Monday, March 5, 2012

10 Years - Has It Really Been That Long?

10 years ago (on the 2nd of March) DH and I got married. It is still one of my most favourite days of my life. From the fun and excitement, to my Mum thinking she had an extra hour in her day and being late to arrive with my dress. It still feels like yesterday sometimes.

It was a family affair - Mum made my dress, 2 of the bridesmaids dresses and 2 of the flower girl dresses. We got married on the beach in front of DH's Nan's house. The reception was catered for by many family members bringing dishes. It was decorated by us and our families - we were blowing up balloons at lunchtime before going home to get ready.
Apparently there was even time for a game of pool before the ceremony :)

My Grandma made the cake. Two of my uncles did the photography (one in colour, one in black and white - you know, back when they used film for photos).

It wasn't expensive or flashy, just fun and simple, like us. If I did it again - I would do the same. We had all of our friends and family with us, and that is what made it so perfect.

So this year the gift was tin. And look what my hubby made just for me :)

A little colour bond tin shed all of my own. Hehe. It might fit a reel of cotton and a needle in it.



Frances said...

Congratulations to the pair of you! My, how everyone's grown! I had completely forgotten that your anniversary is right near ours (March 3). We just clocked number 17... like you, I can't quite believe it.

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary to you both.

Heh, heh. I love your super-crafty hubby!


Heather said...

Congratulations! I like the pictures from the day, and the description of a family event. Very lovely.

And so is your tin house!

Joy said...

Congratulations on 10 years! We're almost at 15, so I know how the time flies. (We both say if we did it again, we'd elope, hehe.)

Carolyn said...

Congratulations on your 10th wedding anniversary! And what a sweet and thoughtful pressie!

Sally said...

What an awesome gift!!!

Congratulations on ten years. Wonderful.

Anonymous said...

I Love you sweetie :) Nice post! Here is to the next 10+ :) Cheers to the other comments of congrats - thanks! She is a special girl, and I'm so lucky :)

A n R said...

WOW, ten years. Congratulations you two. I'm sure you'll have loads more lovely years ahead of you!!

A n R said...

CONGRATULATIONS you two!!! Ten years together and two wonderful children to share your lives with. Times just flies past doesn't it!!