So, I’ve been flirting with the idea for a while now … to start including some more ‘personal’ posts on my blog. I still want to be a creative & offbeat resource for weddings in the Washington, DC area, but I also want to share some of the awesome things that come with being married [because isn’t that the point of getting married anyway!?].

If you follow me on Twitter [moreso than Facebook] than you’ve already gotten a glimpse at the things that make my life churn, namely: the H St. Area/Trinidad Neighborhood, Penn State Football, the NY Giants, sharing other wedding vendors’ giveaways, posts, & inspiration, my mini dachshund Sadie … and my husband.

Which leads me into my first “Let’s Get Personal” [which I of course, in my head, am singing to the music of “Let’s Get Physical“] post. I’ll try and keep these to once a week, or every other week, and see how it goes from there. I’d appreciate any feedback! So here it goes…

I love my husband. He is awesome. He came with me this past weekend to Borrowed Event. But, not only did he come with me, he hung my banner, strung the heart garland, helped another vendor with hanging something in her booth, AND actually manned my booth for an hour while I went to talk with the ladies of Bayside Bride & United With Love.

Here is Andy manning my booth:

[photo by ReadyLuck]

And prior to the show, he helped me cut out over 200 felt hearts by hand, helped me set up my booth more than once, and packed up [and unpacked] the car for the show :) So yeah – he is kind of awesome. I couldn’t do both a full-time day job and Capitol Romance without his support and find it pretty sweet that he is willing to attend a wedding show and talk about ‘his wife’s wedding blog’.

I think one of the things society tends to disregard with regards to a successful marriage, is how important it is to be “partners” in things. To help and support each other in your endeavors, even if it’s something that you might not want to do. Aka, driving to the airport late in the night to pick up Andy from his business trips, or watching your wife make a fool of herself dancing at a bar, but standing by supportive anyway.

[yes, that is some fist pumping that you see there]

I love my husband for so many reasons ~ and though it might sound mushy, he really is someone that I consider to be one of my best friends. No one else can understand or finish movie/TV quotes I reference like he can. No one else has the patience he has [and trust me, living with me – you’d need it :)] and no one else quite compliments my odd, erratic, and rather strong personality.

Sometimes I think it’s the fact that we have grown up together [cue “awwws”], as yes we are high-school sweethearts. Don’t believe me … well lucky for you, I uploaded one of our Prom pics for your viewing pleasure:

Just look at that chin strap! [ps-he is going to kill me for sharing this picture].

In summation, I have considered myself to be extremely lucky to have found a partner that is so loving, selfless, caring, and totally boss. He is the cheese to my macaroni [yes, that last part is from Juno].

I hope everyone in this world gets to find a partner that is their perfect compliment ~ life really is much more enthralling when you have someone with you along for the ride.



  1. Love love LOVE this post, Bree! (Post more personal things! :D) You + Andy are so freaking adorable and I was super excited to see you BOTH at Borrowed last weekend. =)

    We are so crazy lucky to have awesome/stellar/amazing husbands that will assist us with DIY projects. The nights leading up to Borrowed, Chad was definitely painting, sewing things together, and creating cute cookie bags…

  2. I’m a fan of the “let’s get personal” idea and LOVE this post! I think it’s absolutely sweet and wonderful you and your sweetie are so happy in love. And you’re right, what would be a wedding blog without sharing these types of feel good love stories. I hate when I hear people say “life ends when you get married” …. blah, whatever, they are all wrong! :)

  3. Love this post and the personal aspect. It’s nice to get insight and learn about the person behind the blog. A blog should be a reflection of you so why not get personal? Husbands are the best and the supportive ones truly make life SO much easier : ) TGIF!

  4. This is an amazing post! Blogs rarely cover what happens after the wedding is over and marriage begins – I like this new addition! And it goes without saying but…SO CUTE! And yes – men crazy enough to marry those of us in this industry are required to assist with craft projects and/or installations lol

  5. I love this post. Years ago I asked my mom what the secret was to a great marriage. She and my Dad were together for 50 years (before he passed away) and she said, “Your Dad is my best friend.” So here’s to 50+ years for you and Andy!

  6. Too sweet! We’re high school sweethearts too so I’m loving that prom picture :)

    Another vote for personal posts- it’s awesome to get to know the face behind the blog! So great meeting you (finally!) last weekend!

  7. that is very true. The whole point of a wedding is to start a marriage. I enjoyed your post today, feel free to keep them coming. It is, after all, your blog, and you can do what you want :)
    you guys are adorable

  8. LOVE this post!!! I am a fan of getting personal for sure. :) And I didn’t know that you guys are high school sweethearts!! That’s soooo cute!!! Also – the new design looks amazing!! Excited for you with the new branding!!

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