GEtting married seems like a distant memory now but in reality it was only a year and a half ago. The day that I married my beautiful wife, Janine, was one of the happiest days that I can remember – and this coming from the guy that said all through his teens and 20’s that he would NEVER get married.
I didn’t see the need for it; it was just a piece of paper and a huge waste of money. And as for getting married in a church, well I knew that wasn’t me from a very early age.
I spent my late twenties and early/mid-thirties drifting really – with no real attachments. Not letting anyone get close to me and certainly not interested in relationships of any length. I spent my time meeting new people and as my wife puts it “being a dirty stop out on internet dating” and regrettably I even drifted away from my extremely close family for a while.
I always said to people that I was “single by choice” but the fact of the matter was that the supposed ‘party boy lifestyle’ I was leading wouldn’t let anyone close enough to change that.
That was until the 23rd March 2012 – the day that turned my life upside down. It would never be the same again. This was the day that I found my best friend, lover and the woman that I am now extremely proud to call my wife. My oh my, how things have changed.
We were dating for a week before she moved in temporarily, living together for three weeks before I asked her to stay permanently and together for not even two years before I asked her to marry me.
I still can’t believe that she did it but my very own superwoman put an entire wedding together in 4 months!! And when I look back now – it was perfect! All perfect!
We booked the very picturesque Blue Duck Restaurant in Cottesloe for our reception and they were a dream to deal with. Nothing was a problem for our Function Coordinator, Jodie.
Guests were heard to say that it was one of the happiest weddings that they’d been to and I guess that is a reflection of the life that we lead on a day to day basis. Sure it’s not all smooth sailing – we have our ups and downs – but when it all boils down to it, if you can’t have fun and laugh loudly with the person that is closest to you, then what’s it all about?
I say be bold – laugh loudly – love deeply! The rest will all take care of itself……………