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“We keep saying that it’s crazy to think that last December, we were able to have our wedding with nearly 400 people,” Katie said during her and Ryan’s anniversary photos on High Bridge in Otterbein, Indiana.
And, with those words, my mind was blown!
On December 7, 2019, Ryan and Katie Brummet became husband and wife and had one of the biggest weddings I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing and one of the most packed dance floors I’ve ever seen! (See their wedding photos here!)
Now, it’s so strange to think that just a few months after their epic wedding, the world shut down due to COVID.
Year one of marriage certainly hasn’t been what Ryan and Katie expected, but these two have enjoyed doing life together, and I’m so excited to share their anniversary photos on High Bridge in Otterbein, Indiana on the blog!
A Few Thoughts on Year One According to the Brummets
After I shoot VRP brides’ and grooms’ anniversary photos, I challenge them to get real about marriage and email them a few questions in hopes that their answers will show other newlyweds that (1) they aren’t alone in their struggles and (2) marriage takes work to thrive.
I’m so excited that Ryan and Katie were willing to share their answers to these questions!
1. What have been the highlights of year one of marriage?
“We had a blast on our honeymoon so that was definitely a highlight for us. Another highlight for us would be everything “slowing down” due to COVID-19, therefore it allowed us to spend a lot of time together and we both think we grew stronger in our relationship because of this.”
2. What’s the best part about being married?
“Being able to share memories with the one you love most. Also knowing that whether you are having a good day or bad day, someone who cares about you unconditionally is there for you.”
3. What’s something that’s been more difficult about being married than you expected?
“Learning how each other communicates when we are in a discussion. We all communicate differently and figuring out how your spouse communicates can be difficult, but once you both have that figured out, it makes future discussions so much easier!”
4. What’s one piece of advice that you’d give to newlyweds?
“Everyone says it, but it cannot be more true: Communication is key! It doesn’t matter if it’s a good topic, or a difficult topic, if you don’t communicate about it with your spouse, it won’t do you any good.”
Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Brummet!
I feel so blessed to know you both and to be able to call you friends. I hope you love your anniversary photos on High Bridge in Otterbein, Indiana, but I hope you’re loving married life even more.