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, ten years married – I’ve been soooooo looking forward to today, in fact, I’ve been dreaming about it for years. But we’re doing it our way this time, and that’s what matters. I’m even wearing a wedding dress this time; the dress of my dreams will be floating around me and I still can’t believe it! Today, we’re getting married all over again {I apologise for the bold type, I’m just a little excited}!!!

So for you guys, instead of beautiful wedding photos, wedding hints and tips, or frabjous imagery and fashion and styling from me, I thought I’d give you a little surprise… you see, I wrote my vows last night!! {I always do my writing at the last minute :-)} and I thought I’d share it with you. You’ve all been there leading up to this with me, but don’t tell Rob… he has no idea!!!

This man is so important to me, we’ve been to hell and back a few times in our marriage dealing with trauma, depression and the death of loved ones but after going through it all we’re still strong, we still believe in each other and we work really hard at keeping each other in our sights because life is pretty hectic and if you ‘don’t stop and look around once in a while, you might miss it’ {did you see what I did there :-)}… and today we’re getting married with the most divine little flower girl I could ever imagine – our daughter!!! Not many people are lucky enough to experience ‘getting married’ and having their own baby girl walk down the aisle with them and this, even now, makes me so emotional, it is my dream come true because it took us a long time to become parents and at one point we thought we never would!!

Anyway before I burst into tears, again {I still have finger nails to paint and bags to pack}, here goes…

My vows to Rob (OK, I’m going to cry now…)

My vows

Eleven years ago I sat in front of my PC screen hoping to find my voice and instead, 8000 miles away, I found you!
How could I have known that such vast open waters could be crossed so easily and that sitting in a city so far away from me was the man who would be my Husband and who would give me the most beautiful gift of life, our daughter.
When we met I was awoken by your heart, your soul, your dreams and your kiss
After losing my mum and feeling lost for so long, I was finally found.
Today, ten years after we pledged our love for each other, we stand here again,
Only this time it’s 1 part you, 1 part me and 1 part our baby girl that equals ‘us’!

You gave me our daughter and in-between you gave me serenity
But no life is untouched by heartache and we’ve seen so much in our ten years together,
But no matter how hard the times, I know with every part of me, we will always be!

And so today, I choose you, again, to be no other than yourself,
I love what I know of you and trust in what I’ve yet to discover
You are my life, my breath, and you share my beating heart

When you love someone, you’ve gotta trust them. There’s no other way.
You’ve got to give them the key to everything that’s yours.
Otherwise, what’s the point?
So I give you the key to my heart, again!

You… Me… Us!!!

Because the truth is… you had me at hello and I look good wearing your future! 🙂

Wish me luck

You know I wouldn’t resist putting some 80’s movie one-liners in right!? Rob knows that if I didn’t, it would have to be an imposter standing in front of him 🙂 I’m about to become his wife all over again, and I love it. Only this time my heart is complete by having our baby girl standing with us while we speak from the heart, not from the rule book this time, and she’s there, standing in between beside us.

Wish me luck… I hope I stay as calm as I am now 🙂

Ooh, the featured photo of us is by Katherine Newman Photography