Real Wedding Moments

"After dinner Howard and I slipped away for a bit—we'd been busy mingling with guests, and wanted a moment alone together to admire the evening's gorgeous full moon. My mother had decorated the garden arbor with twinkle lights, which created an ethereal corona of light around us. (My parents still haven't taken them down because they remind them of our wedding day!) This photo encapsulates how I've felt about Howard since the day I met him seven years ago—like a princess, the luckiest person in the world. When I'm with him, everything else around me just disappears."

—Alyssa Schuster, married September 3, 2009, in La Salle

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