Ten Years

September 5, 2009

Let me not to the marriage of true minds

Admit impediments. Love is not love

Which alters when it alteration finds,

Or bends with the remover to remove:

O no!  it is an ever-fixed mark

That looks on tempests and is never shaken.

Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116

recited at our wedding

September 5, 1999

wedding 1

With my stepdaughter, at age 7

wedding 2

Mr. CG with our nephew, at age 5

wedding 3

wedding 4

Ten years today.




59 Responses to “Ten Years”

  1. Kate says:


  2. Lisa says:

    Congratulations on a decade of happy years!

  3. deezie says:

    So so beautiful!!!!!!!

  4. Suzan says:

    Congratulations! What a lovely couple!!

  5. Tracychele says:

    What beautiful pictures! You were a gorgeous bride. Happy Anniversary! I wish you many more years together! Our 13th Anniversary is on September 14. What a great month to be married in. I love September! Have a wonderful day!

  6. suzanne says:

    Oh what lovely pics………what a beautiful wedding ! I contacted you earlier because it looks like the html of this was published also?? But this post is gorgeous!


  7. Eve says:

    Happy Anniversary, & many more!

  8. Happy Anniversary! Beautiful pictures; I love wedding pictures in black & white. Your gown was gorgeous! I’ll be coming up on 25 years in May ~ can’t believe it.

  9. Beth says:

    Simply beautiful! Congratulations and have a wonderful anniversary. We just celebrated 10 yrs in May!

  10. Happy Anniversary to a beautiful couple.

  11. Congratulations on 10 years of wedded bliss. Shakespeare~sigh.
    Three things that I am thankful that I did when planning my own wedding 11 years ago was that I had a great photographer and choose a classic style that will never look dated.
    I also kept in mind that the wedding was just one day and the marriage was for a lifetime. It appears Kate that you we’re wise enough to do the same.
    Breathtakingly beautiful!

  12. There we go! I can see this one. :) You were a beautiful bride!!! I love b&w photos. Congratulations on 10 years!! My sister is getting married tomorrow. :)

  13. Happy Anniversary! You were a beautiful bride and have such beautiful photos. The Black/White is striking and gorgeous!

  14. Elizabeth says:

    Happy Anniversary!!! Love the pictures.. you were a gorgeous bride.

  15. Kendra says:

    You look stunning in these pictures. I’m sure these pictures will be timeless, 10 years later and they are still beautiful as they will be in another 10 years. Congrats and hope you have a wonderful anniversary.

  16. Melinda says:

    Yea, your post came through this time!! What beautiful pictures! You look gorgeous and hubby is so handsome. Contratulations on your 10 year anniversary. I have been married 33 years! Have a wonderful weekend. Love & blesssings from NC!

  17. margaret says:

    Congratulations. I love your pics.

  18. Sarah says:

    Happy Anniversary! Your wedding pictures are timeless! I’m sure there were plenty of weddings going on then that would not look so good in this day and age, but yours are beautiful and very classic. Have a great weekend!

  19. Sue says:

    Wow-you are a gorgeous couple, and the photos are amazing. Mr. CG is quite handsome, and I love the picture of you and your stepdaughter. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary.

  20. Robin says:

    Happy Anniversary! Beautiful pictures! (My husband and I celebrated our 10-year in May.)

  21. Congratulations. You all look so beautiful and happy.

  22. Elise says:

    Holy Crackers! Your could have had another career as a MODEL! WOW! You CGs are GORGEOUS – Just like your new blog: you match! Hee Hee LOOKS BEAUTIFUL around here, sweet girl! Peek by my blog sometime: I did a DIY blogover!:o)

  23. Miriam R says:

    Amazing wedding pics! You had a classic wedding that still looks like it was done yesterday. Congratulations on the 10 years!

  24. Jenny says:

    Congrats! Beautiful pictures!

  25. I love love LOVE your dress! I’ve filed this post away under “maybe someday i’ll get married and it will be this beautiful”. Congratulations!

  26. Your beautiful wedding dress caught my eye so I had to come read this. Congratulations on ten years! You have a beautiful family! I’m glad I found your blog, it’s very cool!

  27. Pam says:

    Your wedding photos are simply stunning! Congratulations on a decade of marriage. That’s quite a feat in today’s world – something to be treasured more with every year. Hope you and Mr. CG have a wonderful day today!

