Our Santorini Wedding Video

Sams Santorini Wedding

Nearly nine months later and I’m needing to pinch myself again watching the trailer of our wedding in Santorini. The sweet moments that our videographer was able to capture make my heart swell. I love seeing the moments of Shannan and the guys getting ready since we were not a part of each other’s days until the ceremony. This footage takes me back to Santorini so vividly that I can actually smell the Agean breeze and feel Shannan’s hand as…

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Things I’ve Learned In My 20’s

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  When I say it out loud, it sounds strange to be turning the leaf on my third decade. If I could I would put my twenties in a time capsule and visit them often. When I look back on the last 10 years I feel grateful for how impressionable I was in my twenties. Not in a way that I felt the need to fit in to a certain standard, but rather that I was put on a path…

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Our Santorini Wedding

Sams Santorini Wedding

I can’t say I’d ever really envisioned my wedding day before Shannan and I started planning our wedding in Santorini. Sure, I knew I wanted to get married someday but as far as Santorini being the destination in which that would take place, I wouldn’t have dreamt it in a million years. The first thing we did when we got engaged was make a list of who we would want to invite if space or money were no issue, which in…

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Florence Romance

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Florence is easily a walking city, which makes for days filled with nonstop exploring. One day we booked a walking tour that included a visit the Uffizi Museum, which brought on a whole new appreciation for the renaissance era. But one of my favorite days was trekking up the bell tower at the Duomo. The narrow stairways were packed with people coming up and down the tower (luckily neither of us are claustrophobic) but it was so worth the view at…

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Florence Part Two

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I’m stunned to know that anyone could take or leave Florence. Looking back on these photos reaffirms my love for this city and the wonderful time we had there. We drove from Lake Garda, which makes me laugh now thinking of absolutely insane it was to drive in Florence (without navigation), but now it just adds to the story. One of my best friends and her family were wrapping up their time in Florence when we arrived so on our first night…

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Bubbles In Florence

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Florence was one of the cities I was looking forward to most in Italy. I had heard from so many different people that Florence was their favorite city, while on the contrary, others favored Rome and said Florence was just ok. I was eager to see the hype of both places and which side of the scale I would fall: Team Florence or Team Rome. I won’t say until I post about Rome, but I’ll start with alluding to the…

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