happy 35th.

Thirty five years ago today, my mom and dad said "I do" in Glencoe, Illinois. From the accounts I've heard, it was a storybook wedding. My parents looked like real-life royalty--picture evidence below: she seriously had a Kate Middleton-esque gown! All of these things aside, it is positively killing me that I can't be there to celebrate with them in person...which is why they have a fun surprise waiting on their doorstep.


With words and photos I gathered from their friends and family across the globe, I pulled together a book of sorts to help them know just how much they are loved. Each and every submission caused tears and laughter. It became very clear that my parents have inspired many people in their lives, whether they know it or not.

They have also set forth an incredible example for {cv} and me to follow in married life--be it their sense of adventure or their passion to live every day to its fullest. Their love is truly ever-present and I am beyond blessed to call them my parents. So, today, on their 35th wedding anniversary, I send my love {and gratitude} for all they've given me. I can't wait to celebrate many more milestones to come :)

14 comments:

  1. How precious! Those photos are so awesome, they really do look like a storybook couple! Happy 35th to your parents {and happy Memorial Day!} :)
    xoxo

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  2. What a great idea! Your parents are beautiful too, and look so happy and in love!

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  3. What a sweet post! I love those pictures, too!

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  4. Such a great idea! Love the pictures!

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  5. SO sweet! They are just gorgeous, and I can only imagine how much your gift will mean to them!

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  6. Your parents are quite the handsome couple! Happy anniversary to them!!

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  7. You are such a perfect combo of them!

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  8. SO sweet! Happy Anniversary to your mom and dad. You look so much like your mom, in my opinion.

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  9. you are so sweet! what an inspiring love story :)

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  10. What an awesome & thoughtful gift!! Happy anniversary to your mom and dad! I love those pictures! Such a great looking couple!!

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  11. Oh my goodness, how sweet! Congratulations to them! Your parents are both so gorgeous -- and you are the perfect mix of both of them.

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  12. how adorable are they?! i love these pictures!! :)

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  13. your parents are GORGEOUS! now we can see where you got the good looks, lady! congrats to them- so wonderful!

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  14. What beautiful pictures! Congrats to your parents on their anniversary. My parents celebrated their 40 year anniversary in December... I just think it's incredible!

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