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WHY WE GOT MARRIED IN GREECE

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SIVAN + PAUL GET MARRIED IN GREECE


I can hardly believe it’s been 2 years since this moment (pictured). Time is a funny thing, especially in marriages, because on one hand 2 years has flown by, and on the other our wedding seems like a million years ago. In fact, I feel like I’ve been married to Paul my entire life since most of my adult life has been with him. November will mark 8 years of us being together.

Two years, while not the most significant milestone, still means a lot to me. It’s in my nature to celebrate every little victory, insignificant anniversaries included. I have come to learn that Paul and I share something special. We are truly truly best friends. We have deep, genuine respect for each other. And our love only grows for one another each passing day. While we have only been married for 2 years, it wasn’t until 2 years ago that our life together really began. It might not sound romantic, but that’s when everything merged and became a partnership. It meant we were officially in this [life] together and moving forward every last decision will be made together.

So while being together wasn’t new to us, building a life together was. The last 2 years have been filled with conversations about our life goals–careers, travel, kids, houses–and it wasn’t until then that I realized what makes marriage different than dating (for us). While there is still so much unknown in our future, I’m just enjoying our time together. I always knew Paul would make an amazing husband but he has surpassed all my expectations. I tell him all the time, he’s the best person I’ve ever met. I don’t know a single person more honest, genuine, kind, loving, patient, supportive, smart, and caring than Paul. I feel incredibly lucky to be married to him.

Now this is a little off topic, but we get this question often so I wanted to address it today since we are talking marriage. Why did we get married in Greece? Well, a few things. 1) Greece was on our list of destinations to visit so it seemed like a good, naturally beautiful place to get hitched, 2) To be honest, we wanted a smaller, more intimate wedding, and 3) Island life is just so us. The island we chose to get married on (Naxos) was so laid back, with the friendliest people we’ve ever met. The planning process was just as chill–absolutely ZERO bridezilla moments for me. Our entire wedding was just very us. A beautiful beach, lots of alcohol, dancing, great food, and everyone we love.

We have decided that for our 5 year anniversary we will return to Naxos (everyone’s invited!) for a little reunion trip. Until then, Paul and I will be eating some yummy Greek food tonight to celebrate 2 years married.

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