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One Year Ago


One year ago today I was strolling along the riverwalk in Wilmington, North Carolina with Mike, Chris and Susannah after a fun night of downtown bar hopping and hijinx. We stumbled upon the most beautiful seating area with canopied Bradford Pear trees and twinklelights galore. I had no idea that in just a few short minutes Mike would ask me the biggest question of my life (to date!).

I can't believe we've already been engaged a year! I still pinch myself daily for landing such a wonderful fella and being able to share such a beautiful moment with two of our closest friends. The fact that they were in on it the whole time and were able to snap some in-the-moment pictures was the best. That photo is still my lock screen on my iPhone, and there it shall remain!

I can't picture a more perfect place to have experienced that.

The past year has been a crazy one. That goes without saying. From moving to Nashville, starting our own small business, adopting a kitty (to our ever-growing brood) and then beginning our adventure with a toddler (just to name a few!)... it's been full to the brim with adventure. Maybe an "engage-aversary" (?!) is a silly thing to acknowledge, but to know that I'm just 7 months away (tomorrow!) from taking his last name and starting the next chapter, well, it's pretty darn exciting. Too bad we haven't really started much planning yet!

To Mike --
Thanks for choosing to spend your life with me. And to help raise your sweet little always-on-the-go son. Thanks for always indulging my silly cravings (and fulfilling them), for making me coffee each and every morning even though I rarely finish a single cup, and for staying with me even though I'm not the biggest fan of your favorite food (pizza). And maybe most of all, thanks for letting me put my freezing cold feet on you every single night to warm them up. Seriously. I should invest in some socks. You're kind of the bee's knees.

March 5, 2011 will forever be one of my favorite days. I'm looking forward to many, many more of those!
Thanks for indulging me! xo

PS; If you want to read our engagement post (and see our ultra cheesy "remake" ha!), feel free to check it out! Here's Mike's take on the day and here's a post from Susannah's perspective! We're totally blessed to have shared that day with such special people! Not gonna lie, I cried reading SB's recap just now!

51 comments:

  1. Gah! The sweetest post! I love it. :)

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  2. Wow, one year already...isn't it crazy how time flies?
    Happy Monday xxx

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  3. I got married a year ago today!! So cool!

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  4. I remember when you announced your engagement on your blog, and I cannot believe it was a year ago! Congrats again!

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  5. super sweet :) and a year?!! wow times does fly!

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  6. congratulations on one year!! that's so exciting!

    drop by allister bee soon!

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  7. Ohhh...so romantic! When reading it feels like a fairytale to me! So happy for you guys! Hope you have the best time of your life together!

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  8. I can't wait to see your wedding come together!! I am sure it is going to be amazing!! I remember reading this post last year and I still think it is just the cutest thing!!! Congrats again doll!! xo

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  9. How sweet! Don't worry about having only seven months. We were engaged and married five months later. You can do it. We had almost 200 guests and it came off without a hitch. Biggest advice, just go with the flow because at the end of the day you'll be married, and that's what really matters.

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  10. Aww this is so sweet, that's the most romantic photograph and you're so lucky to have had the moment captured (': xox

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  11. lovely post! enjoy your special day.

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  12. Congrats! That is so wonderful and exciting! My hubby and I have been married for 3.5 years, and are about to celebrate our 9 year anni of being together!!! We still celebrate the day we became an "item", our engagment anni, and of course or wedding anni, even after all of this time. It is a special time and it should be celebrated! Yay!

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  13. Aww so cute. I also had a fall wedding, and it was the best day of my life. Some advice on the day of. Get a day of person to help out. My sister was my day of girl and she knew the game plan to a T. I had nothing to worry about because of her. She knew what was suppose to happen and when and who had to be kept away from who. Because of her I was able to truly enjoy every minute of that day. Another thing I did (which isnt for everyone) was laid low on the liquer, just because I wanted to remember every second. Seeing everyone cutting loose and enjoying themselves was awesome! Being a light weight would have affected the memories for me. If you want you can check out some of my wedding pictures from my day. We did things a little different on our day as well. We had a drink ceremony and paper flowers and zombie readings and lots of pumpkins. :D I get a big goofy smile every time I think of that day.

    http://paula-vaughan.blogspot.com/2012/01/our-wedding-very-picture-heavy.html

    Paula Vaughan
    http://paula-vaughan.blogspot.com/

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  14. Aw! What a sweet/special moment! Congratulations! I cannot wait to see what you do for your wedding - I know it's going to be gorgeous. <3

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  15. D'aww, that's sweet. We celebrate our engage-iversary too :) Any reason to take a moment and think about how awesome the person you're with is! <3

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  16. awe now I will always remember your engagement date because its a day before my wedding anniversary (2 years married tomorrow) :-)

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  17. so cute! I'm excited to see what you do for your wedding! eeeep!

