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My Wedding Photos: A Quick Recap On Our 11 Year Anniversary

Unfortunately, in 2001 it was hard to get digital photographs from your wedding photographer. I remember that company wanting to charge me THOUSANDS of DOLLARS for them. How insane!

So, we filled our book and went on our way.

This morning, Bill and I took our wedding album out to show the kids. Today is 11 years folks. I still can’t believe it. Here’s a very quick recap:


My corset was SO TIGHT. And I mean to the point that I couldn’t breathe whenever I sat down. I remember sitting on my grandmother’s bed telling the photographer to hurry it up because I was going to pass out. This pose in particular – I WAS DYING.


Then at the church – we were on the alter and I was bawling (of course). I tried to take the tissue from Bill’s front tuxedo pocket and he wouldn’t give it to me because he didn’t want to mess it up. Instead, he used his fingers but I was HYSTERICAL so it wasn’t working. I started to CRACK UP. I’m not so sure the priest was amused. But I could not get rid of the giggles … and the snots. Finally, Bill’s mother came up to the alter with some tissue. I was like THANK GOODNESS!!!


Here’s the kiss that sealed the deal. 🙂


So young…. my goodness. I think I was 24.


Natalie saw this picture and said… YOU DROVE IN A LIMO??? She was so impressed. She actually snapped this one. 🙂 So cute.


We went to Astoria Park and took a bunch of photos under the bridge. It was FR-EE-Z-ING. We were all pretending it wasn’t but my goodness it was brisk.


I love this shot. 🙂


Our first dance. My handsome man…


And I’m only doing this one because no one believe me when I tell them how embarrassing my cake was. Talk about gaudy! Yes, there was a water fountain in the middle of my cake. Yes, there was bridges where my wedding party stood. I’m Italian… but this is out of control. If I got married again – obviously everything would be different. I was SO YOUNG and so different back then.

Either way, it is a day I will never forget. 🙂

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  1. Happy Anniversary! I had the same cake, lol. Did you have your reception at Russo’s in Howard Beach by any chance?

  2. You both look so totally gorgeous and beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. I got married in 2003 – no digital photos for us either – i take pics of our wedding album with my cell phone lol 🙂 Always fear losing them in a fire or something (My Aunt’s house burned down) and I think I need to digitalize that day somehow you know?

    Happy 11th Anniversary! Thinking of you! xoxo love col

  3. Bwhahaha. We got married in 98 and our cake had a few similar features. Twas the trend of the times. 😉

    Can I just say that you guys have barely aged a day in 11 years. So crazy!!

    Happy Anniversary!

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