1. What have you learned to appreciate about each other?
JB: I’ve learned to appreciate Elly being OCD about everything being in its right place in the house. There can’t be one cup in the sink before we go to bed!! She is impatient most of the time but that’s ok because I can be too impatient so it balances us out. I have so many more but for the sake of length I will end with those two.
EB: His easy-going personality and how he avoids confrontation. I don’t know if it’s the latina thing or if I got it from my dad but this used to drive me crazy when we first got married.
2. What is your spouse most irritating habit?
JB: She bites her lip ALL the time.
EB: How he forgets so easily. I seriously don’t get it. I once called him three times in the day about his dentist appointment. I even called him 15 minutes before had to leave work and he STILL forgot. Seriously?! Haha
3. What was the hardest thing to adjust too?
JB: It took me a long time to get used to either asking or informing her of things when I wanted to go out or had something planned.
EB: Submission. Whoowee this one is still hard to this day.
4. What have you learned in being married for the past 7 years?
JB: I have learned that I will NEVER be able to read her mind which is ok because I know I just need to love her and be romantic to her. Something I’m still learning to do a better job!
EB: How to argue – I feel like we have gotten really good at fighting without saying ugly things and hitting below the belt.
5. What was our worst argument about? What did you learn from it?
JB: Money, Money, Money! I’ve learned that there is balance and I can’t save every penny!
EB: Money. It was all we used to argue about, he saved every penny and I spent every penny.
6. Name 3 qualities that attracted you to each other when you first met?
JB: Well there are way more than 3 but since I’m limited… her hair, dimples and when I heard her speaking Portuguese.
EB: His smile, eyes … and his butt. haha!
7. How do you have a happy married life?
JB: A happy marriage is when you know your spouse has your back. You can trust her to love you and put your desires before hers. You know how to resolve your problems before you go to bed.
EB: To this day I remember my mother telling me the day we got married that in order to have a happy marriage you can not act like roommates. You have to live for each other. After 7 years of being married I couldn’t agree more!
Photographer: Dana Fernandez Photography / Florals & Vase: Blush and Vine / Hair & Makeup: Butter Artistry / Invitations & Calligraphy: Nib and Pixel / Cake & Cake Stand: Buttercup / Plates, Glasses, & Linens: Crate and Barrel / Rentals: The Foundry / Film Lab: The Find Lab / Gown: Vera Wang from Casa de Novia
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