Thursday, December 31, 2009

I'm a prize and you're a catch, and we're a perfect match

On January 1, 2005 Josh and I were married. Five years ago! I can't believe it's been five years, and I can't believe it's only been five years...if that makes sense at all. I know this blog is usually all Ava all the time, but this post is about us. Enjoy a trip through our wedding day.

Here is the chapel.

Me and my bridesmaids

Josh and his groomsmen

I l-o-v-e this shot of our dads.
So patient and sweet.

My handome hubby-to-be

Josh and I chose to see each other before our wedding. I absolutely hate sitting at a reception for an hour waiting for the wedding party to finish pictures. We refused to put our friends and family through such torture. Plus, who wants to miss a minute of their reception?
Our photographer set up the chapel with no one inside but the two of us (and him, snapping away). Josh had his back turned until I walked about halfway down the aisle.

Spending a few minutes admiring one another before the day gets crazy.
This is one of my sweetest memories of our wedding day.

The whole wedding party
Note the beautiful light streaming in the windows. If we'd waited to do pictures after the ceremony the photos would have been cavernous.

A windy, overcast, 70 degree January 1 created a fun outdoor shot

Programs ready to go

Saying a group prayer before the ceremony

About to walk down the aisle

We do!

It's official!

Ready to slice my cake

Cutting a piece of Josh's grooms cake

Loving our first few moments as a married couple.

Josh serenading me at the reception. He sang 'I Love You Truly' from It's a Wonderful Life.

Picture perfect day

This is a little more realistic

Stealing a kiss on our way out

In the limo

Everyone waving goodbye

This shot always makes me want to sing the song 'So Long, Farewell' from The Sound of Music

What a magical day! If you were at our wedding or have become a part of our lives since then we'd love to hear from you. Please comment below.


The Broaddus Family said...

Congrats! Hope the next 5 years are even better than your first! Love you guys!

The Waggoners said...

Thanks for sharing your special day! Wishing you many more wonderful years-God has great plans for the Locketts, so glad it includes at least a few years in Norman.

Adriane said...

Happy Anniversary, guys! What a wonderful walk down memory lane. You were (and continue to be...) a lovely bride!

Future Michal Renee' DeBord said...

Doesn't seem possible that its been that long ago and now I'm planning for one myself. I love how you can barely see me and mom in the goodbye photo. Congrats guys and miss you bunches!

Lindsay said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Carrie said...

Aw! :) What a beautiful wedding! Congrats on five great years!

Christine said...

I am seriously drooling over that groom's cake.

Granted, I just came off four days of feeding my parents straight vegan (their jump start to reversing diabetes). I love eating healthy, but I could take out the top two layers of that sucker all by myself ... like right now ... with a cup of coffee.

Anonymous said...

Autumn your wedding was beautiful! Happy Anniversary! I just love reading your blog always puts a smile on my face!! Love Candice :

k and c's mom said...

Yes, I was there with Chris and Katy. It was one of the sweetest, most special weddings I've been to. I truly cannot believe that it has been 5 years, Autumn.You two have lived a lot of life in those years! I can't wait to see where you'll be 5 years from now. Congratulations to one of my favorite young couples. (Besides Katy's and Sarah's!)

Hannah said...

So lovely! I love the windy veil shot :)