Shhh… I Have a Secret to Tell You

Our family is in the midst of celebrating my sister-in-law’s engagement. She is busy planning and all this wedding planning activity is making me reminisce about my own wedding. Fear not… I am not about to write countless entries about how I planned it all.

But I will share an interesting fact about hubby and I that only our siblings and parents and two witnesses know. Although most guests think that we were married on June 1st, 2008, we were really married on September 15th, 2007. Oh and we did it in-style — in Quaker Style.

Why? Because we got engaged in September 2006 and planned to marry in June 2008 and at some point decided that we were happy and in love and we wanted to be married … now… we didn’t need to wait. Because there was something incredibly appealing about doing it OUR way, very privately, with just two witnesses and only our parents in attendance. It was casual… my mother-in-law baked a wedding cake for us as a surprise. Here’s us cutting into it.

Quaker-Style

We didn’t tell anyone about it because we didn’t want to distract from the wedding planned on June 1st. It was a classy affair.

Courtesy of Shelley and Keith Photography
Courtesy of Shelley and Keith Photography
Courtesy of Shelley and Keith Photography
Courtesy of Shelley and Keith Photography

 

9 Comments

  1. Dana said:

    I love, love, love this secret!!! Reminds me of my own wedding, only it was just the two of us!

    March 25, 2013
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  2. Nadya said:

    Small and quiet is just magical. Where did you get married?

    March 26, 2013
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    • Dana said:

      In Varna, Bulgaria… Just the two of us. We had another marrying couple for witnesses, and after the ceremony just went for a long walk on the beach. It was magical… 🙂

      March 26, 2013
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      • Nadya said:

        Sounds lovely. All the time to yourselves… just peaceful and just you. Fast forward however many years and look around yourself now. I always think to myself “whatever was I busy with back then?”.

        March 26, 2013
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  3. […] a delicious vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream for us for the occasion of our 5th wedding anniversary. She’s a pro at decorating and we’re pros at … well … cake consumption […]

    June 3, 2013
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  4. Irma Spencer said:

    Delighted to read of your happy life. Our grand daughter also works full time and has 2 little boys, with devoted grand parents near by.
    Happy new year from all of us.

    January 24, 2014
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    • Nadya said:

      All is well here and we’re trying our best to stay warm. Little Sophia has a mean case of cabin fever since she’s been stuck inside due to the frigid temperatures. Happy New Year to you and Ned!

      January 24, 2014
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      • Irma Spencer said:

        I may have told you before, but the best place to go for the fresh fruits and vegetables is the Twin Springs Fruit Farm, which is open Saturdays 10-2 at the church (inside or out) on the corner of Fernwood and Democracy. So popular that it is mobbed. In spring and summer they sell unusual fruits as well as the traditional. Also breads, etc. I have been a loyal customer for years. Even go when we drive to Rockville on Saturdays. They send me a weekly email listing what will be on sale. Take Sophia to sample berries and fruit.

        January 24, 2014
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        • Nadya said:

          Thanks! Will surely do.

          January 30, 2014
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