I'll be totally honest here. I've said for many years that I'd never, ever get married. It's just the worst idea on the planet, that getting married business. No thank you very much, I thought. And since I'm being honest I still don't think that idea of marriage is a great one but (there's always a but, isn't there?) I discovered a secret that perhaps everyone else already knew. Marriage isn't just a blanket thing that's to be liked or not liked. It's only a great idea when you find that one person who makes you want to do better and be better and you can't imagine life without them. Turns out I just needed my person to make me want to get married.
Internet, you've probably seen a zillion photos and heard more than you ever wanted to hear about him, but I'd like to formally introduce you to my husband, Duvain. He's the man who keeps me on my toes and makes my heart beat a little faster everytime I see him. He's the man who changed my mind about marriage and taught me new ways to see the world. He gave me his last name and I couldn't be happier about it.
Planning a wedding in another country with my other half in the country already proved to be a little more difficult that I had thought it would be. We didn't have a reception space picked until we were less than 2 weeks from THE day, we hadn't even met our photographer until about a week before the day and some of the men (Duvain) waited till 5 days before the wedding to get suits. To say I was stressed was an under statement. But, we pulled it together and it went of without (much of) a hitch. Duvain is filled with faith that all things will work out and he was right, of course. He grounds me in the best ways, ways I need to be grounded.
I had 13 people from this side of the pond attend our wedding and I couldn't have been more excited to have them there. How fortunate I was that such a great group of people could be there with us. We both realize what goes into traveling across the world and it meant so much that these people were able to make it happen. The friends and family who couldn't make it, far and near, were definitely missed and we raised a glass to honor everyone who couldn't be there. (A special bloggy THANK YOU to Jess and Willy who came all the way to Wales to celebrate!)
Duvain and I had the best day. I'm not sure I can put it into the appropriate words how I really feel about the day, corny phrases are all that come to mind and lord know you don't want to hear those. Let's just say that I choose the right man and I hope to be the best wife I can be. I love my new husband and I'm just so damn lucky he's mine.
I love you Duvain with all that I am. We make a great team and I know we'll be the best teammates there ever were.
Let the good times roll!