Eight years ago today we stood in front of our closest friends and family and became husband and wife. Your suit was too big and our budget was too small. We were just kids then, and had no idea how to plan a wedding. But I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat.
We’ve grown a lot in eight years. We started our marriage with nothing but the love we had for each other and together we’ve built an incredible life. We’ve found our dream jobs, started a business, bought dependable cars, adopted two dogs and two cats, traveled all over the United States and bought our first home. We’ve grown up together, encouraged one another and pushed ourselves to grow not just as a couple, but as individuals.
Every weekend we get to celebrate with incredible couples on their first day of marriage. And every weekend I smile to myself as they say their vows because I know what waits for them on the other side of that first kiss. Knowing that my soul mate is right there next to me, holding my hand no matter what we face gives me undeniable strength and the courage to take on anything. You are my soft place to land, my sounding board, my rock and my best friend.
So happy eight years to us! I am so thankful that I get to do life with you by my side. I love you!
About the author: Alison is an Indianapolis based wedding photographer who loves working with joyful couples, celebrating timeless love and helping other small businesses grow.