My Second Wedding (Part 2)

August 15, 2011

Unfortunately, no photography was allowed inside City Hall, so we had to save the rest of the photo shoot for when we returned to my parents home.  This, of course, meant we had to brave the heat once again!

My grandparents, who immigrated to the States from Germany during World War II, have been married for fifty-five years and are still head over heels in love with each other.  Their story deserves to be made into a best selling novel, it is truly that inspirational — making them the perfect witnesses at our second wedding.  Lucas and I made a promise to them inside the courthouse that in regards to our marriage, we would follow in their footsteps.

The following photo is quite possibly my favorite photo ever taken of the two of us together.  I think it captures the very essence of our marriage.  As a voraciously independent woman, I struggled with the idea of getting married throughout my 20’s.  Where I come from in the South, most women are wed by the time they are done with college.  I knew early into our relationship that I could easily spend the rest of my life with this man, however I also felt that if we got married too soon I would be compromising myself and that I would regret it the rest of my life.  Lucas told me he loved me days after we met.  He has always known that I was “the one” and was eager to take the next step.  It took me five years to finally know that I was ready to be his wife.  He waited patiently while I went through Graduate School and traveled the world and never once lost confidence in me or us.  Hence why I love this photo so much; you can see him exuding that confidence, while I am completely relaxed, as I know without a doubt that I made the right decision at the right time.

Then we headed to a nearby neighborhood for the final photos.  Our first wedding was all about reflecting what makes Argentina so special and unique, thus for our second wedding I wanted to do the same, but about the South.  And when most people think this part of the United States one of the first images conjured is that of a long, serene tree-lined driveway.

Will there be a third wedding if my parents are able to come to some kind of agreement on the location?  I am not sure in this moment, but if there is I can promise you there will be more photos and a totally different look.  Maybe I will die my original wedding dress pink?  What is your favorite photo?

**A tremendous amount of gratitude is owed to Emily Chidester for agreeing to photograph this event with 48 hours of notice and for giving us photos that we will treasure forever.**

60 thoughts on “My Second Wedding (Part 2)

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      I sooo enjoyed it (minus the intense heat!). Not sure I want to do it all over again, but would love to have a HUGE 10 year vow renewal party in some exotic place.

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  1. Theresa

    Beautiful, stunning, so much love! What more is to be said? You are quite possibly one of the luckiest women in the world…congrats over and over again to both of you!!

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  2. Roxanne

    I just took a look at your wedding photos and they are beauuuutiful. You make one stunning, obviously elated bride.

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  3. Tours Of The Vatican

    Such a great story – I’m glad your grandparents got to be there at your second wedding. How long ago was the first? Either way, congratulations – and good luck following in their footsteps! If the way you two look at one another in these photos is any indication, you won’t need any “luck” at all. 😉

    Heidi

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      We celebrated our 3 month anniversary yesterday!!! I can’t believe how quickly time is flying by. Thanks so much for your sweet comments, they fill my heart with joy. XOXO

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  4. Dani | Globetrottergirls

    Andi, these photos are absolutely stunning! You are so lucky to have found Emily through Twitter, a very talented photographer. I think her photos are my favorites of all your wedding photos & she caught the spirit of the South so well. All the best for Lucas & you for the years to come – you are a beautiful couple.

    P.S. I didn’t know your grandparents were German (so am I) We smile more often than you’d think 😉

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      I’m so glad that you love these photos as much as I! I know that Emily will be so touched by your words. I can’t believe my luck in finding her!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your ridiculously kind words. Haha, yes I know that Germans smile, I was just joking! 😉

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  5. Emily in Chile

    I knew that was your favorite photo but didn’t know why. I love the explanation and can totally see the confidence and relaxation that you mention. What a great snapshot of your relationship.

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  6. Heather

    I’ve seen most of these photos on FB but am finally catching up on the stories behind them and just read parts 1 & 2. Congrats on #2 and will be fun to see if there a third 🙂

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  7. Kyle

    I am SO happy that you got a picture with your grandparents. What a treasured photo. That reminds me, I have to send you something.

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      I can’t wait to see what you’re sending me! Yes, I’m glad we got a photo too. I wish that we could have gotten more, but it was too hot for them outside in the heat.

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Despite the intense heat, we still had fun! I loved marrying Lucas again and even though I have no desire to plan a third wedding, I’d marry him again in a heartbeat!!!

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  8. kay*

    Andi I’m so incredibly happy for you – you looked gorgeous, your hubby looked handsome – and I’m so glad you were able to include your grandparents in such a special way.

    btw – LOVE the picture with the tree line street. that’s exactly what i picture when i think of “the south” 🙂

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      What a gorgeous comment from a gorgeous person, thank you!!! ‘Twas such a special moment in my life! And I’m glad that I nailed the southern vibe yay!!!

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  9. Andrea

    SO sweet! Can’t believe no photos inside for weddings at City Hall…These photos are gorgeous – I love how you’re going to have three wedding photo albums, all quite different! =)

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      I know we were CRUSHED when we showed up with Emily and they turned her away!!! It was not a nice moment — I got into an argument with security haha! We definitely have a wide variety of photos, love it!!!

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  10. Ceri

    I know I’m heaps late in commenting on this, chick, but these pictures are so stunning. You look so beautiful. <3

    You and Lucas are truly a match made in heaven.

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