Since today is the last day of the hop, I just thought I would share some of my own personal wedding photos and my little wedding story... I was going to do an album using my photos, but I figured I might save that for the upcoming Beach Blog Hop that I am hosting. I hope you all come back and check that one out too!
Almost 2 years ago I began going through a very rough separation from my daughter's dad. I'm a sucker for love, but when something goes wrong beyond my own control, I know when it's time to let go. Finally I made the step to file for a divorce. It was a very rocky road, but little did I know that true love was just around the corner for me. One night I went out with my brother and a few friends to get my mind off of things and I ran into a very old friend from elementary school. Brandon and I have always been friends since the 5th grade, but after Junior High, he moved away. He always managed to make contact with me somehow, weather it was calling the school to try to get me out of class just to talk to me, or messaging me on myspace, he let me know I was always on his mind. I ran into him a few years ago and he begged me to let him take me on a date, but I said no, I was married and had no interest in getting involved. I hadn't seen him since then until this night, when I finally gave in and gave him my phone number. It was about a month later when I was laving work and I got a phone call from him. He was working out of town and begged me once again to let him take me on a date. I turned him down but we continued to talk on the phone for a few months. Finally, on April 23, 2010, I finally let him take me on that date. It was one of the best nights I've ever had! I never knew that someone that I had known since I was a child would have so much in common with me! The following week he had asked me to visit him where he was working, in Harrisburg, PA. That's a little bit of a drive from where I live in Ohio, but I took the chance and went to see him. We had the time of our lives! During my stay I realized that we had a lot more in common than I even thought we did before and we started dating.
We decided that we loved the beach so much that we wanted to get married there! It has always been a dream of mine to get married on the beach, so in September, we went to North Carolina and all of my dreams came true.
Here are a few photos from our wedding on September 17, 2010 in Sunset Beach, NC.
I can honestly say that I am married to my very best friend and that is something that everyone should have. Brandon has been chasing me since I was a little girl and I am so thankful that I finally wised up and gave in to that first date ♥
Today's project is one that I did in a series with yesterday's project as you can see below:
This is a chipboard multi-shaped album that I made using Basic Grey's Lily Kate line of papers. I just love how this album turned out!
Ok, now for some blog candy, finally!!! First, please make sure you're a follower of my blog as well as a fan of my facebook page! And if you haven't checked out my etsy shop yet, please stop by and do so, if you like what you see, add me to your favorites, I would really appreciate it!
After you've done all of that, leave me a comment on this post and let me know you were here and you will be entered to win this yummy prize!
What I have for you to win is an all in one Wedding Themed DIY Paper bag album kit! I know some of you have left comments saying you would love to try one of these albums, well, here's your chance! Make sure you do everything listed above to be entered to win!
I know this is a long post, but thanks so much for stopping by and checking out all of my projects for this hop! And a special thank you to Lisa for setting up this awesome hop!
Now Hop on over to see what Shawnee has in store for you today!
In case you forgot, here is a list of the complete lineup for this hop:
Lisa : http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
Kimi & Pamela: http://lovebugcreations3.blogspot.com/
Scraps To Treasures: http://www.scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/