Five Years Ago Today...

Friday, October 16, 2009

We now interrupt regular fashion-related posts (Weekend Links will run tomorrow) to give you this personal, mushy post... Please stand by...


About seven years ago, we met at a bar on the Lower East Side through friends. We went on our first date in November and then two months later, we were inseparable, going steady.

Three months after we started dating, we went on our first trip together and you told me you loved me. I freaked out, but you were different from other New York boys. After all, you grew up in Boston. When I went to visit you at your parents' place, I found a yearbook where you were quoted as saying that your favorite possession was your chess clock. That's when I melted into a tiny puddle on the floor.

And I realized that I loved you back. It wasn't our weekend shopping trips to Paris and Milan that won me over. It was your tiny room in your childhood home, and your chess clock.

Six months later, you told me that I was the woman you would marry. And I didn't believe you. By then, this was my longest relationship, no small feat for a commitment-phobe. Then nine months later, you proposed.

Five years ago today... we said "I do!" We had two big parties: a traditional white wedding in downtown LA, followed by a Chinese banquet in Boston weeks later. I had the big poufy cupcake gown and the triple layer veil. And I also wore a Korean hanbok dress to honor my family and your mother's Chinese wedding dress to honor your family...

You are not only a wonderful husband, but a friend, confidant and part of my family. May we never stop making one another laugh. Happy Anniversary, Mr. I love you.











(...and they said it wouldn't last!)

82 comments:

Niki B. said...

wow, BEAUTIFUL photos! and congratulations/happy anniversary :)

Nini's Style said...

Happy Anniversary DS. Your wedding photos are beautiful !!!
xoxo
Nini

laurakitty said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Your story is so lovely!

Livie said...

Congrats Deanne and your Mr!! i'm so happy for you and love your "love story" - so romantic. i'm a die hard romantic so i just go nuts for wedding pictures. you look stunning and so stylish.

My hubby and i passed our 4 yrs wedding anniversary this year, and it'll be 10 years together in christmas.

Btw, i got your postcard and finally blogged about it! i'm sorry it took so long but i've been having major blog neglect lately with taking on a 2nd job.

WendyB said...

Congratulations! You're a beautiful couple.

AsianCajuns (Lauren) said...

Oh happy, happy anniversary, DS!!! Such a wonderful story and I love multi-cultural weddings- especially all the fashion. Thanks for sharing those with us!

Taylor Sterling said...

OMG beautiful post and images! So romantic! Congrats!!!

.:*aMbAr*:. said...

OMG girl, these pictures are gorgeous. You look beautiful in ALL of them!!! ALL. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY and enjoy your trip :D

Tiffany said...

aww...so sweet! Happy Anniversary!

Sher said...

Oh wow, thank you for sharing these lovely images of your wedding! This post is so sweet, Happy Anniversary to your and your hubby:)

Fabuleux said...

Congrats!! Beautiful pics

Brigadeiro said...

Oh my! I am covered with goosebumps, this was beyond mushy, so so touching & just...so beautiful!

That is SO sweet how you two knew so early on that you loved each other, and so shortly after got engaged!

CONGRATULATIONS to you & your hubby!!!

xx
CC

Gabbi said...

What a beautiful post!♥ Incredibly romantic. We should all be so lucky... :) I also adore your gowns. Especially the last traditional one. Truly amazing.

Happy Anniversary to you both and best wishes for many many more to come!♥♥

Jowy said...

S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G!

One Love,
Jowy
www.iseejanemary.blogspot.com

InnyVinny said...

Beautiful post and a wonderful story, D.

Happy anniversary to you both!!!

Gabby said...

You made me get all teary! Happy, happy anniversary to you and your mister!

Eva Internazionale said...

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<3

Elizabeth Marie said...

AHHHH!!!! I got chills and teary reading this! Your photos are amazing, you are STUNNING and I loved the story!!

Happy Anniversary!!!

KevinKevin said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful. I love the gown, when it is backlit it has that golden hour glow that makes it look oh so elegant. I love looking at wedding photos, if you get a chance please post more!

janettaylor said...

Happy Annversary! U are so beautiful!


