One year ago today a brightly dressed woman named Rita pronounced us husband and wife. Surrounded by only a few best friends, Andrew and I exchanged our vows. I remember laughing and crying at the same time and thinking… Holy crap this is actually happening…
Still, I managed to get through our impromptu ceremony and as much as I didn’t want it to be special (just because I still wanted my big white “real” wedding to be my special wedding day) it was special. I couldn’t deny it. I don’t think I have ever felt so in the moment… so present within my own life. Time seemed to slow down and for a second it was just our little group standing in front of this fountain in Queen Elizabeth Park bearing witness to the unbreakable bond Andrew and I were making. Was I scared? No. In fact, I never got cold feet. Instead I remember looking at Andrew and thinking: I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.
Hard to believe its been a whole year… and I don’t know whether going forward we’ll celebrate this wedding anniversary or the date of our formal wedding ceremony this summer. People always ask and I never have a good answer.
To be honest, Andrew and I will probably end up celebrating both… each different and special in their own way.
To watch the cute home video that captured our day click here.