Happy 3rd Anniversary

///Happy 3rd Anniversary

Happy 3rd Anniversary

Three years ago today I was in Maui, Hawaii getting ready for my dream wedding on a rocky, secluded beach.

I prayed for the perfect mix of tropical and traditional flowers…


…a stunning white cake, a tropical rain-free sunny day…


…waves crashing against the rocks for pictures…


…the perfect sunset…


and for our guests to have an amazing time.

wedding5.jpgOur wedding was simple, but I wanted it to be perfect.


I’m a lucky girl because it was just about as perfect as one could imagine.wedding6.jpg

I prayed for a beautiful wedding day as much as any girl, but most of all, I prayed for our marriage.

The days beyond the one perfect day.

All the days of our life really.


You see, I am the luckiest of them all because I get to be married to this handsome guy for my entire life.  I can honestly say I love him more than that perfect day we got married.   There is not a day that goes by that I am not grateful for our marriage.blackbalsamhike17.jpg

Life as a lot of ups and downs, but I am so blessed to have a partner who supports me and all of my crazy dreams.  We go through life as a team with an unbreakable bond.


My prayers were truly answered.

Happy 3rd Anniversary hubby!  I love you!

Want to see more wedding fun?

1st Anniversary Post- I shared our wedding pictures for the 1st time.

2nd Anniversary Post- Pictures from our two weeks in Hawaii including Maui and Kauai.

Wedding Page- Details about the dress and accessories (It is Fashion Friday after all!)

Housekeeping note

Congratulations to Jenny Slagle who won the Old Factory Candles giveaway!

Also, don’t forget to enter the EPIC Running Giveaway!  I’m giving away my ENTIRE holiday gift guide this year.  You don’t want to miss it!

 Your Turn!

If you are married, where was your wedding?

If you are not, where is your dream wedding?




By | 2017-08-15T14:04:20-04:00 December 5th, 2014|Friends & Family, Fun|49 Comments


  1. Felicia December 7, 2014 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! What beautiful pictures. We were married here in our church. We celebrate our 14th year of marriage on the 16th. It was beautiful and snowy. I wouldn’t change a thing.

    • JulieWunder December 8, 2014 at 8:40 am - Reply

      Happy early anniversary! Sounds like a beautiful wedding!

  2. Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy December 7, 2014 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    so cute! happy anniversary!

  3. Cailee December 6, 2014 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    You guys are so cute!! Seriously, I LOVE all your pictures! ..and I love that wedding dress!! You look gorgeous! (like usual!)…Happy 3rd Anniversary!!

  4. NC Blogger Network December 6, 2014 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Your photos are beautiful! Congrats on the anniversary. I’ve been to Maui several times, it’s such a beautiful location for a wedding!! – Sarah VA for NCBN

    • JulieWunder December 6, 2014 at 11:18 am - Reply

      It is such a cool place! I’d go every year if I could!

  5. Linda December 5, 2014 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    Happy Anniversary Julie to you and your handsome hubby. Here’s to many more happy, healthy years together!

  6. Madeline St Onge December 5, 2014 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Happy Anniversary to you both 😉

  7. Bethany December 5, 2014 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    Just beautiful!

  8. Stephanie December 5, 2014 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    Your faith and love will be the glue that holds you two together. Happy anniversary.

  9. Tracy December 5, 2014 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    Happy Anniversary, Julie! Your wedding pictures are gorgeous! Being able to say you love your husband now even more than on that day is a major win in my book!

  10. Nicole @ Fitful Focus December 5, 2014 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    Happy Anniversary to you both! Your wedding does look absolutely perfect 🙂

    • JulieWunder December 6, 2014 at 11:22 am - Reply

      Thanks Nicole! It was a great day! The entire group wants us to renew our vows so we all have an excuse to go back! haha!

  11. Colan December 5, 2014 at 11:28 am - Reply

    Happy anniversary Julie and your husband. The pictures are beautiful. You say you are lucky to have him, but I’m sure he is also the lucky one.

  12. Jaime December 5, 2014 at 10:16 am - Reply

    My husband and I were married on the MHU campus. 🙂 I attend all-campus staff meetings in the chapel…seats away from where we said, “I do!”

    Happy anniversary!!!

  13. Sarah @ Sweet Miles December 5, 2014 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Happy anniversary, Julie!!! What a gorgeous day, and what a beautiful, breathtaking bride you were! (And still are, of course) 🙂 Hope you guys get to celebrate this weekend and have many happy years ahead of you!! Have a great, Friday!!

