I tell the story of all my brides and their wedding day, and I love telling those stories, but today is my turn to tell the story of my own wedding day.
Eight years ago today I said “I Do” to my best friend and the only man I would ever want beside me. My husband, Charlie, vowed to be by my side, to hold my hand and keep my dreams and he has done just that. I find myself lucky and blessed everyday knowing that he will do everything he can to support me, push me, and aid me in any way I need. Charlie is patient and kind and he is one of the most selfless people I know. We have been through a lot and there is no one I could ask for or even imagine to hold my hand and be on this ride with me. So here is a look at our wedding day from July 17, 2004.
All images by Jeffrey Vock (btw, all of my images were shot on film, a look I love but may result in colors being off):
Yeah, I hyperventilated a little. I’m a bit of a drama queen
I really wanted to have some traditional Jewish elements in my wedding and one that I really loved is that of the bride walking 7 times around the groom to create a circle of protection around him but Charlie wanted to modernize it a little so I walked 3 circles around him, he 3 circles around me, and together we encompassed the gazebo (our chuppa) which represented our future home. It was our promise to always protect each other and our home. The fact that my sister was a huge part of it meant the world to me.
Thank you honey for giving me some of the best years of my life, for making the hard times so much more bearable and the good times so much more amazing. I would not be the woman I am today if it wasn’t for the man you are everyday. I love you with all my heart, all my soul, and every fiber of my being.
Thank you everyone for sharing in this memory.
Until Next Time…