on 5th of december 1991 i married bh.
life was innocent, naive, and so much easier.
we had no real expectations re marriage nor life.
the ceremony was just something we agreed to so we could stay together, as at the time finland was not a full member of the eu.
and so, it became an urban legend that we married cos we had to in order to stay together.
which was of course, a semi-truth.
the fact that such a minor point of administrative gubbins meant i ended up with my favourite person on earth for another 21 years was an added bonus.
weirdly, 21 years ago, the weather was exactly like today.
clear blue skies, biting temperatures.
what more could ever want from a december morning.
not only that, but given our destitute status, the location of the wedding and reception was rather special.
an old converted mill with bar and restaurant, duck ponds and wooden beams.
oh, a banquet hall full of gorgeous food and the people i loved, including my gang from leeds, who were strategically placed up in the galleries as opposed to being allowed to mingle with the family.
oh, and not too mention a wedding night surprise.
( behave. the location of wedding night. not that … )
despite my obvious bias, i have to say that the day was 100% perfect from start to finish.
so, it goes without saying that today has been somewhat tough on the emotions, but following a few unexpected moments from mk1 and mk2, it’s been ok.
well, as ok as can be expected under the circumstances.
soundtrack : smashing pumpkins.