Our 5 year Anniversary: Then and Now

Here it is! Our 5 year wedding anniversary is June 22nd and I can’t believe how much time has gone by. When I looked back at these photos,  besides the tears and laughs, I couldn’t believe a few things. One, we were very, very skinny and looked a lot less tired, hah. Two, how excited we were to get married. We were just so happy to celebrate with our friends and family for one giant party! I still say our wedding was the best party we ever threw 🙂

Before we got married, I thought I knew what marriage really meant, but had no clue.  I was excited and ready for it at the time, but had no idea what it actually would be like day in and day out.  Maybe I was a little naive thinking we would be in the honeymoon stage forever, but you know, reality hits. Sometimes marriage is glamorous, but most days, it’s not. There’s miscommunication, tiredness, and stress. All relationships take some work and things don’t always flow the way you want it to. Some days I give 100%, other days maybe 25%. It’s truly a balance every day.

But with all that being said, Manny and I really try to live our life to the fullest (with a child, it just looks a little different), but it’s been honestly so much fun. We try not to be “boring” or have the same routine. Taking trips, dinners, festivals, and having time to disconnect has been a priority for us. Yes, can things seem redundant sometimes, of course! But we often recognize it and will try to be spontaneous, which is what I love about us.

But anyways, I have absolutely love being married and starting family, more than I ever thought I would. It’s a type love I have for him that’s very hard to describe at times and maybe I don’t do express myself enough, but I love, appreciate and respect you Manny! Happy 5 years and can’t wait to add another baby girl to the mix. 🙂

Some of the details:

Hair and Makeup: Salon V (Meredith for my hair and David for makeup)
Church: St. Vincent DePaul
Water Taxi to arrive
Venue: Fulton’s on the River (now River Roast)
Mascot: DePaul Blue Demon (Manny’s request)
DJ: Toast & Jam
Photography: Leathem Photography
Bridal Suite: JW Marriott
Dress: Priscilla of Boston (now closed)
Bridesmaids Dresses: House of Brides
Wedding Planner: LK Events

wedding bridal suite at JW Marriott

wedding bridal suite at JW Marriott

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wedding arrival by chicago water taxi

wedding arrival by chicago water taxi

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