i was in love was when he kissed me….

when you love someone there are so many moments
woven together to create the texture of your lives…

the first glance…the first smile…and oh the first kiss…we met one night many years ago….when did i realize my life would never be quite the same?? it’s hard to say for sure…there were so many moments that tugged at my heart….the moment i knew i had met someone special, was when he called me the morning after we met for the first time….the moment i knew i was in big trouble, was right after he kissed me for the first time….and so it went…moment after moment of our lives…and the moments full of love are the one’s that i cherish….they change of course with the tone & tenure of our life together…it used to be waiting for the phone to ring & romance…now its bath time for three babies & scrambled eggs in the morning….i still love to hear his voice on the other end of the phone….i love the moment just after our children are all asleep in their beds & we are for a split second falling in love for the first time all over again….then there’s the moment just before we fall alseep, hand in hand….and then morning gently comes all over again….so what it is the sweetest moment of all?? i think the moment i knew for sure that he was the one, was the first night i cooked dinner for him….he kissed my cheek & said “mmmm, that smells good”….it felt like home…he felt like home….now, i don’t cook every night but when i do i still love the way he looks at me….we are….home….and the best part is that our family dinners are illuminated by the chandelier we stood under when we exchanged vows at our wedding….


so what was the moment you knew??
did he look at you a special way?? was it your first date?? first kiss??
every moment you have together is a memory in the making….
your home is truly one of the most special places on earth….
i highly recommend family dinners…whether you are newly weds,
sitting at a table for two or a full house…sit together…
share a laugh…break bread…
and create another moment….

and here’s a little something from WILLIAMS SONOMA to get you started

WILLIAMS SONOMA is offering a $200 gift certificate to a lucky KISS THE GROOM follower

So, how do you enter to win the $200 Williams-Sonoma gift certificate?

1st visit Williams-Sonoma.com to create your registry….

2nd….leave a comment here (on kiss the groom) to let me know that
you created your registry & tell me “the moment you knew”….

if you already have a registry, don’t worry! you’re eligible too.
simply go to your registry, add at least one new item and leave a
comment here that includes the new item you added….

(if you want to receive an extra entry, include a link to your public registry in your comment)

wishing you lots of luck & kisses….xoxo

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  1. Emily:
    Sep 15-2010 , 07:50AM
    ...was when we lay side by side all morning in a sunny tent looking up at the trees and reading the New Yorker.

    I'm thrilled about my new WS registry!
  2. Sep 15-2010 , 08:34AM
    W-S is where i go to fantasize and drool over all things kitchen related.
    So of course i already have a registry, and i'm not wasting any time on dropping a comment :)

    1st i added a the sous-vide immersion circulator, which once you've used one you NEVER want to go back.

    2nd was a beautiful red pasta machine, because it makes me smile.

    And "the moment I knew" she was sitting across the table after taking home-made lasagna out of the oven. With a shy smile, and the wonderful aroma i knew there was no where else i wanted to be that night.
  3. Jackie:
    Sep 15-2010 , 08:40AM
    I’m already registered at Williams Sonoma (who wouldn’t be?)! I added a few new things, but I'm really excited about the Le Creuset Teakettle- it's so pretty!

    I knew my fiance was the one the first time we spent time alone together. He took me to the movies as a present (it was around the holidays and we were still just friends) and we spent the entire movie talking (quietly!) to each other. Then on the ride home we drove through the first snowfall of the season. We were almost back to my place, when the conversation paused for a minute and he turned to me and asked when I was breaking up with my boyfriend (now ex, obviously). I broke it off the next day and I’ve been with my fiance ever since! :)

    My exciting registry is here: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2611639/registry-list.html
  4. Amanda:
    Sep 15-2010 , 08:58AM
    The moment I knew was when we stayed up all night talking-just talking-even though we were both exhausted. We just didn't want the night to end.

