We did not get each other traditional gifts. I'm likely getting a lilac bush at some point and I bought REALLY nice steaks for dinner for us since there's no way we're going out to a nice dinner as has been tradition. Usually this tradition also involves us discussing the State of the Marriage and future possibilities. We've agreed to rain check the discussion, especially now that we're near a Melting Pot again (the majority of our State of the Marriage Addresses have taken place at Melting Pot)
But on this day, 8 years ago, we were married* in front of our friends and family on the water in Connecticut. It was a perfect day.
All our guests and wedding party
Branford House at UCONN Avery Point. That's my brother playing the trumpet.
My flowers were the bomb-diggity. I was not a hands on bride. I told the florist our colors and general theme and said "I'd like it to be like I went out into a field of wildflowers and collected a ton. I trust you. Surprise me." They were perfect. I don't think I could have described this exact thing and gotten it.
That attitude was how I approached wedding planning in general.
Notice the feet? I ditched the shoes VERY early on. Like before the ceremony.
So a general State of the MarriageIn 8 years we have:
Lived in 3 states (Florida, Washington and Michigan)Had 2 kids!
Bought a horse
Bought 2 houses
Sold 1 house
Acquired 2 donkeys (and given away 1)Had a fucking blast!
Here's to many more!
*Technically our legal marriage date is sometime around January.... shhh, neither of us remember the exact date, lol