I have been married for one week, today. It is wonderful to get to be in the same space as Ariel, to get to make our meals together, to talk, to read, and just be in the same physical space. It is something both of us have longed for and it is so good to finally be together.
All of the preparations before the wedding were a bit exhausting (to say the least) but, the wedding was just as I imagined it. I had told Ariel that I imagined a wedding that started three days before,with friends meeting each other for the first time, just being together... it was amazing to have so many people from so many different parts of my life all together in the same place.
The wedding day was also what I wanted. As far as I know, nothing major went wrong. There were things that we had talked about doing that we didn't do but, the most important things were in place and the ceremony was simple and meaningful, just as we hoped it would be. It was so good to be able to stand there, looking at Ariel, smiling, and then be able to glance over and see so many people who've walked part of the journey with me at some point in my life. It was beautiful.
We had great food and a good time just hanging out with everyone who came during the reception. It felt just like it ought to, celebrating our love, and sharing it with the people who've loved and supported us along the way. It was perfect.