1 Year {The Wedding}

August 20, 2011

One year ago today, Matt and I were surrounded by family and friends as we celebrated our wedding day at a beautiful vineyard in Virginia. I can hardly believe we've been married for a year, but at the same time, it's so hard to remember life before Matt too! 

So much has happened in the past year that I can't limit it to just one post. Today, I want to share some highlights from our wedding ceremony. We were so blessed to have our good friend, Rebekah Hoyt, photograph our wedding day. She captured so many special moments, and I love going through these pictures time and time again. She has amazing talent and has gotten even better in the last year. Check out her website if you haven't yet!

The day was filled with incredible beauty and excitement, but more than that it marked the first day of what we pray will be a lifelong God-glorifying marriage that we live out daily. I hope you enjoy looking through our photos!

A year is not long to be married, but Matt and I have learned so much already. When talking to family and friends over the past year, we are often asked a few of the same questions. If you have any questions about marriage, our experience, or our first year, leave a comment and I'll answer all of these questions in a post later this week!

Now, I'm off to nap to try to nurse a cold/sinus infection away.
Have a great Monday! 
+, Lauren Aiken


  1. What has God taught you more about Himself in the past year? :)

  2. What a stunning and gorgeous wedding, Lauren! Thanks for sharing pictures. Happy Anniversary :)

  3. Beautiful post, friend! Your pictures are STUNNING (and I'm picky about photography:)) Your dress...just gorgeous. So happy for you and Matt and I loved getting to know you within your first year of marriage. You're such a great example to me :)

  4. Lauren - this is such a beautiful post! YOu looked amazing on your wedding day! I love your dress!!! Hey it was sooo great meeting you last week! I really enjoyed it! If you ever want to get coffee again, just let me know! I'd love it!

  5. I can't believe it's been almost a year since I met you! :)
    How did you know you would marry Matt after so short a time?

  6. I hope you are feeling better soon!! Being in the third trimester and sick is not fun!! Get lots of rest - your little baby will be here so soon!!!!! And Congratulations on your anniversary!

  7. I love seeing these pictures again! Is there anything that you would have done differently on your big day? What was your favorite memory from your wedding day?