Friday, July 10, 2009

The light will guide you home...

Monday, Kevin and I went to Marblehead Lighthouse for a nice relaxing evening. We got the dog, stopped at subway and got a couple turkey subs, and went to our favorite spot. The lighthouse has a lot of history with Kevin and I. When we were first dating, we went there all the time for picnics. It is free, beautiful, and ultra relaxing. It has always been one of my favorite places to go and just chill out. Well, it's summer and it's tourist season there. It was packed, but still nice. There were so many couples there and it reminded me of Kevin and I at the very beginning...when everything was simple and pure and oh so romantic. I saw one couple, all dressed up, trying to take a picture of themselves...I had to intervene. I ran over, grabbed the camera and started snapping away. I commented on how cute they looked and, beaming the girl squealed that he had just proposed! How cute!

Funny thing is, this is where Kevin proposed to me. On our 5 year anniversary we went to the lighthouse, all dressed up from going to my little bro's graduation. The lighthouse was actually open that day, it is NEVER open. Kevin went and signed us up to go to the top...Im still thinking nothing of this. We go up with a group and gaze out at the lake. Suddenly I notice that no one is up top with us...everyone has disappeared. Kevin points to something on the other side of me and asks me what it is..."it's a freighter, you dork." I look back and he has the ring out. Im instantly giddy. I won't go into the details of what he said, but it ended with "please spend the rest of your life with me." I was so happy. We come down the 75 stairs to a cheering crowd. He had planned the whole thing! How amazing! He has never been one to be romantic and I am happy that he chose this one time to do it.

The young couple on the rocks reminded me of our beginning there...I couldn't help but hug this total stranger and congratulate her...

We just had to work pictures at the lighthouse into our wedding has such significance for us. Turns out they are our photographers favorites!


  1. Awwww! I got all giddy just reading this! I have to say again, you were the prettiest bride ever. You looked amazing on your special day.

  2. That's a really sweet story. I love that you went back and had your wedding photos taken at the lighthouse.

    Lighthouses definitely have an undeniable charm. There's a similar looking one in the Elk Neck State Park near my family's home. I love going out there, especially on a dreary-day, when no one else is at the park.

  3. Beautiful pics! Sounds really sweet. That's great that you have a 'place' to go back to and reminice. Something special you'll always have together.

  4. That is sincerely SOOO sweet... I love that story!!!