Best friend. I never use that term loosely. That said, I married my best friend over a week ago.
Monchee and I had an intimate (elopement) ceremony at Oxley Beach, Port Macquarie . We wanted a no frills, no fuss wedding. Simply put, we just wanted to get married. We wanted a wedding that was about us without the unnecessary fix-ins that usually comes along with it. We did everything ourselves — I did my own hair and makeup, bought my dress online, planned our picnic, etc… Our ceremony was personal and it only lasted about 20-30 minutes. Well, to be fair, elopements are only supposed to last about 10-15 minutes but our ceremony took a bit longer because we each wrote a love letter to each other and read it before we exchanged vows, and TBH, we were both crying in between our words, so yeah. We had no decorations as the ocean was already the perfect backdrop we could ask for. We were even barefoot the entire time. Oh, also, a dolphin was in sight after our ceremony. I mean, how cool is that?? Pretty cool, if you ask me!
After the ceremony, we just had picnic by the beach where we each enjoyed a slice of our wedding cake (a 6-inch carrot cake) and paired it with Prosecco. Truly, it felt like we were just hanging out and playing around. Only this time, he was in his suit and I was in my wedding dress. This time, we’re now husband and wife (Ahh! It still feels so surreal!!!).
How did we celebrate after? We had pizza and then had more Prosecco at our AirBnb.
I love how we got married. It was simple but most of all, it was personal and it was about our love. Truly, I wouldn’t have it any other way. In the end, it’s not about the wedding, it’s about what comes after that…it’s about your marriage. I mean, a wedding only good for a day but your marriage will last you a lifetime.