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The End, And The Begining


by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

** Please do not Pin, re-post or otherwise share images of this wedding in any form. The images are copyrighted, and not available for distribution.**

Everyone tells you that your wedding day goes by so fast, but ours stretched out for eternity, with each luminous minute shimmering in our hands before it fell. And finally, we realized it was almost over. I dashed around the room, giving every person the biggest, most tearful hugs of my life.

Then everyone circled us singing, “I think of you every morning, I dream of you every night, darling I’m never lonely whenever you are in sight, I love you for sentimental reasons, because I’ve given you my heart.” And as tears rolled down my cheeks, Amanda winked at me, and I felt like every single of you was in the room with us at once.

And then David and I drove away, through the gold gold hills of home, just the two of us, the gift of the wedding resting freshly on our hearts.The End, And The Begining | A Practical WeddingPhoto of us, *exactly* two months ago today (happy mini-versery husband) by One Love Photo

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. Her first book, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, was published in January 2012, and has been a top three bestseller on the wedding bookshelf ever since. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and son. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit MegKeene.com.

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  • http://www.mywedding.com/kellieandjohn Kd

    Wow. Love it – Congrats to you both :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15082554090481175349 A Los Angeles Love

    I just got chills. And then I teared up myself. Thank you, Meg, for allowing us a glimpse into your wedding day and the process of getting here.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08460758105522841803 Naurnie

    i just cried a little at my work desk. thank you for sharing your sweet details.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16294864366284434807 Rosalie

    That is the most perfect beautiful photograph. Happy mini-versary :)

  • http://accordionsandlace.wordpress.com/ accordionsandlace

    Happy mini-versary hon! The last few minutes are always the best.

  • Marie

    Love that photo and now I have Nat King Cole crooning in my head…I looove youuu, forrr sent-i-ment-al reasons… lol.

    Congrats :)

  • Frances

    so beautifully written* thank you for the glimpses of glitter this week x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00650933140736435170 Giggles

    What a beautiful thought. Your happiness can be felt.

  • redfrizzz

    goosebumps

  • Cate Subrosa

    Our wedding day lasted forever too. I'm so glad you got that :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12119400835624837113 Officially Mrs.

    I just stumbled upon your blog a few weeks ago and I am so thankful I did! I was beginning to think I was the only bride out there not trying to be a bridezilla! Thanks for staying sane and saying it's ok to not DIY everything and it's ok to just say f-it to some things.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03367631935043016430 Mrs T

    Love the photos. Your dress is so lovely and those silver shoes are killer!

  • Amber

    You are my new favorite blogger (and I'm new to actually reading lots of blogs). I couldn't have found you at a better time. Your wedding was BEAUTIFUL. Congratulations and thanks for sharing it! And thanks for such a helpful, rocking blog.