Today we celebrate our one year Wedding Anniversary. Thats right a whole year already. For those of you that know us well you’re probably thinking exactly what we are ‘where has that time gone’. For those that do not know us, yes a year ago on the 16th May 2016 we finally tied the knot.
I had given up on the idea of getting married and out of the blue on October 2nd 2015 nearly 12 years after we had been dating Morgan got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.
It was our last weekend before a long 5 week trip and we went away to Port Douglas in Cairn’s Australia for the weekend. It was to be a weekend of relaxing and kite surfing for Morgan.
Little did I know he had planned it all and had even set up the go pro’s to film his proposal. So there we were on the beach and he returned from kite surfing and the long awaited moment came. I was so happy and of cause I said YES.
We talked about when we would get married and we both agreed sooner was better than later. So seven months later whilst on a long stop over in the Seychelles we said ‘I Do’.
We didn’t have a big wedding, however we had with us everyone that was special to us. Morgan had his parents, his brother Jonathan, his sister Anais and his sister Sarah, her partner Stephen and their daughter Tullula. I had my Mum and Pete. It was the first time in 16 years that all of Morgan’s family was together in one place and for me it had been 4.5 years since I had seen my Mum and Step dad Pete. We talked about inviting friends, but considering how special it was going to be to have our families all together for the first time we decided to keep it small and intimate. It was perfect.
Our wedding took place on the beautiful beach of Anse Intendance on the Island of Mahe. It was one of the wildest beaches we had seen.
The day of our wedding arrived and the skies had opened up and the mountains around us was clouded with rain. Everything was pre-arranged and it felt surreal getting ready to meet everyone at the beach. As the time drew nearer the skies cleared of the heavy clouds. I remember feeling completely calm. It was a moment I had dreamt about, a moment I had wished for and a moment that was finally here. The ceremony was short and sweet and in many respects quite emotional.
With in 15 minutes it was over and we were on the beach drinking champagne and eating cake. The day ended with dancing to our own two person band right there on the beach whilst the sun set. Later that evening we had a wonderful meal at the ‘La Scala’ restaurant.
It was probably one of the most simplest weddings imaginable. It was by far more than I had expected and the perfect day.