Apr 24, 2011

One Year

Ashlee and I have officially been married for a year. This blog is the closest thing we have to a journal so I wanted to use it to record memories from our wedding. When I think back to our wedding night the one thing I remember more clearly than anything is our first dance. I would be a complete liar if I told you I was looking forward to that dance. I’ve always held on to the opinion that at my height there are just certain things that it was best to avoid and dancing was on that list, so the idea of dancing in front of a group of people was nothing short of frightening.

The night of our wedding when the time came for Ashlee and I to have our first dance I was nervous, but only for a minute.. when the music started and I held Ashlee in my arms all my nerves vanished. I was too caught up in how beautiful my new wife was to even be aware that there was anyone else there other than us. As much as I thought I would dread it, and as much as my tall frame wanted to resist it... our dance ended up being my favorite moment from the night. While Ash and I were dancing there was a quote that came to my mind from one of my favorite books/movie “A River Runs Through It”. I think it popped into my head because of how perfectly it fit the moment.

“It is a strange and wonderful feeling to hold someone in your arms who is trying to detach you from the earth and you aren't good enough to follow her.”

This quote also pertains to our marriage. I will always feel that she is nothing short of an angel and that I am undeserving of someone as amazing as her. We had an eventful first year of marriage and I can't wait for what comes next.

I was hoping to create something nice for us to remember our first year of marriage, but unfortunately I had to change my plans. I started the week off sick then had oral surgery and now I’m stuck preparing for my finals. I still tried putting together this video with some of our memories from our first year.

Untitled from Nick Chappell on Vimeo.