12.30.2010 Marielle


I will be 100% honest. It all started with my green snakeskin pants. Yes, people-my relationship with my husband all started with my awesome outfit choice on that day in March of 2003. Sam & I had been set up by my dad & his cousin who had been lifelong friends. He flew out to Reno to meet me & I figured that the best outfit to wear when we first met would be a pair of green snakeskin pants. My sisters begged me to not leave the house, “Can’t you just wear jeans like a NORMAL PERSON!?!?!?” The problem was that they were so sexy that I couldn’t NOT wear them! So off to the airport I went, proudly wearing my sexy pants-excited beyond belief to meet Sam for the first time.

We first met in the airport in Reno-I remember him turning the corner, seeing his beautiful smile & my knees turning to mush when I saw him. He liked my snakeskin pants & the rest is history! We hit it off right away & it didn’t take me long to realize that I was head over heels for Sam. We were married in 2003 at the beautiful Oakland Temple with all of our family & friends in attendance. It was the most perfectly wonderful day I’ve ever known. And incase you’re wondering, I still have my green snakeskin pants.

Today is our 7th Wedding Anniversary! I am so lucky to be married to such an incredible, wonderful & fabulous person. He supports me in my business, helps me with so much & I thank him for helping me become the person I am today. I thank God every single night that I found my best friend, my love, the best father for Hadley & my favorite person in the world all wrapped into one person. Sam & I have shared so many adventures together-biking through the streets of Florence on Easter Sunday, scuba diving in the Philippines, late night visits to Taco Bell (Baja Blast, baby!), and our biggest adventure to date-raising our little daughter Hadley. I’m so grateful that I’ve had Sam by my side for the past seven years & I can’t wait for all the years to come!! Happy Anniversary to us!

Here’s our engagement photograph…

Here’s a photo of us taken by my fabulous friend, Brooke!

About the Author

Marielle Hi! My name is Marielle Hayes and I am a photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area. I love to travel, bargain hunt and spend time with my husband, our daughter and our Boston Terrier. Enjoy my blog and leave me some comments to let me know what you think!

Comments (5)

  1. You two fit together so perfectly! Congrats on 7 and heres to an eternity more. I love you both!

  2. Brittany

    Congratulations on 7 years! We miss you guys!

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