These past eleven months have flown by. It’s been almost a whole year since Jack and I got married, and this past year has been so different to the one that came before it. We got another kitty, spent our first Christmas together (just the two of us, no family), moved house and grew a vegetable patch in our brand new garden. 2013 was craft-overload with bunting and old photographs. This year has been much more relaxed and I am loving it.
“So! How’s married life?” has been asked, I don’t know, a million times and my response is always “you know, it’s exactly the same.” Sure, we’re more relaxed now that we’re not planning a wedding, but our relationship is the same as it ever has been.
One thing I have noticed though is how much I don’t care about weddings anymore. Don’t get me wrong, my friend’s weddings that I’ve attended since have been awesome (and I helped my friend organise an incredible proposal), but I can’t even bring myself to watch ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ or anything else like it. Wedding pictures on Instagram? Pass.
I’m so over weddings that I’ve only just got around to thinking about ordering an album. And we’ve still got to finish our video. But I do have a preview of sorts that I can share with you.
But before I do, I just want to sort-of recap over our evening reception. I guess the reason why that post was so hard was because, well, nothing much happened. The band were so out-of-this-world amazing that we just danced. And danced and danced and danced—there’s not much more to talk about. We had glow sticks and ’90s dance music and we danced until our feet fell off. And I think I ripped my dress because I was dancing so hard. Oops. … read more
Finally, it was time. I’ve mentioned before that my church has a lot of rules, and one of them is that the photographer may never pass the last seated guest (it’s a church service, not a photo shoot)—so these and all the other ceremony pictures are all taken from behind the guests. Caili didn’t bat an eye about the rules and our pictures turned out fantastic. Our guests waited for the ceremony to start.
Our mothers were escorted, my mom with my Uncle R (her younger brother) and MIL by her other son.
Something I’ve learned about weddings as a bride is that they’re not about you. They’re about family. The family you’re creating by marrying your beloved. And the family and community that has supported each of you along the way.
There’s never a good time to lose someone close to you. But some times seem harder than others.
Roo’s dad passed away last December, just a few months after we were engaged and two days before our smiley engagement session (those photos will always be a little bittersweet for me). As tough as it was for us, I know their dad’s passing had to be tough on Roo’s sister, Mandy. When her dad passed away, she and her fiancé, Matt, were in that we’re-definitely-almost-engaged stage (you know how it is). They’re getting married this November. As much joy and love is surrounding them on that day, there’s going to be a huge something missing.
Mr. BC read that blog entry, and he asked me if I REALLY wanted that cute personalized cake topper with the cats. I admitted to him that I really loved it and did want it. And he said we needed to get it. ((((((((((SWOON))))))))))) The proofs arrived yesterday!
Mr. BC, sorry but you’ve got to get lost! Untouched cake topper pics to follow.