Eight years ago today I married my best friend, my love and the person who makes me whole.
Feeling all sentimental this morning I looked back over some photos and memories from the day we began our journey as husband and wife. There's a wee snippet below of our wedding day, with the song Never Let You Go by Evermore, which I walked down the aisle to.
We get asked all the time as wedding photographers about our wedding, what we'd change now that we've witnessed so many weddings ourselves. There's definitely things we'd do differently, awesome ideas we wish had been around back then etc - but there's no regrets. I got to marry my sweet, funny, handsome Matt and we've already shared so many wonderful adventures together in the last eight years. While it's easy, especially as a photographer, to get caught up in the pretty details, the epic photo locations and all the hype that comes with a wedding - the most important part of it all is the marriage itself. Ours isn't perfect, none are, but these last eight years have been filled with more happiness and love than I could have ever imagined and I'm still just as excited as I was on our wedding day to spend the rest of my life with Matt.
If I could pick just one favourite memory of our wedding day? Matt taking my hand and whispering 'you look beautiful' in my ear when I'd just walked down the aisle to him. I was a bag of nerves (I had the shakes, clammy hands & was struggling to remember to breathe!) but his words made me forget about everyone else in the room and my nerves disappeared. Even just the memory gives me those tingling goosebump, in-love feelings.