Sunday, September 20, 2015

Anniversary Reflections: Year One

Happy first anniversary to my amazing husband, Mike!  It's crazy to think it's already been a year since we said "I do."  This time last year, we were both getting ready and taking photos as the most amazing day of our lives began.  
Since that day, we've had our ups and downs.  Well, almost all ups and one down.  Only ten days after we got married, I came home to a big hug from Mike and words I'll never forget, "You know that part in the vows, 'for rich or for poor, in sickness and in health'? Well, I didn't think we'd be experiencing them this soon, but I got laid off."  The way he has handled the past year since the layoff with positivity, ambition, strength, and sincerity has further showed me what an incredible man he is.  He now works for himself in a job he loves, and I could not be happier for him.  
Now for the many "ups:" honeymoon to the BahamasNew York CityDisney WorldCooperstown, and trips back to New England to see our family.  Even more than that, it was the everyday things: we made our apartment a home, discovered a new love of tennis and kickball, played lots of golf, made amazing new friends, and spent so much time together.  
While we celebrated our "paper" anniversary in a big way last weekend in Atlanta, Mike suggested dinner last night, and of course, I couldn't object!  We went out to Kiawah for drinks and appetizers at The Ocean Course's Ryder Cup Room, then drove over to The Sanctuary for dinner at Jasmine Porch.  Everything was SO GOOD.  In true "us" fashion, we stopped at CVS on the way home to get cards since neither of us had purchased one yet.  He also got in a little bit of trouble for buying me a pair of beautiful Tacori rose amethyst stud earrings to match the bracelet he bought me for our wedding.  Okay, I didn't stay mad for too long... husband did good.  He really is excellent at surprises.  
Thank you for an amazing year one of marriage, Mike; I can't wait to see what the next one has in store for us!  

Thanks so much to Gillian from Coastal Bride for our anniversary photos and a fun afternoon!

Linking up with Macy and Nikki on Wednesday for Wedding Wednesday. 

20 comments:

Gillian Ellis said...

Happy Anniversary you two lovebirds!

kelsey @ so much life to live said...

This is so sweet, Meg :) Thanks for sharing such a realistic view of marriage! I appreciate that you mention "downs" as well as all of the "ups"....I think that a lot of girls fail to share those things, and that's why so many people have a skewed version of marriage in their heads.

Y'all are absolutely adorable and look SO in love! Happy Year 2!!

Amy DeVito said...

Happy anniversary! <3

P!nky said...

Happy Anniversary, lady!!!! September weddings are the best, in my opinion! Glad your first year had more ups than downs and cheers to many more wonderful years.

Jen said...

Happy Anniversary! These photos are beautiful, wishing you many more amazing years together. :)

birdie to be said...

Love that fun frame pic! Happy Anniversary!

Emily said...

Happy Anniversary!! I love those anni pics around Charleston--so pretty!

Rebecca Jo said...

Happy Anniversary! I love you took the pic with your wedding portrait. You need to keep doing that every year :)

The Southern Thing said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Happy Anniversary! And I love how everything worked out for the better for his job, and still loving how you guys celebrated in such a fun way at ATL <3

Green Fashionista

BLovedBoston said...

Happy belated anniversary! Wishing you both many more years of happiness!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Katie Elizabeth said...

Happy belated Anniversary!!! Hope you two had a wonderful weekend! Cheers to many, many more :)

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Happy anniversary girl! Sounds like he did good on your present! Cheers to many many more!

Emily said...

Happy anniversary! Beautiful photos and I love your outfit!

Caitlin Elizabeth said...

Happy Anniversary!! I love the photos! And that is so funny that you had to stop for cards after dinner... dinner definitely takes priority haha

Macy said...

It looks like you had such a great anniversary and your photos look awesome!!

Svetlana Holt said...

This is such a sweet post!! So glad that you have had a great year together and here's to many more! - Svetlana @Life With a Side of Wine

Lisa C said...

Y'all are too cute! Happy anniversary!!!

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

Happy Anniversary!!! The church you got married in his GORGEOUS!!!

~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
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Jackie said...

Happy Anniversary! We did an anniversary shoot too in honor of our upcoming November anniversary and I absolutely loved every second of it!

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