Sheri and I were married 10 years ago: May 3, 2003. Happy 10 year anniversary to us! Many of our closest friends we have now we did not know ten years ago. That was my motivation for putting together our “Ten Year Wedding Anniversary Slideshow”. And if you know me and slideshows, you know you are in for a treat!
When Ben Met Sheri…
That was our wedding program cover by the way. The theme of our wedding was “When Ben Met Sheri” a.k.a. “When Harry Met Sally”. It told a similar story
- Boy meets Girl
- Boy and Girl become friends
- Boy and Girl become confused
- Boy and Girl stop talking
- Boy and Girl reconcile, start dating, become engaged seven months later, and have been married ever since.
Celebrating 10 years… we need a video!
I realize many of our closest friends we haven’t known for very long, so I was motivated to put together a wedding highlight video so they could “relive” our wedding so to speak. That grew into a much bigger project chronicling our ten years of marriage from the honeymoon until now.
It’s in five parts, and I’ve uploaded each part separately… to get the full effect though I ask you to watch it in its entirety (just shy of 20 minutes).
When Ben Met Sheri “10 Years Later”: Full Version
Part 1: The Wedding (May 3, 2003)
Part 2: The “Honeymoon” (2003 – 2007)
Part 3: One2Swing Jitterbugs (2007 – 2011)
Part 4: Overcoming Infertility (2010)
Part 5: Family and Friends! (2010 – Current)
When Ben Met Sheri “10 Years Later”: By Chapter
Part 1: The Wedding
The motivation behind this was that many of our closest friends today we met within the last 10 years, and so we wanted to share with them our wedding, not to mention this also is a precursor to the rest of the highlight video which is …well, what has been happening after we got married!
Part 2: The “Honeymoon”
Originally this was supposed to be just one video taking us from post-wedding until now (a.k.a. the long Honeymoon period). However as I worked through the photos and videos I realized the team needed its own clip as did the kids. This clip takes us from 2003 to 2007
Part 3: One2Swing Jitterbugs
This was one of the most intense and gratifying times of our lives between 2007 until now making friendships and connections with our One2Swing Jitterbugs. The video focuses from 2007 to 2011 (our last major performance). During this time, we found much joy working with amazing people, while at the same time found comfort and solace in team as we continued to try to have a baby
Part 4: Overcoming Infertility
We started trying to have kids in 2004. This video highlights 2010, six years later, when we became pregnant with Kayla on our third IVF procedure. (There’s a sprinkling of Emmitt in there also whom we had with our fourth IVF procedure in 2012)
Part 5: Family and Friends
This is a celebration from years 2010 to current of our starting a family with the birth of our daughter Kayla in 2010 and Emmitt in 2012. It’s a celebration of our family and friends and great times