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10 years ago today I walked down the aisle to marry my beloved husband. After courting for 16 months, we were more than ready to get married and start a new life together. I can’t believe that 10 years has already come and gone! Having had five children since then makes it feel a little more real though. 🙂

I thought I would share some pictures and memories of our wedding, as I’ve had a few people ask about how to put on a wedding on a budget.

We had what some would consider a very simple wedding. We spent just a little over a thousand dollars for the whole wedding, and had around 150 people there. My sister sewed my dress and the most of the bridesmaid dresses. I sewed the flower girl dresses, and we bought fresh flowers at a wholesale flower supplier and had a good friend help us arrange them all the day before the wedding. We spent the most on hiring a photographer, and then we paid $100 for our wedding cake, and bought sheet cakes from Costco to feed people once our wedding cake was gone. We just had cake, punch, and mints. Friends and family provided the music.

My sweet friends! The bridesmaids, candle lighters, and flower girls.

My sister attaching my veil

I loved the pearl buttons and lace flower at the back of my dress

I love Pansies, so we had fresh pansies on our cake, and for decoration in pots on the tables.

Our first kiss! I don’t ever regret waiting to have our first kiss at the alter.

We kept it simple, and only rented a tuxedo for Sean. His brother was his best man, then my brother and his cousin were groomsmen. My sister was my maid of honor, and two of my friends were bridesmaids. Little did we know at the time that my sister and his brother would walk the aisle a few years later together as husband and wife. 🙂

Both Sets of Parents with Sean and I

This is about the only picture I have of my mom and I at my wedding 🙁 I really wish I would have gotten more of us together, but at the time I didn’t even think of the fact that she wouldn’t be alive at my ten year anniversary.

I’m so grateful for the past 10 years of wedded bliss, and just pray that I have many more years spent with my husband as we raise our family together! I couldn’t have asked for a better husband, and still feel so incredibly blessed to be Sean’s wife!

16 Comments on Happy Anniversary to my darling husband!

  1. We share the same anniversary! My hubby and I have been married for 16 years and it looks like our bridesmaid dresses looked about the same! Too funny. Hope you both had a great day! Happy Anniversary!

  2. What absolutely beautiful pictures! Congratulations on your anniversary! May God bless you both with many more years of love, health and happiness together!

  3. Beautiful pictures with happy memories. Congratulations on 10 years of marriage. Your sister did a wonderful job sewing your dress. The details are lovely. Love, love, love the modesty and elegance of your dress and those of your attendants.

  4. How wonderful. You are such a sweet couple and happy together.
    I want to say that I just love the modesty of your gown and the bridemaid’s dresses.
    Happy Anniversary.

  5. Happy 10 years of marriage. How wonderful to see your wedding photos. You were such a happy, beautiful bride!! I hope that God grants you many more years of marriage bliss!! 🙂

  6. Oh what great pictures! And you look both so young!
    May I ask you, how old you are?
    My husband and I had our 10th annivesary this year too.
    I’m 31 now und my husband 35, we have 3 children.

    Greetings from Germany

  7. Happy Anniversary!!! Yall look like you married at 15. 🙂 You both look soooo young!

    Hope you two had a blessed anniversary!

  8. Happy Anniversary! We will celebrate 10 years in April. As I was looking at your pictures, I kept thinking, this is the kind of wedding I wish for my daughter. She is only nine, but I dream of her special day. Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures! I truly understand when you say how you wish you would have gotten more pictures of your mom and you. My mom passed away two years ago. I wish I had more pictures of her and I together.

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