Today is a special day for me and my hubs… it’s our two year wedding anniversary!! It’s crazy how quickly the time has gone by. I still remember every detail like it was yesterday. I wanted to share a few of my favorite photos from the day with you, as well as a few things I have learned.
Wedding planning is overwhelming, no matter how organized you are, there will be several nights that you will wake up from a dream where you showed up to your wedding without your dress or the venue was double-booked. I do not miss those wedding nightmares!
Even though this is a stressful event to plan, at the end of the day all that really matters is that your friends and family are there when you marry the love of your life!
Weddings are expensive so it’s important to prioritize where you want to spend your money. Venue, food and photography were our top three. If you love your venue, you can spend less on decor because the beauty of the venue can shine through. Food is important because it is your gift to your guests for traveling to be with you and for being a part of your special day. The photography is the only piece of the day that you will physically have as a remembrance. Brian and I have our wedding album on our coffee table so we can enjoy it whenever we want!
As wonderful as the wedding was, nothing can compare to marriage. I think so many people get so focused on a wedding that they forget that it is much bigger than that. Brian and I grow so much in our relationship every day and that is what I love about being married to my best friend.
If there is one thing we have learned over our relationship it’s that communication is everything! If you aren’t talking then your relationship will suffer for it. Brian and I have been long distance for most of our relationship, so we realized early on that we needed to prioritize time to just talk – free from all distractions. We make it a habit to spend quality time together throughout the day. We have our coffee together in the morning before starting our day and we try to eat at least one meal together where we can debrief the days events and reconnect.
While I think it is very important to blend your lives together, I still think it’s important to have “me” time, too! Brian and I love spending time together but we both value our time alone or our time out with friends because balance is key. Don’t lose who you are because that is the person your spouse fell in love with and married!
One last thing I want to mention, is never underestimate the small things. I love coming home from work and Brian has dinner on the table, or he went out to coffee with his dad and brought me something home. Grand gestures are always lovely, but I live for the small acts of love that Brian does every day that lets me know he cares and that he is here for me as a partner. I always make it a point to say “thank you” when he does something thoughtful. This lets him know that I not only notice what he does for me, but that I appreciate it. Don’t take your spouse or partner for granted.
While our wedding was lovely and a day I will cherish forever, it’s the days of our marriage that I love the most!
Photography: John Cain Photography
Venue: Rosewood Crescent Hotel
Dress: Enzoani from Bridal Boutique Lewisville, TX
Shoes: Christian Louboutin (this seasons style)