And then you’re married.
We. are. married!!!
Omg you guys, it was a dream. It’s crazy how you don’t quite understand how it can really be the best day of your life until it is, and then you’re like, “holy shit”.
(Some sneaks from our brilliant photographer/my favorite person ever Andria Lindquist)
More sneaks on Andria’s blog, too!
Pardon my absence, but I’ve been thoroughly consumed the last year of my life being engaged, planning a wedding, settling into a condo, raising a puppy, working, working out, being in best friends’ weddings – the list goes on and on. But the big one is the wedding. You spend an entire year of your life (give or take) planning the biggest party of your life, and then day-of, you’re not even the one executing it. You hand it over to someone else, hold your breath and pray it goes off without a hitch. And it does. Luckily I was in great hands, and all the planning paid off, but no matter how hard you try there are going to be little details that don’t turn out the way you think, but it’s still somehow perfect. So many more details on that special day to come.
Life after wedding. We’ve been on this really fluffy, happy cloud where all you do is eat and drink and be merry. And wait for your profesh photos and videos and find yourself scrolling through your wedding hashtag over and over and over again. Even though it’s not physically different, it does feel different. We were walking Charlie the other day and I just couldn’t help but think – “we did it, we’re actually married.” Erik and I have been together for almost six years. We’ve had a puppy for two. We moved into our condo after being engaged for six months, so while we’re not adjusting to living together post-wedding, our home feels different. Calling him my husband feels different. It feels like I’ve known him my whole life but getting to experience this thing together, and continue to feel this overwhelming feeling makes you realize how big, and how different, it is.
And then we adopted another puppy. This was not planned. In fact, we had pretty much just gotten over the puppy hump with Charlie, and then we found Lolita (Lola, Lola Bear, Lolo). A month ago we went down to Valle De Guadalupe for the weekend, as a birthday gift to my dad and a wedding thank-you to my parents. WE HAD THE BEST TIME. Full Valle De Guadalupe recap to come, but we came back with more than just bottles of wine. We found Lola at Finca la Carrodilla, and it was love at first sight. After learning she was basically up for grabs after being left in a trash can, I couldn’t leave her. We brought Lola home to meet her new big sis, and we’ve been puppy training (again) since. But she’s been the best addition to our ever-growing tribe.
And then we went on our honeymoon. It was here and we were there and then it passed in the blink of an eye. We frolicked around London, the Amalfi Coast and then Corsica, and when I’m sitting at work it’s all I can think about. So many albums to create. I haven’t even started my wedding THANK YOUs.
I look at the date of my last post and I get depressed; I feel like I let too much time go without checking in. It almost feels weird coming back because I’ve been gone for so long. But it was all a matter of time, and I have so much to share. At least throughout the year I’ll have plenty of posts to fill you in on, like our house projects and the beast of a black dresser I spent five weekends scrubbing so I could paint white, all of the trips and travel, wedding details and DIYs. The ideas are literally pouring out of my head and I keep stumbling over thoughts and sentences, so I need to get organized. Thanks for waiting, it’s so good to be back.
And happy 2017! It’s already been my favorite year, but I feel like this is just the beginning.