Friday, November 21, 2008

6 Years of Wedded Bliss

Today is Jesse and my 6th Wedding Anniversary. I can't believe it's been 6 years. We have both grown so much. Here are some pictures and memories from our Wedding Day, November 21, 2002:I woke up that morning and I remember thinking to myself, "Wow, this is just like any other day." I thought it would feel much different when I woke up, but it was very real, and I liked that.

Jesse came to my house to drive with me and my Mom to the Salt Lake Temple (we went in my Mom's car...this part is important later). I was so nervous to see him. It was awkward...I wondered what to say to him, I mean, we were on our way to commit ourselves to each other for Eternity. I felt like such a nerd the whole drive down town. I don't know why, I just did. I was so excited though, I just couldn't find words to express it.

We parked at the Conference Center and then started walking to the Temple. As we were walking Jesse turned to me and said, "Do I need my tux?" And I really thought I was going to cry at that moment. The night before I said to him, "All you need in the morning is yourself and your tux. We will be getting pictures outside of the Temple after we get married (obviously) and you will need to be in your tux for them." Well, he didn't listen to me. My cute Mom turned to me and said, "Don't worry. Today is not a day where you need to worry. I will take care of it. It will be here by the time you get your pictures taken." So Jesse and my Mom called Jesse's Mom, Jan, and she came downtown, got the keys to Jesse's car, drove back to my house in Sandy, picked up the tux, and then brought it to the Temple. She was a life saver that day! And look how nice he looked in it:In the Temple Jesse and I were lucky enough to have his Mission President's parents as our Temple workers. That was such a sweet surprise. Jesse's Mission President had worked it out so they could be there with us. That meant the world to Jesse, as he still missed Taiwan and still had such a strong connection to his mission. After we got ready we were sealed by Ned Winder. He was one of the funnest, sweetest, kindest, and most spiritual men you will ever meet. He has since passed away, but I have such fond memories of him from my childhood. We used to go to Winder Dairy and see the Christmas lights every year, and we would also see him around our neighborhood and he was always so interested in what was going on in our lives. He was a great friend to my Dad and to my Grandma, and I always looked up to him so much. I was so grateful that he could be the one to perform the ceremony.
After the sealing we had our pictures taken. It was a VERY cold day. The sun was shining so the pictures don't look like it was 40 degrees outside, but it was. My arms were numb by the time we were done, but I still had a blast posing with my cute husband!Next we had our luncheon at Marie Calendars on 3900 South and 1100 East. It was such a nice, filling, and relaxing luncheon.After the luncheon we went and took a nap at my house. I don't even remember letting my head hit the pillow. We fell right to sleep. Neither of us had slept much the night before, so we were happy to squeeze in an hour of rest (and yes, we really did take a nap people...)

After our nap we went to Heritage Gardens for our reception. I LOVE Heritage Gardens!!! It was always my dream to have my reception there. It was right down the street from my house and I watched it be built and then went to the grand opening, and I just knew that's where I wanted to have my reception. I think it turned out beautifully and I loved how many of our family and friends came to support and congratulate us. Between our parents and all of our step-parents we sent out 600 invitations. Over 400 people came. It was a crazy, fun, exciting night!

My bridesmaids (from left to right): my sister Ashley, my cousin Marcee, my sister-in-law Jenny, Me, my cousin Mallory, my sister-in-law Jamie, Meg, and on the front row are my sisters Cambria and Marissa

It was an absolutely perfect day. I am still so grateful that Jesse and I found each other, that he proposed, that I accepted (hahaha), that we had an amazing Wedding Day, and that through these last 6 years we have learned so much about ourselves and each other. I am excited to see what the next 6 years bring!!!! I LOVE YOU JESSE!!!!! And I am so proud to be a Hubbard!


Perschon Family said...

YEAH!!! I love that you posted lost of pictures cause you know I LOVE pictures!!!! I don't have time to read it all right now so I'm saving it for a little treat tonight after I put the boys to bed! How fun! And you look!!!

Liz said...

Happy Anniversary! It is fun to see your beautiful pictures!

Meg said...

Hi hussie. How fun was that post?! I can't believe it's been 6 years since that trash came into our lives (hee...hee....)! You look stunning, I'm glad you got your perfect day. I remember calming down (somewhat) by the reception. I have mostly fond memories from that day actually. Don't let the red-faced pictures or the sobbing make you think otherwise. I'm glad you chose Jesse, and that he chose you. Love you!

Perschon Family said...

I'm so glad he got his tux in time cause you both look amazing in your pictures! that day was beautiful and I'm also glad you had a perfect day! We had an issue with Brody's tux too! His brother was supposed to pick it up from the tux shop in Provo on his way down to Ephraim for the wedding. He was running late cause he got stuck in traffic and so Brody's mom called the tux place to ask if they'd stay open later so we could get the tux and they said they wouldn't stay open just for us! Luckily his brother made it barely in time and so Brody had his tux. It all seems to work out huh!

I love your can tell you are both SO HAPPY to be married to eachother!!!

Anonymous said...

Jesse is HOTTTTT!

The Grant Family said...

Congratulations on 6 years! I love your pictures.

PS Nice blog background...hehehe!

Meghan N Brady said...

Wow, your wedding pictures are absolutely gorgeous! What an amazing day!