X♥X♥

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Ohh this is just toooo sweeeet !!!
The way you write about your relationship
and all the beautiful photos!


HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, Deanne!!!!


Enjoy your weekend filled with smiles and happiness!!!

Piney said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Your wedding photos are gorgeous!!! Congratulations to both of you and enjoy the day:-)

Leigh said...

One word: ADORBS.

Congratulations! You two are gorgeous and inspiring.

Couture Cookie said...

That is a lovely story! Happy Anniversary to both of you! :)

Timeless Fashion... said...

Happy Anniversary! Those are lovely pictures.

The Haute-Shopper said...

Happy Anniversary! May you have plenty more! Can I just say that you never struck me as the type who'd wear a cupcake wedding dress ;-), but the two of you look fabulous in all the photos. Does the last one show you guys doing the tea serving and handing out Lai-See ritual to the family?

I'm a commitment phobe too by the way, and was sure I wouldn't marry. It's odd how things change when you meet the right guy. Then again, considering how hard it is to find the right person in NYC, you are in a very unique position! Have a fab trip and weekend!

modediktat said...

To sweetheart Deanne and to Mr. (I only know you as Mr.)

CONGRATS TO YOUR 5th ANNIVERSARY!!!

Thanks for sharing such an amazing and most precious love story. When you met first. The moment you knew you were in love, too.
What a magnificent declaration of love.... I'm so deeply touched by your posting, your words, your emotions. It goes straight to my heart and is giving it an extra leap. So much love.

The pictures of your weddinng in front of the pastor(?) is beyond dream.... Like stepping out of a beautiful dream.

Thanks again, D., for sharing so much beauty, so much love with all of us. It means a lot.

I'm wishing you all the happiness and love and luck and health and everything I have forgotten now - ALL THE VERY BEST, always, now and forever.

You're the best!!!

PARTY ON TODAY!!!

much love, Sofie

daisychain said...

Happy anniversary! GORGEOUS photos, this whole post was beautiful.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Happy anniversary, sweetie!! I wish you and your hubby many, many more years to come!
Those photos are GORGEOUS. You are such a beautiful woman. Your wedding gown was stunning, as were your traditional outfits. It seems like you had quite the dream wedding. :)

Sabina Les said...

Happy Anniversary and many more!!! It's such a beautiful post and pictures:)

corrie said...

Amazing! Congrats on 5 years!

Sheena said...

That is a beautiful story and the wedding photos are beautiful. Happy Anniversary!

Jaime said...

Happy anniversary! Your rings and your dress are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing photos :)

musie said...

Congratulations on five years together! What a beautiful post. And absolutely gorgeous wedding pictures.

Chessa! said...

happy anniversary!! may you always be as happy and in love as you are today. I love love.
xx

Pin said...

Happy Anniversary! Your photos are {and you look} beautiful!

glitzy said...

Congratulations! This is so well-written! I could feel this love. :)

kpeach said...

So beautiful-I love a good NY love story xx

Etrapar said...

oh darling you're so lucky and I'm so happy for you ^.^
kisses

Summer @ B is for Brown said...

i am so happy we got to take a peek inside your wedding and life. you are so beautiful and he is a lucky man!

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

AWWW congrats! You look so pretty in these pictures. Here's to many more years together.

drollgirl said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! this is such a beautiful tribute to your man, and you are such a lovely couple!

i hope you celebrate for the rest of your lives! :)

Youa said...

Congrats on being happy after your happily ever after! Super sweet story. :)

Tights Lover said...

That is great. Congrats! I hope you both have an amazing weekend!

Diana said...

this is absolutely beautiful, it brought a tear to my eye! you have such a great story to tell!

i can see why the walt disney building is so important to you now, it's part of your wedding pics!!

Congrats to celebrating many more!

patrick said...

that was the sweetest post ever, my brother is so lucky!!

nookie said...

Happy annyversary sweetie!

FabBlab said...

Awww D! You look absolutely stunning, lady! And what a beautiful post. Haha @the chess clock :P

Happy Anniversary :) I'm sure you guys will be happy together for many more years :)

Love always,
A

Eyeliah said...

Congratulations! I have been married too for 7 years, people also told me it would not last! (jerks) Your wedding dress was so gorgeous!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Happy anniversary dear! Have a fabulous day among many others.

