Katherine and Brandon have experienced some big changes since tying the knot last May in Rockport. (You probably remember this adorable wedding by the sea:)). But despite moving, changes in career, schooling, Brandon and Katherine have found their footing in marriage. Their relationship is what grounds them and gives them the strength and courage to take risks and live adventurously! These two bring out the best in each other and push each other in the direction of their dreams. What a beautiful partnership! They've been up to a lot this past year, so I'm throwing it over to them to share a little bit more about their first year of marriage. Happy Anniversary!!
D -- Happy anniversary! I simply cannot believe that it has been a year since your wedding!! Has time flown by for you as well?
K&B -- Yes! Now that our anniversary has come and gone, we cannot believe it has already been a year! Life is very different now compared to last year and it has been a wonderful year. From graduating college, getting married and moving to Michigan (all in the month of May 2014) we are thankful for a less hectic month of May this year :)
D -- What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?
K&B -- At the end of the reception, all of our guests had lined the exit downstairs and we were waiting upstairs for our exit. All of a sudden of DJ started to play our first dance song ("Tethered" by Sleeping At Last) and we were able to enjoy it together as the sun set over the ocean. It was a beautiful end to our wedding day and such a special time together.!
D -- What has been the best thing that has happened to you as a couple since your wedding last year?
K&B -- Since moving to a new state we have really enjoyed all the new friendships we have formed this past year. We love to host dinner parties and invite new and old friends over for dinner and build relationships with them. Our friends have enriched our lives and has made this past year of big transitions so much easier with them by our sides!
D -- What have you learned about each other over this past year?
K&B -- That the everyday activities of life can be the most fun! Whether it's our weekly grocery shopping, learning to cook lots of different recipes together, or driving in the car just talking, we have learned to simply enjoy the time we have to be with each other. Brandon and I were friends for a couple years before we started dating so it is such a blessing now to be married to one's best friend. Not every day is exciting but each day I get to do life with my best friend and I'm so thankful for that!
D -- Traveled anywhere fun?
K&B -- Our honeymoon to British Colombia was fantastic! It is a beautiful place and we loved traveling from Victoria on the coast to Whistler in the mountains. It's been a busy year since we both started new jobs (and I just changed jobs too!) so we love any time we can visit family or friends out of state. It's always a treat to visit our family near Boston!
D -- Any tips you can offer newlyweds for their first year of marriage?
K&B -- A friend shared this advice when we were dating, but it has held true through each phase of our relationship: Hold hands when you argue. It sounds kind of silly but it is a simple reminder that we are on the same team no matter what comes our way!