The End, And The Begining

by Meg Keene, CEO & Editor-In-Chief

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.

Photo 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. She has written two best selling wedding books: A Practical Wedding and A Practical Wedding Planner. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit

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  • Kd

    Wow. Love it – Congrats to you both :)

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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

  • What a beautiful thought. Your happiness can be felt.

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  • Cate Subrosa

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

  • 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.

  • 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.