So somehow a whole year has gone by since we got married. Sometimes it feels like just the other day and sometimes it feels like lifetime ago, I certainly feel like I've been pregnant for a lifetime already! I do sometimes laugh at the fact we got engaged and married within three months, anyone who knows me knows how impatient I am so really it was always going to be something I just got on with arranging straight away.
With me being seven months pregnant we weren't going to do anything super exciting for our first anniversary, although I did initially think about booking a hotel for the night (mainly for a good nights sleep ;)) we settled on a nice meal out instead. In usual fashion I didn't manage to get Tom a gift (for the record I am the worst person for remembering to buy gifts by the right date) but I always think gifts are better when spontaneous anyway..well that's my excuse.
I can't really say marriage has changed our relationship at all, although I think had we got married pre-parenthood I might feel differently. Becoming parents was such a big adjustment and commitment I think it would be hard to find something that could effect your relationship dynamics that much but I am happy that we made the choice to. I guess I've always been very confident that we were committed to each other for ever anyway that I wasn't sure getting married would change anything. That being said I'm still very happy we did get married, that we were able to celebrate our relationship and our little family with the people we love the most. As a bit of a romantic I guess I also get a kick about declaring that you love someone for ever and the symbolism that a wedding ring holds.
We booked our table for 6pm and dropped Wilf off with a neighbour for a movie night. With a few minutes to kill before our booking we took these silly pictures to celebrate the occasion. I spliced one of me and Tom together too just for fun!
If you are Bristol based then I'd definitely recommend Matreya Social. It's a vegetarian/vegan restaurant and is a big favourite of ours. We recently discovered their roasts too which are delicious!
My dress was from Tiffany Rose and my bag is from ASOS. My shoes are from Swedish Hasbeens and were actually my wedding shoes too.
In case you're wondering about Tom's outfit - Jacket / shirt / trousers / shoes
I realised I haven't actually shared all the wedding pics I wanted to share with you so I'll pop those up soon. In the mean time here are some 'pre wedding pics' of us getting ready and also our wedding video here.
If you're interested in how Tom proposed you can read about it here and here!