Three Years Today

Three years ago today I had the privilege of saying "I do" to my best friend in the whole world. With it being our anniversary today I thought it would be nice to share a little about our wedding. I remember it like it was yesterday being surrounded by the friendly faces of our nearest and dearest. We decided to divert from the usual tradition and headed to Santorini for a destination wedding. The conventional weddings we had been to just didn't seem to suit us. We both knew we wanted sunshine, a few close family members, friends and a chilled out atmosphere.

We arrived in Santorini with so many expectations and a few nerves (to say the least). We hadn't actually visited the island before and had no idea what the venues were like in real life, having only seen them in pictures. After a quick shower and dumping our bags we were met by representatives of our wedding planners who took us on a whistle stop tour of our wedding venues. Once we laid eyes on the venues all our concerns quickly fell away.

We had a day or two to relax with friends and family amidst the final wedding preparations, before we knew it the big day was here. It was so surreal how laid back and relaxed we both felt. The cold feet I'd heard so much about were pretty warm (and that had nothing to do with the fact that it was the warmest day of the year). I spent the morning relaxing on beach with my family where we dined on the freshest sea food we've ever had in our lives. With full bellies the ladies and I retired to my hotel room to get dolled up. This was one of my favourite part of the day, ever the control freak I opted to do my own wedding day makeup and hair. With the help of my sister, mum and best friend I managed to get glammed up. Once my makeup was done it was time to start on my lovely ladies. It was so sweet and felt like a girly sleep over, with us all getting pampered and preened.
with my mama

Unlike most brides I was early, ready and waiting. With patience not being my strong point there may have been a bridezilla moment, of me demanding everyone hurry up. When the cars arrived to pick us up I was the first one out the door and waiting in the car. When we arrived at the ceremony I couldn't help but get overwhelmed by my emotions, the momentousness of the day finally hit me. I was about to commit to marrying my best friend, and I couldn't have been happier. So as I said patience isn't my strong point, I was so eager to get down the aisle that I skipped ran ahead of my dad!  

The ceremony and reception went by in such a blur it's hard to remember it all exactly, what I do remember though is an overwhelming feeling of joy. I took a moment to look around and take in the day, seeing all the smiling faces of our loved ones who had taken the time to celebrate with us and share in our big day.
a few details from the reception 
This year to celebrate we're spending a week in Tunisia to congratulate ourselves on sticking with each other for three years. 
So here's to many more.

1 comment:

  1. This looks like such an amazing beautiful day!! xx

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict


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