Our Third Anniversary: Styled Bridal Shoot

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It happened-- sooner than we had both expected. 
Okay, okay, before I ruin the ending, let me tell you a little backstory...
MAY 7, 2017
9:30 am Lauryn browses the internet for anniversary surprise. Gets excited when she realizes shipping will get here by anniversary day on the 14th. I also thought about how I needed to get (this) a blogpost up for the next week with the bridal photos we took.

12:00 pm Spencer says, "one week to anniversary!" We both smile and say I love you! It has been almost three years!

MAY 8, 2017
Spencer and I both receive a group text from my mom. She is definitely a little worried. 
MOM, 10:28 pm: Happy anniversary!! Sorry we are both late wishers!! Love you both very much!
ME: You're early wishers! It's on May 14th!
ME: Thank you for remembering!
MOM: Darn. I couldn't remember but then saw something on Facebook for the 8th and panicked. Okay, I'll try again later. :)

Spencer and both grinned at each other and confirmed that our anniversary was the following week.

MAY 9, 2017
When I leave for work, I notice that my parents had come to decorate our door with a cute collage and notes saying happy anniversary.

10:00 am Spencer text me and says, "was our anniversary actually yesterday?
10:16 am I text the group text (mom and Spencer): Wait, I think our anniversary WAS yesterday?!

It happened. Spencer and I both forgot our anniversary day! You often hear of one person in a married couple forgetting an anniversary. Usually they forget all together. Not Spence and I, instead, we both forgot the actual date and thought it was a week later. We think this is because we were married on May 8, 2014 and we confused the year with the day. At least it was both of us! 

In the end, the presents didn't matter because we are going to Europe at the end of May to celebrate, and loooove and laughter is all you need to keep a marriage happy!

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Happy third anniversary to the man that made me realize that good, safe, healthy love was what everyone deserves!
I love you Spencer!

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  1. I love this story! My husband and I totally almost forgot our second anniversary last month! Your photos came out beautifully!

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

  2. You are so stunning! I love your makeup and this dress! Happy 3rd anniversary :)


  3. These photos are stunning! Happy Anniversary to you!

  4. How exciting that y'all are going to Europe!

  5. I'm dying of how funny this is hahaha. But this shoot is gorgeous! Happy late anniversary! xx

  6. hahaha wait that is hilarious. BUT HAPPY BELATED ANNIVERSARY!!! (ours was the 10th!) You guys are such a hot couple and you are a mega babe/perfect goddess in these photos. like holy moly. smoke show. i'm so envious of your euro trip coming up but can't wait for all your glorious pics!!! xoxo


    golden swank

  7. Girl you look flawless here! Love that you all just take everything in stride!



  8. How funny that you both forgot your anniversary date! This shoot is gorgeous and you look amazing!

    xx, Elise

  9. This is such a funny story! This shoot is absolutely amazing though, you are both so stunning!


  10. How hilarious that you both forgot! At least it really was BOTH of you and there wasn't any awkward one-sidedness haha! These photos are absolutely stunning. I hope you all had an excellent time celebrating, post-date, and I hope you have an amazing trip!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

  11. These photos are stunning! I love the bright red jacket!

  12. What a beautiful shoot, I love the lace appliqués - simply stunning!

    Birdie Shoots

  13. First of all these pictures are STUNNING! Second I love the backstory-- too funny! Sometimes life happens and people forget things! :)

  14. Oh my goodness!!!!! Love every picture... pure perfection!! You are so beautiful!!


  15. That is definitely a funny story. You are such a great looking couple. You made a beautiful bride and your dress was awesome. I hope you enjoyed your trip together and I wish you many more happy years together. God Bless


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