Happy Anniversary: Holly & Mitch / Jun 04, 2012
We love it when our friends (and children of our friends) marry so we get to be a part of it. Sometimes we celebrate as a guest, and sometimes we celebrate by documenting the event for them. We’ve been longtime friends with Peggy & Dudley who run the amazingly romantic and whimsical Hope and Glory Inn, and were so thrilled to be able to document Dudley’s daughter Holly and Mitch’s wedding this past Summer. So today we celebrate their anniversary with them, and of course they helped catch us up with things and shared with us a select few of their favorite moments from the day.
As for our first year, it’s been awesome. We’ve done a lot of really cool things, and most of our adventures surround travel. We went to San Antonio for a weekend and participated in a half day Indian cuisine cooking class at the Culinary Institute of America, saw the Alamo, and spent time exploring the Riverwalk area. Mitch had never been to DC, so when our friends got married there, it was a perfect time for me to help him explore my former home. We ran along the Potomac, saw the monuments, and even spent some time in the Smithsonians. We recently went to San Jose del Cabo in Mexico, a trip we had wanted to take for a long time. It was amazing, and due to other travels already scheduled, we ended up making that a bit of a first year anniversary celebration, early. Twice (it was so good!) we ate the freshest, most flavorful food at a farm to table restaurant called Flora’s Field Kitchen in a desert valley, relaxed in the spa, explored the coast and The Arch on a glass-bottom boat tour, and were amazed by the artwork exhibited during the town’s open gallery night.
Our goal is to travel as much as possible, and do the things that we love as much as possible before jumping on the baby train (which is still a couple of years away). This weekend, we’re going to enjoy a romantic dinner at Brennan’s (a Houston staple) before we head to Galveston on Sunday to support Mitch’s little brother Jonathan at his last day of camp! I’ve been told that I’m much too excited about my first trip to Galveston (our closest “beach”), and Mitch continues to try to manage my expectations.
This is the traditional photo of the wedding party, but so much better!
This picture shows the behind the scenes “drama” – no bus, Jarrott in charge, Mitch and me wondering if there will be any witnesses to the wedding – where’s the bus?!
Our Town and Country paparazzi shot – it’s us in the moment – rushing from one spot to the next. We love it.
It’s where the wedding ends, but the journey begins.
I love this photo, because it’s filled with irony. It looks like I’m taking care of my dad. What people can’t see is the 5 minutes prior to this photo, when my dad ran back to the church reception room to grab my bouquet of flowers – what bride can’t remember her own bouquet?!
We’re both so happy. You can clearly see the proud mother, with her equally proud and grateful son. It was a truly happy moment.
Congratulations, on your adventurous first year, you two! We’re so happy you found each other and are enjoying your first wedding anniversary. We know there will be many more to come!