Ten Years

By Kate Riley 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.




  1. 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!

  2. 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!


  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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)

  8. 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!

  9. 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,

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

  11. 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.

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

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

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

    Your pictures are wonderful. What a beautiful dress!!

  15. Congratulations!

    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!

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

  17. 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!

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

  19. 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!

  20. 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!

  21. 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!


  22. 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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