Our Wedding Day

Menu, THE LOVE STORY, THE WEDDING

Our wedding day was full of joy and of tears.

Full of family, friends, and hundreds of photographs.

Our day was full of kisses, and wishes, and lots of laughter.

Full of good food and fun dancing.

Our day was full of Jesus and His design for marriage.

So far I have learned that I am a sheet hogger, he’s the sleeper, my pen collection compares fairly to his camera collection, and that we have a great time together.

Marriage has treated the both of us so wonderfully and I am so thankful for the amount of patience, love, and grace that Ben has been extending to me these past 6 months.

Now the moment we’ve all been waiting for….

WEDDING PICTURES!

 

 



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One Thing Mr. Dreamy Needs

Menu, Wife Tips

Benjamin wants to be a director and a photographer.

I aspire to possibly work as a public relations specialist for companies and become a professional blogger.

My soon to be hubby is wonderful at encouraging me.Β 

But there is one thing about my honey that is something I can’t even imagine having a relationship without.

This one secret thing is inspiration.

If your significant other cannot motivate you to chase after dreams beyond yourself, then you can do better.

If he is hot, makes you laugh, and seems perfect at everything else in life but holds you back from what you want to do the most? Let him go.

A few days ago I was not feeling motivated to go to work, the gym, or even get out of my bed. But he sent me a text message.

It was one of the sweetest and most encouraging messages ever. He told me to make the most of every minute I have left on this earth and he is so very right.

Working together as a team is one of the most important things you can possibly do.

Your significant is the one person who knows everything about you.

They know your deepest fears, best moments, and know what you’re capable of.

So if currently you are out searching for someone to hold your hand and buy you dinner, make sure that they also have high hopes for their lives. That they have dreams they are working towards and are also willing to support you to your dreams.

Be blessed this week!

THE PROPOSAL

Menu, THE PROPOSAL

On a normal Thursday I woke up and quickly began planning how my day would be spent. With Ben away and at work from 10 AM until 7 PM I had a few hours to be productive. My first goal was to go to the gym. After about an hour or so I went home.

I walked into my room and there was Ben standing in the middle of my messy room with a small gift bag in one hand looking casually dressed. Shocked I asked what he was doing here.

He smiled and said, IΒ just wanted to surprise you Sarena, here open this bag.

So still a little unsure I sat down on my bed and began folding away the wrapping paper. Inside was a beautiful white top and a bracelet that had the word “Blessed” engraved on it.

Confused I looked at him

What is all of this?

Aren’t you supposed to be at work?Β 

It was at that moment I wondered if today was the day he was going to propose.

Nah, I thought, maybe he is just trying to be extra romantic today.

Sarena, you better get in the shower, we’re going to the beach, Ben announced.

So that’s just what I did. we left about 45 minutes later and during the whole drive I agonized in my head wondering if he was going to ask me to marry him or not. Wondering whether I should as him if that was what he was going to do or not. At the end of the drive when we finally arrived I simply stopped trying to figure it out. I will just live in the moment and enjoy me day.

And that I did.

He took me to Cambria, the beach in California where we had our very first kiss.

Our day was filled with wonderful things, ice cream cones, pizza, walking around the shops, and laughing away. We were both so nervous.

He suggested going to the Sea Chest for dinner.

The Sea Chest is a very expensive seafood restaurant in Cambria, however, the Sea Chest is also the place we had dinner at so many months before and just a short walk away from the ocean and the spot we first kissed. I agreed to having dinner there.

Hours passed and eventually we made our way closer to the restaurant and took a walk on the beach waiting during the hour and a half wait for a table at the restaurant. (I told you it was fancy)

By then it was early evening and the sun was lowering. Ben took my hand and played some country love songs off of his phone. We slow danced to a few songs on the beach. He didn’t care that people were around, nor did I. It was at the moment my heart stopped and I wondered…

Is this the moment?

Is he going to ask me now?

He didn’t…yet.

He went back to the truck and left me waiting at the spot we had our first kiss.

It was getting darker now, just near sunset. I remember it felt like Ben had been gone for the longest time.

I was getting more and more nervous. At that moment I felt like God was telling me It’s time to go to the next step Sarena. Time for both of you to grow as people.Β 

He came back with his camera, set his tripod up just right. Says he wants to take a picture and I agree.

He walks over to me then asks if we can pray. He prayed one of the most meaningful prayers I have ever heard come out of his mouth.

He ran back again and checked the tripod. He was checking to make sure that camera was filming.

He looked at me. Hugged me. He was shaking. My heart was pounding.

He pulled a card out of his camera bag. On the card was a collage of pictures of us this past year together. 4th of July, Christmas, Thanksgiving, beach trips, and many other pictures.

He opened the card and began to read,

I began to tear up because I knew it was the moment.

The last line of the poem he wrote inside was

Honey bunches of love, I wanna ride this boat of life into the sunset and across the sea, but not alone. Sarena Olivia Clark will you marry me?

This part all happened so quickly.

Tears in his eyes, down on one knee, ring box open, and a beautiful sunset and ocean behind.

Forever engraved on my heart.

I said yes, put the ring on my finger, and hugged him with tears streaming down my face.

He cried and I cried, because we knew our lives were about to change 100%.

Thank you for reading friends. Just wanted to share an intimate moment of my life.

Have a blessed week!