I thought it would be a good idea for my husband and I’s anniversary for us to both write up our versions of the special day.
This post will be from my husbands point of view, he is sitting with me as I type it up for him (he was nervous to write himself).
I’m looking forward to hearing his version of the day, join me by reading below.
I woke up from sleeping on the sofa..
I felt excited but sore from all the preparation work that I did the previous day. I ran through my head everything that I had taken care of and everything that needed to still be done. There had been torrential rain lately making some of the preparation work for our garden wedding daunting. My parents were kind enough to let us hold our wedding on their property, there could not have been a more beautiful place for us.
I busied myself with last minute tasks like putting the red carpet out and the chairs for our guests before rushing to get dressed into my suit. I’ve only worn a suit a handful of times so it’s an usual feeling wearing one, but today, today it felt right.
It wasn’t long before guests began to arrive.
We had chosen to keep our guest list short, to keep things intimate and to help keep costs down. I greeted guests and waited patiently for our wedding to officially start.
I was really worried that our celebrant wouldn’t get to our garden ceremony on time as he hadn’t arrived yet and some guests were waiting for the ceremony to start.
I remember anxiously looking above as clouds were hanging over the garden and I was worried that it was going to rain, but I had been checking the forecast frantically throughout the morning and it looked as though the odds may just be in our favour.
Before I knew it, I had heard that the brides party had arrived. I felt like my heart was going to burst out of my chest. There was no nerves, only sheer excitement like a kid on Christmas eve who knows he was getting everything he had wanted and more.
When I heard the opening of ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’, I had to try control my breathing.
I knew that I wasn’t supposed to turn around and look, I couldn’t help but sneak a cheeky glance as my almost wife started walking down the aisle.
When she got down the steps and nearly tripped over the gap to walk on the red carpet, I couldn’t help but chuckle under my breath. I turned around as she got close, she looked absolutely stunning. I had never seen such a beautiful sight in my life, I was in awe.
I walked down to greet her mother who was giving her away. I gave her mum the deepest, most grateful hug that I could muster, so truly thankful for the gift that she brought into this world.
The beginning of the ceremony was almost a blur and we were up to our vows before I knew it. I was to go first.
I knew that it would be hard to say out loud all the words but it meant so much to me that I had to do it perfectly.
We had written our own vows, and I had toiled with them until I had felt they were just right. Reading them to my almost wife was a nerve wracking but beautiful experience.
When it was her turn, she could not hold it together for long. I held her written vows in my hands in front of her to try to help her through. She was shaking like a leaf from nerves, I knew it was because she cared so much about what she had to say.
I could feel her love emanating from every word.
Love washed over me and our guests, it felt like the air was an aura of true love.
Vows exchanged, we moved to the exchanging of rings. Our celebrant had a beautiful introduction, explaining that rings usually described as having no beginning and end, but that they do have a beginning, a beautiful story followed describing how they come from the earth and hard work.
While we signed our marriage licence “A Book Of Love” played in the background to symbolise a message to my father. It worked, when I looked over he was crying with happiness. We slipped this in our playlist to pull his heartstrings knowing it would mean a lot to him.
Once we finished signing the paperwork, we walked to the centre of the stage together where we were introduced as the newest married couple in Australia, my heart swelled with pride as I looked at my wife.
I thought to myself, from this day, to the end of my days I would always have my wife by my side..
That’s all for now! There will be more posts on the full day to come. Tomorrow I will be posting ‘Her’ Version; Our Wedding as we get closer to our anniversary day.
Stay tuned and thank you for reading!