Made with love anniversary

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The incredible talent behind Made With Love, Carla Jenkins, celebrated her one-year anniversary with her husband Josh in style by coordinating a fabulously romantic photo shoot captured by Glass Slipper Photography. They took a trip down memory lane, using Boomerang Farm on the Gold Coast as the location – the site that they became husband and wife (how sweet is that!). Now we don’t want to make you tear up even more, but you have to read the adorable behind the scenes interview we had with the couple.

When and where did you meet?
Carla: Joshy and I met in our first year at University in the library. We were both 17 years old and I thought he was so cute (baby cute, not hot cute haha). He apparently had a crush on me but I just thought he was the funniest guy I have ever met. I remember getting dirty looks from the Uni Students when I could not stop laughing in the library from all his hysterical stories. Joshy was tall, skinny, had a mop of curly hair and had braces at the time … I was way too cool for him!! That is until I met him 4 years ago and how things had changed… Joshy had bulked up, shaved his head and I literally drooled when I saw him at 3 beans in Broadbeach, Gold Coast! The rest is history.

Josh: I met Carla at University. We weren’t studying the same course but we had a mutual friend and shared the same study area in the library. I don’t know why I ever took books to study, all I did was try to impress Carla. Once she left for class I would go home straight away.

Can you remember what you were doing when you first locked eyes?
Carla: We locked eyes at 3 Beans (A coffee/bar in Broadbeach). He is literally the FUNNIEST person and has the best sense of humour. We met with a mutual friend to have a coffee… the poor mutual friend was totally left out of the conversations as we were in our own little world. He soon left and Joshy and I talked until the coffee/bar closed. It took 3 months for him to kiss me! I thought we were in the “Friend” zone and was increasing my flirting skills to the max until he FINALLY kissed me! We were inseparable from then.

What is your favourite aspect of married life?
Carla:
Definitely being able to call him my husband! I get a thrill when he calls me his wife. Discussing everything with him, our date nights, knowing I get to grow old with him, talking about our future and visions, planning our holidays and living with my best friend!

Josh: That we are a team now. More than ever before. Everything we do from this point on is for us and our future family.

What is the most unexpected part of married life?
Carla:
Sharing EVERYTHING … including the bank account haha.

Josh: Not that it has anything to do with marriage, but when I got home from work Carla had made an impulse purchase for an overseas holiday at the end of the year. That was pretty unexpected. We’re both really excited that we get to experience Europe for the first time with each other.

What do you do to show each other how you much you love each other?
Carla: Joshy will often turn off all technology in our house and just take me out on a date. Running your own business consumes you. So when he takes me away from this for just a couple of hours it’s so refreshing and it just reminds me why I love him so much. He is the most thoughtful person. He always surprises me. I always try to have the house clean, cook him a meal (I am the worst cook so I am really trying here, Mum even gave me some lessons the other day). Quality time is the big one for us.

Josh: Due to my work commitments, I wake up hours before Carla every day except Sunday. I set my alarm 5 minutes early so that I can snuggle her before I get up. I won’t leave the bed without giving her a kiss. As a couple we have date night every Tuesday. This night is sacred and we never miss it. It’s purely time for Carla and I to spend time with each other without anybody else. Mobile phones are banned from date night! We also show our love through other different ways, such as who turns the light off out in the hallway even though we’re both cosy in bed haha. Quite often I love Carla more when it comes to those things.

What lovely things do you notice about each other than no one else does?
Carla: Joshy’s sense of humour. His beautiful blue eyes change colour depending on what blue shirt he is wearing. The way he squints when he can’t read something. How he ALWAYS chooses the longest route to get from A to B in the car. How he always asks for my opinion in everything he does.

Josh: Carla’s cheeky smile when she is up to something (she loves playing pranks on me). Her lanky arms and legs, I call her my baby giraffe. I see how passionate she is about her business and works 24/7. The way she loves me.

What is it about each other that warms your heart?
Carla: Joshy’s smile, his eyes and how he ALWAYS thinks about everyone except himself. The way he treats my friends and family. The way my friends love him and just want a ‘Joshy twin’.

Josh: When Carla catches the ‘giggles’ and will literally laugh for a solid 45 minutes, slapping her legs while she can’t breathe. Her relationship with my Mum, Dad and sisters. The way she just adores our new puppy, Buddy.

What do you cherish most about your relationship?
Carla: We cherish our trust and honesty. Once that is broken it’s very hard to put back together. We trust each other with our lives and will always be honest with each other, even if it will hurt in the short term.

Josh: I cherish our time together. It’s easy to get caught up with work, especially now that Carla is so busy running her own business. She works tirelessly for her brides and she strives to make them happy, so when it’s my turn for Carla time we always make the most of it. Another thing that I appreciate about our relationship, apart from Carla’s addiction to online shopping, we’re completely honest with each other. There is nothing I need to or want to hide from Carla.

What are you looking forward to about the future?
Carla:
We are so excited about our future! We are excited to buy our first house together next year, we can’t wait to travel at the end of the year, and we are excited to start a little family but are in no rush at all and just LOVE being Husband and Wife!

Josh: Four things. Firstly I can’t wait to see the world with Carla. I’ve never seen snow before and I am very excited to throw snowballs in her face and mock her on the slopes! Secondly, I’m excited to buy our first home together. We both share a similar vision of what our first home is going to look like, it’s going to be awesome! The next thing I’m looking forward to about the future with my wife is starting a family. We both want children but we want to be as prepared as possible. We both joke about which features from each other we want our child/children to have. Apparently my ears and gums are not on the list. Finally, I’m looking forward to seeing where Carla takes her business. She’s so passionate and innovative that I honestly don’t see anything stopping her. It’s inspirational to watch and I get to be there every step of the way.

 

Adriana Watson
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