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Happy One Year Anniversary!

This Sunday marks our one year anniversary. This past year has been full of ups, downs, surprises, and excitement. It’s crazy to think that one year has already gone by! To mark our one year anniversary we thought it would be appropriate to write what we’ve learned in our first year of marriage.


It takes work. 

Ask any married couple and they’ll probably tell you that a successful marriage takes work. We heard this quite a lot and shrugged it off like any couple getting ready for marriage. But they’re right. Marriage does take work. Work to keep your relationship strong, work to keep things exciting, work on making yourself better and work on reaching your goals. It’s so easy to slip into a lethargic routine and stop dating each other. After all, you’re married, isn’t that the whole idea behind dating? Dating is essential to a marriage. You have to keep learning about your spouse, getting out in public and having awesome fun experiences with each other.


It Isn’t Hollywood

We all grew up with the happy kids movies. Boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, boy and girl get married and live happily ever after. What Hollywood skips over (because it’s easy) is that the “happily ever after” is 99% of the relationship. You just made the biggest and longest commitment of your life. Your partner’s annoying gum chomping habit (sorry Noelle), you get to listen to that for the rest of your life. And that’s part of Marriage, learning to not only accept your partners quirks, but to embrace them and love them because they are part of the person that you love.


It’s worth it

 All the work it takes to be happily ever after is totally worth it. There is no greater feeling than knowing that I get to come home and hang out with my best friend. That I have someone to share life with, go on exciting adventures, grow with and love. It’s an amazing feeling to be able to share your life with someone, to have absolute trust that they will be there for you no matter what. Someone that brings happiness and joy into your life and does everything they can to make life the best it can be!


I have a kick ass wife. 

If this past year of marriage has taught me anything it’s that I have an absolutely amazing and incredible wife. She is always doing fun things for me, letting me know that she loves me and is always there for me when I need a little pick me up. She makes me want to be a better man, she makes me excited for our future, and she makes me feel so incredibly lucky, thankful and blessed that we found each other. As cliché as it sounds, I can’t imagine how I went through my life without her. She has become an integral part of my life, someone I can always count on and my closest and best friend. She is incredibly caring, hardworking, and always knows how to make me laugh. I am so proud of her and the fact that I get to call her my wife.


I can’t wait to see what the next 50 years have in store for us!

Love you kiddo!

Best Buy Wedding Registry!

Wedding Wednesday’s have come and gone, but I recently heard about this new program that I had to share with you guys!
Have you heard that Best Buy launched a wedding registry service in February? When you think of Best Buy you probably don’t think wedding registry. If you’re anything like me you think that they just carry TV’s, computers and DVD’s.
But did you know that Best Buy carries so much more?! Want a new hair dryer? A blender? A vacuum? You can get all of that at Best Buy along with a new camera for the honeymoon and a washer and dryer for the new home!
They’ve also introduced a revolutionary idea called group gifting. Have a big item that you really want but feel guilty asking? With group gifting, multiple people can contribute to the price tag of the item! 
A new DSLR camera would have been ah-mazing to capture the Hawaiian sunsets!
Best part is, if there isn’t enough raised to purchase the item, Best Buy will give you the value that was contributed in the form of a gift card! You get 10% off of your purchases after the wedding and free shipping, how cool is that?!
Your fiance will probably be excited to go and register with you as well. They have a ton of gifts that you can both get excited about.  And if he’s not excited, you can always just drop him off at the video game demo center…I know that’s what I had to do with Dino Boy when we registered!
This is how I wish we looked after registering!
I really wish this program existed when we were registering for our wedding. It’s such a cool idea that I had to share!

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

Our Wedding Invitations!

Since people are finally receiving our wedding invitations I can finally share the design we chose! Since we are getting married under a willow tree I figured these were the perfect ones to help set the tone! What do you think??
 wedding invites ivy wedding invitations

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My Bridal Shower Outfit

I got a couple emails about what I was wearing to my bridal shower so I thought I would share all the details with you guys! Every piece of my outfit is on sale right now, how awesome is that?! The entire outfit is under $200!  What did you wear to your bridal shower?

Use coupon code december13 for 20% off!
J crew bloom necklace

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Wedding wednesday-happy feet

I have had the hardest time finding a pair of cute, comfortable flat shoes for my wedding. I finally found the pair I will wear when I become Mrs. Dino Boy. I am not a huge fan of heels for all day events and knew I didn’t want to tower over my favorite boy in all the pictures so I settled on these beauties from Betsey Johnson. They are fun, colorful and have the sweetest blue soles. I tried them on with my dress a couple of weeks ago and I knew they were perfect.  What kind of shoes did you wear on your wedding day?

Blue by Betsey Johnson - Gem (Pink) Women's Sandals

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Little White Dresses Under $50

Now that Memorial Day has passed and I’m so ready to start putting white into my summer wardrobe! What screams that it’s summer more than a little white dress? Here are some of my favorite little white dresses for all occasions this summer, the best part is that they are all under $50!

Romeo And Juliet Couture Crochet Overlay Dress


kensie Eyelet Dress - White Bench - Modifie Dress (White Jade) Women's Dress

White Sleeveless Pleated Chiffon Maxi Dress

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Wedding Wednesday- Bridesmaid dresses

I have four amazing women that I can’t wait to have be by my side. These ladies have been there with me through it all and I can’t imagine not sharing this moment with them. They each bring something incredibly unique to the table and with that they all have unique body types. 
I searched high and low and finally found a dress I think is flattering on everyone. Let’s all be real, maxi dresses make you look pulled together when really they are just yoga pants with no crotch.
Tell me what you think!