Christian + Monica || Wedding / by Colleen Schmidt

This day was THE. BEST. Christian and Monica are the definition of a perfect match. They are so in love, have FUN and laughter is at the heart of their relationship. Christian had us all laughing the whole day (especially Monica, and let’s be real— he was just trying to make HER laugh anyway). It was adorable.

It was another rainy day wedding with an AMAZING couple and bridal party that just embraced it! We took photos and literally danced in the rain. So. Much. Fun.

It was a day full of one of the closest families ever celebrating this happy couple. Monica’s brother sang at the ceremony *tears* and the reception was another epic dance party of family and friends cel-e-bratinnnnng!

I asked these two cuties a couple of questions about their day and any advice they had for future couples. Here is what they had to say:

What were a few (or one that stands out the most) favorite parts of your day?

From Monica: I would definitely sat that one of my many favorite parts of the day was the party bus time and taking photos at the Botanical Garden. It was such a fun, intimate time with the people that we love so dearly. The fact that all of our bridesmaids and groomsmen were willing to take so many photos with us out in the freezing rain was beyond cool. We honestly couldn’t have done it if we didn’t have such an amazing and energetic photographer and videographer :) besides that, the reception was where so much magic happened. All of our friends, neighbors and family came out to celebrate that day, and nothing makes me happier than to be with all of these people that we love so much. 

From Christian: the photo shoot after the church was great. It was drizzling rain but it was such a fun group and Colleen brought such great energy to the whole process

Any advice for future couples?

From Monica: My advice is to TRUST and to COMMUNICATE- two incredibly important things to have (among so many others) in a marriage. But also something so relevant to today- don’t let seemingly perfect relationship appearances on social media affect how you live your life and your marriage. No life and no marriage is perfect, but social media can make it seem otherwise. If you and your spouse are going through ups and downs in your marriage, don’t assume you are the only one. Marriage is amazing, but it truly is a commitment to learning and growing with your spouse forever and always. So just do your absolute best to stand up for your spouse, be there for your spouse, and love your spouse through it all, and you’ll be just fine <3 

From Christian: Work hard to become as self aware as possible in your relationship. It might seem obvious to work to become more aware of your partner’s strengths and limitations, but it is just as important to become aware of your own. For their sake, it helps you better understand what they have to “deal” with whether you’re at your best or your worst. And it allows you to garner even more appreciation for how much they complete you when you realize how much they boost your strengths and support your limitations. 

These two are goals. <3 <3

Congrats again, you two!! Thank you so so much for having me be a part of your day!!
XOXOXOXO

Ok, now click play on their first dance song and enjoy their day!