Four Years Ago Today…

by Meg Keene, CEO & Editor-In-Chief

Four years ago, we got married. Three years ago, we celebrated in Rome. Two years ago, you gave me a necklace at an Italian restaurant on a foggy night in San Francisco. One year ago, we picnicked by our wedding venue during my enormously difficult pregnancy. This year, in our design-y LA vacation rental, you made our baby laugh so hard he could only make squeaking noises and almost fell over.

When we got married a friend told us that she didn’t believe in marriage, and I pointed out that it was something that simply existed. I wonder now if we weren’t both wrong.

Marriage is something entirely new. We create it every day.

Here is to all the days in the world.


Photo of our wedding by One Love Photo, all rights reserved, please do not repost, Photo of life right now taken by David

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 #NASTY

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  • Breck

    Your words are so sweet and true.

    Happy anniversary!

  • Kaitlin

    Hear, hear! To your 1,461 days and all the days that you have before you.

  • Hip hip hooray!

  • Rose

    How wonderful. What an awesome thing to say and to share (with us strangers out here).

  • Your last line totally just made me tear up, in a good way. Thank you for sharing. And happy anniversary!

  • Emily


  • Something you create every day – love it. Happy anniversary!

  • KW

    Happy anniversary!

  • Yup.

  • Happy Anniversary! Cheers to many, many more~

  • KC

    Awwwww. :-) This is awesome. :-) Congratulations!

  • Carolyn

    Gorgeous. Here’s to many more.

  • Now that’s a love letter.

  • MDBethann

    Happy Anniversary and here’s to many more!

  • anon

    I am in awe of the love in this post. Happy Anniversary

  • I remember that day 4 years ago. Congrats and happy anniversary… I wish you both a lifetime of joint adventures and shared dreams.

  • Louise

    Happy anniversary! Our first is on Sunday! We’re not celebrating as grandly as we’d like, because we moved to India for my job about a month ago and I haven’t been yet, but we’re together on this adventure. What more can I really ask for? :)

  • Marriage is something we work on everyday. It’s always evolving and changing and so are we as individuals!! I hope you two have a fabulous anniversary!! Thanks for sharing your heart on this blog :)

  • Ake

    So much joy, Meg and David, so much joy.

  • Ron

    Happy Anniversary!

  • Aw! Happy anniversary! Marriage IS something entirely new.

  • <3

  • mazel tov! returning to your blog after a long time away and so happy to hear of your many happinesses. hooray for babies! (we’re about to celebrate our third anniversary, the first we’ve shared with our little boy. what you say — as always! — strikes home and true.)

    I have three dear friends newly engaged and can’t wait to send you to them. Thank you for all you do.
    much love to your beautiful family!
    xo Jen

  • april

    Happiest of anniversaries, my darlings. We learn, we grow, we love XOXO

  • Happy Anniversary-weekend!