It is Mr. Spring’s and my second wedding anniversary, and we are celebrating today here in Syracuse but heading out for a mini-vacation to Mexico in a couple days.
Our wedding day was perfect in every way. I love looking back at photos and wanted to share them again with you this year. Please enjoy the following photos. First, I have put a link for a short three-minute wedding slide show. Make sure your speakers are on, because the music enhances the photos.
Link for slideshow http://www.ericgraf.com/shows/hurd/
This is my favorite photo.
The historic church was built on land donated by Mary Todd Lincoln’s father.
I look very serious as my mother helps me with my necklace.
The garter I wore was given to me by Mr. Spring’s grandmother. It was my something blue and my something old.
Little bouquets of flowers hung from every other pew. The entire church smelled like the flowers. The florist did an outstanding job with the flowers. I especially liked the garland that surrounded the entrance to the church. My mostly orchid bouquet was long and elegant and resembled the flowers Princess Diana carried on her wedding day.
I don’t look like a nervous bride in this photo.
My groom doesn’t look nervous either.
Our greeter, “Smoothie”, had her own flowers. Most of our guests were from out of town, and we thought this would be a nice Kentucky touch.
We walked through the traditional sword arch before leaving for the reception. We had to kiss each time so we could walk down the path. In the background you can see the floral garland that surrounded the church’s old wooden doors.
We made a sign to lead our guests to a container filled with “dance shoes.” We tied flip flops with ribbons so that sore feet wouldn’t be an excuse for not dancing. Since we were married, we could finally use our custom-designed monogram that was an engagement gift from my parents.
We made menu cards for our sit-down dinner that included stuffed shrimp and filet mignon. Instead of wedding cake, we had New York cheesecake because my husband grew up in NYC and requested it. It was a huge hit. The mansion where we had our reception was used for the filming of several scenes in the movie, “Secretariat”.
We have an exciting life ahead of us.
All photos here were taking by photographer Eric Graf from Louisville, KY.