Though we’ve been together for six-and-a-half years, three years ago on this date, on a picturesque Saturday evening at a lakefront home of dear friends in New Orleans, we committed ourselves to one another before God, our families, and our closest friends. It was a weekend we will treasure forever, not only for what it symbolized, but because it was made richer by those who shared it with us. To my Beloved: I love you always. And after that.

Hitched. April 17, 2004, New Orleans, LA.