Monday, December 5, 2016

"Forever Green" Our Wedding Day

"My darling Sarah,  in you I have found the love to light up this entire World a thousand times.  You are my closest, dearest, truest friend and I promise to be by your side forever." --Kiel

Preparing for the best day of our life last year, finding our favorite outfits we would ever wear.


The moment I stepped out to the greatest adventure of my life




"You are my warmth in the cold. You are forever my other half.  You are my life after life.  You are forever my evergreen"

In this here moment I was the happiest I had ever been in my entire life.  I laughed and abruptly excused myself from the entire wedding to take a picture.  A picture to always look back on and say "this is the me I always want to be." Not for me but for her, because she deserves the happiest man I can be as a thank you to each and everyday that she is by my side for the rest of my life". --Kiel




Kiel & Sarah 2010-2015: Pictures taken exactly 5 years apart 😊. Traditions fortify our existence by the virtue of love.  Present experiences and past memories continuously intertwine our souls into a great untangable knot.  At the end, what had happened was our life. Regardless of point, rhyme, or reason, we improved each other's beings by creating and carrying on traditions together with each passing season.


We hopped into our Jeep Wagoneer and drove back home to be with family and friends for apple pie, cake, mom's gingerbread cookies, Christmas music, champagne and eggnog.  It was the most perfect day and we both agreed that all the little things we already had was all we ever needed to live happily ever after.

Henry's Christmas Tree Farm 2010

We ran from the wedding. Kiel lifted me off my feet and carried me into our wagon.  We drove away from the farm, the cheering family, the gorgeous ceremony.  We were in complete silence.  So many feeling and thoughts.  At the exact same moment after 7 minutes of silence we both looked at each other and exclaimed "we're married!". Kiel hit the brakes.  We sat on the side of road eyes full of tears and came to the realization of what just happened.  Our lives were now one life and everything was more beautiful because of it.


Traditions are very important to Kiel and I. Every year since we first started dating we would visit Henry's Christmas Tree Farm to pick out our tree. The endless rows of evergreens make it such a magical place to bundle up and walk through on a chilly winter afternoon. We look forward to our time there every year. When it came time to pick out a venue we knew the Christmas tree farm was the perfect place to say I do. 

We had a small ceremony amongst close family and hundreds of twinkling lights. It was slightly raining when I stepped out of the Wagoneer to meet Kiel at the altar. To some this might have been upsetting but for us it only enhanced the atmosphere. Our special moment was finally here! After we said our vows we ran from the wedding. Kiel lifted me off my feet and carried me into our wagon. We drove away from the farm, the cheering family, and the gorgeous ceremony in complete silence. There were so many feelings and thoughts. At the exact same moment after seven minutes of silence we both looked at each other and exclaimed "we're married!" Kiel hit the brakes. We sat on the side of the road with eyes full of tears and came to the realization of what just happened. Our lives were now one life, and everything was more beautiful because of it.

33 comments:

  1. This is my favorite post you have written. I remember seeing your pictures on Instagram surprising us all that you got married! You're love is so strong and it's amazing to be able to see it on social platforms daily as a reminder that true love exists and becomes stronger with time. Happy Anniversary Kiel and Sarah!

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  2. Gaaaahhh, this is all so lovely! What a creative and special place to have your ceremony; just beautiful and it sounds like you did YOU. And isn't that how it's meant to be? Happy Anniversary and have such a Merry Christmas!

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  3. Awww, the sweetest photos, magical moment and such a wonderful love story! Happy anniversary and may there be many more to come! :)

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  4. SO incredibly beautiful and inspiring. Love love love. Have never seen a more beautiful Vera Wang dress, what is the name of your dress? Just stunning.

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  5. Everything about this was and is so perfect! x

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  6. How sweet is this! I love your dress and your wedding was beautiful!

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  7. What a beautiful setting that was build on traditions you've created. All the best!

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  8. I have always loved the simplicity and Christmas magic of your wedding! Thank you for sharing such fond memories to inspire:)
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  10. Wow you look stunning and I love how you wrote this post. Now I want to have a wedding like this. X
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  11. Beautiful ❤️ What a beautiful day. Congratulations!! Cheers to many years of happiness together!

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  12. such beautiful pictures and I love that you visit the farm everyear, it always looks like such a perfect festive event :) It was lovely to hear your story too

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  13. What a stunning wedding! I love your photos & your story!
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  14. So beautiful! Love the dress! :)
    ❤️ xoxo,

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  15. This is so precious, Loved every heartfelt detail of your wedding!

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  16. This is your sweetest post! You guys are adorable :)

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  17. So precious and sweet! I loved all the photos.
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  18. Your wedding looks like a dream!

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  19. woooow, congrats...5 years....

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  20. What a cool wedding! You look so beautiful and I love the idea of wearing a fur coat over your dress
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  21. I'd be lying if I said I didn't tear up reading this post! So sweet. I love a good winter wedding :)

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  22. I've been waiting to see a post on your wedding. How beautiful and magical. We also visit a Henry's Tree Farm every winter to chop down our Christmas tree...but ours is located in the Allegheny Mountains. Congratulations on a year of marriage, and I wish you many decades of happiness.

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  23. aww! best wishes to best couple <3

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  24. This is so cute!

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  25. Awww, I have wanted to see these photos for ages, thank you for finally sharing them! A huge congratulations and happy anniversary!

    xx Kelly
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  26. This is all so beautiful! Your dress and the setting! Congratulations!x

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