This morning Kevin and I watched this whole film over again and relived our wedding story in Skye! Scotland with the people we love made our wedding day so incredibly special. We laughed, we danced, we stood in the pouring rain, we saw incredible vast landscapes, got caught in traffic only caused by sheep, and even got lost on the way to our getting ready house without a GPS or phone service. It is crazy to me that one year of marriage flew by so quickly. One year of marriage teaches you so much about yourself and the person you love.
I never shared our full documentary film and still have wedding posts to share this week, but I am finally sitting down to write it all down :).
What better way to share your thoughts than through a letter? These are our letters for each other celebrating one year of marriage. We loved the idea of writing them and also were asked several questions for an 8 page spread that will be featuring our wedding day in this month’s issue of White Magazine.
A few words from us + our never shared wedding day documentary film:
Before our wedding, we learned so much about what it meant to truly love in a deep unconditional way. That season prior to our wedding day was one of the hardest, even more than two years of long distance. Yet, I wouldn’t change a single thing about it….Because those moments led me to a deeper connection with you. Cannot believe it has been almost a year since we were surrounded by baby sheep and loved ones in a fairy glenn. Looking back there is so much significance to every moment, even more than I knew at the time.
The Fairy Glenn is a shrunken version of a large scale geological wonder. Within it holds man-made labyrinths that are said to bring good energy and karma to work through something difficult. People walk through these labrynths as a spiritual practice or meditation. Much like the geological wonders of the pointy, round hills and tall rocky ridges forming the glenn….Our love was shaped through weathering and over time. I had no idea at the time the real meaning of those rock formations, but a piece of us and our history was built there.
I have wanted nothing more than to know you in every possible way, that is what love is all about. Knowing your heart, quirks, what makes you laugh or get irritated, simple moments like making dinner together, and creating our life together has been my best adventure yet.
Everyday I wake up feeling alive and excited because YOU are there. You are my person. You are my best friend. You are who makes me feel at home. You are who holds my heart always.
I love you. As I always say, but still as true as ever…. “You’re my favorite!” Happy one year! Cheers to the beautiful memories we have lived and all that lies before us!
Almost one year ago I went on a trip that took me to a lagoon in Iceland, the crowded streets of downtown London, and eventually to the magical Isle of Skye. But the highlight was getting to marry my best friend and start a whole new chapter of this journey through life.
I can’t predict what life will have in store for us. I’m sure we will have times of sorrow and times of joy. We’ll be surprised, bored, excited, angry and happy. But as I said in my vows on the Isle of Skye, it will all be better because it’s with you and I’m glad I get to share all of it with you.
I have known you for a long time and we have been through a lot, but you are still so full of hidden surprises and strengths. You never fail to impress me. I know I always have you to lean on for support, and whatever life holds for us, I’ll be there to support you. I’m excited to go through all of life’s challenges with you and grow stronger together.
I’ve enjoyed every minute of this first year of marriage with you. Late nights with friends, quiet dinners, moving into a new home, and picnics with Zoe. I hope I get a million more. In this journey of a marriage, I want to be there to see you grow even stronger, help each other in our struggles and celebrate our triumphs. And enjoy all the quiet moments with you in between. You are an amazing, creative and fascinating person and have become an even more amazing wife. Thank you for a wonderful first year in our journey, you will always be the best part.
I love you so much,
Film by our amazing friends <3 <3 : Orpen Films