We couldn’t be happier today to celebrate the one-year anniversary of our dear friends Karen and Michael! In addition to Karen coming on as our assistant (in addition to her more-than-full-time grade-school teaching job), we recently chatted with them about this past year of their lives together, and what images from their wedding day they love the most. Here’s what they had to say:

We have had the most wonderful year of celebrations, both our own and others. Experiencing every emotion on our wedding day, laughing and dancing together at the weddings of our close friends and exploring the world together, starting with the honeymoon in Italy and continuing this year with Munich and South Africa!  Every mile is a memory and we can’t believe what a ride we have had the past 12 years! From high school dances to toasting our one year anniversary with beer and good friends in Munich, we count our blessings in the millions.  We appreciate every moment spent together, be it Friday night take-out on the couch or sitting on the beach in Cabo, our lives just fit together perfectly. But above all, it feels so good and so right to finally call each other husband and wife.

Michael’s faves:

Sums up Karen to a T, lots of fun and spontaneous. Why would she think twice to a chocolate cupcake even if she’s in her wedding dress?

This one shows how stunning she looked that day.

Karen’s faves:

This picture brings me back to one of my favorite moments of the day–Our first dance was so incredibly emotional, just the two of us lost in our own world together.  I couldn’t keep myself from crying with happiness.

I absolutely love the expression on Michael’s face.  I look at this and I can hear his big, wonderful laugh and it puts a smile on my face every time.

Both faves:

What more is there to say? This completely captured our pure, absolute joy on our wedding day.  We couldn’t believe after 11 years in the making, it was our wedding day! Incredible.
We love this picture for many reasons.  First, Jefferson is our fave D.C. monument, the site of our engagement, and this just seems like the quintessential D.C. wedding pic.  Love it!
Thanks so much, you two, for allowing us to share your first anniversary with you and we look forward to many more. We loved seeing some of your favorite pics from that incredible day and we love you both to pieces.