Two Years Ago Today, Or, Saturday Morning at 6:48am


Today’s our wedding anniversary. I wanted to share a few photos, some new, some already seen.

My bouquet. I wanted a “whiff of decay.” By Sarah at Saipua, in Red Hook Brooklyn.

My youngest sister loaned me a pair of earrings. Something borrowed. I can’t remember what was blue. I loved my hair, held up elaborately and a little goofily with various Swarovski crystal, quartz, and river stone hairpins. River stones, like pebbles.

The Stairs at SF City Hall. Emilia-Jane Schobieri.

On our way up to the pre-ceremony photos. San Francisco’s City Hall is quite something. We held our ceremony on the 4th floor.

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My husband-then-to-be and I, alone before the ceremony.

My beautiful children and I, together before the ceremony.

 

The ceremony set up itself. Simple folding chairs, unsimple flowers.

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Our wedding rings. Mine new, his old from my family. Gouverneur Morris Carnochan wed Matilda Grosvenor Goodrich on Oct. 30 * 1888.

Married. Walking out to catch an Uber.

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Reception flowers.

I designed and made the table cards myself. The other side had the menu. I was very proud of my handiwork.

It doesn’t take much.

17 Dishes

17 dishes.

Wine-Bottles

More than 17 bottles of wine.

My children, on the sidewalk outside the restaurant for a red wine removal project, pouring sparkling water on my dress. It worked.

The evening winds down. My sister-in-law brought bubbles and wands.

I remain happier than I had known to be possible. Have a wonderful weekend.

 

All photos by Emilia Jane Photography

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57 Comments

  • 08/15/15
    8:26 am

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    October12 said...

    Lovely. I am especially taken by the photo of you with your children, you are all beautiful. This time of year many anniversaries are mentioned in my social media feeds, mine only a couple of months off. The nostalgia makes me wistful.

    08/15/15
    8:59 am
    Lisa said...

    @October12, I hope it’s that pleasant sort of wistfulness with a twinge of bliss at its heart. Thank you.

    08/15/15
    11:00 pm
    Chicatanyage said...

    @October12, very beautiful photos. A marriage when we are more mature can be truly blissful.

    08/17/15
    4:15 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Chicatanyage, Thank you. So very true about the bliss:).

  • 08/15/15
    8:31 am

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    Susan (une femme) said...

    A very Happy Anniversary to you Lisa! I really love how you put together your wedding…so focused on meaning, joy and simplicity, and so very beautiful.

    08/15/15
    8:59 am
    Lisa said...

    @Susan (une femme), Thank you. xox.

  • 08/15/15
    8:33 am

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    Frances/Materfamilias said...

    Wonderful, wonderful! Beautiful photographs of what must have been a beautiful day, your dearest around you, celebrating love and commitment. And it’s two years later already?! Happy Anniversary! Bask! Bask!

    08/15/15
    9:00 am
    Lisa said...

    @Frances/Materfamilias, Basking! Basking! It was a beautiful, beautiful day. Thank you.

  • 08/15/15
    8:57 am

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    Lynn said...

    Happy anniversary! We share the same date!
    Love your do, simplicity screams class. Enjoy the day, beautiful. Here’s to many blessed more! XX

    08/15/15
    9:00 am
    Lisa said...

    @Lynn, Happy anniversary to you too! And many more!

  • 08/15/15
    9:03 am

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    Kcecelia said...

    I remember your beautiful day. Happy Anniversary to you and to your husband. Here’s to many more wonderful years. xo.

    08/15/15
    9:49 am
    Lisa said...

    @Kcecelia, Thank you. xox.

  • 08/15/15
    9:04 am

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    Theodore Bouloukos said...

    Exquisite, from first to last! Happy Anniversary!

    08/15/15
    9:49 am
    Lisa said...

    @Theodore Bouloukos, Thank you ever so much!

  • 08/15/15
    9:13 am

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    Cathy said...

    Everything is so lovely! Happy anniversary and thank you for sharing your memories with us.

    08/15/15
    9:50 am
    Lisa said...

    @Cathy, My pleasure:).

  • 08/15/15
    9:22 am

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    Mardel said...

    Beautiful! Happy Anniversary!

    08/15/15
    9:50 am
    Lisa said...

    @Mardel, <3

  • 08/15/15
    9:32 am

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    kathy said...

    Still get goosebumps looking at these photos. The happiest of anniversaries to you and your husband, and many more to come.

    I think love is just grand this time around, isn’t it?

    08/15/15
    9:50 am
    Lisa said...

    @kathy, Grand, wonderfully grand. Such a perfect phrase.

  • 08/15/15
    9:46 am

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    Leslie K said...

