Today is Jacqueline’s and my second wedding anniversary. Two years ago we trekked from Cincinnati to Washington, D.C. to legally wed in a beautiful bed and breakfast in Dupont Circle surrounded by our eleven friends and supporters.
Before our wedding, we went on an excursion with our guests and photographer, Maggie Winters, around the D.C. metro and mall. These are some of our favorite pictures from our wedding, and we’re so glad that we took the time before our wedding to spend with each other and our guests, capturing the immense love that was exploding from us before we said, “I do.”
The weather in D.C. was beautiful that day, and after walking around and riding the metro for an hour, we headed back to the Swann House to take off our shoes, look each other in the eyes one final time as an unmarried couple, then walk into the living room of the bed and breakfast that was filled with our friends, and publicly announce our love and intent to each other.
It was such a beautiful day, one that we’re both remembering so fondly right now. We’re curled up in bed together, looking through all our old pictures, amazed by our life together.
On our first anniversary, we took a trip back to D.C., and we caught up with Maggie again.
We put together a 1940s inspired shoot, and it was such a fantastic way to spend our anniversary.
I’m beyond grateful for my wonderful wife and for the pictures we have of us together. As a photographer, pictures are important to me. But beyond that, looking through all our pictures from our lives thus far together, we remember so many more details, experience so many more emotions and memories. The pictures take us back to those days, recalling events that we’d both forgotten. I’m feeling grateful for the life I’ve received, for the love I’ve fought for, for the fire in our hearts.
I love her dearly. Thank you to everyone who’s been around for this crazy, wonderful ride of ours. Your support has driven and sustained us.
Two years down, forever to go. <3
To read more about our wedding, you can visit our Offbeat Bride post.
Or for more pictures, you can visit our flickr stream.