We had friends over the other night for drinks and boardgames and they asked us, what do you like to do outside of weddings? It’s a funny question because I don’t think many people know what Royce and I are like outside of work. Even the majority of our friends only know us in a work setting. But we’re actually quite different when it’s just us. We’re really playful people. For instance, two nights ago we had an impromptu dance party in our living room and last night’s date night consisted of frozen yogurt and the movie, Sharktale. We really don’t take ourselves too seriously outside of work and I like it that way. I spend my entire day planning and organizing, when work is done I want to play. And with Royce being a ski photographer he definitely has a fun and adventurous side.
When we decided to have our own businesses, it was a big step for us in deciding the kind of life we wanted to live. And for us, it meant waking up and enjoying the long days of emails and editing. It meant a summer full of 60+ our work weeks. It meant sacrificing benefits and consistent income. But it also meant a life of freedom to do things our way. Loving ours jobs is such a freeing feeling because it allows us to embrace life in a different way.
I guess the long winded answer to what we like to do outside of work is whatever we feel like. And typically that’s finding new rustic coffee shops and restaurants, doing anything by water, and travelling! This weekend we’ll drive back to Saskatchewan for our first wedding of the season. Our busiest season yet. And when that’s conquered, we’ll take 2 weeks off at the end of September and cross another item off our bucket list… We’re driving to California! Oregon Coast, San Francisco, Disneyland, and many new coffee shops and campsites in between. It’s going to be ahhhmazing!
Some of Our Bucket List includes:
Driving the Oregon Coast (honeymoon) Take a 1-on-1 workshop with an elite wedding planner (Aug 2013)
- Driving to California (Fall 2014)
- Attend a styling workshop (Oct 2014!)
- Backpacking through Europe (Fall 2015)
- Building our dream home, complete with loft attic
- Having 3 kids
- Getting our photos taken by Troy & Aimee Grover
What’s on your bucket list??