    I added several things to my registry (http://www.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2613497/registry-list.html) today, including Le Creuset Round Dutch Oven, 5 1/2-Qt., Red. (http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products_g/1213081/?registryId=2613497&fromrgl=1)

    And slicers for mangoes and peaches.
  5. Sep 15-2010 , 09:02AM
    Registry link: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2494787/registry-list.html

    Item added: Peugeot u’Select Daman Acrylic Salt & Pepper Mills

    The moment I knew: it was when i made breakfast for him one morning...it was a SUPER rich cream cheese French toast marinated overnight recipe...and he (and i) ate every last bite.
  6. Amanda:
    Sep 15-2010 , 09:39AM
    I knew he was the one when I was scared to kiss him for the first time because I was so ... hopeful.

    I knew I wanted to marry him when I walked across a crowded room and in front of everyone he told me I was ravishing... and couldn't take his eyes off me the rest of the evening.

    My registry only has one item... because I want it so very badly. :)

  7. Sep 15-2010 , 09:44AM
    I love, love the pics on this post. I want my life to look like this!!!

    The moment I knew....
    ...was on our first date when he cooked for me! I LOVE to cook and as my friends will all tell you, I'm always the one in the kitchen. So, when he was cooking for me and was so cute and nervous about it, I melted. We had an amazing dinner that night and two years later are still cooking together and sharing amazing meals every night!

    This is my williams-sonoma registry and I'm crossing my fingers for the chance to win!! I added the KitchenAid Stand Mixer Pasta Roller Attachment!!

  8. Sep 15-2010 , 10:12AM
    <3 when he visits me at work just to steal a kiss.....and it's never just one
  9. Sep 15-2010 , 10:20AM
    Just as you describe, the first moment I fell in love seems to magically replay itself over and over again, even now in the doldrums, after years together, and a beautiful and spirited two year old boy has joined us. I will never forget the moment that my love came to pick me up for our first date. I knew from that moment that I was not only in love, but it was a different love. A "cant live without each other" love.

    I remember opening the door and all at once, everything about him filled all of my senses ; I saw an amazingly handsome, dark-haired man with warm green eyes in a dark collared shirt,smile. I felt him gently grab my hand and my heart stopped in the moment between the touch and when his lips ever so gently kissed the top of my palm. As he leaned in, the intoxicating smell that defines each individual, first hit my nose. Then I heard him say, with just a bit of nerves in his voice, "you look beautiful".

    I will never forget how his entire being in that moment so deeply ingrained in my mind forever. I still get a bit of butterflies when my love holds my hand and I breathe in - that smell, that touch, that voice that are only his - and I savor the moment and remember back to that day I first knew I loved him.

    I cant wait to marry this amazing man and hope that as I stand on the alter, that I remember to close my eyes and breathe, just for a moment, allowing that moment, too, to become ingrained in my mind and soul forever.

  10. pat:
    Sep 15-2010 , 10:38AM
    Just added All-Clad Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons to our registry!

    The moment I knew was when I realized there was noone else I'd rather be with on a lazy weekend afternoon.
  11. Sep 15-2010 , 11:00AM
    I am already married and have no WS registry but I wanted to comment anyways. I loved reading that sweet paragraph about you and your husband. It was beautiful. My husband and I were high school sweethearts and I knew he was the one when I couldn't imagine living my life with anyone besides him. We didn't date for the 5 years after high school but I remember always comparing all of my boyfriends to him.

  12. Sep 15-2010 , 11:17AM
    A week after hurricane Wilma with no electricity one small bar opened by candlelight and generators to fill the streets with music. It had been a week cooped up without power or water and the streets buzzed with energy as power trucks drive by and people cheered. I saw him walk by and stared. Then saw him again. Thats when my best friend grabbed my shoulders and turned me straight at him. In a sea of people we stared at each other, I almost knew then...
    Once the 9 pm curfew kicked in and people began to leave he asked me to come to another party. After our first kiss, which quickly led to the second I knew I was done. I was consumed. The next day we spoke on the phone and hearing his voice I knew it was different. That day was our first date and I knew. I knew it was fast and perfect and I didn't tell a soul. It was the best secret I have ever kept. We have been together since that night we meet. Now five years later and married it is no longer a secret and oh so wonderful.
  13. Lauren:
    Sep 15-2010 , 11:44AM
    Hi there! I just added an item to our registry - its the easy pineapple slicer! The moment I first knew was very simple, but spoke volumes about my fiance's character. We knew each other from classes, but the first time we hung out socially, I invited him to a big event that I had planned at school. He called when he was on his way over, and sought me out right away. We spent that whole evening together, talking, dancing, and talking with my friends. At the end of the night, as the event was clearing out, I had to run upstairs to my dorm room to get a check to pay a vendor. He walked me to the entryway door, and waited at the base of the stairs for me to come back down. That confirmed my suspicions - that this was a wonderful man!

