Two Years


Posted by Rebecca, October 10th, 2011

Today is our two year wedding anniversary! We didn’t do much to celebrate this year (okay we didn’t do anything), but it doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten what today is. Mike and I just aren’t always big gift givers when it comes to holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. That doesn’t mean that we don’t always exchange gifts, occasionally we do. We tend to exchange more when we want to, even if it’s not a special occasion. I guess we just do a little less of what is expected and try to stay true to what we’re doing at the moment. Same thing with making special plans. You see, we just bought a new TV and a new sectional, so we figured that was more than enough gift to one another in the material sense. We made a trip to Baltimore two weekends ago and we’ve been out of the house a lot recently, so our gift was to stay home and hang out with our new TV and couch 🙂 Isn’t that what it’s all about? It’s not about what you’re expected to do, or what other people think, it’s about what makes the two of you happy. And that is the exact approach we took with our wedding and honeymoon.

Last year I covered some overall style pictures of the wedding, so rather than bore you with more of the same, I figured I’d dish out some of my personal favorite wedding/honeymoon pictures. So without further adieu, I’ll let the pictures display the happy 🙂

If I could give engaged people any advice it would be what I just said… stay true to yourselves. Don’t forget why you’re getting married, though I know it’s easy to get up in details. They are just details and in the grand scheme of things, they are insignificant. In fact that holds true for life in general. What is important is that your wedding is a reflection of you and that it will not be perfect, because nothing is perfect. Your florist will ignore your wishes, forget your cake topper, the ground will be wet and the temperature will drop 30 degrees overnight. But it doesn’t matter, because you can’t tell that from our pictures or our memories.  And our memories are full of damn, can we do that again?

Also, advice number two, don’t skimp on the honeymoon. Take your time with it, go somewhere you’ve always wanted to go. I think if I had to, I would have had a more simple wedding to keep my Hawaiian honeymoon. In fact, we sort of did this when we decided to buy the house. We cut back on a lot of wedding expenses because we weren’t willing to give up Hawaii. Those two weeks were the best of our lives and I wouldn’t give them up for the ceremony programs or videographer that we cut out of the budget. I mean, you never forget hiking around this…

Or this view…

Or how small we felt when we walked under this…

Happy Anniversary to my favorite person, my best friend, the love of my life, the best teammate ever and my biggest fan. I love you.

ps- Sorry I didn’t get you a card, but can we go back to Hawaii now?

All wedding photos courtesy of Zlatko Batistich, whose homepage is currently hosting our fist pumping picture front and center 🙂

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10 Responses to “Two Years”

  1. Catherine says:

    Happy Anniversary!!! Beautiful Pictures 🙂

  2. eeeeeeeeee happy anniversary you crazy kids! mwah!

  3. Happy anniversary! Those honeymoon pictures are awesome!

  4. Rebeca C. says:

    I look forward to reading your blog weekly and what makes your blog so special is you both speak from the heart! Who would know you both have only been married for two years. Happy anniversary!!

  5. Ainhoa says:

    Happy anniversary! The pictures are all lovely.

  6. Indiri says:

    Happy Anniversary! I completely agree with you that saving on the wedding to make the honeymoon better is something you’ll never regret. I love your picture of the kiss while standing in the road. So pretty.

    Yesterday was actually my anniversary too but only our 1 year.

  7. Cait @ Hernando House says:

    Happy anniversary!

  8. cristina says:

    Whose face is that in between you and your husband in the very last picture?

    • Rebecca says:

      Haha I realize after I posted that I should have used the less zoomed in version, but it’s our officiant. The picture is from the “you may now kiss the bride” moment 🙂

  9. Congrats! PS – I love the back of your dress!!

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