Today is our one-year anniversary and we are taking a day to enjoy ourselves. This last year was a crazy roller coaster ride filled with our highest highs and our lowest lows.
After dating for 10 years, we finally tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony on the beach in Mexico. I can say without a doubt that it was exactly what we had been hoping for. Surrounded by 30 of our closest family and friends, we exchanged vows while barefoot in the sand on an island just off the coast of Cancun. Then we dined, drank, and danced the night away. Perfection! If any of you are looking for a great place to get married in Mexico, look up Playa La Media Luna on Isla Mujeres. It was divine! We honeymooned in Tulum for a few days and it was pure relaxation and bliss.
Then we returned home and received a phone call from Brett’s parents. His father’s melanoma had returned for a third time and he was having tests in a couple days. Waiting for the results was agonizing, but the diagnosis was worse. Metastatic melanoma. And it had spread throughout his body. We made the decision right then to pack up our stuff, put it in storage, and move from Boulder, CO to Iowa for the foreseeable future. We’re so glad we did. Almost three months after the diagnosis, we lost my father-in-law to cancer.
We moved back to Colorado in the summer and spent the rest of the year getting our bearings and focusing on our startup. We’ve already made it through the “for worse” part of our vows this past year and that’s because we did it together.
We are looking forward to the “for better” part this year.
These are some of my favorite photos of our wedding & a really fun video done by our incredibly talented friend, Megan.