Two years of marriage

15 September 2014

Friends, today is our two-year wedding anniversary! I thought I’d celebrate by sharing a favorite photo, but who am I kidding – I can’t stop at just one :)















I actually write Tanja Lippert a thank you note every year, because I am that to-my-knees grateful for these treasures.

As if it needs to be said after those beautiful photos, but what a magical day. I feel so lucky to have absolutely no regrets, looking back – so thankful, in hindsight, that we took the time to do things our way, to do them meaningfully, and to do them with great love. I have absolutely no desire to do it over again; instead, I love looking forward to what is to come.

The kind folks at Southern Weddings shared our marriage advice yesterday on the blog and in print in Volume 6, and I thought it might be fun to share it here, too:

You know that saying, find a job you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life? Well, we like to switch it up a bit: marry your best friend, and you’ll never work a day in your marriage. That, of course, is not entirely true — even the best marriages have harder days and easier days — but if you truly LIKE your partner, and love spending time with him or her more than anyone else, everything else seems to fall into place. Or, at least, that’s been our experience! Other tips that have served us well throughout our eight years together: forgive again and again, and don’t hold a grudge (easier said than done). Put your partner before yourself in small things — it will help to have that muscle in shape when bigger things come around. Take great joy in surprising and delighting him or her. Always speak well to others about your spouse, and about marriage in general. Stay humble. And finally, because it’s one of the main causes of divorce and marital issues, get your financial house in order. If finances are simply not a cause of stress, you’ll have a huge leg up on life together.

P.S. One year of marriage
P.P.S. Want to hear my Dad’s marriage advice? That’s right here.

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September 15, 2014 9:34 am

Happy anniversary! You two make a darling couple!

September 15, 2014 11:43 am

Happy anniversary, you two!

September 15, 2014 1:22 pm

Happy Anniversary! Here’s to many more!

September 15, 2014 5:18 pm

Happy anniversary! You two are wonderful and we are always inspired by your wonderful example – lucky to call you guys friends! xoxo

September 15, 2014 5:19 pm

obviously, I love to use “wonderful” many times when talking about you … xoxo

September 15, 2014 6:10 pm

So many stunning images–congratulations on two years of marriage as magical as your big day!

September 15, 2014 6:19 pm

Wishing you two the happiest day!

Mary Kate
September 16, 2014 3:26 pm

Lovely post, your photographs are fantastic.

On a side note, (I’m sorry I know this isn’t at all related) how is your Cuyana bag holding up? Are you happy with it? I’m thinking of purchasing one myself. Thanks!

September 20, 2014 10:56 pm

I love your tips on marriage, thanks so much for sharing! I feel like I could easily use them in my relationship now, and build a great foundation for the day if/when we do get married.

Congratulations on your anniversary!

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