Celebrating 31 {Throwback Thursday}

Yesterday my parents celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary! How special?! 

I am so thankful for an incredible role model of marriage & I pray everyday that I love Luke more in 31 years than I do today! As a way to express how much I appreciate their love I wanted to share something special I did for them….

As a gift for my parents for giving me the wedding of my dreams, I created an album just for them…wearing my mom’s wedding dress! It was a complete surprise & turned out absolutely perfect thanks to my amazing photographer, Stephanie Reeder.

When I tried it on & it fit like a glove I knew I had to do something special with it!

To make the gift even more special, I wrote mom a note thanking her for everything & put it with their wedding photos. It was perfect. 

The best part is we were able to take these photos at the same location where the wedding was held. It was so hard to keep these a secret since we took the photos in September and I didn’t give it to her until the rehearsal dinner in May!

This one has to be my favorite…

The photo captures two special people, 31 years ago on their special day & me…in her dress…celebrating their life together and the gift of family. What a blessing!!

Frankly my dear…love is a powerful thing!

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  1. Cayte Brown
    January 16, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    This is precious! Such a thoughtful gift! Your mother's dress is so beautiful in those pictures too 🙂

  2. A Thousand Words
    January 16, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    This is absolutely precious!

  3. Taylor Rae
    January 16, 2014 / 4:40 pm

    This is the sweetest thing ever!! What a great idea! I wore my mom's wedding dress for my rehearsal dinner and my sister wore it as her exit dress. I love that you did something special with your mom's dress as well!

  4. Jessi Otey
    January 16, 2014 / 5:48 pm

    What a fabulous idea!!! I have my Mom's wedding dress in my closet because I was going to do a variation of it for the rehearsal dinner (but ended up going with something else) she would love this! Very cute!

  5. Khala Johnson
    January 16, 2014 / 6:11 pm

    Okay, you're gorgeous! And what a sweet idea and gift that was for your parents! So clever and special! Love it all, girl! xo

  6. Hope Curtsinger
    January 23, 2014 / 11:07 pm

    This is beautiful! You are beautiful!

  7. Stephanie
    January 24, 2014 / 8:22 pm

    That is such a beautiful idea! And gorgeous photos!