    Thank you for sharing your day with us – it looks so beautiful and intimate. Happy anniversary!

    08/17/15
    3:59 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Leslie K, My pleasure. And thank you!

  • 08/15/15
    9:49 am

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    Jacqueline H said...

    Congratulations Lisa! Lovely photos. I, too, remarried in my early 50’s and now 7 years later, could not possibly be any happier! We were both widowed in our mid 40’s, having had good marriages each. We are continually amazed that we found each other after all that sadness and that we have such a deep and profound connection. Love, respect and flexibility on both parts goes a long way… Wishing you a happy anniversary and many, many, more. ♡

    08/17/15
    4:00 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Jacqueline H, Ah, I couldn’t have said it better. Love, respect, flexibility. Have you ever seen Last Tango in Halifax? The characters are far older, but the acceptance they have for eachother is so familiar. <3

  • 08/15/15
    10:06 am

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    Sandra Sallin said...

    Happy Anniversary. Your wedding is perfect in all of it’s details. The flowers. photographer, rings, children, simplicity, elegance, it’s all there. Chinese reatuarant is the way to do it! Stylish menues madam!

    Thank you for sharng that day with us. True inspiration and focus on what is really important.

    08/17/15
    4:01 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Sandra Sallin, Thank you! Some events, it’s easy to feel inspired…

  • 08/15/15
    10:14 am

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    dottoressa said...

    Happy,Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful wedding, You all look sooo happy!
    And photos were catching such intimate moments,oh I can’t say in my English everything I feel watching them
    You have beautiful children!
    Enjoy your Anniversary weekend,
    Dottoressa

    08/17/15
    4:01 pm
    Lisa said...

    @dottoressa, Thank you! Your English says exactly what you need it to say, BTW:).

  • 08/15/15
    10:33 am

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    Margy Houtz said...

    What a treat to see these wonderful photos again! You and your loved ones look so beautiful and so HAPPY! Happy Anniversary!

    08/17/15
    4:03 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Margy Houtz, Thank you for bearing with the many repeats of the photos!

  • 08/15/15
    10:49 am

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    Patricia said...

    It was a beautiful wedding, I so enjoyed seeing some photos again, thank you. Happy Anniversary!

    08/17/15
    4:03 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Patricia, Thank you!

  • 08/15/15
    11:09 am

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    Channon said...

    Absolutely stunning. I adore looking at wedding photos. I think I shall do the same in a few weeks – 10-ish? – and share some photos from our wedding on our anniversary. I wish you even more bliss than you know now.

    08/17/15
    4:03 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Channon, Ah, I’d love to see your photos. Happy anniversary, upcoming, to you.

  • 08/15/15
    11:30 am

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    Chronica Domus said...

    So much gorgeousness here. Wishing you a very happy anniversary, and many, many more!

    08/17/15
    4:15 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Chronica Domus, Thank you!

  • 08/15/15
    11:53 am

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    K-Line said...

    Gorgeous memories! And I swear – this is SO bizarre. I was thinking about you while I did my yoga practice today (who knows why one’s mind turns in any direction while doing a sun salutation) and I remembered your wedding post. I even thought: She must have been married for a couple of years now. Totally weird.

    08/17/15
    4:16 pm
    Lisa said...

    @K-Line, Alternatively, connection. I’m a Californian, remember, we believe in those things:). <3

  • 08/15/15
    11:55 am

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    Sue Burpee said...

    So lovely Lisa.

    08/17/15
    4:16 pm
    Lisa said...

    Thank you @Sue Burpee

  • 08/15/15
    12:26 pm

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    Drew said...

    Lovely photos of a lovely day. And your dress is a beautiful balance of ephemeral, elegance and style.

    08/17/15
    4:17 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Drew, Ah, why thank you!

  • 08/15/15
    12:43 pm

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    Susan said...

    I loved seeing all of these photos–old and new. And that you can say you remain happier than you thought possible is such a wonderful thing to hear.

    08/17/15
    4:17 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Susan, xoxoxo.

  • 08/15/15
    12:49 pm

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    Meg said...

    Nice reflection. Love the last sentence.

    Wishing you continued health and happiness!

    08/18/15
    7:13 am
    Lisa said...

    @Meg, Thank you very much.

  • 08/15/15
    2:25 pm

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    Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

    Happy anniversary. You looked absolutely stunning in your wedding dress and my favorite picture is of you two on the stairs. The best part of the story is you lived happily ever after.
    Sam

    08/18/15
    7:14 am
    Lisa said...

    @Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen, Happily day to day:).

  • 08/15/15
    2:53 pm

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    Mary anne said...

    Happy anniversary !!

    08/18/15
    7:14 am
    Lisa said...

    @Mary anne, TY!

