Hey Cakies! Amanda here, checking in after our first year of marriage! It’s hard to believe that a year has already flown by. My husband and I celebrated with a weekend at El Capitan Canyon, nestled away in a cozy cabin. We watched the stars, swam in the ocean, went on hikes, ate a simple and sweet dinner on a picnic table at the beach and tearfully recited our vows as the sun set over the water. It was truly a magical weekend.
We also made some new traditions that we will keep for years to come.. like swimming in the ocean on our anniversary day. Years ago, we moved to California to be near the water and start our lives together, so we wanted our wedding to take place overlooking an expansive view of the ocean. Being out there in the waves was so unifying and nourished the soul.
To celebrate our anniversary, I thought I’d share a few more photos of our wedding day, photographed by Max Wanger, as well as an amazing anniversary video by Brian Morrow, of Sharkpig. You can also see the wedding video he created for us here.
These photos bring back so many memories. It feels like our wedding was just yesterday!
I remember how nervous and excited I felt in this moment, as our ceremony was shortly thereafter!
I loved my Jorge Manuel wedding gown so much. It felt so glamorous and elegant with all the architectural details and shiny beading. I’m not one to keep it tucked away in a closet for decades, so I’d love to see how one of you would look in it. I am selling it.. here in our Marketplace.
Everyone asks me, “How is it being married.. it it a lot different?”. I never thought it would be, but it is, turns out. We feel more connected in a deeper way. More like a “team” now. And while it does seem cliché to say, our love really does seem to get stronger every day. At the same time, marriage makes the reality of life, finances, responsibilities, seem more.. real. The pressures, discussions and decisions are more intense now. I know as long as we keep our “team” mentality, hopefully we can get through anything. The tough parts solidify our trust and respect for one another.
Happy 1 year, my love!
Oh, how smitten I am with that video. Brian described how his creative approach was to “illustrate the point of view, perspectives, the memories, and emotions that go into the decision to get married. The decision to join together your lives, your families…” Doesn’t it speak volumes?