September 8th, 2011….Today is our 4th Wedding Anniversary! It was the best day of my life when I married Dustin… my rock, my best friend, my soulmate.
Four Years Ago Today…
As the Italian wedding traditional wants, outside the entrance of the church in my hometown in Italy, the wedding guests with a nervous Dustin holding my bouquet, were waiting for the bride (ME) to arrive!
Meanwhile, back at my parents house I was ready to cut the ribbon as a sign of blessing from the parents to leave the home where the bride grew up and get out in the world and make your own family. Another Italian tradition from where I grew up.
After my brother Giuseppe, who was my driver, drove around town for 5-10 minutes past the time I was supposed to meet my groom outside the church – another tradition where my brother was having fun with it and wanted to make Dustin sweat a little bit more than he was already making him wait a little longer – I finally arrived!
Dustin, after dealing with the car being locked (another present from my funny brother), pulled me out of the car and hold me tight!
Laura, Dustin’s mom, walked Dustin down the aisle.
Then it was my turn to enter the church and walk down the aisle accompanied by my daddy.
It was a long walk!
My nephew Patrick brought us the rings
We exchange vows and the rings…hmmmm it looks like someone was bawling quite a lot he he
And we were declare husband and wife! And we have four testimonies that witnessed to that!
Meanwhile outside friends and family were making this beautiful heart made out of rice.
Walking down the aisle together getting ready for…
… it’s raining rice hallelujah
Family & Friends that celebrated with us our special day
We went for a nice stroll in the park….
…and in the streets of the Old town of Arco.
A lady saw us and told us to wait…she came out of the window and threw us some rice for good luck.
We kind of got tired of taking pictures and decided to hide…he he We just wanted to be goofy=)
A beautiful kiss
And the photograph session was over
I am the luckiest woman on earth as I married the love of my life. He makes me laugh like no one else can, he picks me up when I am down, he supports every single one of my dreams, he spoils me, he challenges me, he is everything I could have ever asked for in a husband and some!
Thank you amore mio for an amazing four years, for being such a wonderful husband and for always believing in me, especially on those days when I didnt’t want to believe in myself. I look forward to every single day with you and cannot wait to see what the next year holds for us.