Monday, September 29, 2008

A year ago....

I married my best friend! Currently, that said best friend is in NYC and I miss him terribly. (Charlotte and I both cannot sleep very well when he's not around). This morning, when I got out of the shower and grabbed my towel a red envelope fell from my towel. So sweet :)

Here are some things I've learned about marriage our first year, I guess you could say they are true Newlywedisms:

1. 2x the income is great! However, it takes time to get on the same page financially (we are finally there and it feels great).
2. Marriage can be both the easiest and hardest thing to ever go through. I'll hold nothing back - sometimes I can't stand him!!
3. The best conversations happen after the tv goes off and before we fall asleep. I really cherish those moments.
4. No matter how bitchy I can get, he still puts up with me. I don't know how he does it!
5. I'm not sure if he always thinks what I say is interesting, but he always makes me feel that way :)
6. Why don't people have a name for the weight you gain post wedding, like the freshman 15?
7. Just because we are married, it doesn't mean want kids anytime soon. So stop asking me when we will start to procreate! Ask me again in 5 years. This is especially directed to strangers and co-workers.
8. I know someday, a long time from now, we'll look back and laugh about how incredibly poor we were, but it being some of the best times in our lives. I try to think about that when I get jealous of fancy cars and nice vacations.
9. I'd much rather lay at home on the couch with my husband than go out any day.
10. And last but not least, this year went by SOOO fast! I know in a blink of an eye it will be our 5 year, then our 10 year, then our 25 year....

And finally, our Pro Pictures by the talented photographer Michael Norwood:

Getting Ready

Pictures Before the Ceremony

The Ceremony

Pictures After the Ceremony

The Reception

Details (includes a couple non-pro pics)

Also, click here to view our wedding video! It's an incomplete version, but you get the idea :)

I love you, Matt!!!


  1. I am in love with Charlotte! What kind of dog is she?

    P.S. Th ephotos are great. I still haven't put mine up because my husband has a stalker ex-girlfriend and I don't want to divulge such an intimate day.

    Your figure looked fantastic in your dress and the cake looked sinful. Gorgeous!

  2. I have always adored your wedding pics and thought nothing could top them---but your video was absolutely amazing, I am at a loss for words! Congrats on your one year anniversary and here's to many more! : )

  3. Happy One Year Anniversary! Your wedding pictures were beautiful and I enjoyed getting to look back on all the details of your & your husband's wedding day with you!

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  5. Happy anniversary!! Such a sweet wedding video! What song is that at the very beginning? I totally love it :) You had such a gorgeous wedding - the perfect setting, beautiful decorations, and you looked absolutely gorgeous!

  6. Congrats!!!! I just like to call that weight you put on after marriage my "happy weight!"

  7. Happy Anniversary! I agree--it goes by in a flash. And I hear ya about the "freshman 15." Only for me it was 20. Eek!

  8. Just wanted to say Happy Anniversary and we learned alot of the same things you two did. Beauty pictures.

  9. Great pictures! And congrats on a year - we've only been married since January but it has FLOWN by, too.

  10. Congrats on your one year anniversary :) Your pictures are amazing!

  11. OMG! Bryn! This post just made me completely FALL APART! I think it has officially sunk in that I am GETTING MARRIED in FOUR DAYS!

    Okay - need to wipe the tears away! Stop being such a beautiful bride! It's making my mascara run!

  12. I especially feel you on #2,3,6,7and 10.

    happy anniversary!

  13. Happy anniversary!

    Ditto a previous comment. In regards to number 6, it's the newlywed nine!! :-D's been more than 9 for me! :(

  14. Congrats on one year! I hope you have many more happy years together. :)

  15. Congrats on one year! I hope you have many more happy years together. :)


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