This is probably one of my absolute favorite blog posts to be able to share! I mean - when one of your absolute best friends is an incredible photographer, you can't help but be oh so excited. We celebrated our one year exactly a month ago, and I I thought it would be a sweet and memorable thing to do an anniversary shoot on our actual anniversary.
As I woke up today, I am still trying to process the fact that it has already been one year of marriage with this amazing man. It feels like just yesterday that I was walking down the aisle and celebrating with the best man and friends a girl could ever ask for. But I must say, this year has been THE most wonderful year of my life. Marriage contains a lot of laughter, cries, happiness, love, patience, selflessness, devotion, and praise. It is one of the most absolute beautiful things that God has put on Earth. We are two imperfect people that are pursuing a commitment that God designed for perfection. The only closeness we can get to the perfection of the beauty of marriage is by sustaining our foundation in God Himself. On this day one year ago, we met before the Lord to be united as one. We vowed that He would always be first through our individual lives and our marriage. The only way we can uphold the sweet vows we made one another is by holding steadfast in the vow we made to the Lord. This year has proven that it is neither easy nor hard. Yes, marriage is work. But when you have something so precious and something you love so much, how can it ever feel like work. As we enter our second year of marriage, my prayer for this year is that we continue to grow deeper into the love of the Lord - individually and through our marriage. I pray more adventures will be taken so we may learn more and more about each other every day. I pray that the Lord will keep us patient as we listen for what the next step is in life, our careers, and our family. But most importantly, I pray that we continue to have fun, smile, laugh, love, and give all the glory of the next year to the Lord.
Will, you are the man that is beyond my wildest dreams. It is a consistent question to the Lord of how I got to marry such a humbled, selfless, wonderful man. I am so proud to be your wife. You are such a talented, caring, supportive human being. You have carried and led yourself, our home, and our marriage through the Lord and for that I am forever grateful. You somehow always find a way to make me smile through the hard and bad days. I want to thank you for always pushing me to be the best wife, friend, and sister in Christ I can be. I am so thankful that you are always supportive of the things that I am passionate about. I will always be your number one supporter through your career, hobbies, life, and your walk with the Lord. Thank you for giving me the absolute best year of my life. Here's to the next... xo
We want to thank everyone for all the love, time, effort, support, kind words, and prayers that y'all have given us. Trust me, it means more to us than you know. If you happen to miss any of the four parts of our wedding I posted on the blog, you can catch them here, here, here, and here. As this is our one year, we would like to celebrate with y'all by showing our wedding video. It never fails to make me sob like a baby. Lindsey Lissau and her team did an ABSOLUTE amazing job with our photos and video. Once again, thank y'all so much! P.S. you may want to grab a tissue before hitting play! xo
Videography + Photography: Lindsey Lissau and Team :: Lindsey's blog | Florals & Decor: Paula DeClerk |
Venue: Christ United Methodist Church + The Cadre Building | Programs: RSVP Stationers |
Calligraphy: Ann Rabinovitz, through RSVP | Catering: Club Windward |
Wedding Planner: Mona Dunlap |DJ Entertainment: DeepBlu Entertainment | Cake: Cakes by Mom and Me|
Makeup: Katy Tucker, Memphis | Hair: Megan Collins, Gould's, Germantown |
Engagement Ring/Wedding Band: Sissy's Log Cabin |Pearl Ring: Sissy's Log Cabin |Bridal Boutique: Maggie Louise | Dress: Monique Lhuillier Bliss | Veil: Untamed Petals | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Tuxedos: American Tuxedo |
Bridesmaid dresses: BHLDN | Pastor: Andy Savage, Highpoint Church |
Singers: Josh Maze and Jordan Smith, Highpoint Church
Happy Fall, y'all!! This is absolutely my favorite season of all - pumpkins, candles, Halloween, Thanksgiving, our one year wedding anniversary, my birthday, and just all things cozy. One of my favorite stores in Memphis is Southern Couture, and when I walked in and saw this Brochu Walker cape, I died. It is so comfy and classic but adds a unique flair. Then I turned right around in the store, and BAM, the hat of my dreams was staring back at me. I'm not one to try fedora styles, but I actually fell in love with it! I paired it with booties and a dark lip. I absolutely love to pair light pieces of clothing with a bold, dark lip. The contrast just makes everything pop.