    :)
    xx

    http://daydreamfrenzy.blogspot.com/

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  18. Happy engage-aversary girl. Too cute :)

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  19. What a beautiful way to mark your year of engagement :) Have a wonderful day Kaelah!
    Love and Turtledoves,
    Jacqueline

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  20. I personally have a different taste on romance, but that does not mean I can't celebrate yours!

    My husband and I did not get formally "engaged", we just talked about it. Our wedding was not the best day of our lives together, but the night when we met. And I don't carry his last name since mine is pretty cool, and it's basically the reason why I am an artist (it's my mom's maiden name, and her side of the family is full of artists I grew up with).

    Here's to you and all the things that make you happy!

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  21. aww adorable!! me and my fiance' were engaged a year ago on feb. 12th! and my fiance' loves pizza too and i am not a huge fan, so this post made me smile!!

    congrats you two!

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  22. Wow I can't believe you guys have already been engaged for a year! I remember when all 3 of you posted about it too, I was so excited for you and it was the sweetest thing ever, especially the reenactment video! Then again I'll have been engaged for a year this Mother's Day! It's crazy how fast time flies by! Also even though it's just an iphone pic it's still a beautiful one!! I'm so excited for you guys to officially start wedding planning! I can only imagine how great it will be. :)

    Love, Jazmyn

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  23. Aww, that's adorable. :) I love your engagement story and it's wonderful that someone was there to capture the moment.

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  24. Awww this is so cute! I love Wilmington! My boyfriend and I have gone there every year and hope to get married there one day :) Congrats on a one-year anniversary of your engagement!

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  25. So sweet!
    Congratulations! You two make the cutest couple :)

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  26. Congratulations! This is so sweet and YES engage-aversarry is totally an official term now :) Did you guys find your kitty yet?!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  27. Aww so sweet and not cheesy Kaelah! Happy engage-aversary!

    xo

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  28. Awww Kaelah this is soooo sweet! I think it's fabulous to celebrate your engagement anniversary, life is too short and the more reasons we can find to celebrate things that make us happy, the better! :)

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  29. That was a year ago already... seriously!? Excuse me while I just try and figure out where on earth the last year of my life has disappeared to, haha.

    That photo of your engagement moment is one of my favourites of yours; it honestly puts such a smile on my face! Congrats on your one year of engagement.

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  30. awww :) I know that feeling! I am the same way every Feb 13th! We got engaged Feb 13th 2010. And also had very special people with us to capture the moment atop Sears Tower in Chicago. It was magical! :) <3 this!

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  31. I think we are getting married on the same day. lol. There is nothing wrong with acknowledging the day you got engaged. I is an important day and definitely special. Blessings.

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  32. kaelah, i cannot tell you how excited i am for you and your little growing family. you are so sweet, and you deserve to have the most beautiful wedding. :)

    xo, eden

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  33. Ahhh this is so sweet! You're such a gorgeous lady, you deserve all the best :)
    xo Heather

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  34. Congrats you two :) This was really sweet to read! You are such an adorable couple, best wishesss xoxoxoxox

    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.com/

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  35. Aww that is so cute, congratulations!! The picture almost makes me teary eyes haha, I get teary eyed so easily. Very cute though, can't wait to see how adorable the actual wedding will be!

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  36. Congrats on the one year engagement, you are a lucky lady and you definitely deserve it. What is Wilmington, North Carolina like? I've always wondered if it was a place I should visit one day.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  37. This is so sweet :o) Happy 1 year engagemaversary!

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  38. What a sweet story. It's not silly to remember when you got engaged, I do! I'll never forget because it was on 4th of July!

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  39. Aw, cute!

    Happy 1 year engagementversary!

    I celebrate mine (sorta) and it was 8 years ago lol!

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  40. OMG! Is it one year already? Time flies by! Happy anniversary! :D

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  41. what a cute story! Happy 1 year anniversary!

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  42. so sweet :) congrats on the anniversary!

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  43. No way that it's been a year already!! That's just crazy!!!

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  44. This is such a sweet post - and the heart bokeh in the photo is just too pretty.

    I just got engaged on Saturday and thought back to your engagement post not too long ever - isn't it wonderful to have such sweet fellows? :) So excited and happy for you - hope you're enjoying the planning process and can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  45. Also - it's so refreshing to see a girl who's taking a little bit of time from the proposal to the ceremony. Most people in Utah rush to the alter just a handful of months - sometimes weeks! - after getting engaged, so you can imagine how many jaws drop when I suggest that we're waiting until next May-July to do it!

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  46. I can't believe I've been reading your blog for a little over a year already!

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