One Year


It’s been a year since we exchanged vows, and I absolutely cannot believe that our first year of marriage has come and gone. I know it sounds so cliché, but it literally has flown by! So many wonderful things have happened since then: an unforgettable honeymoon in Paris & Provence, buying our first home, settling into said home, starting my first year of residency as Dr. Braly (it’s “braw-lee”), being witness to some amazing weddings of family & loved onces (I’m looking at you, Tracy! And Frank!), and of course meeting wonderful, amazing people like you, from my blog.

Of course, life isn’t perfect, and we had some low points, including my grandmother’s passing, Houston’s grandmother’s passing, my dog (aka second love of my life) Winnie going missing & never coming back, the anniversary of my brother’s death, and other pretty tragic family events that I’d prefer not to mention here.

But for every bad time, 2 blessings have come in its place, and my husband and I have weathered it all, together. There isn’t person in this whole wide world that I’m closer to. He is my best friend, my rock, and my soulmate, and today marks just one of may, many cherished years together. Forever and ever.


Today, tell the special someone in your life just how much they are appreciated. Just tell them, “I appreciate you, and all that you do.”


  1. says

    Congratulations Kristina! So happy for you two. That was such a beautiful film you guys had made! Brought a tear to my eye. Wishing you many, many more years of happiness! :)

  2. says

    I LOOOOOVE your wedding so much Kristina! The chandelier hanging during your first dance kills me – so adorable! This was a really well shot video – almost brought tears to my eyes! Congrats to you and Houston on such a beautiful day, and what I’m sure is a strong and wonderful marriage.

    xox Lara

  3. TNK_Style says

    Congrats to you and Houston, and happy anniversary!! Such a beautiful day you shared; wishing you well for many years to come! :)

  4. says

    Congrats :) You are beautiful always but you were a GORGEOUS bride. These pictures are stunning too.

    xo Ashley

  5. says

    what a stunning bridge and what a beautiful video that you have to remember your wedding day by (although i imagine its a day you’ll never forget!) Congratulations and happy anniversary x

  6. Stacey Pawelek says

    Happy Anniversary! Gorgeous pictures… The Skeens rule! I actually found your awesome blog through them! Happy One Year and cheers to a lifetime of love!

  7. Shelly says

    Your wedding video is fabulous!! It is stunning. Brought tears of joy to my eyes. What a wonderful treasure to have. Such a gorgeous and happy bride. Wishing you both the first of many Happy Anniversaries!! Thanks for sharing:)

  8. Veronika Kostrouchova says

    Thank you for sharing this with your readers. It was such a lovely video, literally brought tears to my eyes. There’s so much love between you two & your family & friends. In a way I am incredibly jealous (the dress and shoes that you wore were amazing and that cake looked pretty darn awesome too:)) but also you seem so nice and everything, that I cannot but wish you the best. I hope you have a fabulous anniversary and many more to come.

    Your blog friend from Prague,

  9. Jessica says

    You look gorgeous Kristina! Happy Anniversary!
    Fellow blogger,
    Jessica Lyons

  10. Deanna C says

    I hope you are always as joyful as on that wonderful and beautiful wedding day. May the power of your love for each other always overcome the hurdles that life brings. Together, you can face it all- good and not so. Happy Anniversary, and best wishes for a wonderful lifetime of many many more.

  11. says

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! I feel like God sent me to your site. I’ve been frustrated at my husband for no reason. I am stressed out and I have been taking it out on him. Now I can’t wait for him to get home to tell him. THANK YOU.

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