Joe and I celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary tomorrow, Friday, September 28th. I seriously do not know where the time has gone. Lately I have been asked by A TON of blog followers about our relationship, our marriage, and our wedding. So I thought it would be fun this week to re-live some memories from our wedding – on the blog.
Aside from the births of our children, our wedding day was one of the best days of my life. I remember being so incredibly grateful to be marrying my best friend. Five years later, I still feel that way. And here’s how. 🙂 My secret to a happy marriage.
Someone asked last week on instastories what makes Joe and I such great partners and what makes our relationship work. Given that it’s our anniversary – I’ll answer it again here. Joe and I are a true partnership in every sense of the word. We do everything together. We talk about everything together. Our life is one. All those things help.
But what I really think makes us such great partners, and what I really think is the key to any happy marriage, is that we consistently look for the best, and try to bring out the best in one another. I think if you always try to think positively about your spouse, and if you are always looking for ways to help them and make them the best they can be – your marriage will be happy and your partnership will be strong. Along with that – only talk positively about your spouse. If you do have something negative to say, bring it to them, not to everyone else. A positive outlook in your relationship (and in life) will always serve you well. It is not always easy – but it is absolutely essential.
A couple more little tips… We don’t fight dirty. We have the utmost respect for one another. And we are 100% each other’s biggest fans.
Wrapping up… 5 years ago, I remember feeling so blessed to have such a wonderful community of family and friends surrounding us and supporting us in our marriage. To know that five years later we still have that – and then some – is just SO incredibly special. It is not lost on me how blessed we are – in love and in life – and looking at these photos is a huge reminder of that.
I hope you enjoy them – it seriously feels like yesterday.
The thrills began with Joe making a grand entrance on a classic woody boat with nothing less than formal tux attire for the groomsmen, junior groomsmen and for him. The bridesmaids were gorgeous in long chiffon light gray Amsale dresses while Emily wore a stunning Vera Wang gown.
Her four adorable flower girls can’t go without a mention either – babies breath hair wreaths with dove grey ribbon completed their ensemble and two dashing little ring bearers completed the beautiful wedding party.
White, dove grey, and black was the predominant wedding color palette with sophisticated detail evident throughout the ceremony and reception. All white luscious florals, white linen, white leather lounge, white wedding cake – wedding white has never been better!
A custom monogram on the entry wreathes, dining napkins, goodie bags, lounge pillows, matchboxes… Grey escort cards with white font along with silver julep cups, platinum beaded glass charger all subtly added the touch of grey & silver.”
Here are some of our favorite images from the full gallery. Enjoy!