Wednesday, 20 May 2009

The Story Of We.

Before I begin, I want to say Happy Birthday to my man Jay! Thank you for being so amazing.

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I thought I'd respond today to some of the sweet comments on yesterdays post. 

Yes. I did forget to mention we got married on the same date! Twice. Honestly, how did I not remember to mention that?

The 18th day of May was such an important date that there was never any question we'd have our wedding on any other day. So, five years later to the day, we got married. 

We knew we didn't want a church wedding, but this was Ireland in the mid nineties. Really, what was the alternative? Well, other than going to the registry office? Nothing. 
So that's what we did. And we managed to have three days of celebrations between our family and friends. It was wonderful.


But five years and two children later the internet had arrived and suddenly there were other possibilities. I found a Swiss witch called Silja living in Dublin who agreed to officiate at our celtic handfasting. We wrote our vows and had the ceremony in our garden surrounded by family and friends. And with a few little adjustments I even managed to squeeze into my original Mucha inspired dress that my Mum had made!

So there you are. Of course next year is another significant year. I wonder should we do something to mark it?

Now there's an idea!


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Edit: Thanks for all your sweet comments, and for those of you interested you can see more of my dress over here on Carnival!


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12 comments:

Paddy said...

Great memories.
Fourteen: a good number.

Aden Meyler said...

That such a beautiful story, Ciara. I didn't know that you were married twice. I would have loved to have been there.

Ruairi and I were married on January 8th, Elvis's birthday!

jaboopee said...

So have you still got the dress for the next one then?

Seems like there's great celebrating at milkmoon this week , have fun,.

Therese said...

Oh so lovely!♥♥♥

Mise said...

Is that the Mucha inspired dress in the centre of the photo? It looks great! Any chance of a closer look?

Launi said...

Well--congratulations on being together and happy for all these years. In this world that is a very significant and wonderful thing.

gracia said...

Beautiful... all of it... and such delightful photos of you both... here's to nineteen more years and then another nineteen... and another... and another... xo

The Magic Onions said...

You gave me goosebumps! Just lovely... and such a sweet photo of the two of you exchanging vows.

Ciara said...

Aw thanks guys! You're all so sweet.

Mise, thank you for asking, and yes it is the very one. I think I will post a closer look photo.

Jaboopee, I still got the dress! But I can promise you it won't fit. In fact, I'd say it would fit Finn better than me... sigh.. sign of passing time.

Tia said...

Cograts Ciara and Jay :0)

Emma said...

So, sweet!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

We became engaged on October 18th whilst on a picnic. Every year since, we have returned to the same mountain lake. Rain or shine, we have never missed a year. It is a very important day for us.

Our wedding anniversary is in January, and on our 20th....we went to Disneyworld. I know, it sounds nutty... but we had a fabulous time!!