Hey guess what?! It's our wedding anniversary today. It only occurred to me when I was checking my deadlines for today and thought, hey, wait a minute- it's the 17th! To celebrate, Simon is away all week and the house is a mess.
We had a very simple but very fun wedding. We invited 76 of our closest friends, got married on the beach, and had a big party afterwards in a country hall. The last revellers left at 6.30 the following morning. It was really, really fun and I am so glad we did it. Crikey, that was 8 whole years ago. It doesn't feel like that long.
Being the thrifty type that I am, the wedding was very, um, inexpensive. We got Mary Anna to do the ceremony part, and just gave a small donation to a legal celebrant to be present to witness the documents. Getting married on the beach was free, but we did have to get a permit because it's a reserve. The hire of the country hall was $120 for the weekend, and my sisters did all the food. Altogether, we spent $3500 on our wedding, and that included our clothes and wedding rings.
Just in case you're interested.