First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes this beautiful Orange County anniversary session captured through the lens of Ashley Kelemen. Five years after saying “I Do,” Caroline, from Lovely Paper Things, and her handsome hubby celebrated their love (and their sweet new addition to the family, Walter) with a joyful and romantic photo shoot. Enjoy all the loveliness here.
From Caroline of Lovely Paper Things… Sometimes I feel like I hit the jackpot. No, really, I’m not sure how it’s even possible to feel this much love, but I know I’m lucky I do. Some people wait their whole lives to find that person who always makes them smile, who propels them to another level of goodness they didn’t even know they had in themselves, and who stands by their side, always. I was lucky I found my love early in life, and it still never ceases to amaze me.
How it’s already been eleven years since we met in high school, and became friends, I don’t even know, but I’m sure happy we did. Some people say your wedding day is the best day of your life. And in so many ways it is, and ours was beyond wonderful; seriously it was a dream come true in every way. We glowed with happiness and so much love for each other; and our friends and enormous family traveled from all over the world, coming together to share in our joy and it concluded with an epic dance party and oodles of giggles. But you know what? I’d say that every day you build you life together, every day you stand up for that person you love, every day you make them smile, and feel loved, those little days, over the years begin to add up. And soon you are celebrating a love that is deeper than what you could have even dreamed of on that amazing day years ago.
And then along came little Walter, who completely exploded our hearts with even more love, kisses and giggles than we knew what to do with. I’m one lucky girl to have this family beside me.
For our fifth wedding anniversary we wanted to do something special. Working in the wedding world, I’m so lucky to have the most amazingly sweet and outstandingly talented friends and so of course it just felt right having them come together to create this beautiful celebration of love. And all I can say was it was magical, and we will never forget it!
Photography: Ashley Kelemen | Floral Design: Sweet Marie Designs | Dress: Adrianna Papell | Hair & Makeup: 10.11 Makeup Artistry & Hair Styling | Film Lab: Indie Film Lab | Paper Goods: Lovely Paper Things