Our 1 Year Anniversary

Elisa_DiStefano_Mo_Cassara_Wedding One year ago right now I was beginning what would be the best day of my life so far. I can’t believe today is our 1 year anniversary.

It was a beautiful day, just like today. I had the people I love the most there to celebrate my marriage to the love of my life. I will be forever grateful for all of the love and kindness I was given from so many, even from so many of you that I haven’t had the opportunity to meet in person. So, thank you. Thank you to everyone, especially my husband and our families, who went out of your way to make it so very special. I will never take that day, or this time in my life for granted.

We celebrated our first anniversary a few days early at Oheka Castle, the place we got engaged and had our wedding celebration. I couldn’t help but smile as I looked across the great lawn and imagined it full of our friends and family. I can remember a year ago stopping in the garden as we took pictures to look over and take it all in- fully aware that we would never have all of these people we love so much in the same place again. As I walked through the hallways of the castle, I can’t believe it was a year ago that all of our friends from all over the world filled those rooms and we had the biggest party- and after party- of our lives.

When I think about our wedding day, I am filled with the emotion of love and joy.

wedding collage

It has been such an exciting and emotional year for Mo and I. Time is a funny thing. I feel like so much has happened and changed since our wedding day, yet it feels like it was yesterday and I still just can’t believe a year has gone by.

(I am proud to say, two days before the one year deadline, I finally made our wedding album!)

Marriage is wonderful. I am so blessed to have the best partner and to come home to so much love every day… and I truly am excited for every day. But, I’ve also learned that marriage isn’t easy and takes work. I’ve learned that I need to change some priorities, say no to some people and “obligations” so I can put “us” first. And I’ve learned that I still have so much to learn!

It’s been a tough year in that we lost our dog Chrissy who was so sick for so long- and we miss him terribly. It’s been a challenging year in that my husband bought The Point, a restaurant in our town- and it’s been more work and emotional and financial stress than I ever imagined it would be. Perhaps we are not exactly where we thought we would be one year in,  but I keep reminding myself that it is about the journey, and there is noone else I’d want to be on this journey with.

We are going to take a few hours out today to spend together on our one year anniversary, because as you know, time flies and we have to savor the good times.

Thanks for following along the last two years. This is very special and personal to us, but we’d like to share with you four minutes of the best day of our life.





3 Comments on Our 1 Year Anniversary

  1. Anniebrat
    August 28, 2015 at 5:34 pm (7 years ago)

    Weeping!! So beautiful in every way…so I glad I was there. xoxoxox

  2. Suzanne
    August 28, 2015 at 7:32 pm (7 years ago)

    I got goosies watching. What a beautiful video and the both of you look so beautiful! Many many more happy years together. I was so glad to be apart of it from making you look more beautiful to sharing in your special day. Love to you both xoxo

  3. Roseanne
    August 28, 2015 at 10:50 pm (7 years ago)

    So beautiful and special. A trillion best wishes for you and yours


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