Three years ago today, we made the decision to spend the rest of our lives together. We couldn’t be more happy about our decision.
We met in 2006 through the church we both attended at the time. Kaleb was only visiting Oklahoma on a break from doing mission work in Ireland (where he lived for a total of two and half years).

On his short break back that summer (about three weeks), we began hanging out and soon realized we had never felt about anyone the way we did about each other.

When Kaleb returned to Ireland to fulfill his mission, he decided at the next break that he would return to Oklahoma for good. We made our relationship official while Kaleb was in Ireland, but kept it a secret until he returned three months later.

In the summer of 2007, Marilyn actually decided to travel with Youth In Mission to Benin and Togo, Africa to do mission work for two months.
Our first year of our relationship was much about growing up together, learning how to communicate, and learning how to be in a long distance relationship.

After a few years of growing in each of these areas, Kaleb proposed in the summer in 2009. We were married on May 14, 2010 at Tres Sueños Vineyards and Winery in Luther, Oklahoma. We were hoping for an outdoor wedding in a unique place that suited our vintage style and this venue ended up being perfect for us.

We managed to book one of our good friends, Carl Zoch to take our photographs for the big day and couldn’t have been more happy with how these turned out. We feel that he was able to capture our essence perfectly and we loved having a friend be able to share in these moments with us!
To all of you married and unmarried friends, we hope that you will be encouraged. Even in the hardest of situations, marriage and relationships are a choice and not just based on feelings or emotions in the moment. We have to remind ourselves of this every day.  Here’s to 3 years and hopefully to 70 more years!  Love is an amazing adventure and every day it gets better!
Photography by the talented Carl Zoch
Wedding also featured on The Wedding Chicks


39 Comments on 5.14.13 // 3 Years Married

  1. just be. happy!
    May 14, 2013 at 12:22 pm (4 years ago)

    Happy Anniversary to you! The pictures are so cute and Marilyn you were a gorgeous bride! Thank you for sharing these moments!

    xo, Nicole

  2. Allyson
    May 14, 2013 at 12:40 pm (4 years ago)

    Gorgeous photos! & congrats on your 3 years!

  3. Ruth Reyes-Loiacano
    May 14, 2013 at 12:46 pm (4 years ago)

    Happy Anniversary! I love your photos! You too looked amazing!

  4. lo
    May 14, 2013 at 1:26 pm (4 years ago)

    such sweet photos… happy anniversary to you two!

  5. Yelle
    May 14, 2013 at 2:29 pm (4 years ago)

    Gorgeous wedding and happy anniversary! The venue looks absolutely beautiful and since I just got married, I’m still feeling all of the emotions you must be feeling in these photos 🙂

  6. ClaireCWrites
    May 14, 2013 at 5:23 pm (4 years ago)

    Happy anniversary! You guys are a beautiful couple.

  7. RitaMarie
    May 14, 2013 at 5:28 pm (4 years ago)

    Happy anniversary to ya’ll! What a pretty, lovely post! Love the photos!

  8. 2busy
    May 14, 2013 at 6:31 pm (4 years ago)

    Congratulations! It is so refreshing to hear about commitment in marriage and looking ahead to the long haul. Your gown is absolutely beautiful.

  9. Bridie P.
    May 14, 2013 at 7:41 pm (4 years ago)

    Happy anniversary to you guys! Hope you both have a wonderful day!

    Bridie of
    P.S. LOVE your blog 🙂

  10. FromGemWithLove
    May 14, 2013 at 8:10 pm (4 years ago)

    You’re wedding looks so beautiful xx

  11. photolexx
    May 14, 2013 at 8:30 pm (4 years ago)

    Your wedding looks absolutely lovely. Congratulations on 3 years!

    Alex from

  12. Jarlene Skjolingstad
    May 14, 2013 at 8:49 pm (4 years ago)

    Gorgeous wedding, dress, and of course, bride! The groom is dashing himself, aha. The woodsy, outdoor setting is so romantic, too. Swoon. Happy Anniversary!

  13. Amanda
    May 14, 2013 at 8:54 pm (4 years ago)

    happy anniversary! it looks like you guys has such a lovely wedding!

  14. Briseidy
    May 14, 2013 at 8:54 pm (4 years ago)

    this photos are amazing! looks like you had a lovely wedding, congratulations and many more!

    I’m glad I found your blog so thanks for your comment on mine ;)…new follower!

  15. hellzajoan
    May 14, 2013 at 10:16 pm (4 years ago)

    How cute! I love this and great photos, happy anniversary to the both of you!

  16. Roselie May
    May 15, 2013 at 12:02 am (4 years ago)

    Happy anniversary! And many more to come…

  17. Alix
    May 15, 2013 at 12:14 am (4 years ago)

    Happy Anniversary!

  18. DancingMooney ♥
    May 15, 2013 at 12:53 am (4 years ago)

    Your wedding was so beautiful, I love your dress and I loved the setting outdoors in the trees, so so pretty! And I can’t help but notice the converse and orange tie on your guy either. 😉 Happy Anniversary and blessings to many more years to come! ♥

  19. Jean
    May 15, 2013 at 12:58 am (4 years ago)

    Awww. This is beautiful! Lovely photos and thank you for sharing your story.

    I agree, marriage & relationships are a choice. Definitely work, but work that is well worth it.

    Happy Anniversary!!

  20. Michelle Kaye
    May 15, 2013 at 1:22 am (4 years ago)

    Congratulations! These photos are amazing!!

  21. Marie Frei
    May 15, 2013 at 3:13 am (4 years ago)

    Such a cute story! Congrats 🙂

  22. Sandi G
    May 15, 2013 at 3:40 am (4 years ago)

    The second pic = perfection. Enjoy it!

  23. Victoria Meyers
    May 15, 2013 at 4:14 am (4 years ago)

    such a pretty wedding! happy anniversary!

  24. Elena
    May 15, 2013 at 10:06 am (4 years ago)

    Congrats I wish you all the best .

  25. Kelly Jean
    May 15, 2013 at 1:17 pm (4 years ago)

    Happy anniversary! This is so sweet! My husband and I did long distance for a year and it was super tough but we’ve been together 7 years and married for 2!

  26. Hannah.
    May 15, 2013 at 8:00 pm (4 years ago)

    Awh, happy anniversary. Your Wedding looks so beautiful and sweet.


  27. Judy Beltrez
    May 16, 2013 at 4:25 pm (4 years ago)

    beautiful pictures!!!
    happy anniversary (same day as my birthday)

  28. Gypsy On The Move
    May 17, 2013 at 2:42 am (4 years ago)

    That is a very beautiful wedding. Happy anniversary to the both of you.

  29. Dolce Vita
    May 17, 2013 at 6:25 am (4 years ago)

    You two look so cute together!!! <3


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