  14. Lynn Humphreys December 5, 2014 at 9:13 am - Reply

    Lovely pics of a beautiful event and a happy couple! We will celebrate 44 years on
    December 19! Cheers!

  15. What beautiful pictures! happy anniversary. We had our honeymoon in Hawaii and we are going back this summer for our 20th anniversary!

    • JulieWunder December 6, 2014 at 11:31 am - Reply

      Thank you! Can I come with you? 🙂 You are going to have so much fun!

  16. Dan Steadman December 5, 2014 at 8:01 am - Reply

    congrats and many more…we were married at her church in Richmond, VA and then went to the Shenandoah Valley for a week

  17. Susie @ SuzLyfe December 5, 2014 at 7:58 am - Reply

    OMG gorgeous. Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful wedding, and many happy anniversaries to come!!
    Alex and I got married in the rose garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. It was just the most perfect day for us. I wish I could go back to it again and again!

    • JulieWunder December 6, 2014 at 11:32 am - Reply

      Thank you so much! I bet your wedding was gorgeous too! What a great setting.

  18. Diane December 5, 2014 at 7:42 am - Reply

    happy anniversary Julie and the hubs! We love you to the moon ! Your wedding and Hawaii were amazing I feel we should be back there every year for your anniversary.

  19. Paula December 5, 2014 at 7:41 am - Reply

    Happy Anniversary…here’s to a LIFETIME of happiness for the two of you!!!

  20. Heather @Fit n Cookies December 5, 2014 at 7:30 am - Reply

    Happy Anniversary! I love looking at pictures from your wedding. You were stunning and Hawaii definitely made the best back drop for pictures 😉 Here’s to a lifetime of happiness!

  21. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie December 5, 2014 at 7:19 am - Reply

    I just am in love myself with your wedding photos! It looks like a movie. Happy 5 years to you and your husband! Praying blessings for the two of you and many, many more anniversaries to come!

    • JulieWunder December 6, 2014 at 11:33 am - Reply

      Thanks Stacie! I look at them and can’t believe it happened!

  22. The Hubs December 5, 2014 at 6:57 am - Reply

    Happy Anniversary to the most amazing, wonderful and beautiful wife a man could dream of! It has been amazing what we have shared in only 3 short years and I can not wait to see what life’s adventure holds for us next. I truly love you more each day and I feel so blessed that we get to do this journey together. I love you Julie! Happy 3rd Anniversay!!!! (Why aren’t we back in Maui right now?!?!?!)

  23. Gail Harrell December 5, 2014 at 6:46 am - Reply

    Happy anniversary!! December 5th, really??? Our anniversary is the same day! However, it is our 22nd. We hope you and your’s are as happy after 22 years as we are! Enjoy your “Running in a skirt” especially all the goodies and how to make them. Still miss seeing you every morning on the weather, but do realize everyone has to move on. Have a great day, and a great anniversary. Gail & Ritchie

    • JulieWunder December 6, 2014 at 11:36 am - Reply

      HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!! So cool! Great minds think alike 🙂 I hope you guys had a great day too. Thank you so much for your support of my blog!

  24. Blane Sherer December 5, 2014 at 6:38 am - Reply

    Happy Anniversary to you and your hubs.
    You seem like a great young couple with
    your lives and dreams ahead of you together.
    I’m happy for you.

  25. Laurie Morris December 5, 2014 at 6:05 am - Reply

    My high school sweetheart (he was the football player and I was the cheerleader-hehe!) and I married in my home church where I was baptized as a baby. We had dated 7 years and have been married 35. We have 2 wonderful kids and son in law and a 2 year old grandson! It has been a ride!! Ups and downs, mostly ups and we are blessed! My hubby and I have really taken those marriage vows seriously in 2014 as I was diagnosed with breast cancer in January. In sickness and health took on a whole new meaning and he is my rock. God is with us! Your pics are beautiful!!! Blessings on you 2!!!

    • JulieWunder December 6, 2014 at 11:37 am - Reply

      Thank you so much Laurie.
      Your story is so touching. God is good.
      Best of luck in your treatment and recovery. Stay strong!

  26. Jenny December 5, 2014 at 5:27 am - Reply

    Happy anniversary!! What a beautiful post! 🙂
    I’m SO excited about the Old Factory Candles!

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