Dustin and I are 19 days (WHAT?! When did that happen?) away from our wedding day. My mind is still constantly swimming in my never-ending to do list and thinking about all that has to be arranged between now and then, but I know that regardless of how the day works out, it will be exactly as it should be. Projects are kicking into full gear (see a few from last week here), but the actual purpose and meaning of the day has never slipped my mind. Dustin and I are joining together as partners and teammates for the rest of our lives. We have agreed time and time again that we don’t want our relationship to change from how it is now, but I know that as we face challenges in life together and expand our family later in life, our marriage will be tested.
So, to all my married readers out there, I’d love to know. What advice do you have for us? What are some valuable things you have learned along the way that you’d like to share? Or if you’re not married, what is a piece of relationship advice you have or have been told that you’d like to pass on? Leave a comment and let me know.
A few months ago my mom, grandmother and I went shopping while I was home for a visit in Maryland. While my mom went to get the car, I had a few minutes to just chat alone with my grandma, so I asked her what her number one piece of marriage advice would be. I loved hearing her response, because she and my grandfather have a wonderful marriage that has spanned 50+ years. Her advice? To always respect one another. She said that regardless of the things that they have been through all those years, they never got into loud, verbal yelling arguments, and she believed that their ability to communicate during times of trial and tribulation was due to a mutual respect they have for one another that they always keep at the forefront of their marriage. I loved that. So, I’d love to hear what everyone else might suggest to us :)…just a few of the projects I’ve been working on lately. From L-R, top to bottom…fabric poms for the aisle (and my assistant, Riley), the finished product, awesome Mr. and Mrs. barnwood signs that Ms. Sammy Markomanolakis did for us, our jute twine C for the ceremony, our amazing chalkboard menu that Sammy also did (get in touch if you want her contact information!), and maps I spent last night cutting as part of our favors :) That picture is of Enid, OK, where Dustin has spent the last 5 1/2 months for work (P.S. I’m loving that he’s home!)
Although I have deep roots in Maryland where I grew up, I am absolutely in love with all things southern. I live on a farm in a small town in South Carolina with my handsome husband, my beautiful step-son, our two yellow lab fur-kids, and three spoiled horses. My blog is a journal of sorts. It’s where I can share all about the things I love so much: my family, our life together, and of course all of the amazing and wonderful people and pets whose story I get to tell.
I love collaborating with laid-back and down- to-earth couples who appreciate the value their wedding images will have for the rest of their lives, and I believe in unique weddings that are truly designed around two people and who they are together. I strive to create images that are emotional, organic, fresh, and genuine, but that will remain timeless twenty, thirty, or sixty years down the road. I believe in printed images, developing friendships with my clients, and having a completely relaxed and enjoyable wedding experience. Each and every story I get to tell is unique and I truly enjoy sharing all of the little pieces that together form this beautiful relationship.
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