    Thanks for the chance to win - we'd love to shop Williams Sonoma!
  14. Sep 15-2010 , 12:34PM

    Forgot to mention I added the pasta attachment to my registry. Thanks!
  15. Stephanie:
    Sep 15-2010 , 12:36PM
    I just added the large double handled soup bowls, they look amazing!


    The moment I knew was after staying up and talking all night.
  16. Sep 15-2010 , 12:40PM
    I was so in love with love that I forgot to say that I added the stainless steel smoker box to our registry to enhance my sweeties favorite past time - grilling and eating. :)

  17. Sep 15-2010 , 05:30PM
    I love Williams Sonoma. I could spend hours looking at all of their amazing cooking supplies and cookbooks.
    I am really excited about the Duraclear pina colada glasses on my registry.

    The "moment I knew" was when we met. It was New Years Eve 2006, and we met at 11 pm. We stayed up all night talking, and I just had a feeling that he was the one. Sure enough, we brought in the New Year together, and by the next New Year, we were husband and wife.
  18. Sep 15-2010 , 08:43PM
    Aww, I absolutely love this!

    The moment I knew was when we were apart for a month after graduation. We had been together for about a year, and I had just moved to a new town. He was in Europe, traveling with friends. I was unsure how often we would speak or what would happen to us. He texted and called at least once a day, and I found myself falling more in love with him, if that was possible. By the time he was about to come home, we were talking even more, and once he made it back to the States, it was smooth sailing from there. That month was when it became apparent to me that he was the one.

    I added the Le Creuset Round Dutch Oven, 7 1/4-Qt. in Cassis to my registry... so happy W-S is carrying this deep purple color now!

    And our registry is here: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2519480/registry-list.html
  19. Sep 15-2010 , 10:55PM
    Hello. I just wanted to drop in and tell you that I love your work. I am an aspiring photographer and trying to develop my own style. Anyways, you are such an inspiration and you have the most adorable kids :)
  20. Brie:
    Sep 16-2010 , 01:11AM
    I am a big fan of Williams Sonoma, but living in Alaska I am only able to shop online. My hubby of soon to be one year is supporting my dream of opening my own Bakery, so I'm definetly in love with all of the lovely bakeware featured on the website.

    I knew my husband was the one when we were sitting on the sofa watching "Some Like it Hot" together, it we had only been seeing each other for a couple of months at the time, and it just felt so real I knew that this is what i wanted to be doing with him years from now. We were enjoying an old black and white film together on a Friday night, cuddled up on the sofa together. There was no where else I wanted to be, but there in his arms.

    You can find our registry here:
  21. Sep 16-2010 , 07:28AM
    First of all, THANK YOU for this wonderful giveaway... my wife and I are very appreciative...


    My wife would've certainly written a novel if she were to answer 'the moment' question...however I want to dedicate this to her as our two year anniversary is coming up soon. It might not be a novel but my moment was when I first saw her, heard her speak, her gentle mannerisms. I just knew that I needed to get to know her... .... hearing her say yes was the best thing that ever happened to me!
  22. amber:
    Sep 16-2010 , 02:20PM
    This post is beautiful, I love the photos. Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway also!! The moment I knew he was the one, was when just hearing him say my name cause my heart to skip a beat. Your name sounds different when it comes from the lips of your love :)

    I would LOVE to win this, I created a registry, and if I win this gift card is going toward getting me a KitchenAid Stand mixer, yay! I've wanted one for so long.

