Paper anniversaries are not really that impressive. The least among a grand list of traditional wedding anniversaries, the first stands out mainly for its simplicity. This makes sense, since the first year of a marriage is filled with many things, including the expenses of settling into a new home. This has certainly been the case for us. But the first anniversary is still special, for that simple case that it’s the first. And firsts are always special. Today we celebrate the passing of the first year of our first marriage, being hopefully our only marriage, but the first of many anniversaries.
And it has been a good year. We have grown together, enjoyed our life, and seen ups and downs. Is ours a perfect marriage? Hardly. But whose is? The point is, we’re in this for the long haul, and first year has been pretty good. We still love each other. And on this day, I’m still saying yes, as I did one year ago.
Although many things have happened since, we still cherish the memories of our wedding day last year. And these last days I have begun uploading – finally – a selection of pictures from the wedding. The last ones will follow shortly.
Why the delay, you may ask? Well first of all, it took time to get the pictures. Our hired photographer for the day, while very skilful in taking pictures, didn’t actually deliver them until four months later. By that time, we had lost momentum – we were caught up in buying furniture, working, and studying, and wedding stuff was not high on the agenda. Eventually I got around to collecting pictures from many different sources, and sorting, tagging and rating them. This took time, and only now a selection was ready for upload. And I guess the anniversary is a suitable occasion for actually putting them online.
You, my readers, may not be that interested anymore. The season is about to begin, and new weddings will fill the radar shortly. But I hope you will take a look at the pictures, thereby reliving the day and celebrating our anniversary with us.