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Saturday, 29 August 2009

One Year Ago



Throwing the bouquet

So, I've been married for a year - and it hardly seems five minutes.

When my husband asked me to marry him (for the second time... long story!), I said "yes, but only as long as getting married isn't a cause of stress", because I've seen so many people get stressed out by an impending wedding day. Keeping that caveat in mind throughout the planning made it easy to avoid all the commercialism and competitiveness that often comes with modern wedding planning; if anything was starting to feel stressful, we would simply not do it that way.

In the end, we had a fabulous day, and managed (I think) to keep everything very simple. Just us, surrounded by the people we love, promising to love and care for each other as long as we both shall live - and then food and a few drinks to celebrate. What could be nicer? When can we do it again??

Happy anniversary sweetheart!!

So today we're celebrating our first wedding anniversary (though we'll mostly be doing the actual celebrating next weekend, because I'm away at someone else's hen weekend today - one of my best friends who was an usher at our wedding!)

One year is supposed to be paper, and we agreed that instead of giving one another presents, we'll try to think together of something to buy that fits each theme. The only unfortunate thing, given the sort of people we are, is that there isn't a "computer gadgetry" year on the horizon......

17 comments:

Strange Mamma said...

Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful bride! Would love to see more of the wedding photos.

liliannattel said...

Congratulations!

Jeanne said...

Happy Anniversary, Rachel & Hubby!

Peter West Carey said...

Congratulations! And you do look quite happy in the picture, the way a wedding day should be!

Catherine said...

Happy Anniversary Rachel! wait till you get to 28 yrs like us! Love your red dress - daring to be different, great! Have a lovely celebration and enjoy the Hen night!

Chris said...

Congratulations! Heres to 70 more!

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Congratulations & Celebrations.

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Congratulations & Celebrations.

Debbie said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! I hope it was a great one.

Chef E said...

Here is an idea- give him the paper menu from Pure Food & Wine; it is paper of course :)

I had a lovely time, and you are as beautiful on the outside as you are inside...hubby and you both have found a wonderful love together!

Kim said...

Congratulations and may you have an amazing anniversary weekend!

Kevin Musgrove said...

Congratulations.

Couldn't you have given each other gadget manuals for presents? Especially if they were for gadgets you didn't have, and so could read and enjoy in a stress-free manner.

Diane said...

Happy Anniversary! I LOVE the dress! I've said that if I ever get married again, I'm doing it in a red dress! xo

LadyFi said...

Happy anniversary! Love that wonderful red dress!

jenny2write said...

Happy Anniversary!

Johanna said...

happy (belated) wedding anniversary - love that red dress and am glad you had a stress free wedding - ours was stress free because we only invited (and told) two witnesses - but we celebrated with friends and family later - hope you had a nice celebration of the first anniversary

mangocheeks said...

Aww you look lovely in your red wedding. I celebrated my first wedding anniversary this year.
Just scrolling through your blog and catching up on what I have missed. This is a lovely blog by the way.

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