Marriage A Year On

It’s been a year since we said I do…

Well a year and a day, as I’m a day late with this post.. But that’s a side note.
Were now into our eleventh year as a couple, and one year into our marriage. One of the most regally asked questions is what does married life feel like, and if I’m totally honest it feels the same as before, just some how more secure. I know that might sound strange but this is the only way I can really describe it. Nothing in our relationship has changed. It’s just nice to know we have made this lifetime commitment to each other. And with that, we’re in our own special club, with only us two as members, its our very own special married club.

I absolutely love looking down and seeing my wedding ring on my finger, every time I see it, I get a warm happy feeling. It’s strange to think that before meeting Dave I never really wanted to get married, I just thought it wasn’t for me. Now its one of the best things I’ve ever done. Gosh, this is getting soppy! I’ll try keep it a mush free as possible as I’m not that kind of gal.

I always knew Dave was the one and after nearly eleven years together and getting married, it’s pretty safe to say he is my true love. I guess over the years our relationship grew and I grew with it, it changed my mind about marriage and how I felt about it. Then one day out of the blue Dave popped the question and I couldn’t of been happier.

A year on, things haven’t changed much, I still have the same surname and we still don’t have a joint bank account. These are things that may change in the future but for now, we are happy knowing we have made this committed to each other in front of all our loved ones. We have a whole lifetime to do the typical married admin bits..

To celebrate our big day, I’m sharing some of my favourite snaps for our wedding and a special illustration I created in celebration.

Photos – Aden Priest
Illustration – Amy Purfield-Clark

Wedding Reception

Time to party! Here’s a collection of my favourites from our reception. Lots of booze and cakes were consumed during the evening. Games and prizes won on the penny arcade. Heels kicked off on the dance floor. Even my father played a drum solo at the end of the evening. All in all a bloody great party!

And just like that, our wedding was over. I’ve loved looking back and creating these posts to share with you. It’s been great to bring all the memories flooding back.

Even dispite the rain we had the best day. Srounded by all our nearest and dearest. Celebrating our love, in one of the funniest locations ever. With my true love in a rather dashing suit, in a funfair by the seaside eating fish and chips, what more could a gal ask for?

All our beautiful photographs were taken by the ever so talented Aden. If your looking for a wedding photographer he’s your man, we wouldn’t trust anyone else with our special day and even picked a date he was free for our wedding. He’s that good!

We’re also lucky enough to call him our friend, his beautiful wife and son joined us to celebrate the big day as Sam is a total babe and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Photos – Aden Priest

Wedding Day

Our ceremony was beautiful, we both cried. We went on to drink Prosecco in the tree top bar, not before we stopped for a huge confetti photograph with the whole wedding party. Confetti really does get everywhere! I was really pleased with how these shots turned out and all my hard work whole punching that confetti. Another thing I’m really proud of is my illustrations I used for our wedding stationary, table settings and wedding welcome. It was great seeing them in place and all the months of illustrating them paid off.

After a few Prosecco’s and a go on the rides, it was time for dinner and we all headed back to the ballroom for fish & chips. Followed by some very special speeches by our very loved family and friends.

In-between all this  and I snuck away for some couple shots. I loved our venue and it made the perfect backdrop for our wedding snaps. The day just wizzed by so fast and before we knew it, it was evening and time to party. Will share more of our evening do in the next post.

If you have any questions about our wedding day or planning a wedding, please let me know. I’d love to help advise with what I learnt.

Photos – Aden Priest

Wedding Day: Getting Ready

I can’t believe its been nearly 5 months since our wedding day!
I thought I better get my butt in gear and share our big day, especially as some of you have asked. As you can imagine I have a fair few snaps to share, I thought best to split the posts up.

Why not start in chronological order. Getting ready in our Air BnB was a dream. I had my Mother and Step Father and Clare with me, all the bridesmaids joined us at the house to get ready, it was fun all chatting and drinking gin. I felt like the morning was going by so fast, I had hardly slept, due to my excitement and neves. My father joined us intake for a gin. I was desperate to savour every moment but at the same time couldn’t wait to marry Dave.

First up I had my hair done by my lovely hair dresser Kailey. I went for a 60’s half up beehive style with loose curls. I wanted to stay true to my dresses style and I’m so pleased with the final look. My make-up was done by Karen and she did a cracking job making my skin looking flawless and giving my eyes the best winged eyeliner of my life. Honestly I’m pretty pants at doing eyeshadows and Karen made all my dreams come true.

I stayed in my PJ’s right up till the last moment, mainly for fear of getting anything on my dress. The minute I put my dress on was like a ‘ta-da’ moment with everything coming together. I felt truly beautiful and couldn’t wait to get down the isle and marry Dave! I will share more from our special day very soon.

Hair – Kailey Andrassy 
Make-up by Mobile Make-up
Bouquets –  Flowers by SP
Hair Vine & Bird Cage Veil – David Bridal
Wedding Dress – Lou Lou Bridal
Bridesmaid dresses – ASOS
Accommodation –  Air BnB 

Photos – Aden Priest