Here I am, married, well-rested, and incredibly happy. We are back to the every day, but thankful to be here and to have this life to live and are looking forward to continuing on our journey together. My partner-in-crime is the best one I could have asked for and although saying vows, brandishing a ring, and sharing a meal with our loved ones doesn't make our love any more real or any more significant than it already was, it does feel good to now be husband and wife to one another and to have had such a special day to celebrate the love we have had, do have, and will continue to nurture into the future.
(Preview from our wonderful photographer and human being Virginia.)
When we chose to move our wedding date up to the spring we also chose to keep things simple. We wanted to just have our immediate family (parents, siblings, grandparent) and a few close friends present, adding up to just around two dozen of our nearest and dearest. We also chose to have a simple dinner at one of our favorite spots, with everything tying up around seven p.m. While it was not an easy decision to make, that of keeping things small or trying to be all-inclusive, we are so pleased with how everything turned out and have no regrets. By keeping things small we were able to focus on each other and the real meaning of what was happening and that meant the world to us both.
Now we are continuing on in the life we have been living for over four years, building the future we want for ourselves and for our little gal. I couldn't be more happy to call E my husband. He is the kindest and silliest and most loving fella I could ever wish for and I am humbled by his patience, understanding, and love each and every day.
I will wear my little bird and branches as a reminder of our love of each other, of nature, of life and of our growing family and will look forward to seeing where this journey continues to take us.