There Is Love

Today, Motor Man and I celebrate our 13th anniversary. This will be our fifth anniversary since I began blogging, so I’ve shared quite a bit about our wedding in previous posts. But here are a few little details that may be new to some of you.

Motor Man proposed in November, 2001. We knew we’d have a small wedding that wouldn’t take a lot of planning, but we both agreed that we wanted to wait until after the holidays. When we began looking at dates and realized that the first Saturday in February would be 02-02-02, that clinched it;  Motor Man knew that, with that date, he could never forget his anniversary.

Weddings weren’t encouraged at that time at historic Bacon’s Castle (due to space limitations), but we were given special permission because of my family connection to the property. The ceremony took place in the room known as the “ladies chamber”. My aunt Martha was married in that same room on Christmas Day in 1935.


Ours was a very low-key wedding.  The music playing as guests arrived was a CD of piano instrumentals. That was followed by “The Wedding Song” by Paul Stookey while my sister and Motor Man’s mom were being seated.  Marshall escorted me down the aisle to Martina McBride’s “My Valentine”. (Do I look nervous in this picture? Unsure? I certainly wasn’t.  Oh, and remember the photo I shared Friday of Motor Man keeping my wedding ring on his pinkie until the ceremony? I had forgotten, until I scanned this photo, that I had his ring on my thumb.)

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This photo was taken by my dear friend, Linda, and has always been one of my favorites taken of us that day.  We were greeting our guests following the ceremony.

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Because of the limited space, our wedding guest list was rather short. But we had a reception at a local restaurant, where more of our friends could celebrate with us.


Happy Anniversary, Motor Man. Thank you for being such a wonderful hubby and making me so happy.

Tomorrow: our anniversary trip.

~These Days Of Mine~

29 responses to “There Is Love

  1. Happy Anniversary!! ♥

  2. Happy Anniversary!!!

    Love, Pam and Dave

  3. A lovely trip down memory lane. I absolutely love The Wedding Song and low-key weddings. Beautiful.

  4. Sweet post— I can feel the love! Happy anniversary!!!

  5. Happy Anniversary! Wishing you a fun filled trip & celebration! 🙂

  6. Very sweet. Happy Anniversary!

  7. Happy Anniversary to you both!🎉💕

  8. Lots of love in this post, Dianna! Happy Anniversary to you both 🙂 MJ

  9. Happy Anniversary – loved hearing about the wedding – such a handsome couple!!

  10. My thanks to you, too, Motor Man, for treating my aunt so well all these years. She is more like her young self than I saw in years, but she has more confidence and self assurance than that young girl.

  11. Thompson Gloria

    Beautiful Bride…beautiful memories. Thank you for sharing them! Love In Christ, Pastor Steve & Gloria

    From Glo’s iPhone


  12. Happy anniversary to two very special people!!! Feb 2,2002 was a a magical day. The weather was beautiful but no more so than the happy couple. The love still shines with both of you! Love you both!!

  13. Thank you for sharing your wedding day, then and now.

  14. Happy Anniversary. I remember it well. You were such a beautiful bride in your dress!! Love the two of you.

  15. a very happy anniversary to you both!

  16. Lovely photos & thanks for sharing your special day!

  17. You both look so enamored of each other, and I must say, that glow has not faded one bit!! You both make sure the other is happy and doing okay AND at the same time make sure your guest is the same! You are both friends to treasure. I value your friendship so much! Wonderful blog Dianna Keen!

  18. Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing your special day with us. 🙂

  19. Happy Anniversary again!! The ceremony at the Castle was certainly one to remember!

  20. Happy Anniversary!

  21. Happy Anniversary to you both – Love Paul Stookey’s song – can’t think how many weddings I’ve played that for – It’s PERFECT for both of you.

  22. Margaret Spencer

    Happy, happy and so many more! Your gown was gorgeous!! My youngest (29) is remarrying this summer, on a cruise, and we are beginning to search for gowns …

  23. Happy anniversary! Love the little details you shared.

  24. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Happy, Happy Anniversary, dear friend! Loved more details on your beautiful long key wedding. Chuck and I did the same thing and I would not change it for the world. We are so blessed to have good husbands who love us with all there heart. ❤

  25. Awww…seeing his ring on your thumb. Happy Anniversary!

  26. Wishing you and MM many more years filled with love. Thanks for including us in your anniversary celebration via your wedding photos. So lovely!! And you took me down memory lane with that song — it was played at hubby’s and my wedding back in 1977.

  27. Lovely wedding memories. Beautiful dress–and bride wearing it!

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