Sunday, March 8, 2009

a happy anniversary

Hard to believe (well, for me), but 6 years ago today, Joel and I tied the knot. I wish I had a scanner so I could scan and post some pictures (haha, it was so long ago that we don't have digital pictures!). Even though I think I only knew about 20 people out of the 300 at my wedding, it was a blast. Everything went perfectly (at least to my knowledge!), the food was great, the flowers were beautiful, the DJ rocked, and the atmosphere was elegant but not stuffy.

Joel and I agree that the best part of our wedding day was the horse drawn carriage ride after our reception. We had about an hour long ride through downtown Portland from the ballroom where we were married to the hotel. We talked, rubbed our aching feet, and just enjoyed the fact that we'd taken such a huge step together.

Most parents I know will say that their children are the best thing to happen to them, but I say that it's being married to Joel. We are truly best friends and partners. I am so lucky to have him in my life, and know how much he appreciates having me beside him. Here's to another 50 years of wedded bliss with my best friend and partner.


  1. Happy Anniversary, Joel & Allie! I've always thought you two make a perfect couple, and are very much in love and happy together. It is refreshing to see. Nothing in life tops being married to your best friend (and lover). Here's to many more anniversaries . . . Karli

  2. Congratulations!!! I am so honored to have been one of the 20 you knew! It was a magical night and you guys are a wonderful couple!