    Here is my registry:
  23. Sep 16-2010 , 07:16PM
    We've been together since we were 14 years old, but it wasn't until we both moved off to College that we realized that we were meant to be together. We couldn't stand living apart and within 3 months had moved in together. Here we are, 8 years later and planning a wedding!

    I would love to win this and just created our registry. We are going to start adding items together this week!!

    Here is our registry thus far:
  24. Sep 17-2010 , 09:02AM
    I already have a registry which can be viewed here:


    And I added the

    * Le Creuset Teakettle, Dune

    To my registry, so that my hunny and I can drink tea every night together and talk about our day and our future days together.

    I knew the moment I met him. My eyes locked his deep green eyes and time stood still. My insides shook, I was scared to admit what had just happened but two days later when I ran into him again I immediately sat down and introduced myself. He, on the other hand, knew I was the one after we lost our two year old kitten from a sudden illness. We were the only ones who understood how we felt and knew that we wanted to share that union for the rest of our lives.
  25. Angel:
    Sep 17-2010 , 10:46AM
    I was already registered at Williams-Sonoma. http://www.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2440046/registry-list.html

    It's my fiance's favorite store. I just added the Adjustable Burger Press, because we love to grill and sit outside for dinner.

    I knew he was the one the first morning we moved in together. He leaves for work about 30 minutes before me. When I went to the kitchen, I saw a cute note, my coffee cup, freshly brewed coffee and a pastry set out for me to start my day. He is so thoughtful and loves to show how much he loves me.
  26. Sep 17-2010 , 12:44PM
    The moment I knew I was in love, after a month or so of negation, was when he was going to Ireland to study... In that moment I realized I was going to miss him so much, I was already missing him immediately after we waved goodbye the day he was leaving, that I couldn't negate it any more...

    Then I struggled against this feeling, despite I knew I couldn't win because I thought he was such a great person, so good, so perfect, that he would never date someone like me... Silly me, blind me, when 4 months after he had returned and we said what we felt for each other, he told me that he was in love with me even before the day I realized I loved him... I thought that couldn't be possible, but there he was opening his heart to me and telling me he had loved me for longer than I thought... n_n

    We still don't have a registry because we are not planning to get married yet, but I know one day we will. He is all I need, all I ever wanted, and we will last forever. That I know now, and hope this feeling will never change, ever.

    You're blog is so awesome, thanks for sharing with us all these candid moments from all those lovely couples. Thanks.
    Greetings from Barcelona
  27. Sep 17-2010 , 01:38PM
    This is going to sound crazy...but I "knew" when he called me by my nickname. It's a fairly common nickname but it's sort of "boyish" and only people who know me very well, or who like me very much, tend to use it. Yet interestingly, they typically do so uninvited. It just sort of seems to naturally happen.

    In the case of my husband, I was already falling for him, so when he used my nickname, I just melted...that was it! <3

  28. Sep 17-2010 , 06:21PM
    What a lovely idea!

    I knew he was the one... when my fiance (then early boyfriend) stood on the steps of my brownstone with a 6 feet bouquet of birthday flowers. He couldn't quite understand why all the florists in NYC gave him a confused look when he asked for magnolias. Until finally one of the florists agreed to special order them from South Carolina, and he he picked them up a few days later.

    Little did he know my favorite flower - the magnolia (a delicate, fragrant flower that sweetly reminds me of home) grows on long silvery branches... basically a tree.

