Monday, 13 January 2014

One Year of Marriage.

Recently I noticed that I have not yet posted any photos or details of any kind for that matter, of our wedding. So what better way to mark our one year anniversary, then a a post remembering that special day.

On Sunday, the 13th of January, 2013 we became husband and wife. It was magical day and the happiness we felt was overwhelming. For those of you that know, I planned, organised and created 90% of the wedding - yep it was a total "DIY", but it was exactly what we wanted - so it was perfect. I’m so glad everything came together in the end. I had the most stressful, non-sleeping and fast paced week of my life leading up to it (I will never cook for 100+ people again...) and at 4pm it was all worth it. 


The ceremony was exactly what we wanted, short and sweet. I couldn’t wait to get up the front and see Benn. We spent the whole ceremony whispering and laughing at each other, we realised we forgot to ask the celebrant how to stand up the front and we felt very awkward! I’m so glad I wrote my vows, I really loved what I said. And Benn’s words were beautiful too. I’m still yet to get them printed out on a canvas or something for our room. The wind was pretty crazy though and my veil barley stayed down! My maid of honour, Caity, tucked it into my dress so it stopped flying around! Ha.

The bridesmaids and flower girls looked incredible and I am so happy how the colouring, yellow, turned out. I wanted each person to wear what they felt comfortable in. The only rules was that the dress couldn't be long and had to be yellow - any shade. The groomsmen were also very handsome in their attire and I love how no one matched, yet they all did. Everyone wore what suited them and it couldn’t have been better.

It was so, SO, windy and my dress was so heavy being blown around in the wind. By the time the ceremony finished and we said our goodbyes/congrats to all the guests, it began to lightly sprinkle. I literally yelled and screamed at the bridal party to get down to the beach or they get no photos and I will be not be a happy bride (that’s literally what I said….hahaha), so we quickly went down to the beach. It wasn’t too bad but the rain did start to get heavier towards the end of the “photoshoot”, so we quickly finished up with the bridal party and got some photos of Benn and I out on the rocks. The rain was quite heavy by then and so were the waves… 

The reception was fantastic and there was more than enough food. Benn forgot to tell the two of his friends that they were speaking, so when their names were called it was a lovely shock for them! Ha. I sang… which is something I have wanted to do at my wedding since I was a little girl, so even though I wasn’t 100% happy with my performance (am I ever!?), I’m so glad I did it. 

I'm sure everyone says this, but it was like we “fell in love all over again” on the day. Being in that situation and being so happy, made us realise how in love we really were. Like, obviously we love each other (considering we got married..) but it’s really nice to look back at photos and see how happy we look and hearing comments from everyone stating that it looks like “the real deal”. It was such a happy day. I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face, and neither could he. It was so nice to watch how happy he was, with me. How many times he told me how beautiful I looked (he is not one to do this), it was so heart-warming.

  So here's to one year of marriage and many more to come!!


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