Sunday, 27 November 2016

Wedding | Our First Year of Marriage

One week ago today it was exactly one year ago Rich and I got married (which I talked about LOADS in my wedding series) so I thought I'd give a little update on what it feels like to be married, and how our first year of being married was.

It's been quite a year, pretty much as soon as the wedding and mini-moon was over, it was straight into Christmas planning, and then on Boxing Day Rich was off to Cyprus for an unknown amount of time. January was house move time, then Rich luckily came home just in time for our epic honeymoon. Only once all of that was done with did it finally begin to sink in that we were married, and oh my gosh I love it.

Everyone always says that marriage changes things, and then everyone says that it doesn't and it's just a bit of paper. Well, to me marriage has changed things; it's made them better, when I didn't think that was possible. Before we got married Rich and I were incredibly happy together, and if we hadn't have gotten married then I don't think that would ever have changed. However, seeing him stood at the end of the aisle, and making the vows in front of everyone that we know and love cemented him into my life forever. Even though I never thought he would leave me anyway, being married makes that commitment more obvious, I still get a thrill when we're holding hands and I feel his wedding band one year on, and I don't think it'll ever change.

It's been a bit of a crackers year, with moving house twice, and my time off whilst waiting for the new job, but having Rich by my side throughout it all has made everything so much easier. I can't imagine ever being without him now, and I do know that his next time away with work will be more difficult but we'll do it, because that's what it takes.

I'm absolutely loving my new surname, and being a Mrs as well. If I have to give my maiden name for something it just feels weird, and not like me anymore. I was bullied about my maiden name at school, and it's almost like I've shed that part of my life now, I feel like a new person, and it's fantastic. Still not a fan of my new signature yet though, but I'll get used to it.

Thank you for listening to my prattling on, there's nothing too revolutionary in here because Rich and I already lived together when we got married, so there wasn't a big shock to the system of us moving in together, just the happiness of being firmly connected to each other for the rest of our lives.

Rachel x

1 comment

  1. Awww! Happy Anniversary! Sounds like you've had a whirlwind year :) Can you adapt your new signature a little until you like it? Xxx


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