    The poor guy had to lug the too tall bouquet through the Lower East Side, onto the subway, and walk it to my apartment. I loved him at hello, but I loved him more then.
  29. Maureen:
    Sep 17-2010 , 09:26PM
    Do you know when you have been talking to someone for hours, have gone through plates of sushi, and are still talking without any awkward pauses that you have something special. From our first date I knew this was a relationship that would be the one. I just had that feeling. I love that everyday I get to come home to him.
  30. Maureen:
    Sep 17-2010 , 09:27PM
    oh and I added the french bread pans! love them!
  31. naazia:
    Sep 19-2010 , 09:46AM
    just added an item to my WS registry, thanks for an awesome giveaway!!

    i knew he was the one... the first time i saw him laugh! i totally fell for him.
  32. Julie Bayliff:
    Sep 19-2010 , 08:18PM
    The moment I knew....we were just lying down together in silence. I was about to say I love you for the first time, but I stopped myself. We had only been dating 3 weeks and I did not want to scare him away. Then he told me..I love you. It was as if we fell in love with eachother at the exact same moment.
  33. Sep 20-2010 , 09:09AM
    I registered at Williams Sonoma! Yay! Cupcake pans, a crepe maker, and a coffee maker!

    And ah...I knew on our second date when we shared coffee and talked about the most beautiful places we'd ever been..and he asked me to go with him some day. Since I met him, he has been the only one I've ever wanted to be with.
  34. Kathryn:
    Sep 20-2010 , 11:00AM
    I was already registered, but I just added the pie crust shield at my future sister-in-law’s recommendation. I knew my fiance was the one the night before the first birthday I spent with him. It was the night that he first told me he loved me, so there were good feelings all around, I guess. We spent a good portion of the evening on a couch we pulled out on the balcony, curled up under a blanket, watching the New Mexico sky.
  35. Andrea CS.:
    Sep 20-2010 , 12:19PM
    I am already registered with WS (of course!) but I added the Le Creuset Red Fondue Pot to make some delicious fondue to enjoy in the upcoming "cooler" months. This is a fabulous giveaway!

    Here is the link to our registry...
  36. Erin:
    Sep 20-2010 , 06:37PM
    Alright- the item I added is http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products_r/oxo-nonstick-pizza-wheel/?pkey=cspecialized-kitchen-tools%7Cctlsptpiz (Not having one of those is quite annoying).

    I knew he was meant to be mine when my mom said that she'd never seen anyone look at me the way he does. Can't beat that kind of sweetness.

    Our registry is: https://secure.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2609321/manage-registry-list.html?cm_type=gnav
  37. Mia:
    Sep 20-2010 , 11:22PM
    I was set up with my fiance...and the moment I walked into the room and tripped over my own feet and he didn't laugh, I knew :)

    Already was registered with Williams-Sonoma, but added a set of stemware! http://www.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2619767/registry-list.html
  38. Pearl:
    Sep 21-2010 , 11:56AM
    I added the Olive Wood Salt Keeper to our registry: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2381895/registry-list.html

    The moment I knew was when we met in person and it was like all the lights got turned on in a dark baseball stadium. Kaboom!
  39. Kelli:
    Sep 28-2010 , 01:15PM
    The moment I knew..... We started dating in college and had only been dating for about 2 months when spring break rolled around. Neither of us had plans and were just going to stay in town. Even though he only lived a few miles away from me he ended up staying at my place the entire week of spring break. We stayed up late talking about anything and everything and were always finding something new to do in our small town that we had never done before. We never got bored or ran out of things to talk about and I developed so many more feelings for him in that short week and I knew he was the one.

    Just started my registry: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2627191/registry-list.html
  40. Sep 28-2010 , 02:35PM
    hi elizabeth :)
    i am all registered.

    i knew before my husband knew. and he knew before i knew he knew!

    i have literally loved my husband since i was 16. it was then that i told God i wanted to marry him. it was on a group trip he helped lead to mexico working with orphaned children. his interaction with these little ones was so precious...he exemplified such a strength in his leadership and the way he carried children on his shoulders endlessly. yet, there was such a tenderness about him in his servant's heart and kinds words. as i said, i was only 16 and he was 21...which seemed like ages apart to a silly, teenage girl...

    but i knew.

    and four years later, he told me he knew too... that he had known for awhile.

    one year after he told me he knew, we became one. i am ever blessed.
  41. Sep 28-2010 , 02:37PM

    there is the link :)