Matthew and I got engaged in June of 2014, which sounds like it was sooo long ago! We are coming up on our 2nd wedding anniversary, which sounds EVEN CRAZIER! I feel like I was just trying on wedding dresses, hot gluing greenery to everything, and glitter-bombing my save the dates (more on those later.) I did a lot of DIY items, and maybe one day I’ll share all that stuff but for today we are going to talk about something much more recent, my favorite Christmas present. Matthew is really good about remembering when I mention things that I want, and he is pretty good about keeping notes in his phone about that stuff…he really is the best husband. We had been talking about getting our vows on canvases and unfortunately the long-winded person that I am, my vows are MUCH longer than his. I was scared that it would look silly in comparison so I did the next best thing and suggested the ring exchange “vows.”
We wrote some of the components of our ceremony, and then our best guy friend filled in the rest and made it sooo much better! We knew we didn’t want to say some of the traditional stuff and really wanted it to be “us.” We decided on a passage that we had heard in a movie and added a bit here and there…it was (and still is) perfect. I, again, mentioned this to Matt– and he said he wanted to get it for me for Christmas but because he knows how picky I am he let me pick the artist and I fell in love with The Blushing Script after seeing her on some of my friends’ instagrams. I reached out to her and she was SO incredibly sweet and explained the process, I sent her what I wanted and within minutes I had the order ready to go for Matthew. She sent him the link and within a week or so her pretty packaged box was sitting at my doorstep! Unfortunately, I had to wait until Christmas to come but it was definitely worth it.
I am so obsessed with my canvas and it has already become one of my favorite things in our house, a reminder of our love and that we are in this together. Love will forever win, and we will overcome any challenges that are bound to come with this beautiful thing called life.