    Happy Anniversary,

  28. Jennifer says:

    Happy Anniversary!! You were a gorgeous bride… such beautiful photos!!

  29. Lindsay says:

    At first I thought you’d posted wedding pics from a magazine or something like that. Wow, stunning pictures!!! Congrats on 10 years!

  30. Lena Blair says:

    Happy Anniversary!!!!!

  31. MMW says:

    Wow – you look absolutely beautiful. Happy Anniversary.

  32. Richella says:

    You were married on my 36th birthday. September 5 is a good day.

    I wish you the best as you celebrate 10 years of marriage and as you renew your commitment to live a life of love that is an ever-fixed mark. Tempests will arise. May your love never be shaken.

  33. Heathahlee says:

    Congratulations! Those wedding photos are just gorgeous! And so is your new look on your blog!

  34. melissa says:

    What a BEAUTIFUL family! That picture of you in the dress with the arches is absolutely breathtaking! Happy 10th to you!

  35. Kimba says:

    Happy Anniversary, my friend. You were a beautiful bride (and you still are)! Congratulations on 10 years of marriage.

  36. Brenda Kula says:

    What a good-looking bride and groom! Congratulations!

  37. Shell says:

    Happy Anniversary. Your pictures are lovely.

  38. Kim says:

    Gorgeous pictures. Your dress was divine. Happy anniversary!

  39. michelle says:

    Congrats! We celebrated our 10th anniversary earlier this year. :D

    Your pictures are wonderful. What a beautiful dress!!

  40. Amnah says:

    Awwwww congratulations! The first picture of you is stunning!

  41. Beautiful wedding photos! What a handsome couple you are & a big congrats on 10 years. My parents celebrated 56 on the 4th.

  42. anna see says:


    I love your pictures. Kind of makes me want to do it again so I’ll have good pics. Then again, I’d have to airbrush my wrinkles!

  43. Janet says:

    Congratulations on your wedding anniversary! Your photos are beautiful. You looked stunning in that wedding dress!!

  44. stephanie says:

    oh my gosh, that first pic is absolutely gorgeous!


  45. Rebekah says:

    Happy Anniversary! I wish you many, many more. :)

  46. Brenda J Moore says:

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY; from a stranger in Oshawa Ontario Canada.
    I hope you and your hubby and families enjoy many more years of caring for each other, sharing the dreams and accomplishments and washing away the tears. Tears of joy, tears of anger & frustration and tears of awe at the world.
    May it all be yours!

  47. Amy says:

    Congratulations on ten years of marriage. What a lovely bride you were. God bless you and your family.

  48. Tina says:

    Happy Anniversary!!! What beautiful pics! ;)

  49. sarah says:

    oh my, simply stunning

    happy anniversary

  50. Sarah Kate says:

    Congratulations! So happy for you both.

  51. Waxy says:

    belated Happy Anniversary – you picked a good day – my parents celebrated their 39th on Saturday!

  52. Rachel says:

    Your photos and family are GORGEOUS! Congratulations to both of you!

  53. Tonka says:

    Happy Anniversary! My ten years anniversary is today!

  54. Kristin says:

    Gorgeous! Happy Anniversary! I love your choice of sonnets. :)

  55. Maman Tattoo says:

    You looked fabulous!
    we’d never do Mariage in september here cause its already too cold outdoor, and always rainy (So much for the wedding pics)

    Congrats! I wish you more and more years together!

  56. Trena says:

    Congrats on your wedding anniversary!! Your portraits are beautiful. I think black and white are so classic. I celebrated my 3 year anniversary on September 3rd!

  57. G&D says:

    Oh my goodness what a gorgeous bride you were! LOVE that first pic. Happy (belated) anniversary!

  58. Rachael Woodstuff says:

    I’m new to your site, but came across this post in my reader and had to comment. This poem was also a part of my wedding three years ago next month. It was painted (by hand, by me, which took a lot of time) on my aisle runner and also printed on the back of our programs and favors. It’s wonderful to see how it has touched other hearts, as well. Congratulations on ten years, maybe my husband and I will get the same luck!


  59. Great photos! That first one of you is magazine-worthy! :) We also got married during the labor day weekend (3.5 yrs ago).

    Congratulations on your 10 years together! :)

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