This coming weekend is going to be a very exciting time for Stephanie, as her big wedding day is finally just days away! We thought we would spend the days leading up to her special wedding day sharing wedding layouts from out entire design team. And not just any wedding layouts, but layouts using photos from our own weddings. I think we have all enjoyed traveling down memory lane as we dug out photos for these layouts. Each designer is also sharing a few tidbits of marriage advice from our own personal experience.
“Our Wedding Day”, by Sheri Reguly.
After nearly 18 years of marriage, the best piece of advice that I can offer you is not to sweat the small stuff, and to look at the “big picture.” Focus on the positive, and all the wonderful things that you share together. Don’t allow your little disagreements, or the pet peeves that you have about the other person to become a bigger deal than they actually are. It’s kinda like raising a child...you have to pick your battles. You can’t always get upset about the crayon on the wall or the spilled milk on the floor. I guess what I’m trying to say is, don’t waste your energy arguing about the silly things. Save it for when he really peeves you off!!!
Love and Marriage: Vows, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Wedding Day Miniatures; Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Saltwater; Kiss Me: Flutter, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Birthday Boy: Streamers; Baby Boy: Momma’s Boy; High Five Alpbabet Stickers: Gulf, Piggy-Punch; Flags: Love & Marriage
“Wedding”, by Yohko Takiguchi.
Congratulations for your marriage, Stephanie! As a proverb in Japan says, “Children are a link between husband and wife.” I do believe sharing something common as topics between husband and wife is a key point for happy married life. Anyway, please enjoy your marital life.
Love and Marriage: Vows, Turner Hall Ballroom, Smokeys In Love, Esther Fleming Floral, Cake Tasting, Borders, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Wedding Chipboard Icons; Engaged At Last: Alpha+Bits Stickers, Miniatures; Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Cotton Candy
“I Love You”, by Carina Lindholm.
My best advice for a good marriage and relationship is to make time for each other. Have fun and laugh often.
Love and Marriage: Smokeys In Love, Cute Cuts, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Crochet Hearts: Punch; Designer Tape: Cotton Candy Chevron, Blue Chevron, Pickle Juice Stripe, Grey Chevron, Polka Dot Combo, Grey Dot, Pickle Juice Dot
"The Reveal", by Jenny Evans.
Always, always communicate. I couldn't imagine going a day without talking to my husband! Be it serious discussions or joking and laughing all day, you have to talk to your partner!! I am lucky enough to be married to my best friend, and he can make me laugh to tears today just as he did when we first met! So, communication and laughter are 2 key factors to staying happy for a very long time.
Love and Marriage: Cute Cuts, Esther Fleming Floral, Vows, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Wedding Day Miniatures, Chipboard Icons; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Frosting; Designer Tape: Cotton Candy Chevron; Button Market: Aqua Flowers, Neutral Mix; Flags: Love & Marriage
"On This Day", by Leanne Allinson.
My Grandmother told me never to go to bed angry with your husband. Always resolve your differences before the day ends and if you can't do that at least be on speaking terms. After fourteen years of marriage this year, I must have held that piece of advice in my heart because my husband and I have never had an argument that we couldn't settle. Take turns listening to each other especially if and when children are welcomed into your family. All the very best Stephanie, for a long and happy marriage!
Love and Marriage: Esther Fleming Floral, May Eighteenth, Vows, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Wedding Day Miniatures, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Pickle Juice; Crochet Hearts: Pickle Juice