Two years of marriage

15 September 2014

Friends, today is our two-year wedding anniversary! I thought I’d celebrate by sharing a favorite photo, but who am I kidding – I can’t stop at just one :)

calligraphy-wedding-invitation

mom-helping-with-wedding-gown

formal-groomsmen

grey-bridesmaid-dresses

military-wedding

swing-wedding-portrait

horsehair-edge-veil

walking-up-the-aisle

wedding-picnic

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first-dance

funny-wedding-photo

bustled-wedding-gown

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I actually write Tanja Lippert a thank you note every year, because I am that to-my-knees grateful for these treasures.

As if it needs to be said after those beautiful photos, but what a magical day. I feel so lucky to have absolutely no regrets, looking back – so thankful, in hindsight, that we took the time to do things our way, to do them meaningfully, and to do them with great love. I have absolutely no desire to do it over again; instead, I love looking forward to what is to come.

The kind folks at Southern Weddings shared our marriage advice yesterday on the blog and in print in Volume 6, and I thought it might be fun to share it here, too:

You know that saying, find a job you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life? Well, we like to switch it up a bit: marry your best friend, and you’ll never work a day in your marriage. That, of course, is not entirely true — even the best marriages have harder days and easier days — but if you truly LIKE your partner, and love spending time with him or her more than anyone else, everything else seems to fall into place. Or, at least, that’s been our experience! Other tips that have served us well throughout our eight years together: forgive again and again, and don’t hold a grudge (easier said than done). Put your partner before yourself in small things — it will help to have that muscle in shape when bigger things come around. Take great joy in surprising and delighting him or her. Always speak well to others about your spouse, and about marriage in general. Stay humble. And finally, because it’s one of the main causes of divorce and marital issues, get your financial house in order. If finances are simply not a cause of stress, you’ll have a huge leg up on life together.

P.S. One year of marriage
P.P.S. Want to hear my Dad’s marriage advice? That’s right here.

11 Responses to “Two years of marriage”

  1. Happy anniversary! You two make a darling couple!

  2. Natalie

    Happy anniversary, you two!

  3. Hales

    Happy Anniversary! Here’s to many more!

  4. Samantha

    Happy anniversary! You two are wonderful and we are always inspired by your wonderful example – lucky to call you guys friends! xoxo

  5. Samantha

    obviously, I love to use “wonderful” many times when talking about you … xoxo

  6. So many stunning images–congratulations on two years of marriage as magical as your big day!

  7. Wishing you two the happiest day!

  8. Mary Kate

    Lovely post, your photographs are fantastic.

    On a side note, (I’m sorry I know this isn’t at all related) how is your Cuyana bag holding up? Are you happy with it? I’m thinking of purchasing one myself. Thanks!

  9. Em

    @Mary Kate That’s okay! The bag is holding up great. I love the color and the quality, I only wish that it had a little more structure to it – when there’s nothing in it, it just flops over, so it can be hard to get stuff inside it. Hope that helps! :)

  10. I love your tips on marriage, thanks so much for sharing! I feel like I could easily use them in my relationship now, and build a great foundation for the day if/when we do get married.

    Congratulations on your anniversary!