Boston & New England Wedding Photographer Deborah Zoe

Boston & North Shore Wedding Photographer creating timeless imagery for classic New England weddings with a fine art approach.

Happy First Anniversary Paul & Emma

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Anniversary posts are probably some of my favorite to write! I absolutely love catching up with past clients and hearing about all that has happened in their first year of marriage. Often is an exciting year filled with firsts, adventures and learning this new aspect of a relationship. It's amazing to watch at couples grow together, deepen their friendship and truly learn what it means to walk through life hand in hand. I just love it!

It's pretty hard to believe that Paul & Emma's wedding was over a year ago now. I mean it truly does feel like it was yesterday (I agree with Emma, too much snow!) It was a beautiful spring day in Boston and we were gifted with beautiful clear skies, warm sunshine and a gorgeous spring day. I couldn't have been happier for these two, for such a wonderful day to celebrate!

I recently caught up with Emma and Paul and interviewed them about their first year of marriage. They certainly have been busy!! Read on to hear all about their crazy year and don't forget to leave them some Anniversary Love!!

D -- Happy anniversary! I simply cannot believe that it has been a year since your wedding!! Has time flown by for you as well?

P&E -- Time really has flown by. I cannot believe it's been a year already. It feels like we just got married yesterday! Then again when you pack as much stuff into a year as we did it will go by fast!  I am not even sure what happened to this year ... I can't believe it's already April! Too much snow =)

Boston wedding in the spring by Deborah Zoe Photography.
Boston wedding in the spring by Deborah Zoe Photography.

D -- What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?

P&E --  This is a hard one! Really the whole day was great! It's hard to pick just one memory! Certainly waking up to perfect weather (70 degrees) in mid-April when I was worried about snow or rain was a GREAT way to start the day! I would have to say my favorite memories would be FINALLY getting to walk down the aisle and see Paul! After getting ready all day and following the schedule I just really wanted the ceremony to start! The 30min before was the WORST part! I am a bit impatient and was as usual ready ahead of time! My other favorite part would have been celebrating with everyone we love! Also our totally ridiculous first dance that we didn't practice at all and just had fun jumping and twirling around! Really the whole day was the BEST!

Boston wedding in the spring by Deborah Zoe Photography.
Boston wedding in the spring by Deborah Zoe Photography.

D -- What has been the best thing that has happened to you as a couple since your wedding last year?

P&E -- Well we bought a house and finally moved out of the city! So that is been great! It has been so much fun making it OUR home! Spending a lot of time together picking things out and planning things! We really cannot wait for the spring to get starting on landscaping the outside! It has been great doing projects together! 

Boston wedding in the spring by Deborah Zoe Photography.
Boston wedding in the spring by Deborah Zoe Photography.

D -- What have you learned about each other over this past year? 

P&E -- Hmmm .. not to much that we didn't know before! I know that's not helpful but not much has changed other than being married and buying a house! I guess we did learn we do well as a couple with jamming a lot of stressful stuff into one year! While planning a wedding and buying a house are both pretty stressful we didn't really find it that bad. And also it didn't affect us at all with the stress, it brought us closer as we mutually got angry at outside people/factors ;)

Boston wedding in the spring by Deborah Zoe Photography.
Boston wedding in the spring by Deborah Zoe Photography.

D -- Traveled anywhere fun?

P&E -- We haven't gone anywhere fun in the past year because we decided to buy a house pretty soon after the wedding! BUT ... We did plan ahead an put as many of the wedding expenses and house expenses as we could on a travel credit card so that we could take a trip for our 1 year anniversary without having to really pay for it! So I am happy to say we will be leaving this miserable New England "spring" on Monday after our anniversary to head to Puerto Rico for a week of relaxing on the beach, hiking, and eating some good food!

Boston wedding in the spring by Deborah Zoe Photography.
Boston wedding in the spring by Deborah Zoe Photography.

D -- Any tips you can offer newlyweds for their first year of marriage?

P&E -- I would recommend just relaxing after your wedding and enjoy spending time with each other! And to make sure you still plan some special dates! I would not recommend buying a house right after! I feel like we are just now getting to relax! But on the plus side now we got all of the stressful stuff out of the way and we can just relax and enjoy life! 

Boston wedding in the spring by Deborah Zoe Photography.
Boston wedding in the spring by Deborah Zoe Photography.
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