What a difference ten years makes

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When you stand up there in front of your friends and family and repeat those words that your told to repeat. When you exchange those rings and your finally told those words you’ve been waiting to hear, you know for the rest of your life together you will be known as husband and wife.

I love my wife with all my heart but to think that we have been married for 10 years (As of 7th May) is still a little bit hard to comprehend. OK it’s probably how I’ve kept her that’s hard to comprehend! 🙂

A lot of people say this but our wedding day was as perfect as can be. Loved ones were only present in our hearts but it really was a perfect day.

As is tradition we separated the day before. MrsDWB slept at her parents and I (Along with my best man) stayed in the place we had made our home.
While she was driven to our wedding in a limousine with glasses of champagne, I drove myself to our wedding in our Peugeot 206.
Again keeping with tradition she was late! Not her own fault admittedly. The limo had difficulty getting to the door of the venue as some pesky bollards were in the way. With that sorted she arrived in style.
I of course awaited her arrival at the front of the room standing in front of our loved ones.

The room in our case was an art gallery. A venue found by chance. We had a found a hotel nearby which we liked for a reception venue. It was close to the registry office which was our original plan. The owner of the hotel apologised that there wasn’t anywhere to take pictures but they suggested a park just up the road. They were right, the park was beautiful and somewhere we had never seen before. At the centre of the park was the place we’d share our vows.

That was 10 years ago. Many things have happened in those 10 years. We have lost loved ones. We have become parents TWICE!! (Still a little weird to say that) and we have found a place that we want our kids to grow up and become the best people they can be.

This week we treated ourselves to a night at a spa, with some treatments, a night and away from the kids and then 10 years (pretty much to the minute) from that day, we stood in the same room, still as man and wife, still in love, still ready to live up to our vows and if I could go back I wouldn’t change a thing. OK maybe the fact that MrsDWB and her family drank all the champagne so I didn’t have any but that is all! 🙂

What a difference ten years makes.

How was your wedding day?
Was it a big day?
Was it a small affair?
Whats the secret to a long and happpy marraige?

As always, thanks for reading.


  1. We had a massive big day. Rained nearly every day for a month before but was beautiful that day. Was something that we both truly lived. We didn’t make it to some big anniversary though but still the day was something to remember. And as we get on now it’s great to make those memories something to talk about for our kids sake.
    Happy anniversary to you two though!! Here’s to your next 10 years! 🙂 #bigfatlinky

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