Aawww, thanks for sharing photos. I LOVE the LES and it's so cute that you met there.

Savvy Gal said...

beautiful. congrat!!!

jennine said...

congratulations! your weddings just look so beautiful! wow... 5 years...that's a big one!

Hanako66 said...

awwwww, congratulations...that is so sweet!

Kristin said...

Happy anniversary!! Looks like it was a stunning affair!

Denise @ Swelle said...

Oh, this got me all choked up! "You had me at chess clock." What a stunningly gorgeous bride you were. A good friend of mine got married last year to a very nice Korean boy and they also did the traditional ceremony, her Hanbok was red and green, chosen by his grandmother I think, and while she did look a bit like a Christmas tree it was very beautiful. This reminded me that my 5 year anniversary is coming up in February. That seems crazy to me!

I'm very happy for you both. It's just lovely that you're still so in love...

Shopaholic said...

beautiful post and beautiful pics! congratulations to you!

CRHEE said...

Awwww! What a sweet post!

Jin said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Love the posting, and love the pictures even more~! TOOO cute you are. xxoo

E said...

So romantic! And your dress is incredibly gorgeous! I always want to have a white wine party for all my friends that are married so we can wear our dresses again :-)

Mads said...

Happy anniversary!!! your gown is so pretty and I love your cute love story..=)

hannahlizabeth said...

aw, tear! such a beautiful story!

(and a beautiful couple)

xx

jeannie said...

awwww, absolutely beautiful pictures! Happy anniversary!

alexkeller said...

happy happy day! love rocks

Nubiasnonsense said...

HAPPY ANNI!! LET ME JUST SAY YOU LOOK GORGEOUS!!

Modelizer said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Your story is so romantic.

emma said...

this is beautiful! happy anniversary!

Susan said...

awww, so beautiful!
happy anniversary, darling! you make such a lovely couple.
have a great weekend, xoxo

Dream Sequins said...

Thanks so much for your sweet comments, everyone! It means so much to me, especially since this is a very very personal post and I wasn't sure whether to post the pics or not :) xx

Clarity said...

That is incredibly loving - congratulations, may you grow, learn and be together always, God willing, love, XX.

astylizedhysteria said...

You look beyond beautiful in these pictures. And what sweet words about your husband. Congrats!!

Midtown Girl said...

OMG you are one of THE most beautiful brides I have EVER seen - WOW!

You look a doll D, and the hubs looks so handsome too ;-)

Your story is so beautiful I loved reading it!! Congrats to you & the hubs, an amazing couple and gorgeous pics!

XOXO

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Congratulation darling!!
The photos are so gorgeous...glad to see the family tradition was being presented to beautifully! Much blessings to both~
xo*

Style Eyes said...

That is so lovely, your wedding dress looks beautiful.

Have just celebrated my 10th wedding anniversairy with Mr Style Eyes.

Wicked Halo said...

As a commitment phobe myself your story gives me great hope ;)

happy anniversary sweetheart and gorgeous wedding pics!

Lani said...

congratulations! so cute, so, so cute!

reading that gave me a sense of hope for the future. :)

Lynn said...

hi deanne! i think i melted into a puddle too when i read your story :) finding the right one is nothing short of a miracle. congratulations! and happy wedding anniversary!

enjoy your vacation!

nicole said...

Happy Anniversary! and Congratulations, this was indeed a mushy post but a necessary one :) Besides, a hopeless romantic like me lives for posts like this! I love the story of how you two met and how you came to be where you are today, with your Mr. I love your wedding photos, they're beautiful. The hanbok looked great, I didn't know you were Korean! I hope you have fun on your trip!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Aww, congratulations on the anniversary! I can't believe you're so close by (you should hop over to Hong Kong and we could go shopping!). Also, you look beautiful in your pics.

Have a great trip!

lisa said...

Happy anniversary!

Leah said...

Happy anniversary to you... I know my greetings came in late. All the best to you both and more anniversaries to come.

Jason said...

Congrats on the anniversary. It's such a lovely story and I hope to find that "one" as well.

-Jason

Forgot Wirless Password said...

Beautiful story..congrats.

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