married young

[Married] Young and in Love.

"[Getting married young has] definitely been extremely eye opening and I look at everything very differently now"

Sarah Fugate

The Things You'll Hear

When people get married young (and fast), they will often hear things like: 

  • Don't you want to enjoy the honeymoon phase?
  • Don't you think you two should get to know each other better?
  • How do you know you're *really* in love?
  • Do you really think this is healthy?
  • I don't think you know what you're doing.
  • You're making a huge mistake.

I know this because one of the things Sarah and I bonded majorly over was that we BOTH met our spouse's on Tinder (by the way, how do we go about getting Tinder to sponsor our weddings? We are walking advertisements, after all!), got legally married less than a year of being with our partner's, were told many things by less than supportive people, and yet we both knew with our whole hearts that what we were doing was right. 

Meet Jake and Sarah

Meet Jake and Sarah

Getting Married Young Makes You Less Judgmental

I know that in the past, I have also made some judgments on the behaviors of other people that I felt lacked proper rationale, and it's funny how sometimes it takes being in that position to know exactly what it's like. Maybe even 6 months prior to us meeting our husbands', we might have even shared similar thoughts to the ones shared with us over our decision, if it were someone else. Getting married young can be absolutely terrifying, especially if you're a known commitment-phobe like myself, but when you meet the right person, you just know

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It's hard not to fall in love with love when you witness these two together. Jake and Sarah are full of exuberance for their shared life together, hope for their future endeavors as they work on fulfilling those power-couples goals, and most importantly, an abundance of love.

My hope is that through these photos, it might give some people space to reflect on where their judgements come from, and a moment of pause to recalibrate their thinking to one that is more kind and supportive.