“so fill your heart with what’s important and be done with the rest”
I think the trend for Wednesday is no longer “Woman Crush Wednesday” but “Wedding Wednesday”. So many people have been recently married! So many beautiful weddings and wonderful memories. However, getting past the excitement of the wedding day & the honeymoon, you begin to realize that life happens extremely quickly. For Jacob and I, who have always been very independent people, are learning how to separate our time with our projects, friends, work, and other duties to grow with each other. We are both involved in starting new jobs, working at our current full time jobs, new projects & also being a full time husband/wife. We love staying busy and starting up new things, but what I treasure the most is our time together. We have always lived more than an hour apart all through our dating years, and I lived at college. We would see each other only on the weekend for the first year, and then slowly we moved into getting a date night in the middle of the week if it was possible. Now that we are married I absolutely love & cherish every moment we have together. We have already grown so much in our relationship and our love has become so much deeper and richer. We are growing as individual people, but most importantly we are growing with each other.
Here is a tip for all you newlyweds who may be in the same boat as us ( the crazy busy one): Make sure you plan at least one date night together, alone, not including friends, or your careers, or other side projects.
You absolutely need this time together to re-group, grow in your relationship, and to deepen and build each other. Our weeks can get so packed out that we typically pick a weekend night to hangout at a local spot, find an old town to explore, go antiquing or soak up some rays at the beach. Sometimes we just love taking our mattress off the bed, building a fort & having a sleepover in the living room while watching a movie. Find different things for you and your husband to do on a date night & make it just for you. When we have date nights we like to put away the phones & social media to just spend time with each other.
Your wedding was a beautiful day full of memories, but what matters the most is your marriage & growing deeper in love & getting to know each other on another level. Just think, your marriage will leave more memories & lasting impressions than your actual wedding day. The wedding is over in a blink of an eye, but your marriage lasts forever.
I am loving being able to go back and relive my wedding day through sharing some photos :
We did a first look. The moment was so magical. I felt like a princess seeing her prince. The moment when he turned around I lost all control of my emotions. I love this man to with every fiber of my being.
The two ladies: My MOH, Megan, who is my sister & one of my very great friends, Sydney, helped me in every way. They learned within just seconds how to bustle the gown & they held up my dress so that it didn’t get wet. I’m so glad and blessed to have had they two stand by me on my wedding day.
I love my daddy. We practiced dancing a couple days before my wedding because he doesn’t dance. I told him I was going to play a certain song for us to dance too, but decided to surprise him with a song I used to sing to him as a little girl. Every time I heard the song when I was younger, I would cry and say “I’m going to play this song at my wedding”. He was surprised & I shared a great moment being able to be in my daddy’s arms.
More pictures to come!
Your next post will be coming tomorrow! Stay tuned for this weeks “Wish List”!