A year ago today my husband and I were married in front of all of our closest family and friends. It truly was the wedding of our dreams! We had a 1940’s inspired wedding complete with the Victory Rolls, Handmade French Net Veil (by me), Zoot Suits with hats and chains, and Cymbidium Orchids. My mother designs silk flower bouquets and arrangements, and she did a fabulous job on our entire wedding! She didn’t miss a beat. She did all of the bouquets, boutonnieres, center pieces, cake topper, and corsages. They were better than I had imagined! I remember how crazy everything was a few weeks before the wedding. We had so many last minute details to carry out with such little time. One of my brother, who was a groomsman, broke his arm skateboarding two weeks before our wedding! I actually had a feeling something like that was going to happen. I wasn’t mad at all actually, I thought, “This is another part to our wedding story.” I was glad that my brother was okay and he was kind enough to get a black cast to match the Zoot Suit Tux! As it got closer to the big day, it seemed like a dream. Everything was moving quickly and none of it seemed real – then BAM it was time! I remember arriving at Stonebrook Manor at 5 pm to meet my wedding party and my hair & makeup artist, Katelyn Simkins. I was completely content and not stressed at all – it surprised me. The 7pm came fast and it was time to meet both of my parents to walk me down the aisle. It meant so much to me to have them both there by my side during that special moment. As I got closer to my husband-to-be, I realized that he was crying! He never cries! That meant so much to me. I just absorbed everything, not to miss a moment. I can remember it like it was yesterday. Our first dance was “At Last” and our friend sang it live for us and she was out of this world! Then we did a little swing dancing, ate some fabulous food and had a grand time! If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a single thing! Happy Anni Ron, I love you!