What a Year – 1st Wedding Anniversary

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A year ago today, my husband and I were sitting in a beautiful hotel room in Mexico City eating leftover wedding cake with our closest friends, laughing about everything that had happened the night before at our wedding (while contemplating going outside). November 2, 2013 was when, after ten years of dating, we finally tied the knot in the spectacular Casino Español in Mexico’s Historic Center. We wanted to make sure we could have the wedding of our dreams and when it finally came, we had everything we wanted, including our closest family and friends in my favorite place in the world.  The whole trip still feels like a dream, it was unbelievable to have important people from different parts of our lives all together in another city that seemed so far removed. Even looking at all these photos, I still can’t believe it all really happened.

While I had always known what I wanted my wedding to look and feel like, the whole concept felt like such a far off and abstract idea. Dan and I lived together for about seven years before the wedding and we grew together in a new city, working through every challenge New York threw our way.  Though to us, our relationship had been official for so long, having a ceremony  to commit ourselves to each other in front of all the people we love the most,  felt like an incredible beginning (not to mention an excuse to throw an amazing party). People love to ask newlyweds how married life is treating them and I don’t ever know how to respond. Nothing tangible has changed but being married to my best friend and partner has brought a certain lightness and happiness that I can’t really explain.

Sometimes it feels like the two of us invite chaos and curveballs but we wouldn’t have it any other way. If there’s anything I’ve learned this year it’s that together, we can always find a way to weasel ourselves into the perfect situation and enjoy so many (literal) adventures along the way.

Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

Yup, brutal but beautiful… had to be done. I lasted until 2am in these bad boys

Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

My beautiful and incredible best friends/bridesmaids

Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

Perfect Mexico City view from the balcony

Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

Now… how to fit all this dress through a car door…

Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

Shooting photos in the historic center, Mexico City on the Day of the Dead … whaaaaaat

Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

Still can’t get over how INSANE this ballroom is

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Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

Dreamy father-daughter dance

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No one tells you how terrifying this is

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Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

Got bullied into having a wedding cake… glad I did… beautiful touch

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Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

SURPRISE from my sister/MoH – Mexican Dancers (yea, my head is about to explode in this photo)

Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

Harari-Buchnea wedding Mexico City via youmademelikeyou.com

… and then we partied…

 

 

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