A few weeks ago we were at a wedding and we started talking about wedding pictures and Charlie said something that struck me. "Why, do you need all these pictures? I've only seen two from our wedding." I sat there and thought, wow, he is right. There is one we gave to the parents of us on the alter and then one of us in the Rolls Royce. I have an album but it's in a box because I don't want the kids to touch it.
I notice when I walk into people's houses that they have a few of their wedding pictures out or hung up. I don't know why I never hung pictures from our wedding, maybe because we didn't have wall space, or I just never got around to it, but that is going to change. I'm not going to put up a life size portrait in the entry way but I am going to frame this picture because it's my favorite and it has meaning.
I contacted Kim (our wedding photographer, yes I keep in touch with her) last night at 11pm asking her if she had the photo. She went into her archives and found it for me.
Things in the picture remind me of that day...me holding my bouquet, you don't know, but I didn't have my bouquet when I walked out of the church and it still bothers me. The golf course is one of Charlie's favorite places. The veil is from a store I passed everyday in NYC when I worked on 7th Ave. The dress I bought with my mom, mother in law and sister in law. The kiss is of innocence. If you look in the black you see a flag its red/garnet, a symbol of where we met. When I see this, I see all that and I remember an amazing day with family and friends.
I'm not quite sure what wall this picture will go on in the house just yet, but I'm happy that Charlie said something about not seeing wedding pictures because this is going to be a great addition to our gallery.