“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.

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. 

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



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  1. Lucy on December 5, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    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!

  2. Elizabeth Nowatzki on December 5, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    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!

  3. Natali on December 5, 2016 at 5:50 pm

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


  4. Sarah on December 5, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    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.

  5. affecionada on December 5, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Everything about this was and is so perfect! x

    Jen | affecionada

  6. Rach DiMare on December 5, 2016 at 6:29 pm

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


  7. Viola Yee on December 5, 2016 at 6:33 pm

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

  8. Minnie Muse on December 5, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    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. Neeltje | Thoughts in Style on December 5, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    Wow you look stunning and I love how you wrote this post. Now I want to have a wedding like this. X

  11. Elizabeth McKee on December 6, 2016 at 4:12 am

    Beautiful ❤️ What a beautiful day. Congratulations!! Cheers to many years of happiness together!

  12. Echo Tide Photography on December 6, 2016 at 6:28 am

    Lovely post – happy anniversary!!!!

  13. Marmalade on December 6, 2016 at 7:48 am

    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

    Mel x


  14. Kari Guastella on December 6, 2016 at 8:49 am

    What a stunning wedding! I love your photos & your story!

  15. tarheelmom on December 6, 2016 at 9:33 am

    So lovely!

  16. Heather on December 6, 2016 at 9:35 am


  17. PSLily Boutique on December 6, 2016 at 9:39 am

    So beautiful! Love the dress! 🙂
    ❤️ xoxo,

    Lily | pslilyboutique.com

    PSLily Boutique

  18. Jillian Leigh on December 6, 2016 at 9:42 am

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


  19. Cristina SF on December 6, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    This is your sweetest post! You guys are adorable 🙂


  20. shivranjani rathore on December 6, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    So precious and sweet! I loved all the photos.

  21. Lauren on December 6, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Your wedding looks like a dream!


  22. Sara Nena on December 7, 2016 at 5:58 am

    woooow, congrats…5 years….


  23. Laura Mitbrodt on December 7, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    What a cool wedding! You look so beautiful and I love the idea of wearing a fur coat over your dress

  24. Kathryn Byers on December 7, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    I'd be lying if I said I didn't tear up reading this post! So sweet. I love a good winter wedding 🙂

    xx Kathryn

  25. Preppy Mountain Farmer on December 7, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    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.

  26. Tynka. on December 8, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    aww! best wishes to best couple <3

  27. Maru Conti on December 9, 2016 at 11:33 am

  28. Evarita on December 10, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Felicitation !

  29. 窗外的小男孩 on December 10, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Very beautiful pictures.

  30. Kelly on December 11, 2016 at 5:23 pm

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

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  31. Jessica Tonge on December 12, 2016 at 3:28 am

    This is all so beautiful! Your dress and the setting! Congratulations!x


  32. Temple Run on December 12, 2016 at 7:22 am

    I must appreciate the way you have expressed your feelingsthrough your blog!..
    run 3

  33. Lindsey Taylor on December 15, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Beautifully written



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