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Switzerland (Honeymoon Part 1 of 3)

We still pinch ourselves when we think about our honeymoon.

We had two backpacks, two plane tickets, and no reservations. Literally.
We flew into Zurich, Switzerland - and had a return ticket for 2 weeks later from Pisa, Italy.
Anything in between was up to us and our spur of the moment whim. It was liberating and freeing. With our two travel books, we'd simply decide every morning where we'd like to go to next (or if we'd like to stay where we were) - finding cheap rooms on the fly was not hard - and partaking in 'the chase' was often fun. (we only had ONE close call, in Florence. It was a holiday weekend there, and it took us almost 3 hours to find an available room) ;-) Those are the breaks.

Our adventure as mentioned, began in Switzerland.
From Zurich we took the train to Luzern, a small city on the water.

After a couple days spent strolling the cobblestone streets, eating fondue, and shopping for Swiss watches, we ventured on to one of my most favorite places on thi…

A Slice of Our Wedding Day

There really is no combination of words that can fully convey the joy and happiness of day we wed. Hence, I won't even attempt an intricate account......but I will outline the simple things that when rolled together created a day unlike any other, an experience that elevated to something greater than we ever expected, and memories that we'll cherish and carry with us throughout our life together.

I wore my mother's wedding dress & veil. From 1979. Minor alterations, and it was a dream come true, for both of us I believe. Our ceremony was short & meaningful. Non-denominational since we were married in a chapel. And every word that was said echoed deep.
We thanked our parents and gave our mother's roses as part of our ceremony, which was one of the most special parts to me.
Everything was homemade or DIY. From the garland hanging behind us at the chapel, to pinecones I gathered up from our backyard and spraypainted. Our felt "H" location marker, chalkboar…