Hannah & Barrett first connected with me via my Marriage Monday posts while they were still engaged. We quickly formed a friendship and I was honored to document their wedding celebration last June. I've admired these two since the first time we met. Throughout their engagement, their wedding planning and now life as newlyweds, Barrett and Hannah have shown how deeply committed they are to one another. With their friendship as the foundation to their relationship, they've been able to take on this life together, hand in hand. Their committment to their marriage and each other as individuals is simply beautiful. While they have many years ahead of doing life together, how appropriate it is to celebrate their first year of marriage and all that they have achieved together in these last 12 months. Happy Anniversary Hannah and Barrett!!
D -- Happy anniversary! I simply cannot believe that it has been a year since your wedding!! Has time flown by for you as well?
H&B -- Thank you! We've been reminded of our wedding by the frequent weddings of our friends in the last month. In terms of the passing time, the year has gone quite quickly, probably because we've had tons of transitions this last year! Some of changes have been fun and some have been difficult. That said, last June seems like forever ago!
D -- What has been the best thing that has happened to you as a couple since your wedding last year?
H&B -- We got two cats, Barrett found a great job, and we've found an energetic and wonderful church where we're both growing. It's been a good
D -- Traveled anywhere fun?
H&B -- We honeymooned in Maine, and that was fun--and relaxing, which we needed after the wedding. We've also visited a few places in upstate New York. Right after my grad school semester ended (and before I began my summer internship) we got to visit St. Thomas for a week. It was a like a second honeymoon and we were really glad to have been able to go!
D -- Any tips you can offer newlyweds for their first year of marriage?
H&B -- Talk to each other. Make time for pillow talk before bed so you have a chance to catch up. Life gets busy, so take the time to figure out how the other's day went. Laugh with each other. Go on adventures, even if they are close to home... Find a way to make memories. Forgive each other.
D -- What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?
H -- I think I have two. Walking down the aisle with my dad as he chatted with me (goodness it was such a loooong aisle;)) was a beautiful moment. I was so grateful that he was part of the day. And I also loved the ceremony itself, holding Barrett's hand and sharing the vows that we wrote.
B -- Am I allowed to pick three? ;) I fondly remember both the First Look and Hannah coming down the aisle for the same reason: the wonderful and exhilarating joy of it being the wedding day and that I was marrying the most wonderful woman! I also treasure the dance I had with my mother. It was wonderful to share such a special moment on such a special day with such a special person. It's a memory I'll always cherish.