I don’t know how the 1st year of marriage anniversary is called in your country? Here in France it’s cotton, but in Brazil, and I think in the US, it’s called paper wedding anniversary. Anyway, Lorena is Brazilian, she actually runs a wedding blog herself, and she and her husband just celebrated one year of wedding. For this occasion, they had a beautiful paper bowtie and bouquet, installed a quite special setting on the beach and had The Kreulichs photograph them. I am sure you remember this husband + wife photographer team? Junia and Licius are amongst the first photographers that were featured here, if not the very first ones (and please don’t miss their thought at the end of the post – it’s so sweet!), and Lorena is actually Junia’s sister. So this shoot was kind of a family thing, until today!
Lorena loves to celebrate – their first anniversary, this first year together as a married couple. She didn’t know how, the only thing she knew is that she wanted there to be paper and love!
They woke up at 5am this morning; through the windows a dark threatening sky… At first everybody went back to sleep, except for Lorena, who was too excited about wearing her dress again and having the photo shoot. It turned out, a few hours later, it still wasn’t raining and they decided to go outside. The weather was as threatening as it was on the day of their wedding, Lorena said, but Diego’s kisses were just what she needed to have her fear go away.
The word of the photographers.
The greatest challenge is not to get married, but to stay married.
To not let the love go away and take care of the smallest things is the real challenge. We had the great opportunity to be part of this commemoration, that can seem small—one year of marriage, paper wedding anniversary—but we think that taking the time to celebrate, big or small beginnings, is what makes the difference.
We would like to maintain every day, every year, this kind of commemoration. We feel like every couple should have this feeling as a rule, and who knows, maybe everything would end up stronger, more resistant.
Wedding anniversaries aren’t just a moment to have photos taken, it’s a time to renew vows. We believe that every detail they prepared for the photo shoot was a reflection of what they live in they day-to-day life, their preoccupation with small details in their house, in their lives, of the surprises and the attention they have for each other.
We are grateful to be living days like this one with couples that we learn from, inspire us in our personal & professional life, and give us the opportunity to know them and photograph them.