One Year On: 1st Wedding Anniversary

Today Mr Nu Bride and I are celebrating our 1st year wedding anniversary! Hurrah! We made it! ;o)

I really wanted to celebrate  this special day with you and share our wedding video highlights by the talented team at Gorgeous Film I would love it if you could join me in a little reminiscing and reflection. :o)


I cannot believe it was a year ago that I was standing with giddy excitement and a flutter of nerves, with my bridesmaids and Dad behind the ceremony door. Just waiting for one more moment as a ‘Miss’. Listening to the sounds of our string quartet and gospel choir singing Des’rees’ “Kissing You”

Waiting for my cue to enter,  with my proud Dad by my side. Giving my maid of honour a knowing smile; with a mixture of sadness and excitement, as I was about to wave goodbye to my former identity and embark on my journey to becoming a wife.

♥ 15 Things I have learnt in my 1st year of Marriage ♥

 I have learnt that marriage is not one thing. It is an investment of love, happiness, patience and growth.

 That time goes so fast; and sometimes I wish I could freeze time, so I could grab just one more moment to take it all in.

♥ I have learnt that the foundation of marriage is silent and powerful.

 I still find housework as dull as dishwater (Bad wife!).

 That love can grow even more than I knew was possible.

 I discovered the post wedding blues, and I did not care for them much.

 I learnt that my vows are so much more than words. They are mighty and really helpful (especially when one loses her patience a-hem!) and a beautiful comfort when life throws some of its unwanted curve balls.

 I have learnt that I find the “when are you having children?” question really irritating and invasive.

The “how’s married life” question is equally irritating  – as If somehow after saying my nuptials I suddenly teleported into an entire different  #teammarried life and universe.

 Having someone always there to smile and laugh with me (and at me!) is irreplaceable.

 That people are significantly less excited to hear that I am ‘married’, which is in stark contrast to the squeals and tears I used to get when I told people I was engaged. lol!

 That marriage makes you re-evaluate relationships with family and friends around you, for the better and also releases you from the worst.

That marriage doesn’t mean we are exempt from health challenges and life’s up’s and down’s, but it does give a powerful foundation for getting through them together.

That my ‘new’ signature still looks like it is written by a 6-year-old!

♥ That being referred to as ‘my wife’ will never grow thin.

I would love to hear what you have learnt / hope to learn in your 1st year of marriage! Please feel free to comment in the box below.

 Much love and thank you for sharing in our journey to happily ever after, I will be writing a feature on what Mr Nu Bride are getting up to today to mark this special occasion soon! xxx

Laura Heim Weddings via PinterestImage source: Pinterest via Lauren Heim Weddings

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10 Responses to “One Year On: 1st Wedding Anniversary”

  1. Avril
    November 3, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    Congratulations to you both and enjoy the journey and the learning. xx um

    • Nu Bride
      November 5, 2013 at 10:46 pm #

      Thanks so much! :)) xx

  2. christabel
    November 4, 2013 at 9:07 am #

    Awww Nova this is beautiful! Just had a little weep. Catch up soon x

    • Nu Bride
      November 5, 2013 at 10:46 pm #

      Thanks so much Christabel! Can’t wait to hear about your celebrations! X

  3. Nicola
    November 4, 2013 at 10:29 am #

    Ahh so lovely! The housework one made me laugh, so with you on that! In my first year of marriage I learnt that enjoying the journey is the most important thing. The whole shebang, the ups and the downs, as it is all part of your path and will make you stronger as a couple. Also that the wedding is only really the start of the exciting things to come, more laughs, more tears, more everything! : )

    • Nu Bride
      November 5, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

      Housework…. Grrrr. Lol! Thanks Nicola! Love the sentiment of creating more memories, more laughs, tears and smiles along the way. Thank you. 😉 xx

  4. Danielle|Chic Brown Bride
    November 5, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

    Happy Anniversary Nova!!

    • Nu Bride
      November 5, 2013 at 10:44 pm #

      Thank you!

  5. Aba
    November 22, 2013 at 9:21 am #

    Such a beautiful video! I know I’m late but happy anniversary!x

    • Nu Bride
      November 24, 2013 at 11:34 am #

      Ah thank you very much. 🙂