Look up the word “romance” in the dictionary and these pics are what you’ll see. Captured by Simply Sarah Photography, this two year anniversary shoot is dripping with love in all the best ways possible, from the setting (Miami’s Vizcaya Museum & Gardens) to the gorgeous Rime Arodaky gown – and of course these two soulmates. Get in on all these good vibes this Monday – more in our Vault right this way!
From Simply Sarah Photography… I had the pleasure of photographing Halle and Brendan’s gorgeous backyard wedding in 2015 and was thrilled to capture their two year anniversary in their new home state of Florida just a few weeks ago. Vizcaya provided a beautiful and timeless background and I was able capture these two exploring the museum gardens in all their newlywed glory. Yes, after two years of marriage they still act like newlyweds, it’s adorable how cute they are! I have a special place in my heart for anniversary sessions and I suggest all of my couples to take time to document their love in some way as the years of marriage roll on. When they are 65, how sweet will it be to show their grandchildren years of beautiful photographs of times long past but memories they hold so dear.
From Halle… Truth be told, Brendan and I have very little in common. I love baking show marathons, he loves Grey’s Anatomy. I am a huge dreamer, he’s the most realistic person I know. I love concerts, he won’t go because he doesn’t know what to do with his hands. I love shopping, he hates it with a passion. I love Jesus, he loves Jesus.. and that’s enough. I am glad we figured that out early on..
After almost two years of marriage, it is our mutual love for Jesus that binds us, and our love for His mission in particular. We know that we are truly better together, than apart. And we know God’s mission is bigger than our marriage. Our desire for our marriage is modeled after Philippians 1:17. We want to be of “one mind,” to be “striving side by side for the faith of the gospel.” Being married to Brendan is the most beautiful, reckless, and scandalous shadow of the most incredible love story ever told.
Our words of wisdom for other couples: Brendan and I haven’t had years of experience with marriage but we’ve certainly walked through some seasons together, both good and bad! At the beginning of our marriage I had a break down… here I am a young newlywed, living seven hours away from my family and friends in a new city and knowing no one besides my husband. One night Brendan walked in from work and found me crying my eyes out beside the bed. Super mature and attractive I am sure… he laid down beside me and started praying over me. Hearing my husband invite God into my mess of depression changed the way I viewed prayer and made me fall even more in love with him.
Prayer truly changes everything. Have you ever had the thought that you could be the only person that prays for your spouse? Or even your marriage? Fact is marriage is difficult, we get tired and selfish. Psalm 18:6 tells us He always hears, and he deeply cares for our marriage, your marriage, everyone’s marriage. After all He designed it. Brendan and I believe prayer and communion with God alone has given us a satisfaction and purpose in marriage we truly didn’t even know was possible. I look forward to many more years of marriage with my best friend!
Photography: Simply Sarah Photography | Floral Design: Inna Olimpiyuk Events | Jewelry: Trumpet & Horn | Hair + Makeup: DG Makeup Pro | Wedding Venue: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens | Couple's Custom Crest: Spurle Gul Studios