Happy 4th anniversary to my wonderful husband! Four years ago, we had the most magical wedding which I recapped on our last anniversary. Our wedding was small, casual, elegant, and intimate, just the way we wanted it, and we may even do it again next year.
Lots of people ask how we met, so I figured that instead of another wedding recap, I would bring you back to where it all began. . .
My first year out of college, I moved to Boston and got a job working in the Heart Failure clinic at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. (More info on that here). My now husband had just come to America from Ireland and was temping at the hospital. It was literally love at first sight across the office counter when we first saw each other, and I just had to meet him. The first time I shook his hand I had just gotten a yogurt out of the refrigerator, and my hand was cold and wet
Before we even got to go out, he got a job in IT, his field of expertise, in New Hampshire, and I didn’t get to see him at work anymore. Through a friend, he got my number, called to set a date, and we first went out at Maggiano’s followed by drinks at the Top of the Hub. So cheesy
Two years and many trips to Ireland later, we were back on one of my favorite beaches in Ballyconneely in the West of Ireland. The beach first became a special place to me in 2004 on our first trip to Ireland together. It was where I scattered my father’s ashes, and it is a place I visit every time I go to Ireland no matter what.
It is one of the quietest, most serene places on earth, and we were just looking out to sea when my husband spun me around, got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. At the same time a fish leapt out of the water several feet into the air and made a huge splash on the mirror-calm bay. I took that as a sign that we were not alone
And so, the day after a fun Irish rehearsal dinner at the Banshee in Dorchester, we got married on August 18, 2006. (How YOUNG do I look?!)
Tonight we will celebrate at Craigie on Main, one of my favorites and perhaps with a drink out somewhere after, but most of all I am looking forward to the Newport Winefest and some relaxation this weekend. It’s only Wednesday, and I am tired!
If you are married or engaged, what was your engagement like? If you aren’t, do you have a dream proposal?