3 years ago I married my Ben. Time is such a funny thing, and "3" seems like such a small number to hold so much love.memories.craziness.changes...
I thought I'd take you on a quick tour of our wonderful woodland wedding - it was seriously the best day of my life!
Aw, we were so young! heh... bare-faced Ben looking all cute. I still adore that dress.. my fantastic friend went with the vision/design/pattern I drew up... and made it amazing!
We got married out in a big field (hope valley day camp) with beautiful rolling hills and tumultuous clouds around us.
A baseball backstop was transformed into a Moroccan lounge of hanging fabrics and a stained glass window... Japanese lanterns hung down from the tents everyone sat under.
This was one of my favourite 'gag' moments where I accidentally tied Ben's ring in a knot - instead of undoing it from the ring pillows I had sewn!
We planted a tree.. Ben dug, I watered.. going along with the tree theme of our wedding.
Oh my goodness the food! Amazing friends presented a gorgeous feast of Asian/Thai dishes... with mouth watering desserts.... and my design of a 'woodland wedding cake' with mini-creature cupcakes for all.
And yes, the chunk of Amber stone on my finger is my engagement/wedding band - Ben knows me well. :o)
This one day was such a beautiful start to many more wonderful days with my guy Ben. We managed to pull off a wedding on a shoestring budget due to the incredible help of so many crazy talented friends (who sew, cook, bake, decorate, film, pitch in!). Thank you again to all you special people in our life!
My only moment of 'cold feet' that day was as we were driving to the wedding.... I was in the backseat and as we approached the turn off I told my parents to just 'keep driving'! I wasn't worried about marrying Ben.. but about the huge crowd of over 250 guests we had crammed into the tent (and that was the extremely hacked list). Call me an extroverted-introvert... but I was suddenly wishing for a small intimate setting.
Needless to say, I'm glad we took the turn-off. The moment I saw Ben waiting at the front of the crowd full of loving faces... I was carried in a stupor of pure joy for the rest of the day ( I know... MUSH!)... but true.
I love you Ben, and thanks for loving me the way you do.
I want the rest of our lifetime to keep learning you more.
Our wedding verse:
“But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
He will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.”
3 years blessed,