Lovely Long-Sleeved Wedding Dresses

Did you guys watch the royal wedding? I didn’t wake up, but have it DVRed and plan to spend tonight catching up on all the moments I missed.

One thing that could not wait was getting a look at Kate Middleton’s wedding dress! I expected something classically beautiful and she definitely delivered. Doesn’t she look breathtaking?

Kate Middleton Wedding Dress

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One Year As “Mrs. Batman”

Well, one year of wedding bliss is behind us. This past Sunday was one year to the day from when we said “I Do” in downtown Chicago. And what a whirlwind year it’s been!

St. Vincent DePaul Chicago Wedding

Before I got married people told me that the first year was the hardest, so I braced myself for an adjustment period and maybe a few arguments. Looking back on this year though, I must say this year has been nothing but happiness!

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Columbus, OH Engagement Session

You may remember a couple months ago I blogged about my dear friend Kelly and Steve’s (AKA Schmidtty) engagement. He asked her to marry him in Las Vegas. Soon after the couple relocated to Australia of all places for jobs.

Before they took off down under, they went back to Kelly’s hometown in Westerville, Ohio, outside of Columbus. I love their photos! The small downtown is such an adorable backdrop and it also helps that they are both super photogenic.

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5 Things You Learn About Your Spouse During an Engagement

The engagement period, before you officially become husband and wife, is filled with fun things like trying on pretty dresses, tasting delicious food, celebrating with friends/family and planning what you hope is a perfect day.

It is also a time when you will learn more about your future-spouse than you likely ever have before. Sure being engaged is fun, but it’s also a time when you’ll face more decisions, stressors and financial worry than you probably have as a couple before.

I like to think of this time as a practice run for what your marriage could look like. Here are five things I think you can learn about your spouse throughout your engagement.

The list is written as what you can learn about your groom, but these easily could be switched to embody Read More