We're wrapping up our summer series of Happy Anniversary posts with our newest team member's anniversary - Leigh Miller (our Social Media Manager) and her husband Josh celebrate 12 years of marriage today! We asked Leigh the same questions we asked Laura and Paula, and her pictures and memories below will finish up our introductions.
How did you meet your husband, and how long were you together before you got married?
We met at a Bible study - I asked him to teach me how to play the guitar. We were together for almost a year and half before our wedding (the guitar lessons stopped after a couple months).
What was your favorite part of planning your wedding? What was your least favorite part?
I'm a planner, so I loved every part of it. I also DIY'ed as much as I could (before Pinterest!) and loved coming up with ways to create what I envisioned. I didn't like making the guest list and all the stress that entailed.
Homemade Wedding logo - no Birch Paper and Design 12 years ago!
Why did you choose the invitation suite you chose? Were there any special considerations you took in designing your invites?
I loved a classic letterpress look, but that was out of my budget. The embossed ones I chose mimicked the letterpress look, and I remember choosing the script font for our names carefully (this was when the "mismatched" combination of the script fonts and more formal fonts was just becoming popular) - it had to have the right amount of whimsy while still being traditional and classic.
What did you love about your wedding? What was your favorite part of the day?
I loved everything about it. I felt it really reflected who we were as a couple. I loved the classical guitarist that played before the ceremony and then again in a side room during the reception... and instead of a receiving line, Josh and I handed out pieces of cake to all the guests as it was cut. If they wanted a piece of cake, they had to hug us. It let us talk to everyone that day without missing anyone accidentally!
What would you do differently if you had to do it all over again today?
I would order more food or opt for a cocktail hour! The hors d'oeuvres we chose for our reception were served while we were taking pictures, so when we arrived, there was no food left.
What advice do you have for brides-to-be for planning their wedding? for their wedding day? What advice do you have for couples for their marriage?
It's said a lot, but remember that the wedding is only one day - the important part is your marriage. Have a wonderful time planning your wedding, and let it reflect who you are as a couple, but be sure you're working on the relationship that will last long past the wedding day. Laugh, forgive, and choose love!
Happy 12th Anniversary, Leigh and Josh!
August 16, 2003