A few weeks ago Jeff and I booked our wedding cinematographer. While we were chatting with him via Skype, he asked us a series of questions about ourselves. One question was “What is your personality as a couple?” We had been firing off answers until then, but we paused when this question arose. Umm… What?
I’ve always thought about personality as an individual thing. I mean, our personality is kind of the outer interpretation of our internal selves, isn’t it? I struggle a bit to explain my own personality, much less my personality in combination with another persons’. But I guess once we get married, to the outside world we become “The Smiths” (even though it remains to be decided if I will change my name) instead of Annessa and Jeff.
We started talking about the things we do together, things we both love, and the little things in life that make us happy. It was kind of interesting that through this discussion we were able to discover our “personality.” I had never thought about it before – how we are perceived by others looking in. But here are a few key words we came up with.
Love for family and friends: Both of us love spending time with the people closest to us in our lives. Our group of amigos has become one over the past years, and we always try to host get togethers at our apartment when we can or do fun group activities (wine tour or cards against humanity anyone??).
Adventurous: This one was kind of a reoccurring theme. Both of us love discovering new places, both local and far away. We’re always up for anything. People would often ask us for restaurant or activity suggestions in Rochester even though they have lived there longer or are actually born and raised there. We just enjoy getting out and exploring what life has to offer. After Jeff graduated college, my love for travel and Jeff’s dream of playing professional hockey in Europe just meshed perfectly.
Fun-loving: Sometimes we like to be a little ridiculous. We both love making people laugh and aren’t shy about making ourselves look a little silly to do so. Above is one of my favorite pictures of us – we were meeting up with some friends and friends-of-friends at the airport in Jamaica, and decided to change into the most touristy outfits we could find before meeting up with them. The friends-of-friends who we hadn’t met yet started chuckling at the ridiculously dressed touristy pair walking towards them, and our friends informed them that we were, in fact, who they were waiting for. Dear friends – sorry for being so embarrassing.
Coziness: While we do love being active, adventurous, and out and about, we also enjoy time together in the comfort of our home – wherever our home may be at the moment. We’ll throw on a movie or TV show and cuddle up on the couch with our puppster, a blanket, and sweats. It’s perfect.
Style: While we certainty aren’t the Beckhams, we both have an obsession with clothing and design. Specifically footwear, outerwear, and home things. I don’t know why, but we just do. We don’t always agree on everything (Just ask Jeff how he feels about my flowy shirt collection and couch), but it’s nice to always have a shopping buddy. Except Jeff kind of hates going to Marshall’s with me. Let’s be honest, everyone probably hates going to Marshall’s with me.
And of course, the most important piece of all, we love each other to the moon and back. I can’t imagine spending my life with anyone else, and it makes me smile just thinking about it. I can’t believe there’s less than 3 months until the big day.
How would you describe your “couple personality?” If you know us both, would you add or subtract anything from what I’ve listed above?
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