Well, today it’s been a year since our wedding and what an amazing year! We’ve achieved so much in that time and I can firmly say that being married to my husband is the best. Someone wise once told me that marriage changes everything; it’s completely different to just being a couple or living together. I think this is very wise and very true. Being married is ‘safer’ which sound boring but if you’re a Cancerian, home-body like me you’ll know what I mean. It’s also a beginning; a new life, a new family, a future. How exciting! The feeling of newlyweddedness still makes me giddy. But, at the same time, our relationship is reassuringly the same as it always was. It’s being friends and having excitement and being silly together and having the same opinions and liking the same things. That’s not to say it’s not hard. I was saying to a colleague this morning that D has selective deafness but he needs it to be married to me. 🙂
I also wanted to reflect on our Wedding day itself. Because, hey, who doesn’t like to reminece? And I had such an amazing day with all the inevitable Highs and Lows.
The morning of the wedding started very early for me. And I hate getting up early. I was really worried about the rain as we were marrying in the garden on the lawn. It had rained heavily during the night and the lawn was going to be boggy.
Also, I was nervous. Very nervous. So I was a little snappy.
I had three wonderful bridesmaids and two close-close friends staying with me. And my Grandma, of course! My amazing hairdresser (who has known me longer than my now husband) did a spectacular job on our hair. Who needs a trial?
My hairclip was commissioned Etsy. Some nice lady in America made it for me.
I loved my shoes! Didnt take them off the whole day. They got wrecked in the mud but I still wear them.
Amarinthine in Newcastle did a great job on our flowers – they were exactly what I wanted!
I’m just going to show off my dress now. After all the hassles, thank goodness it turned tops in the photos!
This is a good one of our ceremony. It was boggy but the grass looked gorgeous. It was a pity there weren’t more chairs available but it was short and sweet.
Here is another of my favourite photos.
The table settings were simple but I think they turned out great.
We didn’t have a bridal table. I didn’t like the idea of holding court over my guests. No one thinks about the origins of that tradition.
Check out our awesome guests.
I loved our speeches. We powered through them after dinner as we didn’t want to bore our guests. I hate speeches at weddings that aren’t about the bride and groom. Or plain boring speeches that don’t consider the entertainment value of the content. Our speeches were all simple. Some were funny and mildly embaressing. My husband’s speech was beautiful and so sweet. I was pretty drunk after many glasses of Veuve Cliquot and pinched his bum in front of everyone. Blush.
It was a good day. Here’s the only successful Vogue shot of the day.
Photos in positions 4 through to 9 (from the top) by Jake Thomas. Amazing man!