Saturday, May 21, 2011

Eight years ago today...

We met one night in New York City, exactly eight years ago today, while we were both out with friends.  The moment we saw each other across the crowded room, something very singular occurred, we were drawn together, gazing across the room at each other for a long time until we finally spoke.
Us on our very first trip to Scotland six years ago...

We ended up in an all-night cafe (it was French Roast for those of you in NYC), drinking tea; talking and listening in turn, captivated and enchanted.  We walked a block together in the pre-dawn misty rain, reluctantly parting ways.

In the years since, we've grown together; learning about each other; discovering our dreams and making them real.  We've comforted one another through disappointments and difficulties, supported each other in our endeavors, and rejoiced in each other's triumphs.  

Five years ago we got married--well, actually we've had several weddings (and we have a couple of anniversaries).  Our first was a surprise wedding for our friends in Fort Tryon Park, NYC (five years exactly to the date that we met).  We hosted it as a 'going away' and David's '40th birthday' party (so we knew folks would definitely show up!).  They had no idea!!!

The only person that knew was our dear friend Jenny who officiated...Here's the part where she has just said ...Dearly Beloved....
 
It was such an amazing day and totally us...

Here we are jumping over a broomstick (an old Scottish tradition) and entering into our new phase of life together: 

Our journey has now taken us to Scotland, a place we visited together several years ago.  Our time with each other in a new place far from home has fortified our love for one another and our belief in each other's dreams. 

Thank you all for your love and support!!

40 comments:

  1. Wow, congratulations! You look beautiful in those lovely photos :)
    Ashley x

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  2. How beautiful! Happy, happy anniversary - and to many more!

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  3. Thanks for sharing this - it was lovely to read. The picture of the officiant brought a huge smile to my face. Congratulations on your anniversary.

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  4. Ahh, I love hearing a good love story! You can see the love when you look at each other. Happy Anniversary!

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  5. Awwwwww! So lovely. Warmest congratulations to you both and well done on finding eachother!
    Px

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  6. Oh Debi I loved reading your story. Happy, happy anniversary and here's to many, many more to come. Much Love Jane xx

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  7. A wonderful story! Happy Anniversary!

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  8. What a wonderful story--wishing you two a very happy anniversary!

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  9. How romantic! :)
    Happy anniversary!!

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  10. Awww what a lovely story, you were clearly meant for each other:) Happy anniversary!!!

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  11. Thank you for sharing that with us, how sweet!

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  12. Happy Anniversary Debi & David!!! Oh, wow! What a sweet and romantic post - made me fill up! :) I love the 'dearly beloved' photo - so awesome!

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  13. That's beautiful! Thank you for sharing your lovely story. Happy Anniversary!

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  14. I adore hearing how people met! This is lovely :)

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  15. Happy anniversary and a surprise wedding is such a magic idea! :-)

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  16. Awwww! Love the surprise wedding idea! You two are so cute!

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  17. Gorgeous story! Happy Anniversary and many more to come!

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  18. Happy Anniversary! Wishing you every happiness x

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  19. LOVE it! Congratulations, Debi!

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  20. Wow! That's a pretty sweet story and continuity. Congratulations to both, both are wonderful and deserve all the blessings. So I predict a few hundred years more of happiness to you.

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  21. Happy Anniversary!!! This story is particularly endearing to me, because my husband and I met in a similar way and will be celebrating our 4th year together (from the day we met) soon. May the both of you have many more wonderful years ahead together.

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  22. Happy Anniversary! What a lovely story. Wishing you two another happy year!

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  23. Happy Anniversary, that is just too lovely, thank you so much for sharing that. Congratulations and well done, and I wish you all the joy and love possible for your next 8 years and beyond.

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  24. You look so happy together. Congratulations.

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  25. Happy Anniversary. That's a lovely story. I wish you health and happiness together for the years to come.

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  26. congratulations! a lovely story!

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  27. Aw congrats! What an amazing story about the surprise wedding - the look on the face of the lady in the background says it all!!!

    Thanks for your guest post. The response from readers is amazing. Makes me think I'm going to have to work harder to meet your standard of writing in future posts! xx

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  28. Happy Anniversary ! and thanks for sharing your story.

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  29. That was so sweet to read! Thanks for sharing your story and wishing you a massively happy anniversary!

    Zoe xxx

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  30. Debi, I have been lurking for a while, but had to comment, I am such a romantic, your story is lovely!

    Love your sewing to bits, I am always intrigued to see what you sew, how you do your hair, and love, love your photo sites! We've been to Edinbourgh years ago and loved it.

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  31. Happy Anniversary, you two look so happy together! Love your story, thank you so much for sharing!

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  32. debi debi debi! this is such a WONDERFUL! story!!! i love the look on your friend's face at the edge of the picture when she realized what was happening. ruggy & i have some similarities in meeting stories, so therefore... i know you two are soulmates :)

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

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  33. What a lovely, heartwarming story of how you met! Congratulations on your eight-year-anniversary together!!! :)

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  34. Ok, this post warmed my cold heart :) You are both fantastic - Happiest of Anniversaries!

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  35. I adore you both - Happiest of Anniversaries!

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  36. Love this post! I love your blog... this is priceless. Happy Anniversary

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  37. HAPPY anniversary!!! I'm sorry I'm so slow to comment on your blog. WAAAY behind here!

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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