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 Matt & Christina

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As I sat down to write this post, I had to take a double look at the calendar. Has it TRULY been a YEAR since Matt & Christina tied the knot in Boston? They celebrated their first wedding anniversary yesterday (Happy Anniversary!!) and today they have graciously shared a little bit of the year they have had together!! I love these anniversary posts so much!! There is so much to celebrate ; a year of partnership, a year of learning, a year of growing together. I'm always so proud of these couples who have worked diligently to build a firm foundation for their marriage. And while these posts are "fun" recaps of the year that was, I hope they also serve as testament to how beautiful this commitment is. I hope you'll celebrate with me and cheer these couples on as they continue through life's adventure together!! So without further adieu let's hear it for Matt & Christina!!

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

C&M: In some ways, it's hard to believe that it's nearly our first anniversary.  On the other hand, it sometimes seems like the wedding was a long time ago!  Either way, we're excited to be able to dig in to the top of our wedding cake, which was scrumptious (chocolate cake with espresso filling)!

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

C&M: It's hard to pick just one memory - partly because there were so many special moments and partly because the day was a bit of a blur (as we were forewarned that it would be)!  If we had to pick one part of the day, it would probably just be how much we were surrounded by love - from each other as well as our family and friends.  It was great to see so many people who love us together in one place.

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

C&M: We'll have to go with seeing the wedding quilt that Matt's mom made for us. The front had a gorgeous design, and the back was made up of squares that our wedding guests wrote on as 'guest book' entries. We hadn't read/seen the squares before they were put into the quilt, so it was an opportunity to finally read the messages (and view the drawings!) that our guests had left for us. Seeing the squares brought back the wonderful memories of sharing our wedding with friends and family, and it was incredible to see them all put together so artfully in a form that we will be able to use and cherish for years to come.

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

C&M: We don't think there have been any big discoveries this past year (which may be a good thing!).  The process of planning and preparing the wedding may have been more enlightening than the aftermath, as that was one of the busiest and most unusual times we've had together, especially since a lot of the wedding was DIY.

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D : Traveled anywhere fun?

C&M: Our honeymoon to Scandinavia!  We spent three weeks in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland, and it was heaven!  We had wanted to go somewhere that neither of us had been, where we wouldn't have health/safety concerns, and that would be an escape from the muggy summer heat of Boston.  Scandinavia did not disappoint.  We cruised fjords, saw rainbows over waterfalls, stood on a glacier, toured majestic palaces, and even saw the Swedish royal family!  The weather was lovely, the people were friendly, the food was yummy, and the sights were fantastic.  It was a wonderful splurge, and a lovely opportunity to be constantly in each others' presence.

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

C&M: Enjoy not having to worry about the wedding anymore!  It was a lovely day, but it was also nice to have it behind us.  Also, be prompt in working on your thank-yous; we were lucky to have a few weeks between our wedding and honeymoon, and we made sure to get everything sent out before we left.  We would not have felt like tackling those after getting back from the trip!

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