me tear up

mother/son and father/daughter dance

{And off we go to celebrate a lifetime of happiness}

Hope you enjoyed these past four days of photo overload in honor of our one year wedding anniversary!  🙂  In case you missed it earlier, I blogged about our Michigan Engagement Session, Taiwan Engagement Session – Outdoor and Taiwan Engagement Session – Indoors, so make sure to check those out too!