So after 10 years, we’re officially husband and wife and the day couldn’t have been better. We really wanted a small, family oriented event, where everyone could feel included, kids too. And that’s exactly what we got. The morning started off grey and rainy but when it was time for us to do the deed, the sun was shining on us and our guests. And the setting couldn’t have been more perfect, my sister’s magical garden. I guess I should consider myself lucky at least one of us have green fingers… 💚
The ceremony was short and sweet (3 mins or so) and there were no speeches made, instead we told everyone to have a go at my sister’s amazing dessert table and have fun. And I think they did, have fun that is. At least the sugar high kids we sent home with their oh so grateful parents. 😂We deliberately avoided anything related to long dinners, speeches or otherwise “non-child” friendly events and instead had a loose mingle type of reception. Kids were free to roam around the garden while their parents – or grandparents – could enjoy their coffee and chat to people they don’t see so often. And for me, that’s a perfect day. ❤️
I wore a dress that’s been hanging in my closet for a year or so, not bought for the occasion, but when I tried it on, it just felt right, and comfortable. The flowers my magical sister organised and the hairdo was a surprise present from my mom. ❤️ I even managed to have a piece of Grandma in the wedding by adding her vintage Dior head pieces. It hurt like hell after a couple of hours but it was worth it.
After a couple of hours the guests started to depart (it was a Sunday after all) and me & my hubby got organised to leave for the hotel. Ms Selma got to spend the evening with her Grandma & cousins. It was a calm & relaxing evening consisting of dinner & football on the TV while falling asleep. See, not much changed just because you get married.. 😊So what do I take away from this weekend? Does a piece of paper change the way you feel about your better half? Do you feel different now that you can call yourself Mr & Mrs? Now that he’s “put a ring on it” – is that it? To be frank, no. Nothing’s changed really. I loved him before Sunday and I love him today. A relationship, regardless if it is a marriage or a “cohabitant” one, takes a lot of commitment and hard work. It’s not “a done deal” just because you put a ring on it. It makes life easier, yes, but we’ve been fine for the last 10 years as well. Would we have gotten married if we weren’t moving to China in August? Probably, but maybe not this year. But I’m happy we did it & that we got to celebrate the day with our family and friends. ❤️
So that’s it folks, we’re officially Mr & Mrs.💍 And now, the next chapter in the life of this (slightly) crazy family continous. And it will be one heck of a ride. So stay tuned. Love from Stockholm ❤️