No, not me. Mr.42 & I were married back in February, 2005. A good friend of mine Shelley is getting married very soon, and she has set up a linky on her blog, all about weddings! As you are a special girl, Shell, here are some photos for you of my big day. Wedding dress straps and all! 🙂
If you haven’t visited Shelley’s blog yet, My Shoebox Life, please do, you’ll be glad you did. We met via our blogs, then on Twitter, where we discovered we were twittering less than a kilometre from each other! Of course we had to meet in person, and since then have had several refreshing and open discussions over Japanese and Thai (or was that Greek?). And who knows, perhaps my Mr.2, and Shelley’s Miss A, may have a wedding of their own one day…
Anyhow – back to getting hitched! I don’t think I’ve blogged about my wedding day before, and the main reason for that is because we went el cheapo on the photographer & never got any photos on CD. But I have made a special effort today for you Shell…enjoy!
The youthful bride
The legendary bridesmaids
We had a small, intimate wedding like Shelley’s chosen to do. Just 48 people, including us…and a big long lunch that went all afternoon. Lots of wine, lots of chatting, lots of kissing, lots of laughs..
We only chose people who we really wanted there with us. That put a few noses out of joint (and those noses are still out of joint today), but it doesn’t matter. The day is only about you and your husband-to-be, despite what some people may think otherwise.
The happy couple
I look all coy and virginal here, don’t I? I can assure you I was neither 😉 I knew exactly what I was doing when I married Mr.42. Not only was he a hunk of extremely handsome man, he was (and still is) a good man. Who makes me laugh. Who has high standards, values and morals. I also had a gut feeling he would be a wonderful father, and I was right. And all that rational stuff aside, I knew as soon as I first met him I wanted him for keeps. It was a long first date..
But did I know back then what marriage involved? Not to the extent I do now. It’s a cliche, but it is a journey. There are times when it’s smooth sailing..many moments of contentment and happiness, times of joy and amazement – but also challenging and testing times, too.
It’s a wonderful feeling to share your life with someone who knows you inside out, who knows your flaws and faults, who has seen you at your best and worst…yet still wants to continue on the same path as you, for life. That’s love for you right there 🙂