Last Sunday, my husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary (Woohoo !). To commemorate, this blog post will try to record some of the highlights of our special day.
Early in the planning stages, my husband and I decided that we wanted to make our wedding day as personal as possible and for it to reflect our personalities. Hence, ours wasn’t the most conventional of weddings.
Besides the traditional church ceremony, everything after was pretty non-“bridal”. For starters, the bride was 5 months knocked up, with twins 🙂 Then, there was our wedding cake (chocolate mud, thank you very much). The figurines on top were of a groom in board shorts, whilst holding a surfboard. The bride was holding a microphone which perfectly depicted my great love of karaoke and the spotlight 🙂
There was no romantic, mushy, soppy slow waltz for our first dance together. No, no, no. Instead, we went with…DISCO, baby ! “Got To Be Real” by Cheryl Lynn was our tune of choice . And despite the countless dancing classes at the Arthur Murray Dancing School, on the night, we still failed to “cut a groove”. (Picture: Bride with a HUGE bowling ball up her wedding gown, being flung around the dance floor by groom with two left feet). John Travolta would’ve hung his head in shame.
Nevertheless, keeping in line with the moves of the disco theme, the bride (ahem, yes me…), took to the microphone and, in loving tribute to my teenage idol (R.I.P MJ), performed with the band, “Blame It On The Boogie” (Not very “bridal” at all !!!). No alcohol involved. Just pure adrenalin and the sheer thrill of taking to the stage and having my five minutes of fame at my own wedding 🙂
What the heck, you only get married once, right ?