If someone had said we’d be celebrating our second wedding anniversary in Australia, I wouldn’t have believed them. But it’s great how things work out – we’re toasting two years of married life with a glass of wine at the Sydney Opera bar and a ride across the harbour watching the night time city sparkle.
Two years on and some things remain the same (still in Bristol, in the same house) and others have changed a lot (my job, getting Olivia, jaunting round the world for three months). One thing that does remain constant: how happy I am with S and how every day it gets better and better.
(I still haven’t cleaned my dress either. Oh well, maybe three years is the charm!)
Today I’m on the fabulous Any Other Wedding with my Any Other Photo. If you’ve not checked out this site yet, come on over – it’s a lovely place to discuss “life, love and marriage – and all the bits in between”.
Any Other Photo is where you choose one wedding photo to share with AOW readers; something that may not be the most photographically perfect, or the one you initially thought would be your favourite, but the one that makes you smile every time you see it. The one I submitted is certainly that: I don’t even know who took it, but it captures a really special moment and brings back so many happy memories. Oh, and the buttons on my dress can be seen too, an added bonus as they were one of my favourite things about my outfit.
Today is our first wedding anniversary.
This time last year I was about to walk down the aisle on my dad’s arm, listening to the strains of Vivaldi competing with the sounds of the school’s rugby match. This year I am with my husband, after a lovely celebration meal last night at Casamia (in keeping with our anniversary tradition of eating at Italian restaurants).
It was a slightly cool Autumn day as we stood under the gazebo and promised to be together forever, witnessed by the people we love most in the world.
I cannot believe it’s already been a year.
(Although I still haven’t cleaned my dress.)
Our wedding day passed in such a blur that I’d love to relive it all; to have the chance to replay certain sections, to be part of conversations that took place on the other side of the room, to spend more time with everyone who made such an effort to come and celebrate with us.
I also wish I could still remember all the steps to our first dance, which was a rumba to “Nobody Does It Better”.
Oh well, at least we have some great photos.
Marrying S was one of the best things I’ve ever done. Every day I fall in love with him a little bit more, and I can’t believe how lucky I am to have met someone who makes me so happy.
Here’s to the next twelve months!
P.S. Small disclaimer: I am aware that in all my wedding coverage it is pretty photo heavy of me. Because I blog semi-anonymously and S doesn’t want to be featured too much, I try and keep photos of him as limited as possible (even though I would love to show him off more!). Also, my friends and family don’t know I write this blog (nearly three years and still a secret – and it took me two years to tell S!) so I don’t want to post photos or mention them without their knowledge, hence the blurring out of names on the table plan photo. and a lack of photos of bridesmaids/best man/group shots. So whilst it looks like I’m a tad egotistical, honestly I’m not guv’nor.
Two years ago today, as the sun set over Barcelona, S asked me to be his wife.
Every time I see this photo, taken about an hour afterwards, when I couldn’t stop staring at my hand, I am instantly back there in the warm Spanish evening, remembering how happy and giddy and smiley I felt.
I am a lucky girl.
I think I know where the costume designer for Black Swan got their ideas…