7.11.2011

1 Year Wedding Anniversary

Husband and wife

Enjoying the festivities



July 10th, 2010 was one of the happiest days of my life. We booked the date about seven months out and from that moment on everything leading up to and including our wedding day was a whirlwind of fun, excitement and adventure.  We'd fallen in love and eight months after meeting we had to spend eleven months apart while he was out of the country.  He came back and we immediately threw ourselves into house hunting and wedding planning.   Sure, there were stressful times and I had more then a few mini nervous breakdowns along the way but it was all worth it and I loved having this big special day to look forward to.  The only thing I loved more then the planning process was the day itself.  Our reward for all that we had gone through was this magical fun day where we had a blast and got to celebrate our love with family and friends.  Yes, it just so happens to have cost more then any one day ever will but you can't really put a price tag on the joy we got out of it.  I felt more beautiful then I've ever felt in my life.  I was the star of my own fairytale.  I was a princess being escorted to the ball that would forever change my life by my handsome prince all the while surrounded by people who love us.  There will never ever be another day like that one special day.  The groom forgot his tux, there were a few uninvited guests, our cake was the wrong color and it went by way too fast but I will always remember it as a perfect day that I enjoyed from the moment I woke up until I went to bed that night.  I danced, I ate and drank, I mingled and totally lost myself in the wonder of the day.  I feel so lucky and fortunate that I got to experience that.

It's no surprise that I felt a tremendous sense of loss when it was over.  I gained a handsome wonderful man that I could now call my husband but I lost the whole wedding planning spectacle I had so enjoyed.  We were properly installed in our house and my wedding was now behind me so I didn't know what to do with myself.  I relived that day over and over in blog recap after blog recap, photo sharing, conversations and in my mind.  I just wanted to do it all over again!  Funny as it sounds I really mourned the passing of my wedding day.  I became envious of brides who were still in the planning phase and it actually took a good few months...or four but I finally got over it and moved on.  I've since settled happily into married life, look fondly back at our gorgeous wedding pictures and still well up with happy tears when I hear our recessional song.  It was truly a day that I will never, ever, EVER forget and will live on for all eternity as one of the best and happiest days of my life.
There was plenty of kissing that night!!

Sheer Joy
We had a nice fancy dinner out Saturday night where I got buzzed on wine and we both left with very full satisfied stomachs.  Sunday, on the afternoon of our 1 year wedding anniversary he took off for Australia.  I couldn't take my eyes off of him.  He showered, did his last minute packing and ate all the while my eyes followed him wherever he went.  I'm often guilty of staring at him like some deranged stalker but it's just 'cause I think he's the cutest thing ever and I'm his wife.  It's my right!  He's come and gone many times already this year but this is the 3rd (and last) long trip.  The first time I said, "OK see ya later" but this time around I cried.  I probably won't even be able to talk to him while he's gone.  It's just not the same when he's not here.  Time apart has only strengthened us in the past and reunions are the best so there is always that to look forward to.  In the meantime, I'll just get on with my day to day routine, get out and do something fun with friends to pass the time.  Then when he gets back we can continue on our merry way to celebrating our next anniversary.


14 comments :

  1. what a beautiful post!! Happy Anniversary!! It is amazing how fast time flies when you're being loved!!

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  2. Awww how sweet! Happy Anniversary!

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  3. happy anniversary, woohoo! Where on earth has the time gone?!

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  4. Yay!! Happy anniversary! And I'm loving the new blog look :)

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  5. Happy 1yr anniversary!

    I have a question....my boyfriend is a civilian working for the Navy also an Engineer...and he is away for the summer while im home working and etc.How do you deal with all the time you have apart from your husband? Because I go nuts with nothing to do.

    Thanks!

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  6. Hello from Australia!!!

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  7. Happy Anniversary.. Awesome, beautiful post!

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  8. Hello...Dealing with all the time apart is hard after a while. A few days or even a week here and there is no big deal to me at this point b/c we've done the long distance thing so much but he's been gone for longer and more often lately. I just try to keep occupied and not dwell on it too much. That's really all I can do!

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  9. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! That last picture of you two is so great!

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  10. Beautiful! Happy Anniversary!

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  11. oh congratulations!!!! hard to believe it's been a year already :)

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  12. Congrats on your 1 year milestone!! That's so awesome!!

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  13. Congratulations. You were a beautiful bride.

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