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November 21st, 2013

Photos From My Wedding Box.

Photos From My Wedding Box.

Fifteen years ago today I got married.

It was (and remains) one of the greatest days of my life. All these years later – I laugh, cry, swoon – about him, the day – all of it.

We wanted it to be a great celebration and the reception was held at my husband’s Dad’s house under a big white tent that was an explosion of hot pink peonies, bowls of cherries, cake stacks of roses, Moroccan lanterns and long Italian feast tables – no one really did that kind of thing back in 1998.

It was exactly how I wanted it to be – full of fun, friends, family and a fiesta.

I feel so very lucky to have experienced grand love and all its ups and downs. My husband Saxon, has always been much more than my best friend (which he is) and brings new, bright, shiny things to my life consistently and constantly. Of course we have very beige days but I believe: No rain. No rainbow.

This morning I opened up our wedding box – I don’t have an album – I have a shoe box. We had no ‘official shots’ taken and absolutely none in the church (I wanted to remember that part in my heart) and so the photos of the day are literally just snaps of moments – celebration, family and love.

Back in the olden days we didn’t have digital cameras either so I snapped some of the printed shots in the box with my iPhone and share them with you here. Today. Fourteen years later.

Love long and well.

PJxx

One Fine Day.

 

The Party.




  • Sarah

    I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, you seriously resemble the gorgeous Asher Keddie! All the pictures are stunning@

  • indicindic

    Loved this post

  • Nicole

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing – Do I spot Mia Freedman?

  • Corina

    OMG! Paula that was just the best post EVER! Thank you SO much for sharing such a special part of your life with us. I too am married to my best friend and it is a feeling that is both indescribable and incomparable to any other. You looked stunning! Happy Wedding Anniversary! Corina x

  • Stefanie

    You look absolutely gorgeous, classy dress and gorgeous flowers with the peonies (the ones in season at the moment are just lovely). Thanks so much for sharing. No rain no rainbow, I love that – so true!

  • www.phoodie.com.au

    LOVED this post!

  • Prue

    Love is grand. Very special post PJ. It makes me realise more than ever that I am definitely marrying the right guy next October.

    Also, your wedding could well have been yesterday – what an incredible gown, flowers etc..timeless. Something to aim for in my books. x

  • IvyRose

    Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing xx

  • Alison

    Lovely Paula – congratulations! I had to comment (1st time) as my wedding anniversary was 14 years last week on the 15th!! I had a very similar colour for my bridesmaids. A lovely time of year to have a wedding.

  • Kate

    I love this post. Thank you for sharing.
    You are channeling Carolyn Besette Kennedy here – absolutely gorgeous.
    Congratulations to you and your husband x

  • f

    spitting image of Caroline B. Kennedy !

  • Lis

    Such a sweet post. You are positively beaming in every snap. And what a handsome man you married!

  • Kylie

    So timeless and elegant Paula- gorgeous.

  • Val

    I nearly cried lookin at your wedding photos and reading your post.
    Through your blog, it feels like you’ve become a good friend.
    Thank you for sharing Paula xx

  • Stefanie

    Was just having a look at the photos again and you are just glowing, what a beautiful bride you make. Also just realised I forgot to say happy anniversary xo

  • Sian Gipslis

    How lovely. Your dress was so beautiful and you all look so happy.

  • Rebecca Sparrow

    I so so loved looking through those photos. What a beautiful wedding day. And it confirms what I suspected — you’ve always been the epitome of style and elegance.

  • Sarah

    Lovely – stunning gorgeous photos!

  • KirstyP

    love it. Check out Skandi and Shannon!! great stuff. lovely pics Paula.

  • Emma

    Yes as stylish as Caroline Kennedy – but Paula you always remind me of the glorious Kate Hudson! Happy Anniversary Paula – your wedding photos are gorgeous and timeless… what a truly beautiful life you have created together.

  • Absolute Amy

    You look SO much like Carolyn Bessette Kennedy! What a stunning bride and gorgeous day, thank you SO much for sharing. Love your beautiful words about your hubby and your marriage. A x x

  • Jane from Adelaide

    OMG, was about to say “so very much like Caroline Bessette Kennedy” but have been beaten to it by others! Amazing! And yes Paula, you look amazing (but since when don’t you), so stylish, graceful and elegant. AND so very happy and in love. Beautiful photos, thank you for sharing something so intimate with us all.

  • bebe21

    What a lovely day… and what a perfect day to get married (you would have been married on my 21st birthday!) happy anniversary!

  • Pascale

    Mia looks exactly the same as she did at school!
    Beautiful post Paula – thanks for sharing. May you & Saxon continue to be just as in love as you are in these photos x

  • Struth

    What a fantastic post! Stunning dress and decor. And your husband looks quite the suave man! Also thanks for being honest about having some beige days in there too – it is nice of you to open up to your readers. Happy Anniversary.

  • http://rachaelblogs.co.uk Rachael Phillips

    You looked gorgeous! Congratulations on your anniversary – wishing you many, many more.

  • PaulaJoye

    Blushing.
    She was/is my hero.
    PJxx

  • PaulaJoye

    Now you’re just being kind.
    What lovely thoughts and wishes.
    PJxx

  • PaulaJoye

    Thank you Val.
    PJxx

  • PaulaJoye

    Thank you Rachael.
    We plan on it.
    PJxx

  • PaulaJoye

    He is pretty suave. Then and now.
    Thank you.
    PJxx

  • PaulaJoye

    She does doesn’t she.
    Thank you for your kind thoughts.
    PJxx

  • PaulaJoye

    Happy Birthday Bebe21.
    Love and light.
    PJxx

  • PaulaJoye

    Thank you Jane.
    Was a really lovely post to write.
    PJxx

  • PaulaJoye

    Mwah!
    PJxx

  • PaulaJoye

    I know! It was good times.
    PJxx

  • PaulaJoye

    You know about the tutu years right?
    Love you.
    PJxx

  • PaulaJoye

    Thanks Sian.
    PJxx

  • PaulaJoye

    Thanks so much Kylie.
    PJxx

  • PaulaJoye

    Hi Lis
    Still beaming!
    PJxx

  • PaulaJoye

    Thank you for the CBK shout-out.
    And for your kind words.
    PJxx

  • PaulaJoye

    Welcome Alison.
    Thank you for commenting and congratulations to you too!
    Wishing you happiness always.
    PJxx

  • PaulaJoye

    Thanks Ivy.xx

  • PaulaJoye

    Have a funny feeling you will get there Prue.
    PJxx

  • PaulaJoye

    Thanks you Phoodie.
    xx

  • PaulaJoye

    Peonies are in season for just this month.
    My favourite.
    Thanks for your thoughts.
    PJxx

  • PaulaJoye

    Thank you Corina.
    Wishing you love.
    PJxx

  • PaulaJoye

    Hi Nicole
    You do – she was my bridesmaid.
    We;ve known one another for twenty-something years.
    PJxx

  • PaulaJoye

    Thank you.
    xx

  • PaulaJoye

    I love Asher Sarah.
    Blushing.
    Thank you.
    PJxx

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