Cheers to Three Years

Three years ago today I married an amazing man, in a hurricane, outside, in Maine. I flubbed my lines, my dress was weighed down with mud, my family and friends built bridges out of pallets and items found around the yard, people lost their shoes and ruined clothing – and it was amazing.

Because of the rain, we had to scrap the guestbook, the table favors, the slideshow and many other details but none of it mattered. Your wedding day isn’t about bows, ribbon, crafts or photos – it is about love, family, friends and moments.

I have too many favorite moments from that day and I hope I always remember them. I loved the moments Adam and I snuck away and I loved the moments we were surrounded by hundreds of people but felt like we were alone. I loved the laughter of our friends and family as we sloshed through mud and sang like we were trying out for Star Search. I love the stories people came away with that day and I love how much we still talk about the wettest wedding of our lives.

Three years in and none the wiser

I don’t have any marriage advice, we are still figuring it out ourselves. I do know I am my husband’s biggest fan (and that is saying a lot – he is kind of a big deal). I know I wouldn’t have achieved half of what I have in the past few years, without knowing he has my back. I also know a lot of my drive comes from wanting to make him proud of me.

I am happy to celebrate three fun years of marriage and I look forward to celebrating 4 years, 5 years, 30 years and 50 years too. I am lucky I found a man that makes me laugh, challenges me, catches me when I stumble, pushes me to be a better person, listens to me, inspires me and loves me as much as I love him.

Everyone says that it is good luck to have rain on your wedding day.. I prefer a different saying we heard from our wedding day:

A wet knot… is a tight knot

So Cheers to Three Years and Cheers to many, many more!

12 Replies to “Cheers to Three Years”

  1. Amanda, thanks for sharing this. I have sent it along to my daughter who is getting married next summer. I agree with you about keeping the focus on what’s most important about your wedding day. As my husband kept reminding me when I’d stress out about the planning details for our wedding… “the most important thing about the whole day is that when it ends we’ll be married.”

    Happy Anniversary!

    1. Yes, wedding planning can be very stressful and I did try to keep it under control. It was just funny that all that time (and money) into favors, table setting, guest books, slideshow etc and not one person noticed or cared that we scrapped it all. It is about the couple vowing in front of their closest family and friends to love each other forever… the rest we made up.

      Good luck to your daughter (and you)!

    1. Hope those are happy tears! I almost cried too if that helps πŸ™‚

      We had an amazing anniversary at the Mid Coast Credit Union Chapter Meeting in Brunswick where I spoke about social media and made my wonderful husband come and keep me company… aren’t I romantic πŸ˜‰

      We celebrated over the weekend though and as I remind my husband… we have our whole lives to celebrate. Thanks for the well wishes!

  2. Your wedding was an amazing time! So many memories. Huddling under an awning with other guest witnessing a very wet bridal party, The “water slide” through the tent down to the bar where empty booze boxes were flattened and laid down to try and absorb the pool, Slip-sliding around the dance floor with friends, Traversing bridges made it picket fencing, the wonderful story about you grandmother’s wedding ring, and so many more. The absolute best part; seeing the smiles of joy on the Bride and Groom’s faces. Happy 3rd Wedding Anniversary to you and Adam!

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