Does anyone else feel like 2013 was just YESTERDAY? I'm still in shock that a year has past since last summer. And after talking to some of my 2013 couples, I'm glad I'm not alone in feeling that way!
The first year of marriage can often fly by. With the whirl of the wedding, the honeymoon, moves, job changes, projects and sometimes babies, it can seem like the first year together is over in the blink of an eye. That's why I love doing these anniversary posts, because it gives couples an opportunity to stop and reflect on what an incredible year they've just experienced together and to share the challenges, lessons and wisdom they've garnered along the way.
You probably remember Mitch & Claudia, who could forget their chic barn wedding at Gibbet Hill last summer. I know I'll never forget how HOT (we're talking record breaking heat here) it was! I'll always remember how Mitch beamed with pride as Claudia walked down the aisle and how loved they were (and are!) by their family who traveled to celebrate from across the world. It was an incredibly special day infused with lots of colorful FUN thanks to Claudia's Venezuelan heritage. I could probably go on and on about these two, but instead I'll let Mitch and Claudia share about their favorite memories from the wedding day and their thoughts after one year of marriage. Happy Anniversary you two!!D -- Happy anniversary! I simply cannot believe that it has been a year since your wedding!! Has time flown by for you too?
M&C -- It has most definitely flown by. It feels like it was just yesterday that we were planning all of the wedding details, and then celebrating the big day. We have no idea where this year went!D -- What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?
M&C -- The whole day was honestly perfect and we loved all of it so much, well maybe not the 100 degree weather :). But if we had to pick one, Mitch and I both agree our favorite memory is the ceremony. After that we loved dancing and celebrating together with our friends and family!D -- What has been the best thing that has happened to you as a couple since your wedding last year?
M&C -- It has overall just been a great year! There is just something very special for us about being married, its hard to explain. Getting married is the best thing that has happened to us! We also moved apartments and Mitch got a new job, both of which have been really fun!D -- What have you learned about each other over this past year?
M&C -- We have learned that life will never slow down. It's really important that we make time for each other. Mitch also learned that I lied when I said after marriage I would be more organized, ha;). And I learned that Mitch is still patient and willing to help me be more organized!!D -- Traveled anywhere fun?
M&C -- For our honeymoon we went to Italy and Greece, which was the the most beautiful trip ever! Then this past June we went to London and Paris which was so much fun! After our honeymoon we thought we wouldn't be doing a big trip for a while but then we started to think about how much we enjoy traveling and how this is the time to do it before starting a family, so we went for it and had a fantastic time!D -- Any tips you can offer newlyweds for their first year of marriage?
M&C -- Enjoy being a newlywed and don't get too overwhelmed trying to plan the rest of your lives. Things will fall into place, or so we hope! Listen to each other and don't get stuck in your routine, make time to have fun together!!
Mitch and Claudia, thank you so much for sharing a little about what your first year of marriage has been like and what it has meant to you. Here's to many more years of learning and lots of adventures together!! Love you two!!