Welcome to our anniversary issue! It’s one year since we launched Together Journal, and just like a wedding anniversary, we think this should be celebrated. (How fitting is it that the traditional gift for a one-year wedding anniversary is paper?).
We’re an unconventional German couple who wanted to escape from the daily routine, and made our dream to travel the world come true with a three and a half-month trip from Nepal to New Zealand, Fiji and Canada. The trip was a chance to focus on ourselves, have time to think about future plans and finally, to enjoy our wedding.
We grew up in the same small village near Frankfurt and since we are nearly the same age we went to the same kindergarten and school, though there was no close connection back then. We didn’t see each other again until New Year’s Eve in 2005. We became a couple not long after that and have lived together almost since the first week.
When lovely bride Melissa asked me to create her wedding bouquet her colours were mint, lemon, chartreuse and gold. From that moment I knew her wedding would be special and inspiring. It was fun to come up with something that was a little bit different…..
We’re both passionate about travel and lucky enough to have jobs that have taken us around the world. We moved to London together in 2012 and have been living abroad since. David proposed in a small town called Conca Dei Marini on the Amalfi Coast in Italy. He’d hidden the ring in my jewellery box, but as I was getting ready in a rush I didn’t even notice! So when I wasn’t looking he pulled it out and when I turned around he was on one knee, ring in hand. I couldn’t stop crying, it was so special. We spent the day exploring the town and drinking champagne. It was the best!