  • 08/15/15
    3:11 pm

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    Marie said...

    I remember the photo of the two of you on the stairs! Everything about your wedding was beautiful. And it’s wonderful that you are so happy!

    08/18/15
    7:16 am
    Lisa said...

    @Marie, :). That photo says so much.

  • 08/15/15
    3:34 pm

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    DocP said...

    Happy Anniversary to you both!

    08/18/15
    7:16 am
    Lisa said...

    @DocP, Thanks!

  • 08/15/15
    4:32 pm

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    Murphy said...

    So lovely! Happy anniversary!

  • 08/15/15
    4:51 pm

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    Linda said...

    Happy Anniversary! Your wedding was perfect. Thank you for sharing. Wishing you many more happy years!

    08/18/15
    7:17 am
    Lisa said...

    @Linda, My pleasure, and thank you!

  • 08/15/15
    5:22 pm

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    Candace said...

    Happy,happy anniversary, Lisa!
    I love seeing these gorgeous photos of your very wonderful day. Thrilled to know you are living in abundant happiness!

    08/18/15
    7:17 am
    Lisa said...

    @Candace, Thank you. Abundant is the perfect word.

  • 08/15/15
    8:04 pm

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    victoire said...

    Lovely. Lovely lovely lovely.

    We are about to celebrate our 50th, so please let me tell you: love is lovely. Plain or perfect, simple or complicated, first time around or second, love really IS what makes the world go ’round.

    All continued happiness to you both.

    08/18/15
    7:26 am
    Lisa said...

    @victoire, Congratulations on your 50th! Ain’t love grand:).

  • 08/15/15
    9:53 pm

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    Lorri said...

    Happy Happy Happy Anniversary!

    Your wedding day was beautiful. Well done!

    08/18/15
    7:40 am
    Lisa said...

    @Lorri, <3

  • 08/15/15
    10:19 pm

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    Parnassus said...

    Hello Lisa, Congratulations on your anniversary. I can’t believe that it’s been two years–how time flies!
    –Jim

    08/18/15
    7:40 am
    Lisa said...

    @Parnassus, Two years! Thank you:).

  • 08/15/15
    11:00 pm

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    Buckeroomama said...

    Happy anniversary to you and your husband, Lisa. I love how your wedding is simple and classy, with personal touches here and there.

    08/18/15
    6:00 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Buckeroomama, Thank you very much:).

  • 08/16/15
    12:06 am

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    Helen Tilston said...

    A very Happy Anniversary to you. Your wedding celebration looks so personal and inclusive. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness.

    Helen

    08/18/15
    6:00 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Helen Tilston, Personal and inclusive, oh I hope so, that’s exactly what I would have liked.

  • 08/16/15
    3:26 am

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    susie said...

    Made me feel happy!! What a lovely day that was! Best wishes to you all!

    08/18/15
    6:03 pm
    Lisa said...

    @susie, Glad our happiness was infectious! Thank you!

  • 08/16/15
    7:02 am

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    Tish Jett said...

    Dear, dear Lisa,

    So lovely in every way. “I remain happier than I had known to be possible. . .” how absolutely wonderful. xo

    08/18/15
    6:24 pm
    Lisa said...

    Dear @Tish, xo and thank you!

  • 08/16/15
    8:18 am

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    Copy Czarina said...

    You and your children looked beautiful, and the menu sounded and looked delicious. Happy anniversary!

    08/18/15
    6:25 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Copy Czarina, Thank you so much. San Francisco has some great Chinese food – and not in Chinatown, as it turns out.

  • 08/16/15
    8:45 am

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    MJ said...

    The song “Nature Boy”, which Google tells me was first recorded by Nat King Cole, sums it up for me: “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn
    Is just to love and be loved in return”.
    Happy anniversary

    08/18/15
    6:26 pm
    Lisa said...

    @MJ, Oh I will have to look up that song. Thank you<3

  • 08/16/15
    12:37 pm

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    Jadie said...

    Such beautiful photos of you, your children, your husband, the flowers, everything! How did you manage to get a photographer from New York and Chicago to SF City Hall?!

    08/18/15
    6:27 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Jadie, Via Twitter! In all seriousness, Emilia followed me, read I was getting married, and raised her hand. When I saw her photos, especially her black and white work, I was sold. It’s not uncommon for certain photographers to travel, and they will charge for it separately, or as part of the package.

  • 08/16/15
    3:25 pm

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    AK said...

    Wonderful pictures, especially of you and your children. I want to see you and your new husband, but I gather he is internet shy, which I completely understand. I am too.

    08/18/15
    6:32 pm
    Lisa said...

    @AK, I’d of course love to show him off, but yes, highly, highly private. Thank you.

