Happy one year anniversary to Kelly & Seth! I'm always so happy when my couples take the time to reflect back on their wedding & first year of marriage.
Tell me about your wedding:
1. What was your most memorable moment?
Kelly: The most memorable moment for me was facing each other & exchanging the vows we wrote to one another. Also, later in the night at the reception when my face started feeling sore from smiling so big out of pure joy for so long.
Seth: When Kelly was walking down the aisle, because of the way she was smiling.
2. What were the inspirations for your wedding? themes? Why did you pick this time of year?
We wanted our theme to be a simple winter wedding. To match, our colors were turquoise (aka Malibu at David’s Bridal), gray (aka Mercury), & white.
We chose January because Seth graduated from A&M in December & I was on winter break for school. The early January wedding allowed us to have a honeymoon before school started again, & didn’t clash with Christmas.
3. Was there anything that was not worth fussing over? In other words, did you have a bridezilla/groomzilla moment over something that was insignificant?
Both: Surprisingly enough, there weren’t any bridezilla/groomzilla moments in the planning of our wedding.
Kelly: Actually, I almost had a “moment” over the day-of programs. I had forgotten about them until a few days before the wedding. I was scrambling to try to put something together last-minute only to figure out I didn’t know the EXACT order of events for the ceremony so I would have to make them after the rehearsal or on my wedding day. I started to panic, but soon realized how insignificant these programs were in the big scheme of things. In the end, we didn’t have programs, but I still got a hubs & & the day was perfect.
4. Any advice for those planning now?
Kelly: Be organized, but not obsessive. A friend of mine gave me a small notepad that I could keep with me & jot down ideas, doodle, make to-do lists, etc. This notepad let me write everything down so I wouldn’t forget & allowed me to pick up where I left off planning-wise. Now being on the other side, it is fun to look back on how everything came together.
Seth: Make sure to review directions to wherever you are going after the reception so you don’t end up going an hour the wrong way like we did. Kelly is pretty & I was distracted…
Tell me about married life!
1. What has been the easiest & hardest parts about adjusting to married life?
Kelly: The hardest part for me is balancing school & married life because both require time & attention. The easiest part is falling asleep next to Seth because while I am cold all the time, he is warm like a personal heater.
Seth: The hardest part for me is learning how to provide a new level of emotional support. As for the easiest, we had a long-distance engagement & it is nice to be able to see Kelly all the time now instead of only once every two or three weeks.
2. What's been the most surprising thing you've learned about each other?
Kelly: The most surprising thing about Seth is how good he is at making things & putting things together. He’s made our kitchen table, a side table in the living room, a banana hanger, handmade crosses as gifts, & a display stand for a picture. Plus, he makes mean green chile enchiladas, lasagnas, grilled meats, & mashed potatoes. He’s a keeper.
Seth: One thing I learned about Kelly this year is that she enjoys outdoorsy/adventure activities way more than I thought she did. We went on a hike during our honeymoon in the cold & snow, & have gone on several other hikes since then. One greenbelt in Austin has these big limestone cliffs & I learned that Kelly can rock climb! We also went camping which was a ton of fun, & Kelly enjoyed all of it. I mean, I knew she liked outside stuff when I asked her to marry me, but I got to experience more of that with her this year which has been really cool.
3. What do you guys do to spend time together? Do you have weekly dates? something nightly? monthly?
To spend time together we have weekly dates which are Fridays &/or Saturdays. Those mainly consist of staying in, watching a movie or something on Netflix, & playing Bananagrams. But we also like to hike. Plus, we found a cool ping pong club in Austin!
4. What did you do, or will you do, to celebrate your one year anniversary?
We will be spending the weekend in Dallas, going to the Aquarium, seeing Blue Man Group, & dressing fancy for a nice dinner.
5. Any plans for the future? Or, what would you like to have done/see/experience in the next five years?
We are planning to move into Austin in the really near future, & over spring break we will be exploring Boston! In the next five years, we will both be in careers we enjoy & have some kids along the way. In the meantime we would still like to travel & hopefully take an international trip.