On Sunday we celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary, but hold up…because an even more fantastic anniversary is today! That’s right, 15 years ago today…these two kids below went to prom. We know you’re jealous of the hair, full blown sparkles, and all the early 2000’s ridiculousness (although I’d pay to see Erik in a tux again, so handsome!).
Rewind a month to the day after school when I was heading out to track practice and realized, while doing my first warm-up lap, that Erik had written with cups in a fence (do people still do that?) asking me to prom. It was a huge deal asking and the guys/gals at our school would try to come up with unique and grand ways, honestly not unlike a proposal!
After practice, I pulled out my archaic mobile device…flipped it open and pulled out the antenna (this is all real) in my Dodge neon and told him YES!
A few other couples pitched in for a limo and we rode in style to the dance, laughing (perhaps doing some underage drinking), snapping pictures (I was the photog even then thinking I was fancy with my film point and shoot plus a few disposable cameras), and doing one of the things we love best- dancing.
By the end of the night we realized we needed to go get our portrait taken (hence the red, sweaty faces) and are so, so, so grateful for these photos to look back on. Secretly we wish we could be prom photographers just for one night to see all the ridiculousness over again!
How did all that time fly by? No clue. But I’m so grateful for the 15 years worth of laughs, dance offs, and even the quiet moments together on the couch once Bryce is asleep when we get to catch up, dream big, and reminisce. Love you so much Erik Ciccarelli! ~M
(Please excuse the photos of photos and the photos of scrapbook pages, haha, no digital images from those days! Oh yes, and I was an avid scrapbooker too…)
PS- Love also goes out to the numerous friends who didn’t know this post was coming who may be in some of the photos below. xoxo Thanks guys!
And for the close-ups…