  • 08/16/15
    3:25 pm

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    Sydney Shop Girl said...

    Happy Anniversary!!!

    SSG xxx

    08/18/15
    6:32 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Sydney Shop Girl, xoxo!

  • 08/16/15
    3:48 pm

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    BarbaraG said...

    Happy Anniversary to you and your dear husband.

    08/18/15
    6:32 pm
    Lisa said...

    @BarbaraG, <3

  • 08/16/15
    6:04 pm

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    Patience said...

    Lovely! Oh my goodness, are you related to Gouverneur Morris? I read an interesting biography about him a few years ago.

    08/18/15
    6:34 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Patience, Yes, he was the half-brother of my direct ancestor, Lewis Morris. Somewhere along the line someone in Lewis’s descendants began using the name Gouverneur, although, as I said, it’s just a half-uncle kind of relationship:). Lewis also signed the Declaration of Independence, but was somewhat less colorful than Guvvy, as far as I can tell:). And thank you!

  • 08/16/15
    7:49 pm

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    Jane said...

    Happy anniversary and best wishes for many more! The photos are lovely. Thank you for sharing.

    08/18/15
    6:35 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Jane, Thank you so much, it was my pleasure.

  • 08/17/15
    10:13 am

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    Carol said...

    Happy Anniversary. Your pictures are so lovely. Have enjoyed your blog so much and wish you many more years of happiness.

    08/18/15
    6:39 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Carol, Thank you ever so much. I am very happy the blog brings you enjoyment.

  • 08/17/15
    12:45 pm

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    Mary Kay said...

    Beautiful, personal and heartfelt. Congratulations. I was also married in August.

    08/18/15
    6:41 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Mary Kay, Oh, happy anniversary to you too!

  • 08/17/15
    3:31 pm

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    Keri Blair said...

    Absolutely beautiful. Every detail is amazing.

    Keri
    http://www.thestylestudiobykb.com

    08/18/15
    6:44 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Keri Blair, You are so kind!

  • 08/17/15
    3:40 pm

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    Copy Czarina said...

    And bubble wands!

    08/18/15
    6:53 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Copy Czarina, The bubble wands were a really fun surprise.

  • 08/18/15
    9:34 am

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    Jennifer said...

    Simply beautiful. Gorgeous photos all around. I especially loved the bubbles and how joyous you look. Your hair is very pretty up! Happy Anniversary.

    08/18/15
    6:53 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Jennifer, Thank you! Joyous I was indeed. And I am so happy you liked the hair!

  • 08/18/15
    1:31 pm

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    Patsy said...

    I think we should do this every year! Happy Day of Love and Joy.

    My dear friend’s daughter dates a Goodrich, from Pocasset, not Osterville, though. Maybe the black sheep?

    08/18/15
    6:56 pm
    Lisa said...

    @Patsy, Hahahaha! This was on my father’s side, so Matilda was from New York:).

  • 08/18/15
    6:33 pm

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    JaniceG said...

    How elegant and tasteful. These are beautiful pictures. So glad you found “Mr. Right” again!

    08/18/15
    6:56 pm
    Lisa said...

    @JaniceG, Thank you. Me too!

  • 08/18/15
    7:51 pm

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    Mamavalveeta03 said...

    Happy Anniversary, Lisa! What a beautiful bride you made. “…a whiff of decay”…You’re not quite Miss Havisham, but I appreciate the reference.

  • 08/19/15
    12:40 pm

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    Lynn said...

    Congratulations! Ours is in (counts on fingers)… 4 days! I had remarried after being widowed very young and we choose the day my parent’s married. So it’s a dual day to celebrate for us. I wish you many more years of happy togetherness!

  • 08/19/15
    1:22 pm

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    MARIELY ANDREINA T. DE SILVA said...

    Congrats…!!! Happy Anniversary…!!! I , remarried too, my second wedding and we are so happy, a second chance in life…!!!

    08/19/15
    1:58 pm
    Lisa said...

    Thank you! And congratulations to you on your happiness too.

  • 08/20/15
    7:00 pm

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    Jen said...

    Gorgeous! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind words. Your dress is amazing – same length and style I’m seeking. Thanks for the suggestion. Happy anniversary! Cheers, my friend!

    08/20/15
    7:32 pm
    Lisa said...

    You’re so welcome!

  • 08/15/16
    9:07 am

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    Sandra Sallin said...

    Oh I love every detail of your wedding. So equisitly thought out yet not over the top in any way. Just a feast for the eyes and sense. Congratulations. I never tire of seeing these photos.

  • 08/15/16
    4:47 pm

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    Buckeroomama said...

    Beautiful memories of a lovely day. Happy anniversary, Lisa.

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