Catching Up with Mrs. Cardigan

Howdy, friends! It’s been a while”¦you may or may not remember me. Allow me to remind you—I’m Mrs. Cardigan, and I had a bright and happy yellow and gray wedding in Austin, Texas way back in January of 2011. I’m super excited to be back today to share what we’re up to now!

You can catch up with my recaps starting right here.

Here’s what we looked like back then:


(Photo Credit: She-N-He Photography)

And here’s what we look like now (except this was taken a couple of months ago and I now have a baby bump!):


(Photo Credit: Jessica Christine Photography)

The best thing that’s happened to us as a couple since we got married is:

We’re having a baby! After almost two and a half years of being married we decided it was high time to start a family, and now we’re expecting a sweet baby boy in January—just a few weeks after our three-year wedding anniversary!

How blogging about my wedding shaped my wedding day:

I think blogging about our wedding made me a lot more conscious of how it would turn out in photos and not just on the day of. I wanted our photos to be beautiful for sharing with the world, so I thought about a lot of things I may not have thought of if I wasn’t sharing my wedding photos with Weddingbee (how the centerpieces would “pop,” what details might not look good in photos, etc.). In the end, that turned out to be a fantastic thing because I adore looking back on our photos and I think they turned out beautifully!

Why I chose my icon and how my icon has become a part of my identity:

I chose the Cardigan icon because I’ve always been a little cardigan obsessed. I own an absurd amount of them and wear them almost daily when it’s cool enough outside (and sometimes even when it’s not)! Maybe it’s the teacher in me? I don’t know. I still am a huge cardigan fan, and I’ve even got Mr. Cardigan to start wearing them every once in a while!

My favorite post I ever published on Weddingbee:

I can’t decide between my “Whose Wedding Is It Anyways?” series and my invitation reveal post. The first one because it was the first time Mr. Cardigan and I really stood together as a couple on an issue that meant a lot to us—we had quite a few people upset with us because of our decisions, but we stood our ground because it was important and we have never for one second regretted it. And the second one because to this day I am still obsessed with how amazing our wedding invitations were!

Do you still blog/have you found another creative outlet for writing?

I do! I’m currently blogging about our home renovations (and being pregnant!) over on the same blog I’ve had since right after we got married, Love & Renovations.

Pop Quiz!

  • The best thing about being married is having a partner that is always there to support me when I need it the most.
  • The worst thing about being married is having to consider someone else’s thoughts and opinions on just about every decision I ever make.
  • The best thing we registered for was white dishes—they’re still going strong over two years later and they go with anything!
  • The worst thing we registered for was décor-specific items. Our style has changed a lot over the last few years, and I wish we would have registered for more timeless items!
  • When we fight, we make up by talking it over until we’re blue in the face/so annoyed with each other that we just start laughing and get over it.
  • The biggest challenge we’ve faced since getting married has been job and money woes—we had a couple of years of career indecision for Mr. Cardigan and it was extremely difficult for us!
  • The way my SO and I reconnect when we both get busy is date night—doesn’t matter if it’s at home or out, it’s great to be alone and focus on each other.
  • When I have a disagreement with my in laws, we resolve it by dealing with our own parents…I talk to my parents if necessary, he’ll talk to his…but I don’t know that we’ve really ever had any serious disagreements!
  • If we could do our wedding all over again, the one thing we’d change is that I would have fought to have more friends at the wedding—our wedding was kind of overrun by people that our parents wanted there, and I’m sad that we didn’t have more of our friends there.
  • In five years, I hope that we have settled into a routine as a family of three (maybe even four by then!) and have enough stability to do some traveling as a family!

Mrs. Cardigan

Wedding Date:
January 2011
Gallery of the Day: September 17, 2013
Fitting In with the In-Laws
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  1. mswaterfall Bee
    Mrs. Waterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:17 am

    Congrats on little cardigan!

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    scottishmrs 3213 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:26 am

    Woo hoo! The cat’s out of the bag! Congratulations, Cardi!

  3. Member
    seabeeny 69 posts, Worker bee @ 11:44 am

    Congrats, Mrs. Cardigan! Glad to see you back on Weddingbee. I’m a big fan of L&R!

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:59 am

    Fun! I wasn’t around when you were blogging, but I’m going to have to catch up. Just took a quick look at your Whose Wedding Is It Anyways? Post and totally agree with you. My fiance and I both grew up going to church, but are not going to get married in a church because we don’t currently belong to one, and didn’t want to pick one “Just because”… it didn’t seem right for us. I also love your invitations – totally droolworthy! Congrats on baby Cardigan!

  5. mstreasure Bee
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:51 pm

    Welcome back, Mrs. Cardigan! Congrats on the baby!

  6. panda Bee
    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:37 pm

    congratulations! You two are still as adorable as ever!

  7. Member
    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:39 pm

    Congrats on your upcoming new member of the family! So exciting!

  8. funnelcake Bee
    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:00 am

    Excited for baby cardigan! You guys will make great parents! 🙂

  9. orchard Bee
    orchard 72 posts, Worker bee @ 7:02 am

    Yay! A baby Cardi! Congratulations! You guys are super adorable and I LOVE reading Love and Renovations- even if I will NEVER be as talented as your and Mr. C! 🙂

  10. airplane Bee
    Mrs. Airplane 395 posts, Helper bee @ 11:18 am

    Congrats, Mrs. Cardi! Care to share any long-lasting white dinnerware brand recommendations??

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