We enter into marriage, into any relationship really, hoping for the best. Even the greatest optimist amongst us though has to be at least a bit pragmatic about the realities of wedlock. Permanently (or what we hope will be permanently) joining two lives together and adapting to all of the personal, financial and daily changes that go along with that is hard.
I entered into marriage with perhaps an overly realistic outlook as to what the first year would present and, due to that view, anticipated a tough period of adjustment riddled with challenges. Fortunately, I couldn’t have been more wrong in my thinking. This first year of marriage has exceeded any of my wildest hopes and dreams for what I thought a best life, a best union, and a best relationship could be. It has been a genuine pleasure to be my husband’s wife and to grow as an individual and couple with him by my side.
We said “I do” to one another one year ago in an exceedingly intimate San Francisco City Hall wedding ceremony. Though I was comfortable about our decision to have a very small, private wedding at the time, I did admittedly wonder if I would feel happy about that decision down the road. One year later I can safely say that I still wholeheartedly feel that we made the right choice for us. We stayed true to ourselves, to our values and to our hearts and were able to create an extraordinary special day that was shared solely with our parents…and now with all of you!
I shared a few initial photos from our day shortly after the wedding but we chose not to share the professional ones outside of our families. Not even our friends have seen them! That changes today. In honor of our first anniversary, I’m excited to share a glimpse into our San Francisco City Hall wedding with all of you.