Thursday 3 November 2016

I give you this ring as a symbol of my love

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Hubs and I got married in September 2010 and it's a day that we will always remember. We spent a lot of time making every part of the day specific to us and it was about the little details and personal touches that made the day what it was.

We went for a subtle movie theme as we met at Blockbuster when we were students and it's something we are both passionate about. We played movie music throughout the day, with 'Come What May' (Moulin Rouge) and 'Grow Old With You' (The Wedding Singer) playing at the end of our ceremony and 'I've Had The Time Of My Life' (Dirty Dancing) as the last song of the evening, naturally (but without the lift!). 

We had popcorn in old fashioned paper bags as nibbles, clapperboards as our table centrepieces, cinema ticket stubs as notecards for our guestbook and even gave mini Oscar awards to people during the day for being the 'best supporting male' and so on. The tables were named after our favourite romantic films, we had a quiz for our guests that was full of movie trivia and we had a special themed cocktail menu too.

We spent a lot of time putting a personal touch to every part of our day and had such an amazing time enjoying every moment together.

It may have been six years ago now, but the photos on the walls remind us of those precious memories. And the rings on our fingers are always there to symbolise our special day.

If I'm honest, if we were to do things again, I would probably put more thought and attention into our wedding rings. Stephen's is lovely - nice a chunky and suited to his long fingers - and mine isn't terrible by any means, but it is quite plain.

When you have a wedding budget and you really are trying to squeeze as much out of it as you can, you do have to make some decisions and we just decided at the time to spend only a certain amount on our wedding rings and then we found some to suit. I don't remember it being a long process and looking back, I would have liked to have taken more time and investigated more.

It is, after all, something you will wear for the rest of your life. I never take mine off, only if really necessary, and my finger wouldn't be the same without it but it isn't anything particularly special to look at, beyond what it represents.

There are so many lovely wedding ring designs out there, including wedding bands for men which are much more interesting than a standard, plain band. I know that my groom got the ring he was looking for and my plan all along was to add an eternity ring when we reached a milestone.

That milestone ended up being our 10th anniversary of being a couple and today, I actually have five different rings I choose between to wear as an eternity band depending on what I am wearing, as the first one can be a little tight if my hands are warm.

I really should take better care of these special rings, because they do mean the world to me. No-one else has the combination I have. And no-one else has a husband like I do either.

I give you this ring as a symbol of my love.

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